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  Energy Demand Reduction


   Faculty of Environment

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  Prof G Marsden, Dr K J Pangbourne, Prof J Barrett, Prof P Taylor  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The University is delighted to announce a major investment in supporting our world leading research on Energy Demand reduction. As part of its commitment to the UKRI funded Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC), three PhD studentships, for 3.5 years of study are being advertised to contribute to our programme of research.

The EDRC is a five year centre running to 2028 which undertakes research for an affordable and secure low energy future. Our interdisciplinary research programme identifies evidence-based energy demand reductions for a sustainable and more equitable future. The University of Leeds is a major partner in the Centre, leading three of the five research themes on Futures, Place and Governance.

Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of the centre, we welcome applicants with a wide range of academic backgrounds including social sciences, engineering and natural sciences who have a passion for understanding how to accelerate the transition towards a zero carbon economy through enabling a profound reduction in energy demand. Several potential PhD topics are set out on the project listing on the University of Leeds website, but these should be seen to be indicative and applicants are encouraged to bring forward their own ideas for topics which relate to the research themes listed above (see https://www.edrc.ac.uk/research/). 

The PhD supervision teams will be led by the Co-Investigators on the EDRC project (John BarrettGreg MarsdenKate Pangbourne and Peter Taylor) as appropriate as part of a dual supervision model operating at Leeds. We welcome applications from prospective students who have their own funding but would be interested in affiliating with the EDRC programme.

It is expected that the PhD students will play an active role in the whole Centre and will develop their research skills and interests both at Leeds and through EDRC.

For more information regarding indicative PhD topics and entry requirements, please see the project listing on the University of Leeds website.

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the University's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the research degree you wish to be considered for is Energy Demand Reduction as well as Professor Greg Marsden as your proposed supervisor.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Economics (10) Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17) Politics & Government (30) Sociology (32)

Funding Notes

As part of its commitment to the UKRI funded Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC – www.edrc.ac.uk) three PhD studentships are being advertised to contribute to our programme of research.
The project is fully funded a with maintenance loan that matches UKRI maintenance stipend each year.

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