Energy and Environment Institute Our story Our work Our people Contact us More Our people Under the leadership of Professor Dan Parsons, the Energy and Environment Institute gathers together world leading scientists, across this multidisciplinary space, to conduct impactful research on the global challenges presented by environmental change and securing a low-carbon energy supply. Professor Dan Parsons Institute Director Dan's research investigates how earth surface systems respond to climate and environmental change and explores societal adaptations to mitigate the impact of these changes. Email me Professor Xudong Zhao Director – Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies Xudong is a globally recognised energy researcher whose focus is around sustainable building services, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Email me Dr Joshua Ahmed Postdoctoral Research Associate Josh is a fluvial geomorphologist interested in large river morphodynamics, floodplain evolution, and channel behaviour on this planet and beyond. Email me Joanna Arnett Institute Administrator Joanna provides administrative support to Energy and Environment Institute team assisting in supporting the Institute’s activities and operations. Email me Dr Elena Bastianon Postdoctoral Research Associate Elena’s research interest is morphodynamics and sediment transport. Email me Joanne Dewey Executive Officer As executive support to the Director of the Energy and Environment Institute Jo plays a key role in co-ordinating the Institute’s business, developing its activities, managing projects, and co-ordinating HR and finance functions. Email me Dr Robert Dorrell Research Fellow Rob’s research covers multiphase, turbulent and stratified flows and is applied to offshore wind, via the Aura partnership project. Email me Dr Roberto Fernández Postdoctoral Research Associate Roberto is a fluvial geomorphologist interested in understanding the fluvial processes the shape the earth through experiments. Email me Dr Christopher Hackney Research Fellow Chris' research focuses on earth surface processes and sedimentology and the processes and mechanisms of sediment transport, erosion and the subsequent morphodynamics of large river and deltaic systems. Email me Dr Lisa Harrison Postdoctoral Research Associate Lisa is researching the combination Hazard of Extreme rainfall, Surge and high Tide on estuarine infrastructure (CHEST). Email me Dr Jonathan Malarkey Postdoctoral Research Associate Jonathan’s research concerns sediment transport processes associated with waves and currents in shallow water marine environments, using both computer models and experiments. Email me Dr Samuel Ramsden Postdoctoral Research Associate Email me Dr Christina Roggatz Postdoctoral Research Associate Christina works on the chemistry & interactions of organisms in future oceans using computational models, analytical chemistry and bioassays. Email me Dr Stephen Simmons Postdoctoral Research Associate Steve is developing our understanding of sedimentary processes through the application of novel acoustic measurements of flow and sediment transport. Email me Dr Christopher Skinner Research Fellow Chris specialises in using computer models to see how floods change our landscapes and how these changes influence future flood risk. Email me Dr Robert Thomas Senior Research Fellow Rob's research centres around Geomorphology and Flood Risk with an interest in the development and use of novel technologies to study hydraulics, sediment transport, slope stability and the impacts of fauna and flora on those processes. Email me Dr Xuxu Wu Postdoctoral Research Associate Xuxu focuses on small-scale beform (ripple) developed with cohesive materials including both physical and biological cohesion to quantify interactions of near-bed hydrodynamics, sediment transport dynamics and turbulence over developing bed. Email me Dr Grigorios Vasilopoulos Postdoctoral Research Associate Greg’s interests are centred on understanding Earth surface processes and morphodynamics. He is currently looking at flood risk and resilience on the Mekong delta and how this may be altered in the future. Email me PhD community Bas Bodewes PhD Physical Geography Catastrophic Flows: Scaling flood events and ecohydraulics in experimental models Email me Jack Buckingham PhD Physical Geography The Ecological fate of microplastics in Antarctic marine environments - a source to sink approach Email me Ye Chen PhD Physical Geography Knickpoint migration and longer-term submarine channel evolution in Bute Inlet, BC, Canada. Email me Sergio Duran PhD Physical Geography Catastrophic Flows: Simulating Catastrophic floods on Mars Email me Florence Halstead PhD Physical Geography International perspectives and cultural perceptions of flood risk evolution with climate change Email me Robert Houseago PhD Physical Geography Catastrophic Flows: The Influence of Vegetation on Coastal Dynamics Email me Jennifer James PhD Physical Geography Ecological responses to environmental change: an experimental approach to the causes of extinction Email me Joshua Johnson PhD Physical Geography Modelling the geomorphological impacts of Natural Flood Management interventions using a novel coupling of physical and computational experiments”. Email me Catherine Mascord PhD Physical Geography Worms On Film: How, Where and When did Metazoans begin Bioturbating Microbial Substrates? Email me Cian McGuire PhD Physical Geography A foraminiferal solution to the Contourite/Turbidite problem Email me Freija Mendrik PhD Physical Geography The ecological fate of microplastics in estuarine, delta and marine environments in south-east Asia. Email me Chloe Morris PhD Physical Geography Email me Rita Santos PhD Physical Geography South East Asia freshwater fish populations and networks: the impacts of climatic and environmental change on a vital resource. Email me Robyn Seymour-Jones PhD Physical Geography Quaternary Evolution of Mediterranean Lakes Email me Gregory Smith PhD Earth Science Catastrophic Flows: Quantifying the sedimentation of ignimbrites: understanding the behaviour of pyroclastic density currents through experimental modelling Email me Serena Teasdale PhD Physical Geography Sticky Coasts: Characterising the role of biological cohesion in modulating erosion in coastal fringe environments Email me Marijke de Vet PhD Physical Geography Turbulent-Laminar transitions in flows laden with cohesive sediment Email me Josh Wolstenholme PhD Physical Geography The efficacy and long-term evolution of Natural Flood Risk Management interventions: a combined experimental and numerical modelling approach Email me Nilufan Xiaokaiti PhD Physical Geography Latitudinal Forcing on Deep Ocean Continental Shelf Seawater Mixing Email me Associates Dr Isabella Capellini Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Zoology Dr Capellini studies large-scale patterns and processes underlying phenotypic diversity and evolution. Email me Professor Thomas Coulthard Professor of Physical Geography Tom chaired the independent review into the Hull floods and was lead author on the review's influential report. Email me Dr Vasiliki Skoulou Lecturer Vicky's research is focused in the field of thermochemical treatment (pyro-gasification processes) of lignocellulosic biomass residues/fossil fuels/waste for bioenergy-biofuels-biochemicals. Email me Dr Anna Bird Lecturer in Geology Anna is a lecturer in metamorphic geology who also works on Quaternary sediments. Email me Dr Stuart McLelland Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography Stuart's research focuses on physical modelling of flow processes and sediment transport dynamics. Email me Honorary fellows Professor emerita Lynne Frostick Doctor of Science Top Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script.