PhD Students

PhD student

Pepe Puchol-Salort

Imperial College London

Mainly focused on Thamesmead area and its forthcoming redevelopment plan, Pepe’s research looks for the best way to design BGI (Blue Green Infrastructure) to maximise their benefits and enable sustainable urban development. He aims to develop an infrastructure ecology framework, which explicitly links urban planning and building solutions with sustainable water management and urban microclimate.

PhD student

Leyang Liu

Imperial College London

Leyang’s research is focussed on building a multi-level, hierarchical, whole water system integrating environmental, economic and social aspects, and performing simulations to investigate the interaction between management, policy, and natural capital from a water perspective.

PhD student

Ziyan Zhang

Imperial College London

Ziyan’s contribution to CAMELLIA focuses on the Thamesmead development planning area, modelling Green Infrastructure impacts to this area's environmental aspects (i.e. urban flood retention, urban heat island effects).

PhD student

Samer Muhandes

Imperial College London

Samer is a chartered civil engineer with over six years’ experience of drainage and SuDS design in both project and technical management roles. He is undertaking a part-time PhD in Sustainable Drainage Systems at Imperial College London where he applies his industrial experience in academia to bridge the gap between research and industry. Samer has undertaken, led and managed extensive feasibility studies of highway, railway and airport infrastructure implementation including the detailed design, cost estimation, cost benefit analysis and hydraulic modelling for SuDS and traditional drainage systems. Samer supports the modelling work in CAMELLIA.

PhD student

Ariel Shepherd

University College London

Ariel’s research focuses on institutional capacity building around community engagement of decentralised stormwater management. She uses a method of system dynamics to better understand the interactions and limitations inherent in the transforming systems of governance in three case studies in the CAMELLIA programme and will perform asset mapping to understand where opportunities exist for future work.

PhD student

Yuhong Wang

University College London

Yuhong’s work focuses on the incentive mechanism of community engagement in urban rainwater management in London from different levels, including national government, local government, community groups, developers and citizens. Her project uses system thinking to build a bottom-top rainwater management system and to assess the physical (e.g. water quality and water reuse) and social (e.g. community awareness) co-benefits.

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