LEC student awarded UKERC PhD studentship.
Alexandra Gormally, who completed an MSc in Environmental Science at LEC in 2008, has been awarded one of only five UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) interdisciplinary PhD studentships.
43 applications were submitted to the UKERC scheme that funds studentships undertaking energy research that crosses scientific, engineering and socio-economic boundaries.
A cross-disciplinary panel reviewed all the applications, inviting a small number to submit full applications from which five were finally selected.
UKERC Research Director Professor Jim Skea commented: "The standard of applicants this year has been good, with one of the most varied group of successful projects we have seen. Of prime importance for us was to see evidence of an interdisciplinary approach, which the successful candidates have certainly shown."
Alexandra will develop a methodology to collate, compare and integrate evidence on upland renewable energy, enabling local communities to make effective decisions on renewable developments by properly considering the key issues of resilience, acceptability and interleaving of renewable energy sources.
She will begin her PhD in October under the supervision of Duncan Whyatt, Colin Pooley and Sarah Watkins (Environment Agency).
UKERC press release can be viewed here.
Thu 27 August 2009
Lancaster University computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched today to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
Tue 07 July 2015
Over 200 pupils from eight schools across the North West got a taste of what it’s like to study STEM subjects at Lancaster University.
Wed 01 July 2015
Researchers at three top UK universities are developing new ways to simultaneously power and communicate with robots and other digitally connected devices – commonly known as the Internet of Things.
Mon 29 June 2015
An engineering student has received an award in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Mechatronic Student of the Year contest.
Wed 10 June 2015