Luke Watkins is in the final year of his PhD in the School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials at Newcastle University. He was funded by NIReS to attend the 2013 Hypothesis Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference in Edinburgh in July 2013. In this first instalment of four posts, Luke tells us about getting to the conference, reflects on Edinburgh’s transport system, and provides some handy hints on how to make the most of the networking opportunities.
Dr James Bathurst, of the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, has been on sabbatical at the Universidad Austral de Chile at Valdivia during April-August 2013, researching the impact of forest plantation on soil erosion. In this final of a 3 part series, he reflects on the changes in water availability and land use in Chile. This series is based on an article published in the British Hydrological Society’s newsletter Circulation, issue 118, August 2013.