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Aeronautical, Maritime and Transport Engineering (vehicle) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Optimal control of a reliable four-wheel-drive electric vehicle (WS18)
  Dr W Midgley, Dr C Ward
Application Deadline: 16 August 2019

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Vehicle dynamics controllers and observers for all-terrain driving applications
  Dr D Tavernini, Dr A Sorniotti
Applications accepted all year round

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The project aims at exploring novel strategies to control the longitudinal and lateral dynamics of a vehicle by means of last generation actuators (e.g., electric in-wheel motors, active suspensions, brake-by-wire, etc.).
  ISVR-SPCG-569: Development of a small -scale, low cost underwater vehicle for acoustic noise assessment
  Dr J Cheer, Prof S.R. Turnock, Prof S Daley
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Increasing international trade is leading to an explosion in the amount of shipping worldwide, which in turn is increasing the levels of noise pollution in our oceans.
  Optimization of hybrid heavy-duty diesel vehicle running on biofuels from waste resources.
  Dr O Kuti
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. OA-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. In achieving an ultra-low carbon environment, the UK and other countries have proposed a future ban on vehicles operating solely on internal combustion engines (ICE).
  Advanced Development of Highly Efficient Reconfigurable Automotive Power Converter
  Dr M Baghdadi
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The increasing use of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) has a very important role to play in supporting mobility while reducing the carbon and air quality impact of road transport.
  New generation of brake pads – design and tribological testing (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/ZABIEGAJ)
  Dr D Zabiegaj
Applications accepted all year round

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Road traffics and industrial processes that are well-known as exhaust emissions producers; however, released Particulate Matter (PM) originates also from a number of non-exhaust processes, brake and tyres, involving corrosion and mechanical abrasion.
  High-performance smart ceramic coatings on light alloys
  Dr B Mingo
Applications accepted all year round

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The vision set out by the UK government is that by the year 2050 almost every car and van should be Ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV).
  Optimal Control of Autonomous Vehicles in Highly Dynamic Environments
  Research Group: Operational Research
  Prof J Fliege, Dr T Martinez-Sykora
Applications accepted all year round

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Swarms of autonomous flying vehicles have manifold applications, some of them only about to emerge.
  Connected Autonomous Vehicles with Cooperative Sensing and Mobile Edge Computing
  Dr J He
Applications accepted all year round

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Connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) is an emerging and promising technology to tackle road safety and pollution problems, but also faces many technical challenges.
  Training Self-Driving Cars using Deep Reinforcement Learning
  Dr D Faria
Applications accepted all year round

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The pathway to make autonomous driving a truly ubiquitous technology is to ensure functional safety with the ability to effectively respond to unexpected events.
  Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Condition Monitoring PhD
  Prof I jennions
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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This PhD project offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven engineer, who wants to work on real world problems.
  Dynamics and Control of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles Inspired by Monarch Butterflies
  Prof T Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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The Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory (http://fdcl.seas.gwu.edu) at The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA is looking for a doctoral candidate in robotics and control.
  Intelligent modelling with machine learning in autonomous vehicles (WS19)
  Dr Y Gong
Application Deadline: 16 August 2019

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Flying Trains: The Potential to Harness Ground Effect Aerodynamics for Ultra-High Speed Trains (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/LEUNG)
  Dr P S (Ken) Leung, Prof R Dominy
Applications accepted all year round

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The ’Flying Train’ concept uses ground effect aerodynamics to provide a transport system with the convenience and capacity of rail but at near-flight velocities.
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
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