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Dr Shenan Grossberg

Dr Shenan Grossberg

Postdoctoral Research Associate



I obtained my first degree in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Birmingham (1987-1990). I didn’t find an application for my interest in mathematics at first, and instead chose to live in communities that promoted a sustainable way of living. I returned to education at the University of Exeter for a master’s degree in Urban Water Systems (2009-2011) and a doctoral degree in Engineering (2012-2017).

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate, working on the CaSTCo project.

Broad research specialisms:

Flood modelling and water quality management.


BSc Mathematics & Statistics (Birmingham)
MSc Urban Water Systems (Exeter)
EngD Computational Fluid Dynamics (Exeter)

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Research interests

My research interests are in providing sustainable water and energy solutions, working in cooperation with nature whenever possible.

Research projects

Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative (CaSTCo)

I am currently working on the CaSTCo project. My role is to model surface water and pipe network flows, and to identify nature-based solutions to reduce flooding and improve river water quality.

Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence (JCEEI)

Previously, I worked in the JCEEI in collaboration with the Met Office, to determine a methodology for the optimal location of wind farms in the North Sea. I also worked in CReDo, a digital twin project, aiming to provide flood modelling for areas across the UK.

Combining Autonomous observations and Models for Predicting and Understanding Shelf seas (CAMPUS)

Prior to that, I worked on the CAMPUS project, modelling the location of harmful algal blooms in the seas around the UK. I also worked with Hydro International, modelling the flow of wastewater in hydrodynamic vortex separators. I derived the adjoint drift flux equations to optimise their performance for multiphase flow.

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