The UK government has launched an initiative to deploy smart meters across the country by 2020, to help consumers manage their energy use, save money and reduce CO2 emissions with the real-time information on their energy consumption. To fully explore the benefits of smart meters, the proposed project is to develop an easy-to-use and low-cost web App based IT solution for monitoring and controlling the remote on-site usage of energy, water and waste in domestic commercial buildings, including multi-tenanted properties, aiming to reduce the energy and water consumption and increase waste recyclability. The project is suitable for a PhD candidate with EEE/CS background
- Initeb Sustainability Limited
- University of Liverpool
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 120
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August