I would like to draw attention to the above three-year PhD project, which is a fully-funded PhD studentship in the School of Engineering in Aberdeen. As outlined in the advert, the project is intended to build on previous work in this area by exploiting existing modelling frameworks and datasets. There are three main lines of enquiry, whereby there is flexibility in the exact focus depending on the candidates interests and expertise: modelling perspective, energy infrastructure and demand sectors. The objective is to develop and apply an open-source modelling framework is validated in the context of several case studies. The annual stipend is approximately £15,285 plus payment of full-time home tuitions fees for UK/EU students. The deadline for applications is 5th July.
Some context for the position: my name does not appear on the advert due to the timing of the posting, but I will be the main supervisor. I am one of several new staff across the University in Aberdeen who will be aiming to strengthen the profile of Energy Transition in the city and region, both in on- and (obviously) offshore. This is against the background of large investments from regional and national governments, alongside the University, into building research capacity in this field, which is the top priority on the University’s 2040 plan. The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) have already recently been established and there are similar plans for a Centre of Energy Transition, e.g. see here and here.
About the location: the University is the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world, was awarded Scottish University of the year in 2019 and the city is has been claimed to be the best place to live and work in Scotland. In the 2021 Complete University Guide, the School of Engineering has four out of five ranked programmes either in the first or the second quartile and two disciplines are in the top 10 in the UK.
For questions about the position I remain at your disposal, please circulate to colleagues who may be interested.
Thanks and best regards
Chair in Energy Transition
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen