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  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion-4 year PhD Studentship

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The CDT in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion (PESEP) is a joint venture between Newcastle and Nottingham Universities.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion-4 year PhD Studentship

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The CDT in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion (PESEP) is a joint venture between Newcastle and Nottingham Universities.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (MRes & PhD)

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Location. MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough.
  Ice accretion on wind turbine blades
  Dr Y Lin, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive for the increasing demand for renewable wind power production.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 3 September 2019

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This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for small military vehicles or as a power supply for soldiers’ operation.
  AACE-ASTRO-573: In-Space Propulsion Dual Mode Electron Cyclotron Resonance Gridded Ion Thrusters for all-electric Telecommunication Satellites
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr A N Grubisic
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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A unique opportunity for UK & EU residents to undertake a fully funded PhD studentship in the internationally recognized Astronautics Research Group in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Dr.
  Unlocking the Power of Data in the Shipping Industry
  Dr A Coraddu
Applications accepted all year round

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For the Shipping Industry, the Information Age means the availability of ever-growing amount of data coming from multiple sensors present on-board.
  PhD Studentship: Next-generation bio-fuels: optical and theoretical analysis of particulate formation
  Dr R Yang
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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Application details. Reference number. RYWS2019. Start date of studentship. 1 January 2020. Closing date of advert. 30 September 2019.
  Advanced Endwall Design in Gas Turbines
  Dr M Carnevale, Dr C Sangan
Application Deadline: 13 September 2019

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Project. Turbomachinery in both the aviation and industrial power generations sectors is moving toward higher Turbine Entry Temperature (TET).
  Integrating with Renewable Energy Sources: Low Pressure Steam Turbine Last Stage Blade Durability
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof P.A. Reed
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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The increased deployment of renewable energy sources requires integration with conventional power plant to back-fill the inevitable dips in supply.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Multiscale Dynamic Modelling of Carbon-Carbon Friction Braking Materials and Processes PhD
  Prof M Skote, Dr S Goel
Application Deadline: 10 September 2019

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A PhD position sponsored by Airbus in numerical modelling of physical processes, focusing on solving the challenge in landing gear friction by the use of atomic simulation studies is available.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Explosive boiling – the superheat limit of liquid evaporation
  Dr H Zhao
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project aims to understand and model the superheat limit of liquid evaporation which underpins the phenomena of explosive boiling.
  Modelling of Dislocation-Microstructure Interaction at a Short Crack Tip - Ref: LG1UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Nickel-based superalloys are particularly used in applications involving high temperatures and stresses, such as the critical gas-turbine blades and discs in aerospace and power-generation industries.
  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.
  Modelling Aircraft Fatigue Load Spectra and the Effect of Novel Aircraft Designs
  Dr A Murphy, Dr M Geron
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is funded through a prestigious EPSRC iCASE award and will be carried out within a large research team (including academics, PhDs and Post-Doctoral researchers) who conduct exciting and innovative research in collaboration with Rolls-Royce.
  Small satellite micro-thrusters - developing the existing Pocket Rocket thruster to create a satellite-ready unit
  Dr J Cater, Dr N Rattenbury
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Auckland is developing micro-thruster systems for small and nano satellites. We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on creating new and developing existing thruster systems that are suitable for use within constrained satellite mass, volume and power budgets.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing

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University of Bristol, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science Doctoral Training Centre (ACCIS DTC) Four-Year PhD Advanced Composites Programme University of Bristol Advanced Composites PhD Research.
  Four-year EngD scholarship with the National Composites Centre: Recyclate technology development
  Prof IK Partridge
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Faculty/School/Department. Faculty of Engineering (University of Bristol). Location. National Composites Centre, Bristol (BS16 7FS).
  Automated sentencing for complex shaped CFRP components
  Prof R A Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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The Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Group at the University of Bristol and Rolls Royce Aero-engines are seeking a top class candidate to undertake research leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) awarded by the University of Bristol.
  Simulation of Ultrasonic Methods for the Inspection of Safety Critical Nuclear Submarine Components
  Prof M Lowe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of development of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  Ultrasonic Inspection for Complex Geometry
  Prof A Croxford
Applications accepted all year round

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The Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Group at the University of Bristol and Rolls Royce Aero-engines are seeking a top class candidate to undertake research leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) awarded by the University of Bristol.
  PhD position (4 years) on Non-Destructive Testing of Mechanically Loaded Composites using the Ultrasonic Polar Scan Method
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM, Dr M Kersemans
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 4-year PhD position in non-destructive testing (NDT) of composites using the Ultrasonic Polar Scan (UPS) method. The Ultrasonic Polar Scan has been developed in our research group, and is a sophisticated inspection method which provides a unique fingerprint of stiffness and/or damage parameters.
  PhD in Engineering: Additive manufacturing-enabled multifunctional cellular composites for biomedical applications
  Prof S Cochran
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled ‘Additive manufacturing-enabled multifunctional cellular composites for biomedical applications’ within the Systems, Power and Energy Division.
  Development of efficient Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) for contained flows in motorsport applications
  Prof B Rogers, Prof P K Stansby, Dr S Lind
Applications accepted all year round

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The design and performance of motorsport vehicles relies on key components including the gear box and fuel tank.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Advanced composite structures and metamaterials design (in collaboration with a major aerospace industry)
  Dr D Chronopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Nottingham is a world leader in aerospace R&D. With a research income which exceeds £120M per Year, the Engineering Research Power of the University currently ranks 4th in the UK.
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