Niall Tracey

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.

Fully-funded PhD scholarships in offshore wind energy
and the environment.

Niall Tracey


I graduated from Bangor University in 2019, with a BSc in Geological Oceanography and an MSc in Applied Marine Geoscience. During my BSc I completed an internship in Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences Hydrodynamics laboratory looking as Sediment gravity flows. From this internship as part of my BSc dissertation I undertook research to discover if lock-exchange experiments of sediment gravity flows were prone to user bias. Following on for my MSc thesis I conducted fieldwork identifying whether flute and tool marks are related to specific sediment gravity flows.


Research Interests:

My main fundamental and applied research interests focus on the dynamics of sediment transport within the ocean, ranging from scouring around offshore wind turbines to large scale sediment gravity flows in the deep ocean. I also have a deep interest around the use of geophysics for visualising seabed morphodynamics and of the subsurface.


Why you applied for the Aura CDT:

I applied for the Aura CDT as it is one of the front runners leading the way to improve the wind industry and as the CDT offered a wide range of PhD projects.  Additionally by doing the Aura CDT it will help improve my career prospects whilst learning about what I am interested in.



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