Fully-funded PhD studentship in Low Carbon Building Group, Oxford Brookes University

We are pleased to announce a fully-funded full-time PhD studentship on reducing the energy performance gap in housing, based in the Low Carbon Building Research Group, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development and the School of Architecture in Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK).

The studentship is 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.

PhD studentship on Reducing the Energy Performance Gap in Housing: 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/AWF191/phd-studentship-on-reducing-the-energy-performance-gap-in-housing/

We are looking to recruit an exceptional candidate of the highest quality who is capable of submitting PhD theses within 3 years.

The closing date is 20 January 2017.  Successful candidates will start in April 2017.

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 a portfolio of EPSRC and EU Horizon 2020 funded research projects, the group has won exciting research projects in building performance focussing on indoor environmental conditions and productivity in work spaces (Whole life performance plus); management of housing performance information (HAPI) and guaranteeing energy performance in new homes (I-life).

 Further information about the LCB group is available here: http://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/resources/lcbg-bpe-booklet-2015.pdfhttp://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/resources/LowCarbonBGv4.pdf; http://architecture.brookes.ac.uk/research/lowcarbonbuilding/

Recently LCB Group’s research project on community energy and smart storage won two prestigious Energy Awards 2016 (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/news/energy-saving-community-project-wins-prestigious-energy-awards/), while the group’s research project on  performance evaluation of an innovative, low energy and in-situ refurbishment historic town council building was short-listed for the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2016 (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/About-Brookes/News/Academics-shortlisted-for-prestigious-RIBA-research-award/).