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Aloïs Tilloy has been a PhD student in the Department of Geography since January 2017. Before coming to King's, Aloïs completed a BEng in Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics at the University of Grenoble and a MSc in Water Engineering at the University of Nice.

While he excelled in his core subjects of engineering training, he later decided to specialise in hydrology and the study of extreme events. He participated in projects on flood risk assessment and resilience in Colombia and France. Thanks to these opportunities, he was given the chance to work as an intern at EDF-DTG, Grenoble to complete his master's.

His master's thesis was on dynamic rating curve assessment. He also undertook a MIM at the University of Nice, adding team management and social interactions within a business context to his skill set in. His thesis was on new organisational challenges for big corporations


Thesis title: 'A scenario-oriented probabilistic model for multi-hazards events'

This research is funded by EDF Energy, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain. Energy facilities (eg nuclear power plants, electric grid and wind turbines) are critical infrastructures and there is a need for more information about multi-hazard events to ensure their safety. The aim of Aloïs' research is within the context of interrelationships between natural hazards (multi-hazard) to understand current methodologies and design a probabilistic model for the quantification of hazard interrelationships that is useful for energy infrastructures.

To understand current methodologies used for quantifying hazard interrelationships, literature from this highly multidisciplinary field will be reviewed (including statisticians, physical and social geographers, earth scientists and civil engineers). To increase knowledge on hazard interrelationships, measures of the interrelationships of two or more hazards, as well as the temporal and spatial scales of multi-hazard events, will be developed.

PhD supervision

Further details

See Aloïs' research profile