Research Experience Placements

The Science and Solution for a Changing Planet DTP hosts the Research Experience Placement (REP) summer placements scheme to enable undergraduate students to undertake a research project within the environmental sciences over the 8-10 weeks, giving an insight into the world of research – a unique opportunity which will be of great benefit to future careers.   

This year, the SSCP DTP will host six REP students who will be based in a number of departments across the College and at Partner institutions.

REP students will receive a weekly stipend of £200 per week.  Research and training expenses of up to £500 can be covered as agreed in advance between the SSCP DTP and the project supervisor.

REP Projects will be advertised here in May 2017.  

If you would like to be contacted when these opportunities go live, please email the Administrator – Education Eleana e.overett@imperial.ac.uk.

Previous Projects

These are some of the projects students worked on in previous years:

Project TitleDepartment/Organisation
 EcoBuilder: an ecosystem dynamics game  Life Sciences
 Risk analysis of nanomaterials in the environment  Materials
 Low-cost wireless sensor networks for river flow monitoring  Civil & Environmental Engineering
 Techno-economic analysis of biorefineries fuelled by sugar beet pulp  Chemical Engineering
 Where are the missing grasses?  Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
 Developing a Bayesian framework for modelling repetitive element evolution  Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
 Biogas conversion in oxygen separation membranes  Earth Science & Engineering
Plate reconstructions in the South Atlantic  Earth Science & Engineering
Probabilistic assessment of tsunami hazard to the UK  Earth Science & Engineering
Uncertainty quantification and parameter estimation in environmental fluid dynamics  Earth Science & Engineering
An investigation of the characteristics of visits to National Trails  Natural England
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