Eco-Innovative PhDs at The University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory has a number of PhD opportunities across a wide range of subjects

The Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moore’s University and Lancaster University to create innovative low carbon goods, processes and services developed through collaborative R&D partnerships between local companies in the Liverpool City Region and local universities.

The Centre has up to 20 PhD vacancies available at the University of Liverpool across a wide variety of subjects. All of our PhDs are collaborations with local companies, researching ‘real-life’ solutions for industry with a focus on reducing green-house gas emissions through innovative solutions. This will give you a strong advantage in entering a competitive jobs market in both the academic and commercial sectors.

By joining the centre you will receive a £15,000 tax free stipend per year, with your post-graduate tuition fees paid (at UK/EU rate). The Centre is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Please visit for more information on the centre.

Current PhD vacancies are:

School of Engineering

Maximising the utilisation of powder for Metal Additive Manufacturing – LPW Technology Limited

Creating real value from aluminium waste – Ultromex Limited

School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science

Reducing the carbon footprint for remote sampling of environmental samples – Labmotive Ltd

Big Data of pedestrian movement for Smart Cities – Red Ninja Ltd

Design of an automated control system to reduce the carbon footprint of laboratories – Csols Ltd

Development of a portable mass spectrometer for accurate carbon isotope measurement – Q-Technologies

Institute of Integrative Biology

Applying open source methodologies to optimise temperate aquaponic food production with a combination of laboratory and crowd-sourced data – Farm Urban Ltd

The potential of protein binders as agents for the release of pheromones – International Pheromone Systems

School of Architecture

High growth model to accelerate Passivhaus insulation in buildings – 3rd Way Commonwealth

School of Environmental Sciences

Monitoring changes in beach morphology: Coastal Analytics for enhancing resilience to climate change – Marlan Maritime Technologies

Coastal response to extreme storms: the role of infragravity waves – Coastal Engineering

Management School

Laboratory simulation application for a reduced carbon footprint – Dendrite Ltd

Sustainable and lean furniture manufacturing processes through green value stream maps – Halliday

Department of Chemistry

Chlorine Dioxide Innovations – Feedwater Ltd

Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease

Development of next generation antibiofilm and anti-biofouling technologies – 5D Health Protection Group

Further information and the application process for all the above PhD opportunities can be found at the below link or emailing