I am a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, supervised by Dr Alma Schellart. I obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Civil engineering. I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2020 with a Master’s degree in Engineering. At the University of Aberdeen, I carried out research using wall thickness data of different years from a 38DL Plus ultrasonic thickness measurement device and incorporating these data in computer-aided tools to predict the residual life of piping systems affected by corrosion. The research aimed at optimising maintenance, repair, and inspection processes of the corroded piping by detecting early failure due to wall thickness reduction of the pipe that could hinder the system’s performance and lead to hazardous situations. Knowledge from this study promotes a safe, cost-effective, and efficient asset management approach.
At Sheffield, I will study the characteristics of crucial pipe defects and how they deteriorate to cause pipe failure. I will use data gathered from new innovative technology to simulate the performance of large pipe networks showing how localised failures occur. The results from this study will help water companies make a quality decision on how to improve their asset performance, reduce the cost of maintenance, and improve the quality of their services to end-users.