The University of Hertfordshire has announced the launch of six PhD opportunities as part of University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance in Energy, partly funded by the European Commission.
Research opportunities will be available in a wide range of energy related topics, including rain energy harvesting, photovoltaic technologies, polymer nanocomposites for thermal energy storage systems and cement-based composites reducing the embodied energy of civil infrastructures.
The DTA3/COFUND project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801604. The funding will support researchers' training, mobility and career development and is closely aligned to the Government’s industrial strategy, enabling graduates to learn from and share their knowledge and expertise with industry.
Professor John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “We are delighted to be part of the DTA3/COFUND consortium which will allow the University to continue to compete in today’s fast-paced knowledge economy. The DTA Energy programme builds on our research strengths and industry-focused ethos.
“Participants will benefit from the University’s world-class facilities and support, and will be able to collaborate and share expertise with the wider DTA community. The research programme will be delivered in collaboration with industry and international partners to ensure that we continue to develop entrepreneurial expertise and respond to employers’ needs.”