|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£16,500 per annum|
|Placed On:||20th July 2018|
|Closes:||13th September 2018|
Reference number: LoLoCDT18/03
Start date of studentship: 24/9/18
Closing date of advert: 13/9/18
Primary supervisor: Dr Robert McLeod
Secondary supervisor: Prof. Kevin Lomas
There is very limited, credible data about the impact of night-time temperatures on sleep quality. This project will, through field studies, seek to understand how temperature affects sleep and the way people adapt to elevated temperatures. This research will critically reassess existing night-time overheating criteria and contribute to an improved understanding how excess heat impacts sleep quality and human health. The outcomes of this research are aimed at developing improved guidelines for assessing overheating risks in bedrooms, and their incorporation into predictive models.
This research will generate in depth knowledge and the skills needed to address an important facet of one of the most pressing issues currently facing the built environment. The skills developed are also highly transferable and can be used to further the applicants career in a variety of fields including building performance modelling, data analytics and decision science.
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
School/Dept accolade: We have been ranked 2nd in the UK for Building, and 10th in the UK for Civil Engineering (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
Full Project Detail: (see above)
Find out more: http://www.lolo.ac.uk/
We are seeking applicants with good degrees (min 2:1) in computer science or data science, or strongly quantitative degrees with a substantial component of data analysis and programming. Previous experience in, or knowledge of, the energy system is preferable but not required.
The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualities:
This is a 4-year EPSRC funded studentship with the London - Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand based at Loughborough University. The studentship will cover home fees and a tax-free stipend of approx. £16,500 per year for eligible applicants for four years (start date September 2018), along with a substantial budget for research, travel, and centre activities. Applicants should meet the EPSRC eligibility criteria.
Name: Mrs Lisa Grieve, Administrator LoLo CDT, Loughborough
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 01509 228540
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lolo.ac.uk/join-us/how-and-when-to-apply/
Please quote reference number: LoLoCDT18/03
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