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PhD Scholarships in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS)

PhD Scholarships in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS)

Fully funded PhD scholarships are now available in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot Watt University. The School undertakes high quality, high impact research, addressing both local and global challenges, in a range of diverse disciplines. In the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) of 2014, 90% of our overall research activity in General Engineering and 70% of our overall research activity in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning was confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

The School is organised around six Institutes and we are delighted to announce the availability of a number of opportunities for strong candidates to study towards a PhD in each Institute:-

  • Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE)
  • Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (ILES)
  • Institute of Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)
  • Institute for Social Policy, Housing, and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE)
  • Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE)
  • The Urban Institute (TUI)

Please see the School's website for full details of the projects that are available in each Institute and for information on how to apply.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent). Additional criteria may apply so please check the specific project details before applying. Scholarships will be awarded by competitive merit, taking into account the academic ability of the applicant.

Timetable

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st February 2019. Applications will be reviewed throughout March and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2019. Applicants MUST be available to start the course of study in October 2019.

Further Information

Please contact the School’s Postgraduate Research team at [email protected]

Projects

A Novel Joint for Mitigating Fire-Induced Progressive Collapse in Steel BuildingsDetails
Developing a Hybrid System of Data-centric Approaches for Energy Demand AnalyticsDetails
Developing Community Energy Performance Assessments Through SimulationDetails
Development and Evolution of the West Greenland Passive Continental MarginDetails
DL-Assisted Interpretation and Upscaling of Petrophysical Properties in Carbonate RocksDetails
Engaging Fishers to Understand and Conserve Sawfish in QueenslandDetails
Enhancing Construction Health and Safety Through Effective Weather WarningDetails
Evaluating Historic Masonry Materials Deterioration within a Context of Climate Change Prediction Models and Building Resilience Risk AnalysisDetails
Exploring the Links Between Memories, Heritage and Sense of Place Amongst Older Adults Using Visual and Creative MethodsDetails
Fast Algorithms for Cluster Dynamics in Multi-phase Flow Pore-networksDetails
Forecasting for Reservoir Management sing a Machine Learning Implementation of Well2seisDetails
Geological Realism in Seismic Stratigraphy Integration into Reservoir Property Prediction with Multiple-Point GeostatisticsDetails
Graphene modified Bitumen: Impact of Graphene Nano Particle on the Rheological and Engineering Properties of Bituminous MixtureDetails
Interaction of Floating Wind Energy System with Wind and Wave at Multiple DirectionsDetails
Interplays of Compressible Gas, Liquid Phase and Organic Pore Surfaces in Shale Pores, and their Impacts on Shale Gas Production: a Pore-scale Modelling StudyDetails
Marine Spatial Planning at the Crossroads - Updating Policy and Practice for the Blue Economy at the RegionsDetails
Microbial Drivers of Coralline Algae Ecosystem FunctionDetails
Modelling Ground Borne Vibrations Using Efficient Finite ElementsDetails
Modelling of Carbon Cycling in a Coastal SystemDetails
Optimal Water Distribution Network Design with Nature Inspired Computing (NIC)Details
Optimisation of Essential Habitat in Sustainable Fishery ManagementDetails
Photovoltaic Characterisation and Degradation due to SoilingDetails
Precipitation and Deposition of Diamondoids in Production SystemsDetails
Risk based analysis of biofouling Impact on Submerged Infrastructure at High-energy Marine Sites in the Northern PeripheryDetails
Surface-based Modelling of Tensorial Fluid Flow in Fractured Systems – Application to Modelling Subsurface Energy from Petroleum and Geothermal ResourcesDetails
Sustainable Drainage System Design & PerformanceDetails
The Coexistence of Aquaculture and Inshore Fisheries in Scotland: An Ecotoxicological Approach to Establish Potential ContaminationDetails
The Effects of Fluid Flow on the Transport Properties of Faults in Enhanced Geothermal SystemsDetails
The Impact of Positive Soundscapes in Indoor Built EnvironmentsDetails
The Transition to Secondary School for Young People from Economically Disadvantaged BackgroundsDetails
Using Outrigger Systems from Steel Plates in Tall Reinforced Concrete BuildingsDetails

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