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Dr Peter Melville-Shreeve

Lecturer in Engineering Entrepreneurship


Telephone: 01392 723600

Extension: (Streatham) 3600

Dr Peter Melville-Shreeve lectures on product development, entrepreneurship courses and industrial awareness programmes. He works closely with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's (CIWEM's) policy team relating to sustainable water management systems. He currently chair's CIWEM's Water Reuse Task & Finish Group, and supports 3rd and 4th year engineering students as they develop their business propositions and start-up ventures.

Peter's thesis on rainwater management systems highlighted the opportunities for Internet of Things technologies to be deployed to manage rainwater to reduce water demand AND manage stormwater flood risk. He consequently founded and exited a technology business which developed analytics and control systems to enable such technologies to be implemented at a range of scales.


Peter obtained a 1st class honours for a BSc in Environmental Geoscience at Cardiff University (2003-2007)). During this degree he worked for DEFRA, developing mapping tools for the rural payment agency. He spent five years at Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers and developed into the Lead Engineer, managing the flood management team. During this time he obtained an MSc in Urban Water Systems from the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter and developed an interest in decision support tools for city water systems.

He worked with Severn Trent Water's Innovation Team (2012-2017) whilst delivering a Stream Engineering Doctorate supervised by Professor David Butler and Dr Sarah Ward in Exeter. His research fellow roles since 2016 have seen him collaborate with Sheffield University, Michigan State, Dublin and Bath university staff in recent years.

Peter is currently open to PhD student applications who have an interest in engineering entrepreneurship, smarter Stormwater systems (SuDS), connected water systems, rainwater management, water 4.0 applications and utility secctor innovation models.