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Full-time, Fixed Term (for 12 months, not exceeding 30/09/2025)
Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), in collaboration with the Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Portsmouth, has been awarded funding from the EPSRC for Project GasNetNew - The role of the gas network in a future decarbonised UK. Currently, the gas network delivers the vast majority of the energy used in the UK for heating buildings, which poses a major challenge to achieving our carbon reduction goals. This research will explore novel methods of providing low carbon heating to the UK’s building stock, and their implications for the gas network. The aims of the work at Loughborough are to explore the use of TCES materials to provide low-carbon space heating and the possibility of using the gas network to supplement compressed air energy storage systems.Hence, the main research activities to be performed at CREST relate to i) a major review and the subsequent identification of candidate TCES materials for domestic heating, ii) laboratory-based characterisation of selected TCES materials, iii) data analysis to establish the most promising materials for widespread use in space heating, and iv) a feasibility study of using the gas network to supplement CAES systems.The successful candidate will have experience of thermal analysis and data analysis. They should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental thermodynamic concepts and will be expected to write high-impact papers disseminating the project results. The project will comprise of a multi-disciplinary team of enthusiastic researchers working in CREST. As part of the project and the wider CREST environment, we will provide both training and mentoring opportunities to enable everyone in the team to unlock their fullest potential.Informal enquiries
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Edward Barbour, E.R.Barbour@lboro.ac.uk.Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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