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Life cycle assessment of current and future passenger transport technologies in the UK

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

In the coming years, fossil fuelled vehicles are expected to be replaced by electric powertrain vehicles. Alongside this the power sector is changing too – moving towards renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power. As both the mobility and power sectors transition away from non-renewables there is increasing emphasis on understanding the extent to which new technologies can reduce overall environmental impact.

As the UK government aims to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, this project looks to quantify the potential current and future environmental impacts from various forms of passenger transportation: bus, car, and plane, in the UK. The project will use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate climate change and a range of other environmental impacts associated with these technologies. This research is expected to be highly multidisciplinary, allowing the candidate to get to grips with a range of transport technologies, with the results feeding into future academic research in the area as well as being very important for future policy-making.

This project is offered within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (CDT-AAPS). The centre aims to create a diverse and stimulating environment where you can deepen your knowledge in your discipline through your PhD whilst giving breath to your skills through collaborations.

Prospective students will be applying for the integrated PhD programme run by CDT-AAPS which includes a one-year MRes (full time) followed by a PhD programme. The MRes course will be conducted as a cohort with a focus on technology, team-working and research skills. On successful completion of the MRes, you will progress to a PhD programme which can be conducted on a full-time or part-time basis.

CDT-AAPS is determined to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members. The whole CDT community will come together at specific events during the calendar year, most notably the induction events, workshops and guest lectures. All new students joining the CDT will be assigned both an academic personal tutor and a student mentor. Each student will be assigned a minimum of 2 academic supervisors at the point of starting their PhD.

Funding is available for four-years (full time equivalent) for Home/EU students.

See our website to apply or for more details (go.bath.ac.uk/aaps-cdt).

Funding Notes

AAPS CDT studentships are available on a competition basis for UK and EU students for up to 4 years. Funding will cover UK/EU tuition fees as well as providing maintenance at the UKRI doctoral stipend rate (£15,009 per annum for 2019/20) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum.

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