PhD Studentships within the Centre for Future Societies
Qualification type: PhD
Funding amount: The studentships are offered on a full-time basis for three years from September 2021 (subject to satisfactory progress) and provide a bursary (currently £15,609 per annum for the academic year 2021-22), including a full tuition fee waiver for three years.
Funding for: Home students. The University particularly welcomes applications from British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.
Application closing date: 7 July 2021
Expected start: September 2021
Applications are invited by Centre for Future Societies Research for three fully funded PhD studentships at the University of Hertfordshire. These research studentships will be part of the University Alliance (UA) Doctoral Training Alliance in Future Societies.
Applications are welcome on any of the research topics set out below:
|Project title||Principle supervisor||Email address|
|The role of microRNAs in vascular calcification associated with ageing, renal and cardiovascular diseases||Dr Nima Abbasianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monitoring airborne pathogens in healthcare environments||Assoc Prof Ian Johnstonemail@example.com|
|Lab-on-a-Disc system for pathogen detection from exhaled breath||Dr Nikolay Dimovfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Disease monitoring for improved economic outlook||Assoc Prof Daniel McCluskeyemail@example.com|
|Using audible and near-ultrasonic waves for water sample composition analysis||Dr Loic Coudronfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Design and development of improved, sustainable and low-cost cementitious composites for building and construction applications||Dr Sikiru Ismailemail@example.com|
|Creating digital twin framework for future societies||Prof Ljubomir Jankovicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Transdisciplinary skills for complex problems for future societies||Dr Frances Harrisemail@example.com|
|Anthropocene geopolitics||Dr Richard Southernfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Creating alignment between future stakeholders’ interests and rights in the context of UK high-rise buildings||Dr Chamu Kuppuswamyemail@example.com|
|Dietary habits in relation to consumer awareness of climate change and environmental sustainability||Dr Rosalind Fallaizefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Impact of active commuting and green space on health and wellbeing in a post-covid society||Dr Lindsay Bottomsemail@example.com|
|Recycling mineral wastes for manufacturing high-quality sustainable concrete||Dr Antonios Kanellopoulosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Design optimization of renewable power generation system||Dr Mahmoud Chizariemail@example.com|
|Building resilience throughout the coffee supply chain||Prof Jonathan Morrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Urban heat stress and future societies in the midst of changing climate||Dr Pushp Tiwariemail@example.com|
|Preparation and characterisation of high performance nano phase change materials for a heating energy storage system in buildings||Prof Yong Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Microfluidic system employing nanoparticle-based chemical and biosensors for water monitoring||Dr Christabel Tanemail@example.com|
|Big data driven green and intelligent transport system for smart cities||Prof Yichuang Sunfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The future of shared mobility of everyday travel||Dr Maurizio Catulliemail@example.com|
|Artificial intelligence for future positive energy buildings||Dr Iosif Mporasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Further particulars on specific projects can be obtained from relevant principal supervisors on the email addresses above, to whom informal enquiries can also be addressed.
Applicants must have a UK good honours degree (First-Class Honours or Upper Second-Class Honours) in a relevant field or equivalent and additionally an appropriate Masters qualification would be beneficial.
How to apply
Applicants are required to provide the following documents:
- a completed application form
- a cover letter explaining their interest in the proposed project title and the relevance of their background to the proposed project title
- an up to date CV
- two academic references
- copies of qualification certificates and transcripts
- a copy of passport photo page
Please send completed applications to the Doctoral College at email@example.com, using the following format in the email subject line: Future Societies Research Studentships.