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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics (MRes & PhD)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics (MRes & PhD)

Location: MRes year 1, University of Cambridge-Department of Engineering; PhD years 2-4, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford or Loughborough

Course code: EGEGR5

Closing date for applications: 29 June 2018

Funding: £14,553-£18,553 p.a. plus fees for EPSRC eligible students

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics is currently recruiting up to 18 postgraduate students to start in October 2018.

Our CDT is an exciting partnership that brings together internationally-recognised universities and global industry partners to create a unique consortium for turbomachinery training and research.

The training programme involves the Whittle Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, the Osney Laboratory at the University of Oxford and the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Department at Loughborough University.

These three universities have been specifically chosen because of their track record of research excellence in the aerodynamics of the three major components of a gas turbine (compressor, combustor and turbine).

The CDT has further assembled a group of companies which span the entire gas turbine products range including Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens UK and Dyson.

The CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics follows a "1+3" model. In year one, all students study for a University of Cambridge MRes degree in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics. However, while students are based in Cambridge, the MRes also makes full use of the unique partnership between academia and industry that is at the heart of the CDT.

The MRes provides a springboard to the PhD phase in years two-to-four, where students undertake industrially-focussed PhD projects at one of the three partner universities. Each university provides an internationally recognised environment for turbomachinery research, but CDT students also benefit from the network of experts, and the portfolio of skills, that they have built up during the MRes phase.

Eligibility & entry requirements

Entry into this exciting programme is competitive and will take account of qualifications, aspirations and experience. Successful applicants are likely to have an engineering background with some specialisation in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; students from related fields will also be considered. Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. The majority of successful applicants must be eligible for EPSRC funding but a number of places are also available to those who fall outside this category. EPSRC funding currently offers stipends of £14,553 plus fees, additional industrial contributions of £4,000 may be available.

How to apply

Please visit www.cdt-turbo.eng.cam.ac.uk for more information and to apply.

Application deadline is 29 June 2018 for entry in October 2018 but places will be allocated throughout the year so early application is advised. Applications will open in October 2017.


Dr Catherine Taylor, Senior CDT Administrator

E: [email protected]

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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