We have 93 Built Environment PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

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Built Environment PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 93 Built Environment PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

Technology assessment and implementation for decarbonization of infrastructure aligned with the net zero regulations

  Research Group: Institute of Sustainable Built Environment
Heriot-Watt University, supported by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO), has developed the CleanTech initiative where companies with low carbon solutions demonstrate their technologies. Read more

Monitoring and modelling of ground vibration activity from onshore and offshore wind farms

  Research Group: Institute of Sustainable Built Environment
Background – the need to analyse seismic vibrations from wind turbines is recognised to be of growing importance as these renewable energy sources are further developed and promoted worldwide. Read more

AI-driven optimization of building envelope design with integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology (Heriot Watt DUBAI campus)

The successful candidate is expected to based at Heriot Watt Dubai campus. There is a growing fervor surrounding the utilization of AI to craft data-centric strategies for mitigating carbon emissions and tackling various climate-related concerns. Read more

Climate justice and indigenous knowledge to support climate change public policies

  Research Group: The Urban Institute
This PhD scholarship focuses on how we can integrate the knowledge of indigenous communities to address key climate challenges. Indigenous co-design studies are centered on challenging Western-centric worldviews, power structures, and conceptions of time, valuing the knowledge and expertise of indigenous communities. Read more

Vulnerability of low-lying transportation networks to coastal flooding

Transportation infrastructure networks such as roads and railways are fundamental to societal functioning, but are especially vulnerable to disruption by natural hazards, including floods. Read more

PhD opportunity in lunar construction and in-situ resource utilisation

​​The Lunar Construction and Resource Extraction Group at the Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, have a primary goal. to develop both the theory and practical application of construction processes and materials in extraterrestrial environments, particularly on the Moon and Mars. Read more

Influence of Sinkhole formation on robustness of building structures

​​Understanding and predicting the vulnerability of residential and commercial buildings to natural hazards is important to improve safety and quality of life of local communities within urban areas and the built environment. Read more
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The ALIGN Project

Post Title:   Fully funded PhD studentship in building physics simulations and indoor air quality assessment. Read more
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Exploring circular economy strategies for construction and demolition waste management in developed and developing economies: A comparative case study between UK and China

The construction industry has also been significantly criticized for its environment-unfriendly nature. One most noteworthy issue that has been plaguing worldwide researchers and practitioners is how to effectively manage huge amounts of construction waste generation. Read more

Fully funded PhD studentships in Sustainable and Circular Built Environment

The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering aims to be the world's leading integrated centre for built environment research, education, and learning, and is committed to investing in the next generation of exceptional researchers. Read more

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