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Environmental Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Reading

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  SCENARIO - Soil microbial carbon metabolism for climate positive soils
  Dr E J Shaw, Dr M Redmile-Gordon, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Soils are essential to human well-being because they perform multiple functions that underpin the provision of ecosystem services that sustain life and regulate climate.
  SCENARIO - Enhancing forecasting flood inundation mapping through data assimilation
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof S L Dance, Dr D Mason
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Flooding is major risk for lives and livelihoods around the world. In Europe alone, the annual cost due to flood damage is expected to rise to 100 billion EUR by the year 2080, due to a combination of climate change and socio-economic growth.
  SCENARIO - A multi-scale modelling approach to bring urban climate and weather into built environment
  Dr Z Luo, Prof S Grimmond
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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With rapid global urbanization, more than 50% population now live in cities, and it will be projected to be 70% by 2050. Our living environment is exposed to overheating risk due to the combination of climate extreme, i.e., heatwave and urban heat island.
  SCENARIO - Love isn’t in the air: Assessing how air pollution interrupts insect sex pheromone signalling
  Dr R Girling
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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As humans, the dominant sense with which we perceive the world is vision, in contrast many insects rely upon odours to perceive and interact with their environment.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  Optimum architecture and built environmental design for autistic school
  Dr Z Luo, Dr T Tavassoli
Applications accepted all year round

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Autistic children are defined as a special group of children with a variety of developmental disorders consisted in their emotion, language ability, consciousness, style of thinking, movement and also daily behaviours.
  Urban Tree for Cooling Cities
  Prof L Shao
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to gain new and in-depth understanding of urban tree – built environment interactions. It will be carried out in the context of prevention of summer overheating and creation of comfortable outdoor and indoor living environments for city dwellers.
  Control of Smart Grid Systems to Address the Energy Trilemma
  Dr B Potter
Applications accepted all year round

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Ensuring a secure and affordable supply of electrical energy, whilst also reducing emissions, is a key challenge faced by governments all over the world.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation in order for green-blue infrastructure planting schemes to be more reliably sustained
  Dr K Hyde, Dr D Perrotti
Applications accepted all year round

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Communities with existing urban water infrastructure face barriers to engagement between the urban community and the urban water environment; for example in the case of streams culverted underneath districts or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that seem to have no social role or function.
  A pressure governing approach for modelling of variable flow systems in Building Performance Simulation (BPS) tools
  Dr M Shahrestani, Dr S Smith, Assoc Prof E A Essah
Applications accepted all year round

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Heating and cooling distribution systems are the most common parts of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems, which account for a significant portion of energy used in HVAC&R systems.
  Architectural Atmospheres: Tools, Methods and Design Processes - what agents and processes are brought into play to make the notion of atmosphere operational in defining new tools and design methodologies
  Dr I Wieczorek, Prof F B Samuel
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD is open to those who wish to explore and promote the sensory dimension of the built environment and, particularly, to evaluate and critically reflect on the notion of ambiance/atmosphere (as a spatial phenomenon) and its importance for the design of lived space, and thus, its implications for architectural production.
  Sustainable construction: Enhancing earth brick strength and durability through interdisciplinary analyses and biomimicry
  Dr M Vahdati, Prof I M Jones, Dr W Matthews, Dr T Lees
Applications accepted all year round

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This multidisciplinary project spanning built environment engineering, archaeology and biological sciences is concerned with a novel sustainable technique for enhancing the strength and durability of unfired earth bricks.
  Low energy domestic buildings: the impact of mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) systems
  Assoc Prof E A Essah, Dr M Shahrestani, Dr S Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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To date the majority of studies using low energy buildings for experimental measurements have looked at the buildings energy conservation and the reduction of energy use.
  Climatic responsive heating and cooling for indoor thermal environments
  Dr R Yao
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change and regional climates significantly impact on energy consumption of heating and cooling for achieving thermal comfort.
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