Fully-funded PhD Studentships in Low Carbon Building Group – Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University have two more fully-funded full-time PhD studentships in the Low Carbon Building Research Group, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development and the School of Architecture.

Both studentships are open to UK, EU and International students. The successful applicant will receive an annual bursary of £11,000/year for three years and the fees will be paid by the University.

The OISD Low Carbon Building Group (LCBG) has a strong international reputation in the field of carbon counting (RIBA award-winning DECoRuM model), building performance evaluation, climate change adaptation of buildings and neighbourhoods, and low carbon communities. Besides ongoing ESRC/EPSRC funded research projects, the group has recently been awarded large research grants from EU Horizon 2020 programme, Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. (See:  http://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/resources/LowCarbonBGv4.pdf and  http://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/resources/lcbg-bpe-booklet-2015.pdf/).

1.      Bicester Eco-town PhD studentship (closing date: 8 February 2016)

·        The doctoral research study will be designed to address the overarching question: How effective is an exemplar development in meeting the design expectations of an eco-town and aspirations of one planet community?

·        For further information about PhD studentship and application pack, please see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMR628/bicester-eco-town-phd-studentship/

2.      Energy Performance Gap PhD studentship (closing date: 22 February 2016)

·        The doctoral research study will be designed to understand, evaluate and minimize the effect of the energy performance gap on actual housing performance, both from a technical, and occupants’ perspective.

·        For further information about the PhD studentship and the application pack, please see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW603/three-year-full-time-funded-phd-studentship-energy-performance-gap/ 

The University are looking to recruit exceptional candidates of the highest quality who are capable of submitting PhD theses within 3 years.

Successful candidates will start in April 2016.