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KESS2 Scholarship: Electricity from heat: energy reclamation for automotive applications (Research Masters)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 01, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Project Description

Decarbonising transport is crucial in addressing the looming climate emergency. Through this Project you will develop the technology required to enable the clean and efficient electrohydraulic powered vehicles needed for this transition. This Project is sponsored by Evectek which is in the process of developing an innovative electrohydraulic propulsion system for low carbon vehicles.

Electric cars, vehicles and other forms of transport that the System can be applied to, generate significant amounts of heat. Consequently, there would be considerable benefit if this heat could be employed for useful work to increase the car’s range. This Project is concerned with using thermoelectric devices that make use of the Seebeck effect, to capture heat that would otherwise go to waste. Your research project will look at thermoelectric materials and how they could be integrated into Evectek’s electrohydraulic Drive System.

Research Masters

During this Research Masters Project you will have the chance to work closely and learn from the scientists and engineers from Bangor University’s Extreme Materials Research Group and members of the Electrical Engineering Department. You will also have regular contact and receive guidance from the skilled Mechanical and Automotive Engineers working to bring Evectek’s advanced technologies to market.

The Project will be led at Bangor by Dr. Michael Rushton who has broad experience of materials science and engineering from modelling to manufacture. He will be supported by Dr. Iuliia Ipatova (materials), Dr. Simon Middleburgh (materials), Dr. Lee Evitts (physics) and Dr. Jeff Kettle (Electronic Engineering). Your industrial supervisor will be George Ryton, the inventor of Evectek’s innovative Drive System who brings a wealth of engineering experience from motorsport – i.e. Formula 1 (including Ferrari, Minardi and Tyrell) and may other sectors to the Project and will ensure the industrial relevance of your work.

Candidates with a background in engineering, physics, materials, chemistry or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Project start date: before 1st August 2020
For enquiries please contact: Dr. Michael Rushton ()

To apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to Dr. Michael Rushton ()
and cc Penny Dowdney ().

Funding Notes

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) is a pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE Sector in Wales. I t is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) Convergence Programme for West Wales and the Valleys.

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