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Nanolubricants for future power generation and propulsion systems

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  • Full or part time
    Dr N Dolatabadi
    Dr R Rahmani
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  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
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About This PhD Project

Project Description

The proposed research aims at the fundamental understanding of the physics and behaviour of fluids containing nanoparticles (nanofluids) in high-pressure and high-temperature narrow conjunctions, typical of various tribological contacts particularly those encountered in the advanced powertrain systems.

The research will aim at the use and development of various analytical, numerical and experimental methods in order to examine the performance of nanoparticles in lubricating fluids under often severe operating conditions. The developed methods will be of multiscale and multiphysics nature. The objective of the project is to provide unique solutions for the current challenges encountered in the advanced hybrid/electric powertrains with further optimisation for next generation of power generation and transport propulsion systems.

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Loughborough University
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF, 2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

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.

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Entry requirements
Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: numerical analysis, CFD, experimental methods.

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please see the website:

English language requirements
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the international website:

How to apply
All applications should be made online: Under school/department name, select 'Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering'. Please quote reference NDUF2020#1.

The deadline for applications is 25 May 2020.

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