Mobility systems are rapidly evolving, driven by technological advances, social trends and economic models. Both public and private agencies have a pivotal role to play in shaping these changes and this new cohort focused centre, with direct industrial involvement, responds to these emerging sectorial skills needs.
The Centre for Doctoral Training to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies (CDT FMT) will see the School of Engineering and WMG jointly train cohorts of 10 students who will choose research across two streams: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics (WBG PE) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) whilst working closely with multiple leading companies and organisations.
The CDT will develop multidisciplinary future research leaders with the creativity, skills and in-depth knowledge to transform the mobility of people and goods for the benefit of UK society and industry in an electrically intensive energy future.
The CDT will cover two key research streams:
Stream 1 will focus on the underpinning technologies for mobility applications and their connectivity to electrical power grids and networks through the emerging UK industry in Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics. Please visit the Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research (PEATER) Group webpage for more specific information on research areas.
Stream 2 will be on the deployment of advances in Connected and Autonomous vehicles to address a variety of technical and non-technical challenges that hinder mass adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles technologies which are expected to improve safety, energy efficiency, comfort and convenience of the future transport systems. For more specific information about the areas of interest, please visit our Intelligent Vehicle Research webpage.
The centre is multidisciplinary, inviting students with strong backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science, geography, socio-technical studies, business or other relevant discipline areas, to apply.
The university will deliver interdisciplinary training with students selecting modules from the Engineering and Manufacturing MSc programmes as well as bespoke modules for each stream. All students will also study modules on Business, ethics, social responsibility and policy.
The programme is structured to deliver cohort-based training, offering significant student benefits by promoting cross-disciplinary interactions and creating a stimulating and supportive network. This is achieved by year one entrants being based at Warwick, establishing a “sense of cohort and shared research mission”. During the four-year programme, each graduate will spend extended periods working with their chosen industrial partner on real world industrial research.
The programme is designed to exploit the first-class research expertise and facilities of the School of Engineering and WMG, with extensive direct industrial input and training delivery embedded throughout.
Up to 10 Home/EU and International doctorate (PhD/EngD) studentships available for 2019 entry, a full award will cover:
Complete a stage 1 expression of interest application
Shortlisting and interviews will take place in June/July and selected candidates will be invited to submit a full stage 2 application by 31st July.
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