SFI and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment

The ERBE CDT brings together world-leading academics from established energy research centres at MaREI, Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL).

The CDT will train the future innovators and leaders capable of driving the future energy transformation. Students are trained through a programme of taught courses and PhD research hosted by the leading energy research groups in the UK and Ireland.

The training is led by world-leaders in their field and spans the technical, social and economic aspects of energy in the built environment, including: new and renewable energy systems; energy storage; smart controls; data analytics; socio-technical systems; people-centred design; human behaviour and energy economics.

It aims to promote excellence in research through the training of cohorts of doctoral students and the fostering of collaboration between UK and Ireland based researchers.

ERBE Ph.D. Opportunity:

FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.

Applications are now closed. 

Fully funded SFI Ph.D. Scholarship with Professor Hannah Daly (University College, Cork)

Co-Supervised by Dr. Steve Pye, University College London

PhD. Title: Achieving universal access to clean fuels and technologies within households: synergies and trade-offs with climate action goals

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual to join our team and contribute to our cutting-edge research in energy systems decarbonisation and the Sustainable Development Goals. As a MaREI Ph.D. candidate, you will have the opportunity to conduct independent research, collaborate with our team of experts, and publish your findings in top-tier journals. This opportunity offers full funding for Ph.D. fees at University College Cork for 4 years, a tax-free stipend of €18,500 per year, and a generous allowance for travel expenses. Application details on the link below: 

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ERBE Colloquium

Our Annual Colloquium took place in University College London on November 10th and opened with presentations on the CDT highlights from the year from Professor Robert Lowe, Director of LoLo & ERBE CDTs at UCL, Professor Kevin Lomas, Director of LoLo & ERBE CDTs at Loughborough University, and Dr. Dominic O’Sullivan, Acting MaREI Director.
This was followed by Final Year Student Presentations and Poster Sessions on the 3 themes for the meeting,
MaREI student Karla Santos won Best Poster Award in her category for her poster entitled “Societal Engagement methods focusing on improving the resilience of low-income households” Congratulations, Karla!
Keynote Speaker Chris Stark: Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee then gave a fascinating presentation. Chris discussed his role in leading the committee’s work to recommend a “Net Zero” Target for the UK, the world’s first legislated Net Zero Target.
Well done to all our ERBE Students who presented their posters and thanks to UCL for hosting our Colloquium, looking forward to next year already.

The ERBE CDT is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).