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  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.
  Deposition prevention for future power stations – an international collaboration with USA
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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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.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Advanced manufacturing processes to enable the heterogeneous integration of power electronics - Ref: CL1UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Heterogeneous integration of power devices refers to the assembly of separately manufactured power semiconductors, passive components and control elements into a single package, i.e.
  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 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 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.
  Power Generation in rural communities
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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

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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.
  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).
  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.
  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.
  Exploiting Nonlinearities for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting
  Dr P Alevras
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Ever larger quantities of sensors, microcontrollers and data transmitters are installed in buildings and machinery, supplying data and information that is key for a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, energy and transport to name but a few.
  The Physics and Mechanics of Creep Cavity Nucleation and Sintering in Energy Materials
  Prof P E J Flewitt, Dr K Hallam
Application Deadline: 6 September 2019

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Introduction and Background. Creep strength enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steels are a group of steels which offer the potential for excellent physical and mechanical properties.
  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.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Expanding measurement limits of hybrid photonic voltage and current sensors
  Dr P Niewczas, Prof G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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The electricity transmission and distribution networks are undergoing a significant level of transformation because of the massive deployment of renewable energy sources, disrupting the conventional ways the networks are protected, controlled and maintained.
  PhD Scholarship in thermochemical energy storage materials for concentrating solar thermal power
  Dr M Paskevicius
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  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.
  Wireless Power Transfer and Communication Systems for Implantable Devices
  Dr M Leach, Dr J Zhou, Dr E G Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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Every year in the UK, more than 40,000 people will have a pacemaker fitted. The battery of the pacemaker usually lasts up to about six years.
  Innovative manufacturing of refractory metals
  Dr A Shokrani
Application Deadline: 23 August 2019

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The global demand for electricity is increasing at 3.1% and the need for a clean and sustainable source of energy is paramount. Fusion energy research seeks to generate clean, safe, and abundant electricity and this PhD studentship is a lifetime opportunity to have an impact on realisation of fusion power plants.
  The Development of an Artificial Heart
  Prof A Khir
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures

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Applications are invited for four-year fully-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2019 at either Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, The Open University or Bangor University.
  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).
  Coded Excitation of Ultrasound for Improved Signal Acquisition in Pipeline Inspection Robots
  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.
  Structural health monitoring for floating offshore wind turbine.
  Dr Y Shi
Application Deadline: 29 August 2019

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Renewable wind energy has seen increasing adoption due to technological maturity, established infrastructure and relative cost competitiveness, which positions it amongst the preferred paradigms to deal with the energy crisis and environmental issues.
  Computational fluid dynamics modelling of sprays of liquids into gases and vapours
  Prof H Iacovides, Dr A Cioncolini
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project addresses the kinematic and thermal behaviour of sprays of liquids into gases, with a particular focus on the dynamics of the type of pressurisers used to control the operating pressure in pressurised water nuclear power stations.
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