New PhD Scholarship - Carbon-Negative Architectural Building Products

An opportunity is available to undertake a PhD in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (CNRE), on a 3 year College of Engineering scholarship ($27,500/yr + fees).  The goal of this project is to develop high-value architectural building products that have a negative carbon footprint and can therefore be used to offset carbon emissions arising from other aspects of building construction.

This project combines hands-on experimental work and theory with a clear industrial application. It crosses the fields of materials science, product design, architectural engineering. The student will gain invaluable skills and experience in research within these fields and with application to sustainable building materials – an area with significant potential impact in NZ and internationally.

Candidate attributes

  • Hold a 4-year bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Materials, Civil, Mechanical Engineering, or similar;
  • Write a letter of introduction with a complete CV and academic transcripts to Dr Giuseppe Loporcaro (


Carbon-Negative Architectural Building Products