Qingrong Xiong

My time at Manchester as a President’s Doctoral Scholarship PhD student has been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. My work with the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering continues as I started work as a Research Associate in September 2015.

Research Associate, University of Manchester School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Career path

My name is Qingrong Xiong. I have recently completed my PhD on the evolution of pore space changes on transport in porous media at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). I was supervised by Dr Andrey Jivkov and my PhD was funded by the President's Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) Award.

I obtained both my Bachelors and Masters at Wuhan University in China, specialising in Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering. I came to The University of Manchester in 2012 and I have just graduated with my doctorate in December 2015.

Studying at MACE

As a President’s Doctoral Scholarship awardee, I had the opportunity to attend a series of exclusive events during my PhD studies. I have met the University’s President and I took part in the Leadership in Action Program to develop my skills. I also had the opportunity to network with other PDS students and interact with others in the academic community.

During my PhD, I also published five journal papers and attended many international conferences. I have also collaborated with the National Nuclear Laboratory, Diamond Light Source and Lawrence Livemore National Laboratory. Alongside my research, I was a committee member of the postgraduate research MACE society which organised various activities for the postgraduate students to enhance their experience in the University. I also had the opportunity to teach and deliver tutorials, technical supervision of MSc and undergraduate project students within my area.

My time at Manchester as a President’s Doctoral Scholarship PhD student has been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. My work with the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering continues as I started work as a Research Associate in September 2015.

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