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propulsion PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 60 propulsion PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Investigation of the lifetime limiting effects within electrospray thruster spacecraft propulsion

Supervisory Team.   Dr Charlie Ryan, Dr Alex Wittig. Project description. Typical high performance electric propulsion options for large satellites, such as gridded ion thrusters or Hall Effect thrusters, do not work well for nano satellites. Read more

Wave devouring propulsion for marine decarbonisation PhD

This exciting fully funded PhD is sponsored by EPSRC, with an enhanced stipend of £20,000 per annum (with fees covered). This project will develop the new technology for wave-based thrust harvesting for various floating platforms for marine decarbonisation. . Read more

Innovations in Waste Energy Minimisation from Maritime Engineering Power and Propulsion Systems

Supervisory Team.   Prof Alan J Murphy & Prof Dominic Hudson. Project description. Although maritime transport is one of the most energy efficient, the cumulative carbon footprint from global shipping is equivalent a large industrialised nation (~3% of global total). Read more

Investigation of the potential of using magnetic reconnection as the method of acceleration within spacecraft propulsion

Supervisory Team.   Dr Charlie Ryan, Dr Alex Wittig. Project description. This PhD project will aim to investigate the potential of using magnetic reconnection within a plasma propulsion thruster for spacecraft, and exciting and novel topic within the field. Read more

Investigation of green bipropellant chemical propulsion systems

Supervisory Team: Dr Charlie Ryan, Dr Ralf Deiterding. PhD Supervisor: Charlie Ryan. Project description. For the past 50 years the dominant rockets used in space have been hydrazine based chemical thrusters. Read more

Next generation radiators for hydrogen fuel cell powered aircraft

This PhD will comprise low order fluid dynamic, heat transfer and thermodynamic modelling of hydrogen fuel cell propulsion with focus on the thermal management system, in particular the radiator that is required for rejection of heat to atmosphere in liquid cooled systems. Read more

High precision time-resolved thrust measurement and Two-dimensional plasma plume diagnostics

Supervisory Team: Min Kwan Kim (80%) / Alexander Wittig (20%). Project description. This exciting PhD project offers a unique opportunity to develop a high precision time-resolved thrust balance and optical diagnostics to characterise the spatial distribution of plasma plume generated by a plasma thruster. Read more

Thermal Management for Future Aerospace Propulsion

Context. Global targets to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 2050 are pushing forward the development of sustainable aircraft. If action is not taken, the annual atmospheric CO. Read more

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