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PhD Scholarship in Whole Energy Systems

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  • Full or part time
    Prof G Maidment
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The School of Engineering at London South Bank University is an ambitious and progressive centre of research strength, ranked 25th nationally for research power in the last Research Excellence Framework. We have a fabulous central London location and are looking for talented potential students interested in research to work with our academic faculty in areas of strength. We are offering a number of funded PhD scholarships below. These studentships are available to UK nationals & EU citizen’s. Those in possession of their own funding (e.g. via a non-EU government scholarship) are also welcome to apply for a place of study.


This will be a fully funded studentship for an EU/UK applicant and presents an exciting opportunity to investigate smart local energy systems in the London Borough of Islington (LBI). LBI are committed to delivering a zero carbon budget by 2030 and low carbon smart systems involving integrated district heating/ cooling, renewable energy and electrical vehicles are intrinsic parts of the system.

This project will involve the investigation of smart energy systems with LBI and across Islington using techno-economic approaches. It will involve energy system modelling using software such as EnergyPro to enable the economic optimisation of heat, power and electric transport provision. Models will be developed and validated using data collected from existing buildings/ applications as well as knowledge of future energy scenarios for heat, power and mobility. The successful candidate will work closely with the energy team in LBI and we anticipate that the results from the investigation will influence the development of a plan to deliver a zero carbon budget as well as the construction of new energy networks. We encourage those with a desire to be part of the energy revolution, an interest and knowledge in whole systems engineering, low carbon technology and an aptitude for delivery to apply.

Supervisory Team

The successful candidate will join a successful team working internationally in the area of heating and cooling ( The supervisors of this project have successfully supported many PhDs to completion. The project will have support from the energy services team at LBI, ensuring the outputs of the project are relevant and have real world impact.
Please feel free to contact Professor Graeme Maidment email:[Email Address Removed] or 07956661129 for an informal discussion and application.


This presents an exciting opportunity to work on real life systems for reducing the impact of climate change in energy production. Applications are invited from UK/EU and overseas students with an interest in sustainability and energy, with/ or expecting to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar numerate discipline to join the School of Engineering for 3 year fully funded PhD programmes for the PhD places below. Students with relevant MSc and MRes are also welcome to apply.

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Closing date for applications: 20th August 2019
PhD Start: September/October 2019

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