UCL Energy Institute


UCL Energy Institute awarded third successive EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

4 February 2019

Science and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore announced today that the UCL Energy Institute and partner Loughborough University were successful in their new joint bid for an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) funding.

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The new EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) will train at least 68 PhD graduates to understand the systemic, radical, multi- and inter-disciplinary challenges we face, and equip them with the leadership credentials to effect change. 

We are excited to have the opportunity to train more bright students to be future leaders in decarbonisation and resilience of the built environment 

Dr Jenny Crawley LoLo-ERBE Academic Manager 

Students will be immersed in world-leading research environments at UCL and Loughborough University, collaborating with the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ireland. They will work with partners in industry, government and NGOs to deliver insights that are directly relevant to the challenges this sector faces. ERBE students will attain a depth of understanding only possible as cohorts work and learn together.

The ERBE Centre for doctoral training mirrors the ground-breaking ethos of the UCL Energy Institute: to understand and analyse energy demand in a multidisciplinary framing, and embed buildings into the wider energy system.

Professor Neil Strachan, Director, UCL Energy Institute ​​​​​​ 

ERBE Director Professor Bob Lowe confirmed that the EPSRC Centre in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) will be an opportunity to train talented and enthusiastic students in the research and workplace skills needed to take leading roles in the transformation of UK and Irish energy systems.

Students will undertake ambitious research projects supported by leading researchers within the UCL Energy Institute, the UCL Institute for Environmental Design Engineering, Loughborough’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering and the Republic of Ireland’s top energy research centre, MaREI.  

One of the key features of ERBE is the collaborations we are building with industry and government. These will bring new insights and opportunities to address relevant and high impact issues; I am looking forward to getting started.

Associate Professor Dr Cliff Elwell – ERBE Deputy Director 

Further information about the scholarships will be available via our website and Twitter shortly. If you would like to be contacted when we have further information, please join the UCL Energy Mailing List

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