About Energy 2050

Energy 2050 is one of the UK’s largest energy research institutes. Based at the University of Sheffield, it has over 120 academics and more than 250 PhD students undertaking energy research and innovation.

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PhD Opportunities

Energy 2050 is committed to developing world-leading activity in energy research and we host a vibrant international community of more than 250 students undertaking energy PhDs.

Below is a list of current funded projects, for more information on other PhD opportunities see 'study with us'

Current recruiting:

PhD Scholarship: Creating Negative Emissions Through Direct Air Capture and Carbon Mineralisation – Fully-funded PhD Scholarship

This PhD project will focus on pioneering research into solvent based Direct Air Carbon Capture and Carbon mineralisation. An experimentally-based study, it will also study the complete environmental impact and carbon-saving of these technologies

Power Generation in rural communities – Fully funded PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited for a competitive fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in 2018. The studentship will support a highly motivated researcher to undertake cutting-edge research on power generation in rural communities.

PhD Scholarship: Developing advanced models for future power generation technologies

Applications are invited for a competitive fully-funded PhD Studentship starting 2018. The exact topic of the research will be tailored to the strengths of the candidate and the relevance to ongoing research within the Energy Engineering group.

PhD Scholarship: Deposition prevention for future power stations – an international collaboration with USA

The project will be built on existing research, which has previously been carried out for many years by the Sheffield team, with the measurement data from the national PACT facilities and in collaboration with Electric Power Research Institute in the

PhD Scholarship: Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation

The studentship will support a highly motivated researcher to undertake this cutting edge research for future energy and power generation technologies. The successful applicants will receive appropriate training to work at the forefront of research.

A Societal Index Model for the Assessment of the Safety, Operability and Resilience level of Regional Mini Energy Grid

The project is aimed at developing an open expert system for the end user and also for the developer to carry out the risk analysis involved in systems utilizing upcoming new energy technologies.