Dr Simon De-Ville
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD.
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 25416
Research Group: Water Research Group
- MEng, 2013: The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. Civil Engineering MEng (Hons).
- PhD, 2017: The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. Thesis entitled: ‘Hydrological Performance Evolution of Extensive Green Roof Systems.’
Simon graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with a degree in Civil Engineering and subsequently joined the water engineering research group as a PhD student. His research investigated the evolution of long term hydrological performance in extensive green roof systems, with particular focus on analysing monitoring data and performing non-invasive investigations using X-Ray Computed Tomography (XRCT).
On completion of his PhD, Simon left the department and joined Loughborough University as a Research Associate on the NERC funded COMPACT project. In this role Simon applied the methodologies developed in the PhD to exploring rural hydrology and the role of soil compaction on flood risk.
Simon returned to the University of Sheffield in February of 2019 and is currently a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded Urban Green DaMS project. In this role Simon continues to explore urban hydrology, sustainable drainage systems, soil-water interactions, and non-invasive investigative techniques.
A selection of recent publications are shown below.
- De-Ville S, Menon M & Stovin V (2018) Temporal variations in the potential hydrological performance of extensive green roof systems. Journal of Hydrology, 558, 564-578. View this article in WRRO
- De-Ville S, Menon M, Jia X, Reed G & Stovin V (2017) The impact of green roof ageing on substrate characteristics and hydrological performance. Journal of Hydrology, 547, 332-344. View this article in WRRO
- De-Ville S, Menon M, Jia X & Stovin V () A Longitudinal Microcosm Study on the Effects of Ageing on Potential Green Roof Hydrological Performance. Water, 10(6), 784-784. View this article in WRRO