Dr Kevin Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science
My research interests focus on the study of the Earth’s atmosphere, with emphasis on tropospheric chemistry and air pollution. Principally, my research falls into the areas of (i) Fundamental chemical processes controlling tropospheric composition and change, (ii) Air quality science and (iii) Analytical instrument development and application in Earth Observation.
I'm available to supervise PhD and MRes students in multiple interdisciplinary areas, principally Atmospheric Science, including tropospheric composition and change, air quality, air quality and human health, and secondary organic aerosol. I also work at the air quality-policy interface, so I'm available to supervise students interested in air pollution and environmental policy and public health issues. I also employ remote sensing in my work, so I'm available to supervise projects using ground, air and space-based remote sensing instrumentation for Earth Observation and Planetary Science.
Dr Matthew Brolly, Principal Lecturer in Remote Sensing and GIS
I joined the University in 2013 after completing a NASA funded research role in the USA and have been enjoying helping students learn from my knowledge and experiences ever since.
My teaching and research focuses on:
- ecosystem remote sensing
- image processing and analysis
- quantitative methods.
The majority of my work is conducted in my office using computers to help handle the masses of data associated with acquired imagery but I also have the pleasure of working in the field from time to time to look at vegetation and the characteristics that flora on our planet possess. This helps me to validate the information I gain from the remote sensing systems.
I’m interested in supervising postgraduate projects in all areas relating to remote sensing (RS) and geographical information systems (GIS) but particularly those which study ecosystems and ecosystem change and technological developments in relation to this.
Dr Georgios Maniatis, Senior Lecturer
I am a fluvial geomorphologist interested in the measurement, mapping and prediction of sediment transport in rivers. I teach fundamental geographical techniques and several topics of surface geomorphology.
My research focuses on three main areas:
- sediment transport sensing using emerging technologies (smart pebbles)
- advanced topographic sensing and detection of geomorphic change in rivers
- hydromorphological classification for enhanced river management.
My work relies on the application of advanced GIS and statistical modelling techniques and it has both a field and a laboratory experimental component. I also work closely with environmental protection agencies such as The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
I am interested in supervising postgraduate research students in fluvial geomorphology; hydraulics; statistical and numerical modelling for sediment transport; river management and engineering; development of sensors for monitoring grain motion.