UK: PhD Research Positions in Energy and Environment

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The mitigation of
climate change effects necessitates a major transition towards an
energy system that can provide energy services through low carbon
technologies and processes. The recent award of a 4 year GBP 2.1M grant
through an EPSRC/e.on UK strategic partnership to the Universities of Bath, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Surrey, East Anglia, Leeds, Imperial College and the Policy Studies Institute will focus on researching the nature and drivers that will facilitate this transition.

Two fully funded PhD
studentships are immediately available at the University of Strathclyde
as part of this grant. These posts will involve integrated modelling
and simulation of the UK energy sector to explore and investigate
transition pathways in realising a low carbon future with particular
focus on network infrastructure. The research work will include
development of national scale energy resource flow models for bulk and
distance energy transportation, and analysis of the energy system
infrastructure at multiple transition staging points. This research
activity will support the development of feasible, low carbon energy
enabling infrastructures for the UK.


This project offers an excellent opportunity for successful
applicants to address fundamental challenges faced by the UK energy
sector and influence their solution. The successful candidates will
engage in high-priority research in the power and energy sector, and
develop the necessary skills for a career in this area.

Research Candidates
High calibre candidates are sought with a background in engineering,
science or related disciplines and a desire to contribute to
cutting-edge developments in the areas outlined above. Candidates
should possess a good first degree (1st or 2:1) or equivalent,
excellent communication and team-working skills and a high level of
initiative. Experience of modelling large scale physical systems would
also be advantageous. The student will receive a (non-taxable) stipend of 12,940 per annum for up to 36 months.

Further information can be found at
Informal enquiries on the project can be made to Dr Stuart Galloway
(s.galloway[ at ] at the University of Strathclyde.

To apply, please email your CV, which should include the contact
details of at least two academic referees, directly to Dr Galloway.


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