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PhD Positions – Renewable Energy

ReNU is recruiting for PhD Position in Renewable Energy in collaboration with Northumbria University, Newcastle University and Durham University

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 31 Jan 2021
  • United Kingdom | EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities
  • Date posted: 01 Oct 2020
  • Job type: Academic: PhD/MSc
  • Disciplines: Energy & renewables | Engineering & instrumentation

ReNU is an added-value doctoral training programme that will create the next generation of specialists in small-scale renewable and sustainable distributed energy applications.

Over the next decade, our demand for electricity will soar driven by new applications in transportation, healthcare, consumer products and the built environment. In order to meet this demand sustainably and place the United Kingdom in a leading position, highly skilled doctoral graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines are needed.

Why do a PhD at ReNU?

ReNU is a collaboration between Northumbria University, Newcastle University and Durham University with each student formally enrolled at one of these institutions throughout their project. The unique co-location of this expertise in the North East of England will allow you to access a wide range of high quality research equipment and excellent supervision.

Training at ReNU is no ordinary PhD because achieving net zero carbon emissions extends well beyond any single technology. In addition to working on a research project at the frontiers of science and engineering, you will also benefit from valuable additional training in business and innovation, energy policy and internationalization.

How do I apply?

ReNU will formally open recruitment for PhD places to begin in October 2021 at the end of November 2020 and projects will be available on

If you are interested in applying, you should have or expect to obtain at least an upper second-class degree in physics, chemistry, engineering or mathematics or an equivalent subject area. ReNU welcomes applications from a wide range of backgrounds and ethnicity. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity then please contact Professor Neil Beattie by e-mail on


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