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Infrastructure challenges of industrial hydrogen firing REF-CDTResilient-CRPlus-2022

   EPSRC CDT in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

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  Dr Richard Marsh  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Impact: Hydrogen has the potential of emerging as the leading energy carrier for the next generation of zero-carbon combustion for energy systems. You will work to understand how it can best be applied in industrial 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.

CR Plus are an energy consultancy, providing services across industry, with a particular interest in the hydrogen economy. The aim of this project is to look at the infrastructure challenges of converting the Wales / UK to hydrogen firing in industry. This will involve working with their industrial partners to study the feasibility and impact of decarbonising a range of industry sectors. Specific research will likely involve the impact of hydrogen on the natural gas supply, including flame stability, heat release and process effects.

The selected candidate will be embedded in the Cardiff University and work closely work with CR Plus.  

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 (). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.  

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