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Resilient Cooling Systems for Buildings

Resilient Cooling describes low energy cooling solutions for buildings that strengthen the ability of individuals and our community as a whole to withstand, and also prevent, thermal and other impacts of changes in global and local climates.

This project aims to develop cooling solutions for buildings, which are efficient, affordable and climate-protective, but also robust and supportive in cases of extreme weather occurrences in the context of a specific climate. The project will focus on the study of ventilation systems and how these could provide acceptable indoor air quality and cooling during the summer period through thermal mass utilization, Phase Change Materials and off-peak storage.

A student with a mechanical engineering background will be most suited for this project. Familiarity with buildings and their services will be an advantage.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
  2. Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
  3. Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.

Good luck!

This is a self funded topic

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.