2022 Nature-based Solutions Fully Funded PhD Program at Cranfield University for UK Students

Deadline: September 2, 2022.

This exciting fully funded PhD is sponsored by EPSRC and UK water utilities, with a stipend of £18,000 per annum (plus fees). This project will deliver strategies to eliminate the emerging contaminants (e.g. antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antibiotics) from wastewater by the constructed wetland technology, as a nature-based solution. This research requires fundamental science to look at the nutrients-antibiotics-AMR nexus in sewage treatment towards building a resilient and robust wetland system in the water sector. The successful candidate will work closely with Welsh Water and maybe other water utilities to implement the innovation on the ground. 


  1. Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent in Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline.
  2. It is deserible that the candidate has worked with constructed wetland technology or other nature-based solutions.
  3. The studentship is open to UK students.


Sponsored by EPSRC and Welsh Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 (tax free) plus fees* for three years.  


For further information please contact: 

Name: Dr Tao Lyu

Email: t.lyu@cranfield.ac.uk

T: (0) 1234 750111 Ext:      

If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form stating the reference number SWEE0178.


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