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  Gas path diagnostics for Combined Cycle Power Plant PhD
  Dr Y Li
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

For overseas candidates, the funding will cover 100% of the tuition fees while the student is expected to pay his or her living expenses.
  Virtual reality energy system simulation for future zero mission power generation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

With the steady increase in the penetrations of wind and other renewable energy to the power generation mix, conventional power generations are required to operate with more flexibility, wider fuel date and substantially lower emission.
  Modelling and Simulation of Closed Cycle Gas Turbine for Power Generation using Solar and/or Nuclear Heat Sources
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

To meet the ever increasing energy demand worldwide, closed cycle gas turbine power plants have the potential to complement the conventional coal-fired power plants and the open cycle gas turbine power plants.
  Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

The combustion of fossil fuels for power generation will remain to play a significant role to meet the increasing energy demand in the foreseeable future.
  Deposition prevention for future power stations – an international collaboration with USA
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

The concern over the environment impact of burning fossil fuels for power generation and fluctuations in the fuel price have led to the power plants increasingly using variable fuels and biomass.
  Performance Assessment and Flexibility Study of Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Integrated with Intensified Solvent Based Carbon Capture
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Natural gas-fired (mainly combined cycle gas turbine) power plants are becoming increasingly popular due to its cleaner nature. Solvent based carbon capture is the most matured technology for commercial deployment in natural gas-fired power plants.
  Process Modelling and Flexibility Study of Coal-Fired Power Plants Integrated with Intensified Solvent Based Carbon Capture
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Coal is the major primary energy source in many countries such as China and India. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single sources of CO2 emissions.
  Power Generation in rural communities
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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PhD Type

For electrification projects to be successful, they must be suitable for the needs of the communities using them.
  Developing advanced models for future power generation technologies
  Prof M Pourkashanian, Prof L Ma
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Applications are invited for a competitive fully funded PhD Studentship starting in 2019. The studentship will support a highly motivated researcher to undertake cutting edge research on developing advanced models that are relevant to future energy and power generation technologies.
  High Power Renewable Energy Nano Catalysis – Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  Prof A Schechter
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The development of a low-cost, high-performance fuel cell is hindered by the lack of an active and electrocatalysts at the anode and cathode.
  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

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  Process Simulation, System Identification, Model Reduction and Process Control of Solvent Based Carbon Capture for Power Plants
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is viewed as a key technology to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions worldwide. We have pilot plants or even large scale commercial deployment of solvent based carbon capture plants.
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

In this project , the heavy duty hybrid electric vehicles is considered for the investigation. The propulsion in these trucks is based on parallel operation of a bank of lithium batteries and series of hydrogen fuel cells.
  PhD Scholarship in thermochemical energy storage materials for concentrating solar thermal power
  Dr M Paskevicius
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This Research-only PhD is directed towards developing high temperature materials that store thermochemical energy for large-scale solar thermal plants so they can operate 24/7.
  PhD Studentship: Next-generation bio-fuels: optical and theoretical analysis of particulate formation
  Dr R Yang
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. RYWS2019. Start date of studentship. 1 January 2020. Closing date of advert. 30 September 2019.
  Carbon Dioxide Utilisation via Co-electrolysis Powered by Renewable Energy
  Dr RH Rothman
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Recycling carbon dioxide to form fuel gives the potential for a carbon neutral fuel cycle – reducing net CO2 emissions and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
  New responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Fuel cells have high efficiency, generate low levels of emissions, and can consume renewable sources, in combination with energy vectors, making them excellent candidates as for alternative power production technologies.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

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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PhD Type

This PhD project aims to understand and model the superheat limit of liquid evaporation which underpins the phenomena of explosive boiling.
  Development of high performance coatings for geothermal drilling applications (NSIRC 220)
  Dr M Riley, Dr S Paul
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Background.
  EPSRC supported EngD project. Modelling of wet milling.
  Prof S Blackburn
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

Wet milling is a key production operation that is utilised to control particle size distribution (PSD) in slurry materials.
  Flow dynamics of industrially relevant two-phase particle-liquid suspensions
  Prof M Barigou
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

We have recently been awarded a large multi-disciplinary EPSRC research programme grant to conduct research on multiscale two-phase particle-liquid flows in various flow systems (e.g.
  Recycling critical metals: making catalysts from waste
  Dr N Rees
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

The increasing demand for metals for use in catalysts for industrial, automotive and energy generation (i.e. fuel. cell) applications as well as in consumer power (batteries) and electronic devices has led to a range of transition.
  Oxidic Nanomaterials for High Density Storage in Li-ion Batteries
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Hickey, Dr W Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The oxides of a number of materials are very appealing candidates as substitutes for conventional anodes in lithium-ion batteries because of their high theoretical capacity, high electric conductivity low potential of lithium ion intercalation, as well as superior electron mobilities, with one such material, SnO2 being particularly appealing.
  Novel nanostructured materials for distinguishing molecules and ions with small size difference
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

All across the world, people are facing a wealth of new and challenging problems, particularly the energy and environmental issues.
  PhD in Engineering: Additive manufacturing-enabled multifunctional cellular composites for biomedical applications
  Prof S Cochran
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  TRANSCEND: Advanced ultrasonic characterisation of slurry flows
  Dr T Hunter
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

We present an opportunity for STEM graduates to be a part of an exciting new consortium in nuclear waste management and decommissioning, with a fully funded PhD in advanced ultrasonic characterisation of waste slurry flows, for remote process control of nuclear waste transfers.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  Carbon Dioxide Utilisation via Co-electrolysis: Optimising Operating Strategies
  Dr RH Rothman
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Recycling carbon dioxide to form fuel gives the potential for a carbon neutral fuel cycle – reducing net CO2 emissions and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
  Modelling and Simulation of Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification & Syngas Cleaning using Plasma and Catalytic Technologies
  Prof M Wang
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Biomass is generally viewed as a CO2 neutral energy source. Biomass pyrolysis and gasification can produce syngas. To use this syngas for gas turbine power plants, the main technical barrier is the high tar composition in such syngas.
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