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Three PhD Studentship at University of Sheffield, UK: Energy and Environment

The University´s interdisciplinary Energy and Environment theme addresses the international scientific consensus of rapid and globally damaging environmental change driven by natural resource demand and greenhouse gas emissions. This network forms one strand of our commitment to address the imperative to adapt the way humans capture and utilise energy, manage waste, do business and govern themselves to mitigate and manage the impacts of environmental change. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) of CO2 underground is now recognised as a major tool we have for tackling environmental climate change in the short to medium term. The Deep Carbon network will focus on this by building new physics technologies using muon particle detection, needed to monitor what happens to the carbon placed underground, on new geo-physical and engineering models for CO2 storage, needed to optimise selection of suitable deep sites, and new international governance structures, required to underpin legal aspects of safe carbon storage. Award details: A network of three PhD scholarships, one each in Physics, Engineering and Law, is being funded by the University for 3 years, providing a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£13,590 in 2011-12), UK/EU fees and a research training grant of £1,000 p.a.

  • Academic requirements – applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.
  • Allowed study options – applicants should be registering on their first year of study with the University for 2011-12 on one of the selected PhD projects listed below.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application