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Energy CDT student wins Science Outreach Award

Beth Kazmierski received the Science Postgraduate Excellence in Outreach Award from the University, this award recognises outstanding contributions to public engagement with science.

(2 Jul 2018) » More about Energy CDT student wins Science Outreach Award


Former Energy CDT Student wins Young Energy Professional Award

Former Energy CDT student Andrew Crossland has won the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Young Energy Professionals Awards.

(20 Jul 2017) » More about Former Energy CDT Student wins Young Energy Professional Award


Energy CDT student writes for DU student blog

Energy CDT student Frank Ridgeon has written about his experiences as a PhD student for the Durham student blog.

(12 Jan 2017) » More about Energy CDT student writes for DU student blog


Energy CDT student publishes Arctic warning article in 'The Conversation'

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Energy CDT student, Mika Laiho, writes an article "Four myths about the supposed oil and gas bonanza in the Arctic" for The Conversation.

(1 Dec 2016) » More about Energy CDT student writes for The Conversation


Energy CDT visit to Drax Power Station

On 21 July 2016 a group of Energy CDT students visited Drax power station.

(22 Jul 2016) » More about Energy CDT visit to Drax Power Station


‘Energy, Power and Protest on the Urban Grid - Geographies of the Electric City’

Andrés Luque-Ayala and Jon Silver, both graduates from our Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, have just published a book that examines the political dimensions of electricity grids in cities across the world. The book, titled Energy, Power and Protest on the Urban Grid - Geographies of the Electric City (Routledge, 2016), emerged out of the many discussions that John, Andrés and others had whilst at
the CDT. 

(28 Jun 2016) » More about ‘Energy, Power and Protest on the Urban Grid - Geographies of the Electric City’


CDT Student reaches 3 Minute Wonder Final

Energy CDT student reaches the final of the Institute of Physics Three Minute Wonder Competition.

(9 Jun 2016) » More about CDT Student reaches 3 Minute Wonder Final


CDT Student Francis Ridgeon wins regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition

CDT student Francis Ridgeon won the Institute of Physics, North East regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition.

(11 Feb 2016) » More about CDT Student Francis Ridgeon wins regional 3 Minute Wonder Competition


CDT Student develops My Grid GB App

Former CDT student, Andrew Crossland, develops My Grid GB App.

(20 Oct 2015) » More about CDT Student develops My Grid GB App


Energy CDT students present at 2015 British Science Festival

 A group of Energy CDT students presented at an event at the 2015 British Science Festival in Bradford on "Can we secure our energy future?"

(21 Sep 2015) » More about Energy CDT students present at 2015 British Science Festival


Energy CDT visit to National Grid Control Centre

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A group of Energy CDT students visited the National Grid Control Centre on 26 February 2015.

(16 Mar 2015) » More about Energy CDT visit to National Grid Control Centre


New video of Elect Your Energy Future political debate

Durham Energy Centre for Doctoral Training and the Durham Energy Institute hosted a political debate on energy policy in August. This brought together representatives from all the main political parties to debate UK energy policy in advance of the 2015 General Election.

(30 Sep 2014) » More about Elect Energy debate


CDT Student holds 'Stories of Lights' Art Exhibition

A public exhibition of the photographs from CDT in Energy student Ankit Kumar's fieldwork on electricity access in rural India was held last week. It presented different forms of lights, lighting instruments and peoples engagements with them.

(13 Jan 2014) » More about CDT Student holds 'Stories of Lights' Art Exhibition


CDT PhD Student awarded position as DEI PhD Fellow

Andrew Crossland (CDT PhD student in Engineering) is now the DEI PhD Fellow.

(10 Dec 2013) » More about CDT PhD Student awarded position as DEI PhD Fellow


Mona’s ‘3 minute wonder’ wins over judges in regional final

Guanmei Wang, known to her friends and colleagues as Mona, won the competition for the North East Physics IOP communication award.

Mona, a CDT in Energy Ph.D. research student in the Physics Department at Durham University, won the competition organised by the Institute of Physics beating nine other worthy contenders in what was a very competitive final.

(21 Nov 2013) » More about Mona’s ‘3 minute wonder’ wins over judges in regional final


Energy Dragons' Den Event at the British Science Festival

PhD students from Durham's Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy (CDT) group ran an interactive energy based activity for GCSE level students at the British Science Festival in Newcastle last week. The session aimed to increase the students’ awareness of the growing energy gap within the UK, highlighting the challenges faced by today’s government and society.

(16 Sep 2013) » More about Energy Dragons' Den Event at the British Science Festival


CDT Student awarded RSC Westminster Fellowship

Jack Rowbotham (CDT PhD student, Chemistry) has been awarded the RSC Westminster Fellowship. This award enables the student to work for three months in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) with the responsibility of keeping members of both houses of parliament informed on matters of current scientific importance.

(4 Sep 2013) » More about CDT Student awarded RSC Westminster Fellowship


CDT Students attend first Residential Fieldtrip

The CDT had its first residential fieldtrip to Wales last week. 20 studnets attended this visit to several energy related sites in Wales.

(2 Jul 2013) » More about CDT Students attend first Residential Fieldtrip


CeREES and CDT Students visit Ferrybridge Power Station and CCPilot100+

CDT in Energy Students, along with students from CeREES Centre for Geoenergy, had the opportunity to visit Ferrybridge Power Station and CCPilot100+ Carbon Capture pilot project.

(9 Jan 2013) » More about CeREES and CDT Students visit Ferrybridge Power Station and CCPilot100+


Durham CDT in Energy student features as female role model in science calendar

Durham University is showcased as part of an innovative project to highlight the range and diversity of career opportunities available to women in science.

Today will see the launch of a calendar to raise money for projects that break down gender stereotypes and encourage young women and girls to see science as an enriching, exciting and productive career choice.

Picture: Alison Auld (left), credit Ben Gilbert/ScienceGrrl.

(18 Oct 2012) » More about Durham CDT in Energy student features as female role model in science calendar


Carbon Capture and Storage - Do We Need It?

A public debate on carbon capture storage (CCS) was be staged as part of Newcastle ScienceFest:
The event was set up by CDT in Energy PhD student Ben Hedley and the Durham Energy Institute in partnership with the Centre for Life in Newcastle

(22 Mar 2011) » More about Carbon Capture and Storage - Do We Need It?


Professor Phil Taylor quoted in The Guardian

On 26th March 2010 Professor Phil Taylor, Director of the CDT in Energy was quoted in an article in The Guardian newspaper about EPSRC funded Centres for Doctoral Training.

(30 Mar 2010) » More about Professor Phil Taylor quoted in The Guardian


Durham University students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy visit Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power station

On the 1st March, a group of 10 PhD students from Durham University's recently formed Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy visited Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. The students in this Centre are undertaking PhD research in a range of areas related to energy, including physics, engineering, maths, geography, anthropology and earth sciences.

(11 Mar 2010) » More about Durham University students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy visit Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power station