Doctoral research 

The University of Birmingham has more than 2500 doctoral researchers working alongside our academics. Strong links with energy industries, other universities and Doctoral Training Centres mean the on graduating our students are well equipped for careers in both academia and industry.

Opportunities regularly arise across all of our energy research fields. For information on funding that may be available and opportunities for projects, please get in touch with the main contact related to your research interest. Birmingham’s Find a PhD service can help you find current project opportunities.

Doctoral Training Centres

Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

The University of Birmingham leads the UK’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications. Through a 4-year PhD programme, the CDT trains generations of scientists and engineers to address the multidisciplinary challenges involved in the development and application of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

For more information please contact Mr John Hooper:

Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies

Birmingham is a partner in the EPSRC funded Industrial Doctoral Training Centre, hosted by the University of Nottingham, training EngD students in a multidisciplinary environment.

For more information please contact Dr Brian Connolly at: