PhD opportunities Connected Cities Research Group

The Connected Cities Research Group welcomes enquiries by enthusiastic applicants willing to embark on PhD Research. The process of how to apply for PhD studies with us can be found here.

There are usually two annual intakes, but you are highly encouraged to contact potential supervisors at an early stage, particularly when you start preparing a research proposal.

A proposal should include:

  • An introduction of research background
  • Research gaps identified from literature review
  • Clarification of research aims, objectives, and questions
  • Research methodology that you intend to use
  • Justification of research methodology
  • Research project timetable (a Gantt chart)

While any city, business model, supply chain management, urbanisation, related subject is welcome, we are currently particularly interested in the following themes:

Strategic decision making, strategy process, East-West differences, Chinese culture, managerial cognition, strategy-as-practiceDr Mariya Eranova
Innovation ManagementDr Chunjia Han
Cycling, Electric Vehicles, SNMDr Petros Ieromonachou
Business eco-systemsDr Yong Lin
Sustainable transportDr Claire Papaix
Autonomous Vehicles, ICT for transport, policy evaluation, transport equity, urban and regional developmentDr Nikolas Thomopoulos
Closed loop supply chain, waste managementDr Li Zhou

Current PhD students:

Fanny Paschek - Smart Cities: Transportation strategies for sustainable urban futures

Xiaoyu Gu - 'Mapping and Optimising a Triple Supply Chain: Electric Vehicles, Batteries, and Energy Supply'

Anusha Anusha - 'Waste Free Cities – A Value Chain Road Map for Future Smart Cities'

Connected Cities Research Group is part of the Business School, University of Greenwich.