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Development of a Novel Textile Filter for Automotive Applications


   School of Design

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  Dr Muhammad Tausif  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The global drive towards reducing the carbon print and moving to greener energy resources has led to various governments, particularly UK and European Union, to incentivise Electric vehicles and other means of energy resources including Hydrogen fuel cell and Hydrogen powered Internal Combustion Engines. Hydrogen fuel cells offers a flexible and sustainable alternative to regular combustion engines. However, they are also affected by fine dust particles and toxic gases. Filters are needed to clean the air used for the chemical reaction in the fuel cell. The proposed research will look into developing novel and effective filtration solutions for Hydrogen fuel Cell powered engines, which will combine chemical and particle filtration in a robust and optimum fashion.

Parker Hannifin Manufacturing (UK) Ltd is the industrial partner for the project and would provide access to their state-of-the-art filtration lab facilities and opportunities to work with the leading research scientists working globally on Hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The successful applicant will join the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC), a collaborative international research Institute that applies academic expertise, working together with external partners, both industrial from across the world, to address global challenges and sustainable development in textile and colour industries. We are focused on the development of innovative science and technology, materials, methods and processes. Technology-driven sustainable development is a major part of our work, hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds.

Entry requirements

The candidate must have a strong background in Chemistry and/or material engineering, with a good understanding of textile technology is also desirable. The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent.


Funding Notes

This is a highly competitive scholarship consisting of the award of fees with an annual maintenance grant of 17,688 GBP for 3 years, plus an additional 3000 GBP consumables grant from the industry partner.
The Scholarships are available to start as soon as possible. All candidates will be assessed and selection is based on academic merit.

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