PGR Conference @ Gregynog

The 9th School of Engineering PGR Conference was held in Gregynog Hall between 2-5 July. Around 25 PhD students from 3 research themes in the school attended the conference, which included oral presentations, posters, keynote speeches and social events such as quiz.

WISE Summer School 2017

The WISE CDT Summer School was held in Vale Resort (~10 miles west of Cardiff) in the week of 21 June 2017. Students from 3 cohorts were involved.

Seminar @ Southampton

Invited by Dr Yeping Xiong, I gave a talk at the University of Southampton on 1st June 2017, on “Assessing Coastal Flood Risk in Wales arising from Climate Change”.


At Southampton University

Visit Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) Unversity

Invited by Prof Liangwen Jia, I visited Zhongshan University in April 2017, discussing further collaborative research in Pearl River Delta. I also visited the Zhuhai Campus and gave a public lecture there and two lectures at the Ocean and Coastal Research Centre. Site visit the main waterway at Hukou (虎口) was also made.

Visit Hohai University & NHRI

I made a visit to Hohai University in Nanjing, China in connection to 111 project (Link). A seminar was also given at Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI) on flood risk along the Welsh coasts.

M&CCE Expo

I’m speaking at the M&CCE Expo next month!

2016M&CCE speaking at (LI)

Very excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering (M&CCE) Expo this October at ExCeL London. Have a look at my speaker page here for more information – It would be great to see you there, so grab your FREE TICKET for the event here.

If you haven’t already heard, the M&CCE is the UK’s leading event in presenting global solutions and innovative concepts to professionals working in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering and flood risk authorities.

Over the 12th & 13th October, those in attendance will benefit from 80 expert-led seminars, the insight of 200 innovative exhibitors, free admission to the co-located Flood Expo and Contamination Expo next door, and unparalleled networking opportunities with visitors from the public and private sectors including civil engineers, marine professionals and coastal experts.

The only way you can attend is by booking your FREE TICKET directly from the event website here.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

Recent Visitors

Dr Sooyoul Kim, who visited the group in 2015/16, has returned to have a short visit on 13-14 Sept 2016. During his visit, joint publications and new research collaboration were discussed. Prof Liangwen Jia from Zhongshan (Sun Yat-San) University (China) also paid a short visit to the group in Sept 2016.

Visitors from Hohai

Collaboration with the Institution

A research meeting was held with Prof Xiangdong Qian, Drs Hong Chen, Limo Tang and Ms Shemei Li from Hohai University on 9 Aug 2016. Prof Qian, who also is Secretory-in-General for the Association of Engineering Mechanics in Jiangsu Province discussed the pathways to promote the Association in the UK and future collaboration and exchanges at the meeting. Dr Chen and his colleagues also visited the Hydraulics Laboratory.

WISE Summer School 2016

Visited the Avonmouth Waste Water Treatment Plant and harbourside activities in Bristol on 23 June with the students from both 14/15 and 15/16 cohorts during the WISE Summer School (21-24, June 2016).