The BEST Research Group has always been dynamic and welcomes any promising research topic and collaboration that fits with BEST vision and aim.

Not only do we welcome self-funded / independent researchers, but the BEST Research Group under the leadership of Professor Hughes has an excellent track record with industrial, local, and international research scholarship and funding programmes –

UK BEIS, EPSRC, EPSRC CASE, IAA/BMW, DTP Scholarship, British Council, SRPe, Grantham Centre, Innovate UK, ETP, UKRI, HK GRF, NPRP, NIHR.


Highly dedicated, self-learning and independent researchers are the best candidates to be part of the BEST Research Group – postgraduate and post-doctoral level. The expertise and the area of research will be as specified in ABOUT US.

We look for highly talented and enthusiastic candidates to consider moving forward in their careers with BEST, as “our main mechanism to move forward as an excellent research group is the researchers themselves“.

If you are interested in joining the BEST Research Group as PhD / postdoctoral researchers, please send an email to Helen El-Sharkawy at [email protected] or fill in the CONTACT US form. Updates on new PhD / post-doctoral researchers positions will be officially announced in BEST HOMEPAGE and NEWS. Also, follow our social mediaResearchGate, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for further updates on BEST’s recent and future announcement, awards, research grants, publications, R&Ds, and job posts.


We provide technical expertise through numerical, analytical and automation solutions under the supports of the University of Hull and FRB Limited, in relation to building energy performance, renewable energy systems and sustainable technologies.

We also offer BEST facilities as defined in RESEARCH FACILITIES, such as high-end computer workstations, main research office, manufacturing laboratory and wind-tunnel testing.

Potential collaborators can also engage personally with BEST TEAM who have their individual research profile and works.