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Professor John Bridgeman

Pro Vice-Chancellor (R&KT)

Faculty/Dept/School Professional Services
Emailj.bridgeman@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233210

Biography

John Bridgeman joined the University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer in October 2017.  John studied Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham and completed an MSc and PhD in Water Science and Engineering at Cranfield University.

He worked in the water industry for 15 years before returning to the University of Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer in 2005.  He was promoted to Reader in 2011 and Professor of Environmental Engineering in 2013.  During his time at Birmingham, John was, at various times, Head of Civil Engineering, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and, latterly, Director of Internationalisation for the College.

The focus of John’s research is on experimental and numerical approaches to address the global challenges which we face in managing water security and resource efficiency.  Current areas of interest include the numerical modelling of various water and wastewater treatment processes, and the development of novel optical water quality assessment tools.  John has secured research funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the European Union (FP7 and H2020), as well as fully funded industrial research contracts from a range of charities and industrial organisations.  In addition John has undertaken a range of consultancy contracts for clients such as Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent Water, Scottish Water, and Mott Macdonald.

John is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Scientist, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, the International Water Association, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and the Royal Society of Arts & Commerce.  

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-17: - Institution of Civil Engineers (West Midlands) Studies & Research Award; "Rapid low cost water quality assessment for all
  • 01-JUL-13: Fellow
  • 01-FEB-04: Fellow
  • 01-JUL-14: Fellow
  • 01-SEP-94: Chartered Engineer
  • 01-FEB-05: Chartered Scientist
  • 01-MAY-19: Fellow
  • 01-OCT-14: Fellow
  • 01-OCT-94: Member
  • 01-FEB-95: Member

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleA fluorescence-based assessment of the fate of organic matter in water treated using crude/purified Hibiscus seeds as coagulant in drinking water treatment (2019)
AuthorsJones A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalScience of the Total Environment
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.266
 
TitleA fluorescence-based assessment of the fate of organic matter in water treated using crude/purified Hibiscus seeds as coagulant in drinking water treatment (2019)
AuthorsJones, A.N.; Bridgeman, John
 
TitleTowards Lattice-Boltzmann modelling of unconfined gas mixing in anaerobic digestion (2019)
AuthorsDapelo D.;Trunk R.;Krause M.;Bridgeman J.
JournalComputers and Fluids
DOI10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.12.008
 
TitleDisinfection ability of hibiscus seeds in water treatment (2018)
AuthorsJones A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalWater Management
DOI10.1680/jwama.16.00106
 
TitleOnline fluorescence monitoring of effluent organic matter in wastewater treatment plants (2018)
AuthorsCarstea, E.M.; Zakharova, Y.S.; Bridgeman, John
 
TitleAssessment of mixing quality in full-scale, biogas-mixed anaerobic digestion using CFD (2018)
AuthorsDapelo, Davide; Bridgeman, John
 
TitleCFD as a Tool to Optimize Aeration Tank Design and Operation (2018)
AuthorsKarpinska A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001307
 
TitleDisinfection ability of Hibiscus seeds in water treatment (2018)
AuthorsJones, A.N. and Bridgeman, J.,
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers-Water Management
DOI10.1680/jwama.16.00106.
 
TitleEuler-Lagrange Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation of a full-scale unconfined anaerobic digester for wastewater sludge treatment (2018)
AuthorsDapelo D.;Bridgeman J.
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.08.009
 
TitleOnline Fluorescence Monitoring of Effluent Organic Matter in Wastewater Treatment Plants (2018)
AuthorsCarstea E.;Zakharova Y.;Bridgeman J.
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001360
 
TitleTowards a robust CFD model for aeration tanks for sewage treatment - A lab-scale study (2017)
AuthorsKarpinska Portela A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalEngineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics
DOI10.1080/19942060.2017.1307282
 
TitlePositron emission particle tracking (PEPT): A novel approach to flow visualisation in lab-scale anaerobic digesters (2017)
AuthorsSindall, R.C.; Dapelo, Davide; Leadbeater, T.; Bridgeman, John
 
TitlePositron emission particle tracking (PEPT): A novel approach to flow visualisation in lab-scale anaerobic digesters (2017)
AuthorsSindall R.;Dapelo D.;Leadbeater T.;Bridgeman J.
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
DOI10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2017.02.009
 
TitleOptimisation of water treatment works performance using genetic algorithms (2017)
AuthorsSwan R.;Bridgeman J.;Sterling M.
JournalJournal of Hydroinformatics
DOI10.2166/hydro.2017.083
 
TitleInvestigating the characteristic strength of flocs formed from crude and purified Hibiscus extracts in water treatment. (2016)
AuthorsJones AN;Bridgeman J;
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.019
 
TitleFluorescence spectroscopy for wastewater monitoring: A review. (2016)
AuthorsCarstea EM;Bridgeman J;Baker A;Reynolds DM;
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2016.03.021
 
TitleCFD-aided modelling of activated sludge systems - A critical review. (2016)
AuthorsKarpinska AM;Bridgeman J;
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2015.11.008
 
TitleFluorescence spectroscopy for wastewater monitoring: A review (2016)
AuthorsCarstea E.;Bridgeman J.;Baker A.;Reynolds D.
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2016.03.021
 
TitleCFD-aided modelling of activated sludge systems - A critical review (2016)
AuthorsKarpinska A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2015.11.008
 
TitleAn assessment of static and dynamic models to predict water treatment works performance (2016)
AuthorsSwan R.;Bridgeman J.;Sterling M.
JournalAqua
DOI10.2166/aqua.2016.005
 
TitleAn assessment of the use of native and denatured forms of okra seed proteins as coagulants in drinking water treatment. (2016)
AuthorsJones AN;Bridgeman J;
JournalJournal of Water and Health
DOI10.2166/wh.2016.015
 
TitleOn-line monitoring of organic matter concentrations and character in drinking water treatment systems using fluorescence spectroscopy (2016)
AuthorsShutova Y.;Baker A.;Bridgeman J.;Henderson R.
JournalEnvironmental Science: Water Research And Technology
DOI10.1039/c6ew00048g
 
TitleEuler-Lagrange CFD modelling of unconfined gas mixing in anaerobic digestion (2015)
AuthorsDapelo, D.; Alberini, F.; Bridgeman, John
 
TitleNovel software developments for the automated post-processing of high volumes of velocity time-series (2015)
AuthorsJesson M.;Bridgeman J.;Sterling M.
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2015.06.007
 
TitleTo what extent can portable fluorescence spectroscopy be used in the real-time assessment of microbial water quality? (2015)
AuthorsBaker, A.; Cumberland, S.A.; Bradley, C.; Buckley, C.; Bridgeman, John
 
TitlePortable LED fluorescence instrumentation for the rapid assessment of potable water quality (2015)
AuthorsBridgeman, John; Baker, A.; Brown, D.; Boxall, J.B.
 
TitleTo what extent can portable fluorescence spectroscopy be used in the real-time assessment of microbial water quality? (2015)
AuthorsBaker, Andy;Cumberland, Susan A.;Bradley, Chris;Buckley, Chris;Bridgeman, John;
JournalScience of the Total Environment
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.114
 
TitleEuler-Lagrange CFD modelling of unconfined gas mixing in anaerobic digestion. (2015)
AuthorsDapelo D;Alberini F;Bridgeman J;
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.042
 
TitlePortable LED fluorescence instrumentation for the rapid assessment of potable water quality (2015)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Baker, A.;Brown, D.;Boxall, J. B.;
JournalScience of the Total Environment
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.050
 
TitleCarbon isotopic characterisation of dissolved organic matter during water treatment (2014)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Gulliver, P.;Roe, J.;Baker, A.;
JournalRadiocarbon
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2013.09.025
 
TitleThe potential of LargeWoody Debris to alter biogeochemical processes and ecosystem services in lowland rivers (2014)
AuthorsKrause S., Klaar M., Hannah D.M., Mant J., Bridgeman, J., Trimmer M., and Manning- Jones, S.,
JournalWIREs Climate Change
 
TitleCharacterisation of dissolved organic matter fluorescence properties by PARAFAC analysis and thermal quenching (2014)
AuthorsCarstea, E.M.;Baker, A.;Bieroza, M.;Reynolds, D.M.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalWater Research
DOI10.1016/j.watres.2014.05.013
 
TitleThe use of probabilistic weather generator information for climate change adaptation in the UK water sector (2014)
AuthorsHarris C.;Quinn A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalMeteorological Applications
DOI10.1002/met.1335
 
TitleThe use of probabilistic weather generator information for climate change adaptation in the UK water sector (2014)
AuthorsHarris, C. N. P.;Quinn, A. D.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalMeteorological Applications
DOI10.1002/met.1335
 
TitleSpectroscopic characterisation of dissolved organic matter changes in drinking water treatment: From PARAFAC analysis to online monitoring wavelengths (2014)
AuthorsShutova, Y.; Baker, A.; Bridgeman, John; Henderson, R.K.
 
TitleStable isotopic composition of raw and treated water (2014)
AuthorsBieroza, Magdalena;Baker, Andy;Bridgeman, John;Boomer, Ian;
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers-Water Management
DOI10.1680/wama.13.00065
 
TitleDespiking velocity time-series-Optimisation through the combination of spike detection and replacement methods (2013)
AuthorsJesson, Michael;Sterling, Mark;Bridgeman, John;
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
DOI10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2013.01.007
 
TitleVelocity gradient as a tool to characterise the link between mixing and biogas production in anaerobic waste digesters (2013)
AuthorsSindall, R.;Bridgeman, J.;Carliell-Marquet, C.;
JournalWater Science And Technology
DOI10.2166/wst.2013.206
 
TitleDetermination of changes in wastewater quality through a treatment works using fluorescence spectroscopy. (2013)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Baker, A.;Carliell-Marquet, C.;Carstea, E.;
JournalEnvironmental Technology
 
TitleEditorial (2013)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/wej.12050
 
TitleModeling Flow in an Open Channel with Heterogeneous Bed Roughness (2013)
AuthorsJesson, Michael;Sterling, Mark;Bridgeman, John;
JournalJournal Of Hydraulic Engineering-Asce
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000621
 
TitleDetermination of changes in wastewater quality through a treatment works using fluorescence spectroscopy (2013)
AuthorsBridgeman J.;Baker A.;Carliell-Marquet C.;Carstea E.
JournalEnvironmental Technology
DOI10.1080/09593330.2013.803131
 
TitleAn experimental study of turbulence in a heterogeneous channel (2013)
AuthorsJesson, Michael;Sterling, Mark;Bridgeman, John;
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers-Water Management
DOI10.1680/wama.11.00025
 
TitleAutomating post-processing of high volumes of velocity time-series: A software approach (2013)
AuthorsJesson, M.A.;Bridgeman, J.;Sterling, M.;
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
 
TitleQuantification of uncertainty sources in a probabilistic climate change assessment of future water shortages (2013)
AuthorsHarris, C.N.P.;Quinn, A.D.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalClimate Change
DOI10.1007/s10584-013-0871-8
 
TitleFluorescence spectroscopy as a tool for determining microbial quality in potable water applications (2012)
AuthorsCumberland, S.;Bridgeman, J.;Baker, A.;Sterling, M.;Ward, D.;
JournalEnvironmental Technology
DOI10.1080/09593330.2011.588401
 
TitleEditorial (2012)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/j.1747-6593.2012.00334.x
 
Title Assessing organics removal in water treatment with data mining and artificial neural networks (2012)
AuthorsBieroza, M.;Baker, A.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2011.05.031
 
TitleComputational fluid dynamics modelling of sewage sludge mixing in an anaerobic digester (2012)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2011.05.037
 
TitleExploratory analysis of excitation-emission matrix fluorescence spectra with self-organizing maps-A tutorial (2012)
AuthorsBieroza, M.;Baker, A.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalEducation for Chemical Engineers
DOI10.1016/j.ece.2011.10.002
 
TitleClassification and calibration of organic matter fluorescence data with multiway analysis methods and artificial neural networks: An operational tool for improved drinking water treatment (2011)
AuthorsBieroza, M.;Baker, A.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalEnvironmetrics
DOI10.1002/env.1045
 
TitleWater industry asset management in England and Wales: Successes and challenges (2011)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/j.1747-6593.2010.00224.x
 
TitleUnderstanding data requirements for trihalomethane formation modeling in water supply systems (2011)
AuthorsBrown, D.;Bridgeman, J.;West, J.R.;
JournalUrban Water Journal
DOI10.1080/1573062X.2010.546863
 
TitleAssessing the effect of sterilization on the radiocarbon signature of freshwater dissolved organic carbon (2011)
AuthorsBaker A.;Gulliver P.;Ascough P.;Roe J.;Bridgeman J.
JournalRadiocarbon
DOI10.1017/S0033822200039114
 
TitleAssessing the effect of sterilization on the radiocarbon signature of freshwater dissolved organic carbon (2011)
AuthorsBaker, A.;Gulliver, P.;Ascough, P.;Roe, J.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalRadiocarbon
 
TitleThe application of fluorescence spectroscopy to organic matter characterisation in drinking water treatment (2011)
AuthorsBridgeman J.;Bieroza M.;Baker A.
JournalRe-views in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
DOI10.1007/s11157-011-9243-x
 
TitlePredicting chlorine decay and THM formation in water supply systems (2011)
AuthorsBrown D.;Bridgeman J.;West J.
JournalRe-views in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
DOI10.1007/s11157-011-9229-8
 
TitleThe application of fluorescence spectroscopy to organic matter characterisation in drinking water treatment (2011)
AuthorsBridgeman, John;Bieroza, Magdalena;Baker, Andy;
JournalRe-views in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
DOI10.1007/s11157-011-9243-x
 
TitlePredicting chlorine decay and THM formation in water supply systems (2011)
AuthorsBrown, Daniel;Bridgeman, John;West, John R.;
JournalRe-views in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
DOI10.1007/s11157-011-9229-8
 
TitleAssessment of Low pH Coagulation Performance Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy (2011)
AuthorsBieroza, Magdalena;Baker, Andy;Bridgeman, John;
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000371
 
TitleAssessing organic matter removal efficiency at water treatment works using fluorescence spectroscopy (2010)
AuthorsBieroza, M., Baker, A. and Bridgeman, J.
JournalDrinking Water Engineering and Science
 
TitleThe development and application of CFD models for water treatment flocculators (2010)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Jefferson, B.;Parsons, S. A.;
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2008.12.007
 
TitleModelling THMs in water treatment and distribution systems (2010)
AuthorsBrown, D.;West, J.R.;Courtis, B.J.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers-Water Management
DOI10.1680/wama.2010.163.4.165
 
TitleEditorial (2010)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers-Water Management
DOI10.1680/wama.2010.163.4.163
 
TitleFluorescence spectroscopy as a tool for determination of organic matter removal efficiency at water treatment works (2010)
AuthorsBieroza M.;Bridgeman J.;Baker A.
JournalDrinking Water Engineering and Science
DOI10.5194/dwes-3-63-2010
 
TitleExploratory analysis of excitation-emission matrix fluorescence spectra with self-organizing maps as a basis for determination of organic matter removal efficiency at water treatment works (2009)
AuthorsBieroza, Magdalena;Baker, Andy;Bridgeman, John;
JournalJournal Of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences
DOI10.1029/2009JG000940
 
TitleThe rise, current position and future direction of asset management in utility industries (2009)
AuthorsBrint, A.;Bridgeman, J.;Black, M.;
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
DOI10.1057/jors.2008.174
 
TitleRelating freshwater organic matter fluorescence to organic carbon removal efficiency in drinking water treatment (2009)
AuthorsBieroza, M.;Baker, A.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalScience of the Total Environment
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.11.013
 
TitleCOMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELLING OF FLOCCULATION IN WATER TREATMENT: A REVIEW (2009)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Jefferson, B.;Parsons, S. A.;
JournalEngineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics
 
TitleWater: An International and Interdisciplinary Scientific Open Access Journal (2009)
AuthorsBridgeman, John;
JournalWater
DOI10.3390/w1010001
 
TitleTemporal and Spatial Variations in Bulk Chlorine Decay within a Water Supply System (2009)
AuthorsCourtis, Benjamin J.;West, John R.;Bridgeman, John;
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2009)135:3(147)
 
TitleChlorine demand-based predictive modeling of THM formation in water distribution networks (2009)
AuthorsCourtis, B.J.;West, J.R.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalUrban Water Journal
DOI10.1080/15730620903038461
 
TitleRelating organic matter character to trihalomethanes formation potential: A data mining approach (2008)
AuthorsRoe, J.;Baker, A.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
DOI10.2166/ws.2008.150
 
TitleRelating organic matter character to trihalomethanes formation potential: A data mining approach (2008)
AuthorsRoe J.;Baker A.;Bridgeman J.
JournalWater Science and Technology: Water Supply
DOI10.2166/ws.2008.150
 
TitleAssessing floc strength using CFD to improve organics removal (2008)
AuthorsBridgeman, John;Jefferson, Bruce;Parsons, Simon;
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2008.02.007
 
TitleEditorial (2008)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;
DOI10.1680/wama.2008.161.4.169
 
TitleWater industry asset management: A proposed service-performance model for investment (2007)
AuthorsHeather, A.I.J.;Bridgeman, J.;
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/j.1747-6593.2006.00057.x
 
TitleAssessing floc strength using CFD to improve organics removal (2007)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Jefferson, B.;Parsons, S.A.;
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
 
TitlePublic perception towards water recycling in California (2004)
AuthorsBridgeman, J;
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/j.1747-6593.2004.tb00517.x
 
TitlePractical and theoretical analysis of relationships between particle count data and turbidity (2002)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Simms, J.S.;Parsons, S.A.;
JournalJournal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA
DOI10.2166/aqua.2002.0023
 
TitleThe use and application of particle-count data in water treatment (2002)
AuthorsBridgeman J.;Simms J.;Parsons S.
JournalJournal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
 
TitlePractical and theoretical analysis of relationships between particle count data and turbidity (2002)
AuthorsBridgeman J.;Simms J.;Parsons S.
JournalAqua
 
TitleThe use and application of particle-count data in water treatment (2002)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.;Simms, J.S.;Parsons, S.A.;
JournalJournal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
 
Other Journal
TitleCharacterization of natural organic matter (NOM) in water treatment using seed extracts (2015)
AuthorsJones, A.N. and Bridgeman, J.,
PublisherVATTEN - Journal ofWater Management and Research
 
Book Chapter
TitleHydrodynamic and physico-chemical process simulation in the water industry (2011)
AuthorsBridgeman, J.
JournalComputational Technology Reviews
PublisherSaxe-Coburg Publications
 
Other Publication
Other typeEditorial
TitleEditorial (2013)
AuthorsBridgeman J.
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/wej.12050
 
Other typeEditorial
TitleEditorial (2012)
AuthorsBridgeman J.
JournalWater and Environment Journal
DOI10.1111/j.1747-6593.2012.00334.x
 
Other typeEditorial
TitleEditorial (2012)
AuthorsBridgeman J.
JournalWater Management
DOI10.1680/wama.2012.165.3.139
 
Other typeEditorial
TitleEditorial (2010)
AuthorsBridgeman J.
JournalWater Management
DOI10.1680/wama.2010.163.4.163
 
Other typeEditorial
TitleWater: An international and interdisciplinary scientific open access journal (2009)
AuthorsBridgeman J.
JournalWater (Switzerland)
DOI10.3390/w1010001
 
Other typeEditorial
TitleProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Water Management: Editorial (2008)
AuthorsBridgeman J.
JournalWater Management
DOI10.1680/wama.2008.161.4.169