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Environmental Engineering (power) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Combined effects of electromechanical and thermal stresses on power cables for offshore renewable energy
  Dr T Andritsch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Thomas Andritsch. Co-supervisor. James Pilgrim. Project description. In 2018 the UK power industry has managed to generate more than 30% of electrical power from renewables, the majority of this coming from wind turbines.
  PhD in SiC and GaN Power Electronics: Innovative semi-conductor materials, GaN and SiC, offer significant design and performance-based benefits over silicon and are a real competitive advantage.
  Prof B Stark
Applications accepted all year round

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Innovative semi-conductor materials, GaN and SiC, offer significant design and performance-based benefits over silicon and are a real competitive advantage.
  Robust power converter design and analysis
  Dr C Crabtree, Dr P Matthews
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Offshore Wind Energy Power Converters and Reliability. Department of Engineering, Durham University.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics
  Dr M Placidi, Dr P Hancock
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable sources provided 29.3% of the electricity generated in the UK in 2017, with offshore wind turbines producing some 21% of that, and registering an increased capacity of 27% during the same year [1]; these trends are predicted to grow in line with 2030 and 2050 targets [2].
  Development of a digitally-enabled regulatory environment for fusion power plants
  Prof EA Patterson, Prof R Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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Digital twins are beginning to transform design processes for complex systems in a number of industries.
  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.
  Alternative energy vectors for future power and propulsion
  Dr R Balachandran
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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Gas turbines are essential components of the future energy mix, with applications in power generation and aviation. In preparation for large-scale decarbonisation in the energy sector, manufacturers are developing gas turbines which can operate on sustainable fuels (biogas, syngas, ammonia, hydrogen).
  Voltage uprating for more-electric and hybrid aircraft
  Dr D Clark, Prof M Haddad
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Decarbonisation of the transport sector is a major priority, both nationally and globally. It is estimated that the domestic and international aviation sectors constitute 2% of the global CO2 emissions arising from human activity.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Optical Fibre Sensing for Offshore Renewable Energy (Fraunhofer)
  Dr W N MacPherson, Dr Brian Sellar
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. Project Description. Distributed optical fibre sensing is a topic of great industrial relevance.
  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.
  Synthetic storage within hybrid diesel microgrids
  Prof M Negnevitsky
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Tasmania offers you a great lifestyle and a truly exceptional study experience in a unique natural environment.
  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.
  Microscintillator radioactivity detector
  Dr K Aplin
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between physics and engineering, and gain experience in industry.
  Materials for Zero Carbon Energy Systems
  Prof CE Truman, Dr M Mostafavi
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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The UK has recently become the first major economy to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to achieve this by 2050.
  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.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication and Applications
  Prof J Canning
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication. Areas can include new Bi fibres (led by Prof. Peng at UNSW; Prof Canning is a Conjoint Professor) for amplifiers, lasers and sensors and novel structured fibres including photonic crystal fibres, Fresnel fibres, spun structured optical fibres and so on.
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