The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems aims to bring together the expertise of the Universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Cardiff, industrial sponsors and cohorts of high-calibre doctoral students in to tackle major challenges facing industry and society.
Our goal is to allow us to support major reductions in society’s carbon footprint by finding radically different ways to operate our existing energy systems to reduce or eliminate their carbon dioxide emissions and address climate change concerns.
Applicants will need either a first class or upper second class honours degree in relevant subjects including Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials. Physics, Social Sciences and Maths.
The Doctoral training provides:
The Centre is designed to be industrially focussed. We aim to ensure that all of the projects we undertake are targeted at meeting specific current and future needs of our partners. We work with numerous companies which cover a broad range of energy-intensive industries. Researchers will spend time working closely with one or more industrial sponsors, pursuing a research project based at one of our industrial supporters, or in a university environment with a close relationship with industry:
The Centre has excellent relationships with more than twenty industrial and regulatory partners.
Projects will match both the interests of the researcher and external partner.
Successful candidates will work with academics and industry partner(s) to shape the exact scope of each doctorate.
In addition to a broad range of potential projects which the Centre already has under development, candidates are welcome to approach the Centre with their own ideas for research projects, provided they are consistent with the concepts outlined above.
If you are either a UK/EU National or satisfy UK residence requirements send a CV with a covering letter to Robin Irons, Director of the Centre.
Email: [email protected].