PhD studentship now available: New cityscapes of micro-energy storage

We are pleased to announce this unique opportunity to work on a fully-funded trans-discplinary research project at the University of Manchester.

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Information and mobile technologies have been heralding a new wave of electrification in households, thanks to the increased use of batteries in particular. However, it is less known how the expansion of battery-based electric power across an ever-increasing range of devices is transforming people’s everyday lives, and by implication, the wider technical and cultural fabric of cities. Using original empirical research, this PhD project seeks to provide novel insights into the social and infrastructural dimensions of the new urban energy landscapes associated with battery use.

Please contact Professor Stefan Bouzarovski with any questions about the position. The studentship is expected to commence in the 2017/2018 academic year.

The studentship is available to British and UK-resident EU nationals only. More information is available here.