University of Manchester: PhD studentship, new cityscapes of micro-energy storage

By Robert Lyons on 15th March 2017
Closing Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

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 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. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a candidate is selected; therefore candidates are encouraged to apply early.