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The LoLo Centre is the premier centre for energy demand research in the built environment in the UK. It was set up as a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in 2009 and is funded over an eight-year period by EPSRC. The academic year 2009-2010 saw the first cohort of students come through our doors, with the student body now consisting of just over 30 Masters and PhD students, all working in the hot research area of energy demand reduction.
The Centre brings together two leading energy research universities, UCL and Loughborough University, who together have the expertise to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to take on senior roles in academia, industry, commerce and policy formulation. It also links two regions with vibrant and expanding activity in the energy and built environment arena.
We aim to create a unique vibrant, student-focussed environment. Students will join large and active research groups, supporting a wide range of research projects. We also aim to create an environment in which energy researchers, industry and the next generation of energy pioneers can interact.
We offer a four year funded PhD programme that combines a one year Master of Research (MRes) followed by a three year doctorate (PhD).
The MRes in Energy Demand Studies aims to provide you with the scientific skills and knowledge necessary to undertake research in the field of energy demand. It will provide you with a solid grounding in thermodynamics, energy systems in the built environment, energy modelling and analysis, social science methodologies, energy law and policy, and energy economics.
Students undertake closely related Masters degrees at either UCL or Loughborough. Teaching is delivered by the home institution with an element of shared teaching.
Information about the UCL MRes:
Information about the Loughborough MRes
For your PhD you will join one of the large research groups at either UCL or Loughborough University that are working on strategically important topics in the energy demand area. There will be opportunities to collaborate with external partners and to align your research with larger multi-disciplinary consortium projects with which the groups are involved. This will offer an immediate audience for your research; improve the prospects for publishing and employment and give an added sense of purpose to your endeavours.
Who we are looking for
Applications are invited from UK graduates with a good first degree (1st or 2:1) in one areas of the following only: physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, natural sciences, materials science or a related physical science.
Eligible EU and overseas students with these or equivalent qualifications may also apply. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or extensive relevant industry experience who can show evidence of a scientific and engineering research capability may also apply. Please visit the website for funding eligibility requirements.
How and when to apply
For the 2013/14 academic year there are currently up to 6 fully funded (fees and stipend) studentships for eligible applicants (UK/EU only) at UCL and up to 3 fully funded places at Loughborough University.
We also welcome applications from those applicants wishing to self fund their studies and for our stand alone one year Masters Programmes.
Recruitment for 2013/2014 is now open!
Deadline for applications is Monday 18th March 12.00
Join us and help make a difference!
For more information visit our web site