The project aims to accelerate on the path to sustainable bioenergy and play an important and constructive role in achieving the UN SDGs by incorporating in the biofuels value chain carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CUS) techniques promoting the decarbonisation of the EU economy in accordance to European Green Deal goals. A wide spectrum of biogenic gases CUS technologies will be validated. The proposed research aims at the evaluation of the technical, economic, environmental sustainability of the project solutions and services. The research will focus on the sustainability assessment, emphasizing the CO2 footprint, cost-efficiency, and scalability.
This PhD project is on the Life Cycle Assessment, Tecno-economic assessment and prospective assessment of the biogenic gases CUS technologies. The student will develop and apply a prospective carbon footprint approach to explore long-term environmental benefits and impacts of the target technologies.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals for EU funded full time PhD studentship with skills, knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the specialist areas listed below:
· Environmental Engineering
· Chemical Engineering
· Process Engineering
SKILLS, BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
· Experience on Life Cycle Assessment
· Process and environmental engineering
· Water and wastewater treatment
The successful applicants will join the Environmental Engineering Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Please contact Professor Evina Katsou ([Email Address Removed]) for an informal discussion about the studentships.
Applicants will have or expected to receive a first degree at 2:1 (65%) or above in areas such as: Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Process Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Environmental Sciences. An MSc degree is an advantage but not essential. Previous industrial experience and/or national or international scientific awards will also be advantageous.
The studentships are for a period of 3 years and successful applicants from the UK/EU will receive an annual stipend (tax free) of £19668 plus payment of their full time Home/EU tuition fees.
How to Apply
Please submit your application documents (see list below) in one PDF file by 1st of F February 2023
to: Professor Evina Katsou at [Email Address Removed]
and [Email Address Removed]
· Your up-to-date CV;
- Your personal statement (300 to 500 words) summarising your background, skills and experience setting out why you are interested in undertaking this project;
· Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
· Evidence of your English language skills to IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent, 6.0 in all sections), if appropriate;
· Contact details for TWO referees, one of which can be an academic member of staff in the College.
Remember to state the title of the project at the top of your personal statement.