PhD Research Student, Cardiff University School of Engineering
James Lofty started his PhD at the School of Engineering at Cardiff University in October 2020.
His project, co-supervised by Dr Catherine Wilson (Cardiff University) and Dr Pablo Ouro (University of Manchester), aims to better understand the movement of microplastics in the aquatic and terrestrial environment.
This includes identifying the physical properties and mechanisms based on fluid dynamics, which govern microplastic particles behaviour and transport.
Understanding these processes will help to develop numerical models that describe the motion of microplastics particles in aquatic flows and will inform future environment policy aiming to reduce the flux of microplastics in the environment.