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Guglielmo Sonnino Sorisio

PhD Candidate in Ecohydraulics, Cardiff University

I graduated from Cardiff University in 2019 with an integrated master's MEng first-class degree in mechanical engineering.
I am now undertaking a PhD as part of the NERC funded GW4 FRESH CDT, focusing on the challenges faced by freshwater systems. I am supervised by Dr Catherine Wilson and Prof Jo Cable and my stakeholder is the Environment Agency. My project focuses on fish hydrodynamics, kinematics, and behaviour at anthropogenic barriers in rivers and how they affect fish passage. I am particularly interested in migratory fish such as the European eel. Barriers in rivers have been linked to population declines of what are now critically endangered species and understanding better ways of allowing migratory fish to complete their life cycle is an important step in ensuring these species can recover.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Cardiff University


  • 2019 
    Cardiff University, MEng Mechanical Engineering