QUB is an international centre of academic excellence, and was recently awarded entry to the elite Russell Group of UK universities. The ATBEST ITN will benefit from the full support of The QUESTOR Centre at QUB. QUB has much experience of coordinating and managing large Framework Programme research projects. It has a dedicated Research Support Office, experienced in handling all functions of research grants administration. The Personnel Office will assist with the recruitment process, while the Post-graduate Office and the Information Services will provide essential support to the Fellows for realisation of their PhDs. The QUESTOR Centre is an Industry-University collaborative research centre with a 20 year track record in environmental and sustainable energy research. Its newly established Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) will develop expertise in biomass and biogas energy systems, turbine development, energy storage and distribution as well as energy efficiency.
Technical expertise available to ATBEST fellows at QUB includes:
- Microbial genomics research suite with rapid multi-sample processing
- Chemical catalysis laboratories including synthesis and process control
- Engine research group with engine test laboratories including advanced emissions and combustion analysers
- Fully equipped biogas lab with batch reactors and analytical equipment.