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  Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance in Extreme Conditions – How will Springing and Ringing Loads Have an Influence on O&M?
  Dr X Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Overview. The mix of energy supply worldwide has changed dramatically in the last few decades. In the UK, in order to tackle climate change and increasing energy consumption, there has been a clear movement from fossil towards renewable and sustainable energy sources.
  PhD Cost-Effective Generator & MVDC Integration for Wind Farms
  Dr A Egea
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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A 48 month fully-funded industrial PhD studentship to investigate new DC collection systems for wind farms & new turbine drive train technologies to minimise capital and maintenance costs, and increase system reliability and efficiency.
  Digitally interfaced high-speed LED-SPAD arrays for environment-aware wireless systems
  Prof M Dawson, Dr J Herrnsdorf
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Duration. 3.5 yrs. Background. Digital cameras and active-matrix displays are powerful examples of how arrays of optical receivers and emitters can have transformative impact.
  Performance Evaluation and Failure Analysis of Preventive Corrosion/Erosion Coatings Used in Power Plant and Refinery
  Dr D Daniel
Applications accepted all year round

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Fossil fuels are currently the major energy source with approximately 80% of total energy consumption of the world. Renewable energy including traditional biomass contributes to about 14%.
  Application of non-thermal plasma-assisted heterogeneous catalysis for the upgrading of methane
  Dr P Kechagiopoulos, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, plasma-catalysis has emerged as a promising technology to improve the performance of existing catalytic processes.
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Efficient upgrading of biogas via plasma catalysis
  Dr P Kechagiopoulos, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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In recent years, plasma-catalysis has emerged as a promising technology to improve the performance of existing catalytic processes.
  Low temperature steam reforming of methane for hydrogen production
  Dr P Kechagiopoulos, Dr X Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Hydrogen, a primary raw material of the chemical industry, presents significant potential as an energy carrier that can drive the implementation of highly efficient energy systems at a reduced environmental impact.
  New responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Prospering from the Energy Revolution – EnergyREV Consortium
  Dr J Patterson
Application Deadline: 16 August 2019

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There is a need to shift from individual smart buildings to smart local energy systems to achieve the UK and international carbon emission targets set.
  Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment
  Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 16 July 2019

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This exciting fully funded PhD, with an enhanced stipend of £19,000 per annum and working in collaboration with Severn Trent, will research the reduction of greenhouse gases from wastewater treatment systems.
  Energy conversion in refrigerant-based district heating systems
  Prof M Cimmino
Applications accepted all year round

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Context. The project consists in the study of energy conversion technologies in innovative refrigerant -based district heating systems.
  Smart bidirectional wireless power transfer for EV applications (WS20)
  Dr Z Lin, Dr A Cross
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.
  Achieving an optimal trade-off between power system stability/hosting capacity and energy peak by implementing demand side management in home microgrids (H-MG)s in the neighbourhood systems (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/MARZBAND)
  Dr M Marzband
Applications accepted all year round

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I am recruiting some PhD students for a project regarding the optimal planning and operation of so many H-MGs in the neighbourhood system (with up to a few thousand customers) with the aim of hosting capacity and voltage stability improvement in the network.
  Economic and environmental impact analysis of wind turbine based on alternative materials (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CHEUNG)
  Dr W Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Cleaner environmental technologies offer various benefits such as reduced emissions, less waste and cost savings from minimum energy and resource requirements during production and operation.
  Grid Integration of Doubly-Fed Wind Turbine Generators (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/JOVANOVIC)
  Dr M Jovanovic
Applications accepted all year round

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The Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) is one of the most popular and widely used technologies for wind power applications with limited variable speed ranges (e.g.
  Net zero carbon buildings
  Prof David Coley, Dr S R Allen
Application Deadline: 16 August 2019

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Major economies including the UK and EU have recently committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Within that, the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and Construction Sector Deal aim to halve the carbon footprint of the built environment by 2025.
  Autonomous Systems for Offshore Wind O&M – Strategies, Guidelines, and Tools, Renewable Energy – PhD (Funded)
  Dr A Pillai, Dr L Johanning
Application Deadline: 17 July 2019

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The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 4 years of full-time study to commence in September 2019 with at least three months to be spent working in the offices of the industrial sponsor.
  Thermal Energy from Embedded Retaining Walls: Development of Analysis and Design Methods
  Dr F Loveridge
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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The UK Government has a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. While the last five years has seen a 50% reduction in carbon density of the electricity grid, the target is unlikely to be met without also tackling the gas network.
  High Resolution STEM Observations of Next Generation Battery Materials and Processes
  Prof N Browning
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The drive to harness alternative energy sources that avoid environmentally damaging hydrocarbon fuels has led to a global research effort into the development of new energy storage technologies.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Gas-solid processes for decarbonised steel industry
  Dr V Spallina, Prof A Azapagic
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Hydrogen and Ammonia production integrating high pressure chemical looping
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Induced fracture and fluid flow in tight oil reservoirs: viscosity and temperature effects
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Swift, Dr G Tozzi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Flexibility in Energy Demand - the role of technology
  Dr S Smith, Prof J Torriti
Applications accepted all year round

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Change in electricity generation sources and increasing energy demand are bringing into question the ability of existing energy distribution networks to cope with greater variation in supply by network management measures.
  Virtual reality energy system simulation for future zero mission power generation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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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.
  Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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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.
  Design Optimisation of Energy Saving Technologies for Energy Efficient Ships
  Dr Y Demirel, Dr W Shi, Prof M Atlar
Application Deadline: 30 July 2019

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Shipping has been, and still is, one of the most important methods of transport, with more reliance and importance now being placed on this mode of transport as a consequence of advances in shipping technology and the ability of ships to store and transport increasing capacities of goods.
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