CNRE Postgraduate Students

Postgrad students of CNRE

Here at CNRE we have an amazing cohort of PhD students from all over the world, following their dreams and being a part of a solution for making the world a better place

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Amandine Bosserelle

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Sea-revel rise, groundwater dynamics and impacts on infrastructure systems.

Ben Matthews

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Assessment of Aging Infrastructures in High Seismic Areas Using Computational Intelligence Techniques

Ben Moerman

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Seismic Performance of CLT and Hybrid CLT Walls

Bryann Avendano

PhD Candidate
Research Title: The use of Participatory Modelling to integrate social and infrastructure resilience building

Cong Tran

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Optimal Deployment of Charging Infrastructures for Urban Networks

Connor Cleary

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Stochastic modelling of nitrate transport in groundwater, under highly heterogenous conditions

Ernesto Hernandez

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Seismic response of rubberised concrete members

Forrest Bilek

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Performance variability in stormwater treatment systems

Fransiscus Arifin

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Seismic Performance: Assessment and Improvement of Glazing and Windows

Hongyu Guo

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Studying Lane Change Behaviour Using Real-world Connected Vehicle Data

Honor Eimi Columbus

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Life-Cycle Assessment of Clean Water Technologies

Jessika Souza de Carvalho

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Quantifying the design life and environmental impacts of downpipe treatment systems for removing dissolved metals from roof runoff.

Jonathon MacIntyre

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Defining Equivalent Fire Severity for Structural Applications

Julian Rincon Gil

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Active Confinement of Reinforced Concrete Columns

Junan Mou

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Fatigue Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Kate Melnik

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Experimental Investigation of New Zealand Vegetation Flammability in Rural-Urban Interface Locations

Kevin Foster

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Computational and Statistical Strategies for Estimating Vs30

Kieran Haymes

Developing procedures for the prediction of seismic demands on non-structural components using floor response spectra.
kieran.haymes@pg.canterbury.ac.nz
Supervisors: Tim Sullivan, Reagan Chandramohan

Kiran Rangwani

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Implementation of Tension-Only (GripNGrab) Friction Devices in Steel Rocking Seismic Frames

Logan Brunner

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Cascading Impacts within Interdependent Infrastructure

Mansour Johari Foroshani

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Traffic dynamics in large-scale urban networks: modelling and estimation

Mitchell Anderson

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Innovating Local Climate Risk Assessments

Mohammad Eskandarighadi

PhD Candidate
Research Title: 2D-1D nonlinear site response modelling with consideration of soil heterogeneity

Patrick Curran

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Climate Adaptation Planning for a Deeply Uncertain Future

Ribu Dhakal

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Liquefaction Assessment Methodologies for Reclaimed Land

Rosie Pagel

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Improving Structural Resilience of Bridges under Tsunami Loading

Sabina Piras

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Development of Dissipative Controlled Rocking Bridge Columns on Monopile Foundations

Sabrina Sparano

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Tessellation of modular dynamic design, fabrication, and programming of a reconfigurable sustainable structure

Shaurya Sood

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Geotechnical characterisation of air-fall tephras (or volcanic soils) for land reclamation purposes

Shuen Law

The Numerical Simulation of Inclined Negatively Buoyant Jets
shuen.law@pgcanterbury.ac.nz
Supervisors: Mark Davidson, Craig McConnochie

Sky Halford

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Tracing indicators of mental health: The case of antidepressants in waste streams

Thomas Mason Wallace

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Understanding The Physical And Systemic Vulnerabilities In Integrated Stopbank-Dam Catchments

Thomas Wright

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Seismic Performance of High Capacity Screwed Connections in Mass Timber Buildings

Tirth Patel

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Digital Twin based automated progress monitoring of road construction

Tom Francis

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Seismic Isolation of Light-weight Buildings in New Zealand

Yu Li

PhD Candidate
Research Title: IoT Based Pavement Monitoring System and Application in New Zealand

Zhe Zhang

PhD Candidate
Research Title: Investigating the relationship between situation awareness and safety behaviour: A psychophysiological and virtual reality approach