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PhD Studentship in Mechanical Engineering – Ammonia/hydrogen dual fuelled engine-generator development

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Number of awards:


Start date and duration:

April 2019 for 4 years.


The School of Engineering has a Mechanical Engineering PhD studentship opportunity available in the area of zero-carbon fuel powered electrical propulsion system.

The successful applicant is to work with a research team to develop an innovative prototype of ammonia/hydrogen dual fuelled engine-generator with zero carbon emissions. Fundamental combustion research, software assisted design work for new engine and generator development, and extensive multidisciplinary experiments on a lab-scale prototype are centred in the PhD student project with a clear focus in one specific area in terms of the successful applicant’s background.

The PhD project closely links to an ongoing EPSRC project. More information could be found from:


School of Engineering and Engineering ( and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Name of supervisor(s):

Dr Dawei Wu. (

Eligibility Criteria:

You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, marine engineering, electrical engineering or a related engineering subject.

This award is available to UK/EU and international candidates. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

How to apply:

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create a new account’. (

All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
•insert the programme code 8090F in the programme of study section
•select ‘PhD Mechanical Engineering (full time)’ as the programme of study
•insert the studentship code ENG040 in the studentship/partnership reference field
•attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code ENG040 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
•attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.

Funding Notes

The award is worth £18,500 per year, contributing towards your PhD tuition fees and living costs. Total value of the award is £74,000.

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