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  Data-driven modelling of energy demands in buildings


   Cardiff School of Engineering

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  Dr M Qadrdan  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Project Summary

3.5 years full time, start date 1st October 24

Description of Project

We seek to recruit a highly motivated PhD researcher with technical ability to conduct research in the area of modelling energy demand in buildings. The candidate will contribute to an on-going research project that concerns estimating temporal and spatial energy demand (e.g. electricity, heating and cooling) in buildings in the UK under selected decarbonisation scenarios. This is a collaborative research project with several universities and industry partners in the UK.

An ideal candidate would be a resourceful team-player with an appetite for working with the industry.

 Research Environment

The successful candidate will become a member of Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply (CIREGS) at the School of Engineering. CIREGS consists of 11 academic staffs, 20 postdoctoral researchers and 30 PhD researchers. The centre’s researchers are playing leading roles in several flagship national and international research projects.

Learning and Development Opportunities

The successful candidate will benefit from a range of training courses and career development opportunities offered by Cardiff University. There is also funding available for attending national and international research conferences.

Academic Criteria

Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first-class degree or a good 2.1 (or equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related subject. 

Desirable skills: Computer programming (preferably in Python), Data analysis, Energy in buildings (e.g. heating and cooling demands in buildings).

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Contact for further information

Please contact Prof. Meysam Qadrdan ([Email Address Removed]) to informally discuss this opportunity

How to apply

Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the Cardiff University webpages (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/engineering ) including;

·        an upload of your CV

·        a personal statement/covering letter

·        two references (applicants are recommended to have a third academic referee, if the two academic referees are within the same department/school)

·        Current academic transcripts

Applicants should select Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), with a start date of October 2024

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided – feel free to add any additional research ideas relevant to the project. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding, reference MQ EDRC 23

Deadline for applications

This opportunity is open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Computer Science (8) Engineering (12)

Funding Notes

Tuition fees at the home/EU rate (£4,780 in 2023/4) and an annual stipend equivalent to current Research Council rates (£18,396 stipend for academic year 2023/4), plus support for travel/conferences/consumables. Overseas applicants would need to cover the difference in fees.
To be eligible for a full award a Student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the Studentship.

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