EBRI PhD Studentships: Be part of a more sustainable future

The Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) within Aston University is located in Birmingham, UK, and is working to realise a more sustainable future for everyone


Our Vision

Our vision is to support world-class research into all aspects of bioenergy including energy-from-waste and the development of new bioproducts and services, all of which contribute to improving the UK’s carbon footprint and improving the security of our energy supplies. 


At EBRI, we are looking for exceptionally talented and driven candidates to work on interdisciplinary research projects focusing on scientific and technological aspects across our integrated themes:

  • Biomass conversion and utilisation of products for renewable bioenergy 

  • Sustainable energy solutions that integrate engineering and energy systems 

  • Transition to an affordable, resilient, low-carbon energy future 

  • Sustainable supply chains and energy systems 

  • Global energy innovation towards sustainable development goals

Studying at EBRI allows you to be part of a vibrant, research-focused institute, with the added benefit of working with top UK and international universities; and leading companies in the region and internationally. You will become the next generation of bioenergy researchers and business professionals.

Our studentships

Our studentships will provide:

  • Full funding for 3 years with UKRI-based stipend 
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities 

  • A supervisory team world-leading in their fields 

  • Opportunities to engage with external academic and industrial stakeholders 

  • Extended social and academic network 

  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Find out more

Applications for our 2022/3 studentships have now closed.