About the Project
The project involves development of methods and strategies that allow investigation of combustion and pollutant formation phenomena relevant to gas turbines (GT) operating on alternative energy vectors. The research will have a joint emphasis on advanced laser diagnostics and understanding flame dynamics in configurations relevant to industry, thereby allowing creation of high-fidelity time and space resolved data for modelling and design optimisation. The candidate will be embedded within a specialist and highly motivated research team at UCL, and the work has potential to directly feed into development of future zero-carbon emission engines.
The position will also offer opportunities to engage in teaching assistant activities, and work with researchers and engineers in the Energy and Environment group. As a PhD student at UCL, the candidate will benefit from training in high-impact research and high-performance computing, and access to state-of-the-art experimental laboratories. Furthermore, the candidate will be encouraged to publish work in leading journals and present findings in national/international conferences.
Applicants must have a first class of upper 2:1 degree in engineering, chemistry, physics or related discipline, with an interest in thermofluids, experimental characterisation, and data analysis. Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Background in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design (CAD) and MATLAB is desirable.
Please note there are 2 studentships available.
Closing Date and Start Date:
Value of award:
Full tuition fees and tax-free stipend of £17,009 per annum (for 3 years).
Eligibility: This funding is for UK/EU nationals; international students may apply, however, fees will be capped at UK/EU level. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research/degrees/mechanical-engineering-mphil-phd
Eligible applicants should first contact Professor Rama Balachandran ([Email Address Removed]) or Dr Midhat Talibi ([Email Address Removed]) quoting the job reference. Please enclose a one-page statement outlining suitability for the project and two pages CV (including contact details of two referees). The supervisory team will arrange interviews for shortlisted candidates. After interview, the successful candidate will be given instructions to formally apply online via the UCL website. For further information, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/graduate/research/application.
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