Imperial College London

MrNeelLe Penru

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

neel.le-penru16

 
 
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Location

 

Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a first year PhD candidate looking at ‘Assessing ecosystem resilience through the use of ecoacoustics’ as part of the broader Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) project based in Malaysian Borneo. I am co-supervised by Dr. Lorenzo Picinali (Dyson School of Design Engineering) and Prof. Rob Ewers (Department of Life Sciences). My doctoral research will extend the SAFE Acoustics project by assessing the soundscape of a range of habitats in Borneo’s tropical rainforest (from primary forest to oil palm plantations) for indicators of ecosystem resilience and how it is altering as the result of human activity and climate change.

I am also affiliated with the Grantham Institute as part of the eighth cohort of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership (SSCP DTP). 

Prior to commencing my PhD, I graduated from the new, highly interdisciplinary MEng in Design Engineering at Imperial College in 2020, during which I interned in New Product Development at Dyson for 6 months, and eventually honed my studies around audio technology and sustainability. My interests remain spread across technical and creative disciplines, and I hope my research can contribute to a truly sustainable future in harmony with nature.