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Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) fully funded PhDs at Loughborough, UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

The EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).

We provide a unique opportunity to work with leading researchers on multi-disciplinary projects integrated with industry and provide a comprehensive skills and development programme.

Recruitment for Academic year 2020/21 is now open.

The programme of study:

Students undertake a four-year (full-time) PhD at either Loughborough, UCL or MaREI in one of three themes:

  1. Flexibility and resilience: the interaction between buildings and the whole supply system, through new generation and storage technology.
  2. Technology and system performance: demand reduction and decarbonisation of the built environment through design, construction methods, technological innovation, monitoring and regulation.
  3. Comfort, health and well-being: buildings and energy systems that create productive work environments and affordable, clean, safe homes.

Funded students will receive a stipend, which is tax free, plus UK/EU fees for four years (conditions apply). Part-time study is also possible. For further information regarding the ERBE programme click 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 funding to UK students. There are a very few funded places for EU students with the same or equivalent qualifications. Self-funded overseas students are welcome to apply.

MaREI offers funding to UK, EU and overseas students.

Any student who is self-funded, in receipt of an independent scholarships or who is fully industry-funded is also welcomed to apply; this should be indicated clearly on your application material.

All students must meet the minimum English language requirements of the relevant organisation

How and when to apply

Applying to Loughborough: submit your application through the application portal here. When prompted select the programme ‘Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (full time)’, then select ‘EPSRC CDT Energy Resilience in the Built Environment’ as proposed study centre and quote advert reference ERBE20. Closing date: January 24th 2020. For help see here.
Informal enquiries to [email protected].

Applying to UCL: UCL will be recruiting for specific research projects in the above three areas. Projects will be advertised on a rolling basis as they are agreed with supervisors and stakeholders. To register your interest email [email protected] and you will be contacted when project details are available.

Applying to MaREI: send you application, which must include a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the ERBE CDT Programme, here [email protected] by 5.00 p.m. Friday 20th December 2019 (GMT). For more information click here. Informal enquires to [email protected].

Join us and help make a difference!

Please Note UCL, Loughborough and MaREI handle recruitment separately. We do not accept applications outside of the main recruitment phases or by CV only. Follow us on Twitter: @ERBECDT.

Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) fully funded PhDs at Loughborough, UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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