UCL Energy Institute


Recruitment for up to 15 2017/18 fully-funded PhD studentships opens

14 March 2017


Recruitment for up to 15 fully-funded PhD studentships for the 2017/18 academic year has opened, the London-Loughborough EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (LoLo CDT) announced today.

The London-Loughborough EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (LoLo CDT) is the premier centre for energy demand research in the built environment in the UK, bringing together two leading energy research universities, UCL and Loughborough University. LoLo is funded to train a large student cohort to address our skills shortage. Our graduates are expected to take senior roles throughout the economy.

Industrialised economies face three major energy challenges: climate change, energy affordability and security of supply. Over 40% of the UK's energy demand, and carbon emissions, is associated with buildings, yet there is much we can do to improve our built stock and how we interact with it. Energy demand and buildings is a complex socio-technical problem and must be understood better if we are deliver UK targets. However, the sector faces a skills shortage: we need more highly qualified graduates to work in government, industry, NGOs and academia.

We provide world-class PhD training, including opportunities to work with leading researchers, placements with industry and a comprehensive skills and development programme. Applicants are welcomed with good degrees from diverse backgrounds, reflecting our multidisciplinary research; previous experience of energy and buildings is not required.

Applications are now open for 2017/18.  We are offering up to 15 fully funded studentships for entry into the 2017/18 academic year. Deadline Friday 21 April 2017 (5PM GMT).

Please see the LoLo website for more information http://www.lolo.ac.uk/