Power networks for the future of aviation and shipping
Aviation and shipping are currently lagging behind other transport sectors in efforts to decarbonise, with both expected grow further and substantial technical and political barriers to their decarbonisation (see Bows et al 2015). However, there are opportunities to reduce their fossil fuel use whilst in ports and airports through connection to decarbonised power networks, with potential co-benefits in terms of local air quality. From Heathrow to Hong Kong, these opportunities are as yet poorly characterised and restricted by existing geographically specific infrastructure. This project will characterise the scale of emission reduction potential and implications for power network planning and management through case studies of technologies and sites.
Funding covers tuition fees and annual maintenance payments of £17,500. Students with a first class/2.1 degree (or equivalent) with a background in engineering and physical sciences and Humanities, are encouraged to apply.
UK / EU eligible candidates only (EU residents who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years)
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a candidate is selected; therefore candidates are encouraged to apply early.