|From||"Wild, Oliver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:33:45 +0000|
PhD Opportunity at Lancaster University The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is an international alliance, launched in 2012, that supports university-business collaboration. We are advertising a three-year industry-led funded PhD position on monitoring indoor air pollution (ref. CGE 38), supervised by Dr Duncan Whyatt and NAQTS Ltd, to start by January 2017. The application deadline for this position has been extended to Sunday 16 October, and a summary of the project is provided below, with full application details available at: http://www.globalecoinnovation.org/graduates/projects/national-air-quality-testing-services/ Understanding indoor air pollution using state-of-the-art integrated multi-pollutant air quality monitoring equipment Air pollution is a global threat with an estimated 7 million people dying prematurely from exposure to both indoor and outdoor air pollution every year. The nascent research area of indoor air pollution is particularly important to quantifying total exposure to air pollution, as the average person spends more than 90% of their time indoors. Modern buildings are considered particularly problematic because of the use of more energy-efficient construction, poorly designed heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and space design. This project will generate an extensive database (1500-2500 monitoring days covering 10-15 commercial buildings and 30-50 residential buildings) of indoor air pollutants using state-of-the-art automatic sampling equipment. This provides real-time measurements of all pollutants that have been defined as potential health risks including ultrafine particles, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon dioxide (see www.NAQTS.com for more information). The resulting database will provide significant insight into indoor levels of air pollution and their likely sources and supplement current understanding of associated adverse health effects. The database will be augmented with data on the characteristics of individual buildings and used to generate models to assist building design under the constraint of good indoor air quality. The applicant should, as a minimum, hold a 2:1 in Environmental Science or a similar discipline. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account. Industry Partner This doctoral research project will be supervised by Lancaster University and National Air Quality Testing Services Limited. NAQTS is a social business that seeks to improve awareness of indoor air quality through widespread public and commercial monitoring. The arising high-quality database will supplement our current understanding of the health effects of indoor air pollution, as well as facilitate academic discussion and public policy development. Carolyn Hayes Administration and Graduate Placement Manager, Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Lancaster Environment Centre, A11 Gordon Manley Building, Lancaster University, LA1 4YQ +44 (0)1524 510586 email@example.com http://www.globalecoinnovation.org/ @CGEInnovation
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