PhD Studentship in Carbon Footprinting the Food and Drink Supply Chain, University of Manchester, UK

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is seeking a candidate of outstanding ability to join the exciting programme of research on Carbon Footprinting of the Food and Drink Supply Chain.

The PhD student will work on developing a methodology for estimation of greenhouse gases as well as other environmental impacts in the drink and supply chain. The work will also involve development of a methodology for carbon labelling of food and drink products.

This is part of a GBP 1M project on Carbon Calculation of Industrial Activities over the Life Cycle (CCaLC) as well as the research carried out within the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester.

A first or upper second honours degree, masters qualification or equivalent in engineering, science or mathematics are ideal academic qualifications for this studentship. An interest in environmental issues and sustainability is essential. The student should also have excellent communication and writing skills.

The studentship includes payment of tuition fees and a postgraduate stipend over three years. It is available immediately but can be taken up until October 2008.

Eligibility: Only UK or EU citizens who have lived in the UK for the past 3 years are eligible to apply for this studentship.

For informal enquires about the project contact Professor Adisa Azapagic (adisa.azapagic@manchester.ac.uk). For more information on the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, please visit our web site www.ceas.manchester.ac.uk.

Other enquires should be made to the Postgraduate Research Team, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Sackville Street, M60 1QD; email: pgr-ceas@manchester.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0)161 306 4343; Fax: +44 (0)161 306 9321.

Applications from eligible candidates should be sent to Professor Adisa Azapagic (adisa.azapagic@manchester.ac.uk).