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WEF Nexus/Maths - PhD collaboration workshop
Wed 7 December 2016, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT
Modelling and Analytics for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus - PhD Collaboration scoping workshop
This workshop will facilitate the development of new collaborations between staff from the School of Mathematical Sciences and staff from other Schools/ Faculties with interests in the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, and serve as a networking environment for sharing and discussing WEF research across the University. There are opportunities to recruit PhD students as part of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships programme “Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society” (MASS). Within one week of the sandpit, interested parties should submit a draft PhD advertisement for consideration by the MASS executive group, who will select up to five projects for promotion on the MASS website and other appropriate PhD recruitment websites. Projects should ideally include more than one Nexus element (Water, Energy, Food, Society) and must include supervisors from the School of Mathematical Sciences and at least one partner school. Projects will be selected on the basis of their research excellence, fit to the MASS vision (including the balance with other projects). We strongly encourage applications from early career researchers.
Applications should be emailed to Daisy.Carter@nottingham.ac.uk by 5pm, Wed 14 December.
If you cannot make it to the sandpit, but have ideas for MASS-Nexus projects, you can still apply by emailing a draft advert as described above.
MASS is an interdisciplinary doctoral training centre that aims to tackle the ongoing global problems of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy. It brings together mathematicians with researchers from across the University developing improved water management, crops and other agricultural systems, renewable energy sources (including bioenergy), energy storage and distribution. Importantly, MASS also seeks to engage with social sciences to research how Society is involved in the WEF Nexus.
Mathematics plays a crucial role in helping to understand resource use by quantifying and predicting the effects of alternative approaches through predictive modelling, statistical analysis and uncertainty quantification.
The programme will fund 15 fully-funded four-year PhD scholarships over three intakes; the first cohort of four students started their scholarships in September 2015 and the second cohort has just started. The programme is seeking additional PhD projects for the third round of recruitment, for a cohort of five scholars to commence in Autumn 2017. There is a possibility of additional studentships through co-funding by partner schools.
2:00pm:Introduction to MASS & the School of Mathematical Sciences
Introduction to the Sustainable Societies Global Research Theme
2:20pm: Short talk from current Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar
2:40pm: Networking activity - (One slide in a minute TBC)
3:50pm: Group discussions
discuss interests, potential links, report back after 30 minutes
4:20pm: further refreshments, opportunity networking/discussions based on earlier activities
4:50pm: wrap up, reminder of 1 week to write a project advert
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University of Nottingham
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