Civil Engineering Research Group, School of Computing, Science and Engineering
University of Salford, Newton Building, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
Prof. Miklas Scholz, cand ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford. He is the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group. Prof. Scholz has shown individual excellence evidenced by world leading publications, postgraduate supervision and research impact. His main research areas in terms of publication output are as follow: treatment wetlands (20%), integrated constructed wetlands (ICW, 10%), sustainable flood retention basins (SFRB, 9%), permeable pavement systems (8%), decision support systems (6%), ponds (6%) and capillary suction time (6%). About 50% and 41% of his research is in water resources management and wastewater treatment, respectively. The remaining 9% are in capillary processes and water treatment. He has published two books, over 150 journal articles and over 210 conference presentations. Prof. Scholz’s full journal article publications in recent years are as follows: 2009 (13), 2010 (19), 2011 (13), 2012 (21), 2013 (16) January 2014 (2). He publishes regularly in the following journals with high impact factors: Bioresource Technology (4.750), Building and Environment (2.430), Construction and Building Materials (2.293), Desalination (3.041), Ecological Engineering (2.958), Environmental Modelling & Software (3.476), Environmental Pollution (3.730), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2.206), Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (2.504), Journal of Environmental Management (3.057), Landscape and Urban Planning (2.314), Science of the Total Environment (3.258) and Water Research (4.655). Prof. Scholz has total citations of 1914 and 1610 citations since 2008 (December 2013).
His research has led to the incorporation of findings into national and international guidelines on wetland and sustainable drainage systems. The greatest impact has been made in the area of ICW in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. Prof. Scholz contributed to the design guidelines of wetland systems as a research consultant. The guidelines assist designers and managers in all aspects of ICW planning, design, construction, maintenance and management. Moreover, specific guidelines were written for ICW used by farmers to treat farm yard runoff in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and Ireland. These guidelines are specifically mentioned in national legislation.