“My research will enable us to predict water levels in rivers and reduce damages from flooding”

                “I study turbulence mechanisms in open channels flows. These flows can be found anywhere in nature and industrial applications, for example in rivers, canals and other waterways. My research can help us to better understand friction mechanisms. This is important as we might better predict river levels following heavy rains which could prevent towns and villages from flooding. The improved understanding of mechanisms of hydraulic resistance should also help in designing water infrastructure with reduced drag. This may aid, for example, in increasing the flow rate through pipes and consequently decrease the energy costs of water supply networks.”

“Aberdeen has some of the best Professors and facilities you can find”

                “I came to the University of Aberdeen after I had completed the final part of my master’s thesis in Aberdeen. Prior to this, I didn’t really know much about the University. However, after that experience, it was a natural choice for me to study my PhD at Aberdeen. Aberdeen has some of the best Professors and Facilities you can find, not only in the UK, but in Europe and even the world. Indeed, the world class academics have helped to develop our first class facilities. For my work I use the AOCF and the Sediment recirculation flume which possess state of the art particle image velocimetry systems. These systems have been completely developed at the University of Aberdeen, by Dr Stuart Cameron. It is great to work alongside the professors that developed the equipment we are using!”

“You always have the support you need at the University of Aberdeen, both academically and personally”

          “Aberdeen provides a great environment for learning. As I have mentioned, the facilities are outstanding and for anyone wanting to do research in hydraulics, you cannot find a better place. There are also lots of great initiatives for enjoying student life.  There is a great community of overseas students which, when coupled with a very welcoming local community, makes it easy to acclimatise to life in Aberdeen. You always have the support you need at the University of Aberdeen, both academically and personally.”

“I know that, no matter what I do next, my experience at the University of Aberdeen will play a big role.”

                “I have 3 months left of my studies. As with most PhD students, I have to be very open-minded about what I want to do next. I would love to continue working within academia at Aberdeen. I know that no matter what I do next, my experience at the University of Aberdeen will play a big role. This experience has helped me grow a lot from both a personal and professional point of view. One of my key achievements was learning to work in a team, side by side with very high profile researchers.”