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Environmental Engineering (sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Sustainability, Water and Future Resource Security
  Prof C D F Rogers
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham in collaboration with United Utilities presents a remarkable opportunity to 2 PhD students. we are offering two fully-funded PhD studentships (fees and stipend) to take a high level view of the water treatment and supply system, and wastewater removal and treatment system, respectively.
  Joint PhD with RWTH Aachen: Life cycle sustainability assessment of office buildings, from smart to sustainable
  Assoc Prof R Crawford, Prof M Traverso
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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To reduce energy demand associated with the building sector, the major focus has been on improving the energy efficiency of the building operational phase.
  The role of environmental quality, economic success and social inclusion in sustainability transformation
  Prof D Houston, Dr H Rumble, Prof A Melis
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. This studentship belongs to ‘Transforming Portsmouth’, a cross-university interdisciplinary research programme designed to provide actionable evidence to underpin Portsmouth’s transformation to a sustainable city.
  Big data in energy
  Dr E Barbour
Application Deadline: 5 July 2020

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With current energy systems generating ever-increasing amounts of data, there are new opportunities arising both in terms of economics and sustainability.
  Sand mining sustainability: Quantifying rates and locations of sand mining using high-resolution satellite data
  Dr C Hackney, Prof D Parsons
Application Deadline: 13 December 2020

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Global economic development has fuelled growth of the construction industry and increased exploitation of global sand reserves, with considerable volumes of sand now extracted from the world’s large rivers.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  SCENARIO - Soil microbial carbon metabolism for climate positive soils
  Dr E J Shaw, Dr M Redmile-Gordon, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Soils are essential to human well-being because they perform multiple functions that underpin the provision of ecosystem services that sustain life and regulate climate.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  Design for energy transitions in African urban informal settlements
  Dr F Ceschin
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD is linked to a 5-year research project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments’, in short Gender for Energy Security (GENS).
  Energy prediction in buildings using Artificial Intelligence
  Dr G Cosma
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CO/GC-CDT-2/2020. Start date of studentship. 1st April 2020. Closing date of advert. 10th January 2020.
  ONE Planet DTP - Sustainable Water Management in Water-Scarce Drylands (Ref: OP202036)
  Dr D Motta
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Water scarcity and depletion of renewable water resources is a growing humanitarian and environmental threat, partly connected to global warming, but also to water mismanagement and overexploitation, as well as drastic landscape modification.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chlorine reduction wetlands
  Dr J Wenk
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) which is offering up to 14 studentships to start in September 2020.
  Facilitating the circular economy in India’s food security: the social, economic and agronomic barriers and opportunities of wastewater
  Dr K V Heal, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr H Gorringe
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This interdisciplinary project combines environmental and social science to quantify the potential benefits of wastewater for Indian agriculture, as well as understanding the social barriers to wastewater use, and identifying opportunities to overcome these.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind Turbines: A life cycle assessment of Bottom-fixed versus Floating Wind Turbine Concepts
  Dr A Hastings, Dr M Karimirad
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Laws enacted by the UK and devolved administration mandates achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Floating offshore wind is a key technology to decarbonize electricity generation as the sites available for fixed structures are limited.
  Evaluating the Resilience of Scottish Peatlands to Droughts for Water Quality and Water Supply in the Flow Country
  Dr J Yeluripati, Dr R Andersen, Dr M Glendell, Dr R Artz
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This research project provides a unique opportunity to contribute to future sustainability of Scottish peatlands and their ecosystem services.
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