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Optimisation of Aero-Engine Utilisation PhD

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  • Full or part time
    Dr P Laskaridis
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  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description


An exciting opportunity to work closely with Lufthansa Technik a world-leading organisation and actively contribute to the digitalisation revolution of the aviation industry. This is a fully-funded PhD covering fees and living bursary as well as travelling to sponsor and conferences.

The research will focus on the development of optimisation technics and methods for the utilisation and maintenance of gas turbines and aero-propulsion systems. This multidisciplinary research project will consider inputs related to gas turbine and propulsion system performance, degradation, damage, materials availability, life analysis, and flight operations to optimise the utilisation, scheduling and maintenance of aero-engines and the whole fleet of engines operated by different users.

You will have the opportunity to work and solve real-world challenges. The research will contribute directly to the digitalisation of the aviation industry and will also develop your project management, team working and communication skills.

You will work closely with and manage small teams of MSc students and will gain some management experience. You will have the opportunity to communicate, present and work with experienced researchers, specialists and technical managers within the industrial organisation.

Finally, you will have developed very strong technical skills related to optimisation, gas turbine and aero-engine performance, operation and integration, data fusion for decision making and will build a strong research profile through publications as well industrial skills through the interactions with company specialists.


There are no eligibility restrictions. Studentships will be paid a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,000 p.a. for 3.5 years, plus full tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, computing, maths or physicist or any other relevant topic. An MSc or relevant work experience will be beneficial. Knowledge of optimisation techniques, gas turbine performance, aero-engines and propulsion systems will also be beneficial.

How to apply

If you are eligible to apply for this studentship, please complete the online application form by clicking on ’Visit Website’.

For further information please contact:
Name: Dr. Panos Laskaridis
Email: [Email Address Removed]
T: (0) 1234 750111 Ext: 4643

Funding Notes

There are no eligibility restrictions. Studentships will be paid a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,000 p.a. for 3.5 years, plus full tuition fees.

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