UCL Energy Institute


Recruitment Open: 4-year PhD Studentships – Five Projects Now Live

8 April 2022

As part of the Energy Resilience and the Built Environment Centre for Doctoral Training (ERBE CDT), the UCL Energy Institute and Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering are seeking applications for five fully funded studentships.

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Planning to meet the resilience requirements of a mid-Century, net-zero UK energy system: direct and indirect role of the UK and Irish buildings sectors – more info here

Physics-informed Machine Learning Modelling for Multi-scale Building Energy Systems with Enhanced Accuracy and Interpretability – more info here

Smart Buildings Design and Digital Engineering – more info here

Dynamic Holistic Life Cycle Assessment: Integrating Embodied and Operational Carbon, Energy, Water and wider ecosystem impacts – more info here

Demand profiles and flexibility insights from smart meter data – more info here


The studentships will cover UK course fees and an enhanced tax-free stipend of approx. £19,000 per year for 4 years along with a substantial budget for research, travel, and centre activities.


ERBE CDT has very limited funding for applicants requiring coverage of overseas fees. We advise all interested applicants to be familiar with the changes to EU and International Eligibility for EPSRC/UKRI funded studentships


A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential. Exceptionally: where applicants have other suitable research or professional experience, they may be admitted without a Master’s degree; or where applicants have a lower second-class UK Honours Bachelor’s degree (2:2) (or equivalent) they must possess a relevant Master’s degree to be admitted.

Applicants must also meet the minimum language requirements of UCL

Applicants should be familiar with the changes to EU and International Eligibility for UKRI funded studentships.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 8th May 2022 @ 23:59 (UK time)
Interviews week commencing: TBC

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