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OverviewThe wide range of research activities in our School, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse environment.Research themesResearch in the area of engineering and the built environment is carried out by specialist centres. Most academic staff belong to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems. Research themes
The wide range of research activities in our School, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse environment.
Research in the area of engineering and the built environment is carried out by specialist centres. Most academic staff belong to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems. Research themes include:
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Efficient and Renewable Energy in Building
Research areas where we are able to offer supervision include:
Passive low energy design and building physics, climate change impact and adaptation of existing buildings
Building services, energy efficient and renewable energy technologies
Refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, cooling, and energy storage technologies
Electrical building services including lighting, power and control
Environmental and architectural acoustics
Life cycle assessment, maintenance and asset management.
Structural engineering, structural analysis and simulation,
Water systems and management
Ageing research in the built and human environments
Energy and resource efficiency
Monitoring energy demands
Energy assessment, measurement and performance of buildings
Renewable energy in cities, communities and districts
All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars.
When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.
In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers.
A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.
Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and academics.
LSBU has strong links with businesses and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into their course development and helps students to form useful career connections and gain valuable work experience.
Work placements and experience feature on many LSBU courses, and many courses are accredited by, or produced in collaboration with leading industry bodies.
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