Impact: Hydrogen has the potential of emerging as the leading energy carrier for the next generation of zero-carbon combustion for propulsion systems. You will work to understand how it can best be applied in real-world freight systems
Currently there is a growing demand to reduce carbon emissions from the power and propulsion systems. Also, there is growing concern on the impact of fossil fuel emissions on public health of urban populations. However, the utilisation of hydrogen for combustion is hindered by considerable challenges, such as flame instability and flashback.
Clean Air Power provide automotive technology for low carbon freight. They offer decarbonisation options through the supply of technology and components that enable the transition to cleaner, low carbon fuels. The technology can replace diesel through the fuelling of renewables such as hydrogen, biogas and biomethane to the more traditional natural gas options such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). This CDT studentship will study the design and development of a hydrogen/ammonia fuel system for a reciprocating internal combustion engine. This will involve some studies of the fundamentals of hydrogen / ammonia combustion, followed by deeper research into the provision of design rules for the next generation of carbon-free engines.
The selected candidate will be embedded in the Cardiff University and closely work with Clean Air Power.
The PhD project is of four years duration, starting October 2022, within the EPSRC Centre for Doctor Training (CDT) “Resilient decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems”. The studentship which will cover full university fees and a tax-free, enhanced annual stipend. The student who undertakes it will be one of a cohort of over 50 students in a broad range of disciplines across the Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Cardiff.
We would like you to start in October 2022. Applications are welcome from graduates with a relevant STEM or engineering background. Please apply to the University of Cardiff. Please quote the reference (REF) when making an application
Informal enquiries may be sent to Prof Richard Marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.