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UCL Energy Institute awarded EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

22 November 2013

Inaugural George Henderson Lecture

Minister for Universities and Science Rt Hon. David Willets MP today announced that the UCL Energy Institute, with partner Loughborough University, were successful in their joint rebid for EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) funding. The Centre will deliver up to 60 additional studentships over the next eight years.

The EPSRC London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand (LoLo) will inspire the leaders and innovators needed to transform the UK's buildings and energy sector. Hosted by UCL-Energy and Loughborough University, the Centre’s core focus is the energy performance of buildings- their technologies, and multiple interactions with people and the wider energy system. 

LoLo Director Professor Bob Lowe commented, “This will be key to delivering UK policies around climate change, energy security and fuel poverty. Training will consist of a highly successful Masters of Research and PhD programme, with students working in world-class research teams on real-world problems, with partners in industry, government and NGOs.”

The LoLo Centre is multidisciplinary by nature where students will benefit from an enhanced training including business and innovation training, industry mentoring and secondments.

Current UCL-Energy students welcomed the news, first year PhD student Mike Fell, based at UCL-Energy said: “It is fantastic news that the LoLo CDT rebid has been successful. As part of the CDT I draw on training and support provided through the collaboration with Loughborough University, as well as a wide range of more general events hosted by UCL Energy Institute. Moreover, being surrounded by fellow PhD students at similar stages and working in varied but related fields means there is always someone to share experiences with.”

UCL plan to offer up to 30 industry-partnered scholarships over the next five years, starting as early as September 2014. The topics will address new challenges within five themes: technology and systems, energy epidemiology, urban scale energy demand, building performance and process and unintended consequences. Students will be aligned to both partners’ interests and our major research projects to ensure they receive the best possible support for their studies.

Further information about the scholarships will be available via our website shortly. If you would like to be contacted when we have further information please complete the following form, if you encounter problems when completing the form send an email to Kate Rice, Programme Administrator (MRes) or Mae Oroszlany, Programme Administrator (PhD) UCL Energy Institute.

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