Tidal Industry Energiser Project (TIGER) - PhD (Funded)
The University of Exeter is one of the research institutes engaged in a £40m EU-funded research demonstration project, titled TIGER (Tidal stream Industry enerGisEr pRoject). The College wishes to recruit a PhD student under the supervision of Prof Philipp Thies on this project. This PhD studentship is funded by the University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and will support the fundamental research in the field of Reliability Engineering, Component testing and Performance Assessment for Tidal Energy technologies.
The PhD studentship will commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and the student would become part of the Offshore Renewable Energy Group joining the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
This project will carry out the fundamental, underpinning research in the area of system reliability analysis, component and performance testing, in close collaboration with the partnering companies. The work will be framed by the overarching TIGER project, which is a major, £40million research demonstration project, funded by Interreg France (Channel) England.
This would be the focus of the funded PhD position and it is envisaged that this will lead to subsequent income-generating activities in collaboration with or as consultancy service for the industry partners.
For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.