Study With Us
Are you interested in conducting research in a sustainable built environment? Low Impact Buildings welcomes enquiries from talented and motivated individuals who wish to base their doctoral research within our areas of interest.
Who is this programme for?
We are seeking exceptional and motivated scholars who wish to engage with global, policy or industry related research that will demonstrate a measurable sustainable improvement in the performance of the built environment. You will be expected to engage in innovative research in one of our themes: building materials or low carbon technologies including their dynamic performance; new standards of building performance involving owners and occupiers; resilience and adaptation to climate change; or, pervasive data in sensoring and monitoring buildings including human computer interaction. It is our aim to improve the sustainability and performance of the built environment, so we will consider strong applicants in related themes. Candidates that can prove their excellence through competitive full or partial funding are encouraged.
- recognised Masters degree in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution,
- the potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD degree within a three-year period of study,
- English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
How to apply
Informal expressions of interest, including a motivation letter, a resume and a brief research proposal, can be submitted to potential supervisors within CLIB.
For details on the formal application process and forms, please see the How to Apply section of University’s website.
Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures
This project will seek to investigate the electrical and electrochemical interaction between carbon fibre composite strengthening system and CP system and develop suitable method(s) to mitigate the potential risk of shortening the service life of CFRP composite. The proposed research motives can result in development of specialist resin and/or isolating system to be used in situations where the coupled application of CP system and CFRP composites is needed.
Various treatments of Crumb Tyre rubber to improve concrete properties
The main aim of this project is to study the effectiveness of surface pre-treatment by Ultraviolet (UV) light and Ultrasonic treatment as a replacement for the natural aggregate in concrete mixtures on the rubberised concrete properties. A handful of studies have been conducted to find effective concentrations of rubber aggregates to be used in concrete mixes; however, a literature gap exists in the study of a replacement for the coarse aggregates. Hence, this study analyses the effect of surface pre-treatment on the mechanical properties of the optimal rubberised concretes.