Jobs and Opportunities

Call for abstracts – Transforming Foundation Industries Conference Program

Opportunity type: Abstract call
Organisation: KTN, Network + and TFI Hub
Location: –
Application Deadline: Various
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The three Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) support bodies (KTN, Network + and TFI Hub) are jointly organising three conferences to find solution providers to the challenges of the Foundation Industries (FI). This coincides with the TFI Challenge launching its DEMO Competition where FI’s will be looking for solutions to address their problems.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited for the following 3 conferences:

  • Resource Efficiency (waste utilisation, symbiosis, design for Circular Economy) – 6th October – Hosted by TFI Hub TransFIRe
  • Sensors, Controls and Digitalisation – 18th October – 13:00-16:00 – Hosted by TFI Network +
  • Energy Efficiency (process efficiency, heat recovery) – 25th October – 0930-1230hrs – hosted by KTN
Please send your 250 word (max.) abstracts by email to Neelam Mughal (neelam.mughal@ktn-uk.org) by 3rd September clearly stating for which of the 3 conferences it is for. You will be notified if your abstract has been successful the week after.

Request for Interview – Research into Opportunities in the Carbon Capture and Storage Sector

Opportunity type: Research participation
Organisation: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), Sheffield Hallam University
Location: –
Application Deadline: –
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The Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University, in partnership with the University of Sheffield, is currently conducting research on behalf of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. They are looking to speak to any organisations working on CCS projects in the UK to understand the employment and skills opportunities that may arise from this sector. This is to help inform local plans and investment decisions to be made by the combined authority.

Participation in the research would involve a research interview of around 45 minutes, which can be conducted remotely either by phone or video call. If interested, more information is available regarding the aims and background to the research, please contact Dr Phil Northall at p.northall@shu.ac.uk or on 07917 035 685.

Funding Call – Resource Efficiency, Recovery and Circular Economy

Opportunity type: Funding call
Organisation: TFI+
Location: –
Application Deadline: 1st October 2021
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TFI Network+ invites proposals for short projects on the theme resources efficiency, recovery and circular economy within the Foundation Industries. Applications are open to members only, and anyone can become a member by visiting the TFI Network+ website.

Full eligibility criteria and application process is available online https://tfinetworkplus.org/tfi-network-small-project-funding-resource-efficiency-recovery-and-circular-economy/

PhD – Creating Negative Emissions Through Direct Air Capture and Carbon Mineralisation (Fully Funded PhD Scholarship)

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Location: University of Sheffield
Application Deadline: –
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This PhD project will focus on pioneering research into solvent based Direct Air Carbon Capture and Carbon mineralisation. It will be an experimentally based study and will also study the complete environmental impact and carbon saving of these technologies though Life Cycle Assessment.

Click here for more information about the project (links through to project page on FindAPhD website)

Academics: Dr Abby Samson, Prof Jonathan Gibbins, Prof M Pourkashanian

Contact for enquires: Prof Derek Ingham, 0114 21 57215 or

PhD – Understanding the Technological and Economic Drivers of the Development of CCUS Clusters in the United Kingdom

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Location: University of Sheffield
Application Deadline: –
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This project will seek to develop a novel approach to understand the design and evolution of CCUS clusters in the UK. The design of the required transportation system requires a detailed cost benefit analysis and optimisation of the cluster CO2 transportation network over long time scales, minimising the total costs for CO2 transport and storage, whilst considering potential capacity expansion or contraction over time.

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Supervisors: Dr Solomon Brown (University of Sheffield), Dr Maria Gil-Molto (University of Sheffield)

Contact for enquires: Dr Solomon Brown, s.f.brown@sheffield.ac.uk

How to Apply

Please see this link for information on how to apply: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cbe/postgraduate/phd/how-apply. Please include the name of your proposed supervisor and the title of the PhD project within your application.

PhD – Geochemical modelling of CO2 transport and sequestration in spent in-situ combustion oilfields

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project (links through to the  School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Research vacancies and studentships page)

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

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PhD – Predicting CO2 permeation through shale rocks

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: –
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Click here for information about the project

Supervisors: Professor Sean Rigby (University of Nottingham), Professor Joe Wood (University of Birmingham)

Contact details: Please contact the main supervisor for the project you are interested in.

Professor Sean Rigby
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD

Email: sean.rigby@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078

Professor Joe Wood
School of Chemical Engineering
EDGBASTON
B15 2TT

Email: J.Wood@bham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5295

How to Apply

NOTTINGHAM Nottingham online application portal

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available

PhD – The influence of subsurface microbiology on geoenergy systems

Opportunity type: Postgraduate research
Organisation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (GeoNetZero CDT)
Location: University of Exeter
Application Deadline: –
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Supervisors: Dr Laura Newsome, Dr Rich Crane

Contact details:

Dr Laura Newsome

Camborne School of Mines
Penryn Campus
Cornwall
TR10 9FE

Email: L.Newsome@exeter.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1326 370400

How to Apply : Exeter online application portal

Find out more about the GeoNetZero CDT PhD opportunities available