|Supervisor||Research Project Title ||Number of Positions|
|Prof Benjamin Horton |
This project is part of an ongoing program of field-based and computational research to reconstruct Quaternary sea levels and to apply the paleo-record to improve projections of future sea-level change.
|Asst Prof Emma Hill|
Geodesy and natural hazards
We have several PhD positions available for candidates with a passion for using geodetic data (e.g., GNSS and InSAR) to understand natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes and/or sea-level rise) in Southeast Asia. Potential projects could also include the use of SAR data for mapping natural disasters (e.g., floods and/or building damage from earthquakes). Students with experience processing GPS and InSAR data, tectonic modeling, and machine learning are encouraged to apply. Strong coding skills (ideally Python and MATLAB) and strong mathematical skills are required. A background in Earth science is preferred.
Supervisor contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOE Tier 1 Research Grant
Title Of Project
Title of PI
Riparian protection versus pest and disease control in oil palm plantations
Phosphorus feedbacks determining forest resilience in Singapore
Identifying and Mitigating Deforestation Risks in Agricultural Commodity Supply Chains
Lee Ser Huay Janice Teresa
PhD positions for the South East Asia Sea-level (SEA2) program
The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore are seeking PhD students to join the Singapore Government funded South East Asia SEA-level (SEA2) program. This is an international, multi-institutional and trans-disciplinary program that will push scientific frontiers to observe, reconstruct and model the regional processes of sea level from instrumental and proxy data.
SEA2 has identified five specific objectives to meet the challenge of understanding global and regional sea-level rise, extreme sea levels and their potential impacts:
1. Solid Earth contributions to sea-level change, in particular modeling of tectonic effects and/or observation of groundwater related subsidence, using geodetic data (PI: Associate Prof Emma Hill)
2. Paleo sea-level change, in particular reconstructing changes in sea level and land level at multiple time scales over the Holocene, using geological proxy data (PI: Assistant Prof Aron Meltzner)
3. Extreme sea levels, in particular hydrodynamic modeling of tides, storm surges and river flooding in coastal environments and geospatial analysis in coastal areas (PI: Associate Prof Adam Switzer)
4. Projections of future sea-level rise in particular probabilistic sea-level projections and local to regional components that drive sea-level rise (PI: Professor Ben Horton)
5. Risk-based flood impact projection, in particular the multi-scale modeling of exposure, vulnerability and resilience of coastal cities and regions (PI: Assistant Prof David Lallemant)
There are two intakes of PhD students, in January 2021 and in August 2021. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31st July for the January intake, and 31st January for the August intake. We strongly encourage those interested to contact potential faculty advisors prior to applying.
Graduate Scholarships include a competitive stipend, tuition, and benefits, and are 4 years in duration. Interested students should apply by following the instructions at ASE website and indicate your interest in working with one or more of the PIs in your application.
Post-doctoral applications will be advertised shortly.