Energy Resilience and the Built Environment:
Fully funded PhDs
Recruitment for the October 2023 intake is
The programme of study:
The ERBE Centre for Doctoral Training provides four-year (FT) PhD training at either Loughborough or UCL:
- Flexibility and resilience: the interaction between buildings and the whole supply system, through new generation and storage technology.
- Technology and system performance: demand reduction and decarbonisation of the built environment through design, construction methods, technological innovation, monitoring and regulation.
- Comfort, health and well-being: buildings and energy systems that create productive work environments and affordable, clean, safe homes.
Funded students will receive a tax-free stipend, plus UK fees for four years (conditions apply). Part-time study is also possible.
Further information about the ERBE CDT is here.
Who we are looking for:
Applications are invited from graduates with a good first degree (first or 2:1) in one of the following areas: physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, natural sciences, materials science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, social science, architecture or other building and energy-related disciplines.
Applicants with other relevant qualifications or extensive relevant industry experience who can show evidence of a scientific and engineering research capability may also apply.
Loughborough University and UCL offer a stipend and fees to all eligible students with the above or equivalent qualifications.
Full or partial funding is available for international applicants with an exceptional academic record.
How and when to apply
Applying to Loughborough:
We have up to three fully funded studentships available. Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is only open to home students. You are welcome to apply with a research proposal based on a self-generated project idea, or you can write a research proposal based on one of the project ideas here. Submit your application, including an outline research proposal, by Midnight on 20 August 2023 through the application portal here. When prompted, select the programme ‘Energy Resilience and the Built Environment’, then ‘EPSRC CDT Energy Resilience in the Built Environment’ and quote advert reference ERBE23. For help see here. Informal enquiries to email@example.com.
Applying to UCL:
Recruitment at UCL is now
for the following 8 projects:
- Developing an open access tool to generate synthetic occupant profiles from smart meter data for building stock modelling
- Well performing heat pumps for the mass market
- Exploring Pathways for Decarbonising and Improving Resilience of NHS Healthcare Facilities in England
- Data-driven techniques for healthy, energy resilient housing
- Transforming our energy system: Energy demand flexibility from smart meter data
- Improving building performance through better feedback: understanding the effectiveness of Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
- The crow and the pitcher: towards decarbonisation and energy resilience of the museum sector
- 4-year UCL PhD studentship: 'Exploring the performance gap between real buildings and their energy labels'
Deadline for all projects: Wednesday 31 May 2023 @23:59 (UK time)
For all UCL enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org and see our website https://erbecdt.ac.uk/