Geo-Net-Zero at Aberdeen
The School of Geosciences is a core partner of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy (Geo-Net-Zero). The CDT partnership is run by Heriot-Watt University. Information on the CDT partnership, its aims and function is available at the Geo Net Zero website.
PhD students in the CDT participate in a training academy, supported by an array of energy companies. The academy provides a broad context for their research together with experience of this key industrial sector. The training is accredited by the Geological Society. As a member of the CDT, Aberdeen will host TWO PhD students each year, starting in October 2021. These are 4-year positions, fully-funded for UK students. As international/EU doctoral students are charged higher fees to study at the university, projects are only available to UK applicants.
The closing date for applications is 28th January 2022. We plan to hold interviews at the end of February - early March. All applications must be made via our online application form.
The projects available for a start in October 2022 are listed below. Contact the individual supervisors for project-specific information.
- Understanding bias in fracture data collection for improved geoenergy applications
Supervisors: Dr Clare Bond, Katrin Löer, Jen Roberts (Strathclyde), Zoe Shipton (Strathclyde)
- Permian Zechstein Facies across the Central North Sea: Reservoir and Subsurface Storage Potential
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Brackenridge, Dr Joyce Neilson
- Integrated reservoir characterisation and monitoring of low-enthalpy geothermal resources in flooded mines using hydrogeophysical methods (UKGEOS observatory, Glasgow)
Supervisors: Dr Jean-Christophe Comte, Dr Romain Chassagne (Heriot-Watt), Dr Andres Quiros
- Using interferometry to improve seismic reflection imaging and monitoring for renewable energy targets
Supervisors: Dr Katrin Löer, Dr Amy Gilligan
- Assessing the viability of the onshore lava fields of the British and Irish Paleogene Igneous Province (BIPIP) in sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
Supervisors: Dr Nick Schofield, Professor David Jolley, Dr David Muirhead, Professor Simon Holford (Adelaide), Professor John Underhill (Heriot-Watt)