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Battery Thermal Management System for Electric Vehicle (SAM35)

Project Description

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. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project detail

The UK Industrial Strategy states that the transition from petrol cars to zero emission electric vehicles (EVs) is crucial for the UK to maintain its international competitiveness in the automotive industry. The key obstacles for electric vehicles market penetration lie in its energy storage system, i.e., the current widely applied Lithium-ion batteries. This project will combine numerical simulations with experimental tests to look into innovative ways to control the battery temperatures, in order to increase battery capacity and extend EVs driving range.

By working on this project will ensure you acquire substantial knowledge in heat transfer and electrochemical modelling, as well as the getting access to the state of art testing facilities in Wolfson School, thereby paving way for your future career development.

This project strongly aligns with Loughborough University’s Transport Technologies Beacon, (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/excellence/beacons/transport/)

Start date of studentship: 01 October 2020

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Energy or Chemical Engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: 1) Mastering of following software: Ansys Fluent, C+, Fortran; 2) Automotive powertrain design experience; 3) Thermal Storage system design experience.

How to apply

All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select ‘Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering’.

Please quote reference number: SAM35

Funding Notes

Applicants who apply for this project will be considered on a competitive basis in March 2020 against candidates shortlisted for this and other projects with the advert reference beginning ‘SAM’. Early submission is advised, and a complete application must be received before the advert’s closing date.

If successful, candidates will be awarded a 3-year school studentship providing a tax-free stipend and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £15,009 and £4,327, respectively, in 2019-20 which are likely to rise by 2020/21). Non-EU-nationals may apply but the studentship will cover the cost of the international tuition fee only.

Successful candidates will be notified by 26 March 2020.

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