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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.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  Big data in energy
  Dr E Barbour
Application Deadline: 5 July 2020

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PhD Type

With current energy systems generating ever-increasing amounts of data, there are new opportunities arising both in terms of economics and sustainability.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  Reed Bed Use Within Scotch Whisky Distilleries to Treat Wastewater: A New Toolkit to Help Maximise Performance
  Dr M Taggart, Dr B Morrissey, Dr L Maricello, Dr P Gaffney
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The demand for ‘greener’ wastewater treatment (WWT) is increasing globally. In particular, there is a need for more sustainable ‘passive’ approaches that do not rely so heavily (if at all) on hard engineering and continuous energy and chemical intervention/inputs.
  Earth observation for sustainable sugarcane production
  Dr D Simms, Dr P Burgess
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Sugarcane production must address the challenge between the need to increase crop production and improve labour productivity whilst improving the efficiency of water and fertiliser use (Hess et al, 2016).
  Monitoring and managing aquatic weeds in irrigation channels - Remote Sensing
  Assoc Prof John Hornbuckle, Dr Tony Dugdale
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Background. Aquatic weed management is a major issue for many irrigation companies throughout Australia and across the globe.
  PhD opportunity in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis
  Dr M-A Cardin
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

I am always looking for excellent candidates to pursue PhD studies in my research group, focusing on the theme of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London.
  Digital twins for natural flood management
  Dr X Xia, Prof Q Liang, Dr J Zhao, Dr A Nicholson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU12. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  Plasma agriculture: Improving the productivity of agricultural land and eliminating the reliance on chemical fungicides
  Dr F Iza
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CENTA20-LU14. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  Re-Purposing – A Symbiotic Approach to Manufacturing – Reducing Resource Consumption Whilst Meeting Social Needs (SAM20)
  Dr J Colwill, Dr D Whalley
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Development of new nano-absorptive materials for air filtration and self-cleaning coatings in closed environment (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MCE/QIAN)
  Dr Zi Qian
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The number of metro commuters has continuously increased over recent years in metropolitan cities such as London. The air quality and thermal comfort in the subway indoor environment is of particular public concern.
  UCL Bartlett: PhD studentships in Digital Building Services Engineering or Sustainable Facilities and Asset Management

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Digital Building Services Engineering with Skanska Facilities Services Ltd and Modus Services Ltd based at Ministry of Defence Main Building London.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Assessing the microbial contamination of freshwater systems by wastewater treatment plants using phage microbial source tracking
  Dr A Lanham
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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PhD Type

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.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chemical and ecological effects of combined sewer overflows on rivers
  Prof J Hofman
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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PhD Type

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.
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