Applications are invited for up to four PhD studentships as part of the Energy Research Challenge at Loughborough University.
The Energy Research Challenge supports cross-disciplinary work across the energy research landscape. Energy is a field in which Loughborough has a substantial volume of activity and is internationally renowned. The building energy systems research will benefit from substantial capital investment through the Energy Research Accelerator, a government-funded initiative by six leading Midlands universities. Up to four PhD studentships are offered that will capitalise on this opportunity.
Applications are particularly welcome in the following areas: Assessing the Performance of Domestic Heating Systems with Energy Storage, Urban Energy Systems Modelling, and Advanced Façade Technologies for New Build and Retrofit.
Applicants must have a background in building physics or a related science or engineering discipline with relevant modelling and/or measurement expertise. A minimum upper second class degree or equivalent at undergraduate level and preferably a Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline is expected.
The studentship is open to UK/EU students only, and provides a tax-free stipend of £14,057 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for a period of three years. Non-UK applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements, details of which are available here.
Informal enquiries about the studentships should be made, in the first instance, to the Energy Research Challenge Manager, (Dr Kelly Manders). Applications must be made online here.
Please quote the following reference when applying: GSRC2015/EB
Deadline for applications: Friday 26 February 2016. Interviews will be in the week beginning 29 February for a start by 1 April 2016.