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  Application of emerging technologies on future transport systems


   Department of Mechanical Engineering

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  Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

There are several future mobility challenges that transport systems will have to address in the coming years, including:

1. Climate change: As the world continues to grapple with climate change, transportation systems will need to find ways to reduce their carbon emissions.

2. Aging and/or insufficient infrastructure: Many transport systems, especially in older cities, have infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life. In contrast, cities in developing countries as fast expanding beyond the ability of cities to provide adequate transport infrastructure.

3. Rapid urbanisation: As more people move to cities, transport systems will need to be able to handle increasing demands, and provide faster journeys that are most likely intermodal.

As new technologies emerge, both the public and the private spheres will need to find ways to integrate them into existing infrastructure to cater for the ever evolving future demands. Given the highly complex nature of mobility patterns and the transport systems that cater for them, appropriate implementation of emerging technologies will require a systems approach. More importantly, these technologies can be evolved into radically innovative operational concepts that can revolutionise the capability of existing and/or future transport systems.

The School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham is expanding its research activity in the domain of Future Mobility and Future Transport Systems, and therefore is looking for a high calibre candidate for this prestigious and competitive internal scholarship. Candidates should have a strong technical background in transport and/or similar areas, and preferably be acquainted with both systems engineering and the latest emerging technologies in transport.

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Funding Notes

This scholarship covers home (UK) tuition fees plus a yearly stipend. International candidates are welcome to apply, but must be able to source additional funding to cover the difference in tuition fees.

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