EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage, and Cleaner Fossil Energy
Led by The University of Nottingham in collaboration with Loughborough University, the University of Sheffield, the University of Birmingham and the British Geological Survey
This Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) involves over 50 recognised academics to provide comprehensive supervision for up to 65 doctoral students. It provides an innovative training programme co-created with our Industrial Partners to provide its students with the advanced skill-sets that they require to help reshape the design and operation of energy-intensive technologies during times of rapid change and transformation.
Engineering Doctorate (EngD) postgraduate studentships will start in October 2018. Applicants will need either a first class or upper second class honours degree in relevant subjects including Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials. Physics, Geology and Maths.The EngD training provides:
The Centre is designed to be industrially focussed. We aim to ensure that all of the projects we undertake are targeted at meeting specific current and future needs of our partners. We work with numerous companies which cover a broad range of energy-intensive industries. Researchers will spend time working closely with one or more industrial sponsors, pursuing a research project based at one of our industrial supporters, or in a university environment with a close relationship with industry:
The Centre has excellent relationships with more than twenty industrial partners Projects will match both the interests of the researcher and industry.
We invite candidates to apply for doctorates in technology innovation in the following areas:
|Advanced Characterisation of Deposits in Gasoline Systems (Innospec)||Details|
|Design of optimised asphalt mixtures for durability, water run-off control, and energy harvesting by virtual computational methods (Tarmac)||Details|
|Development of software for the virtual design of novel asphalt mixture types (Tarmac)||Details|
|Investigation of wear in industrial coal grinding and drying plants (Tata Steel)||Details|
|Metal Organic Frameworks Development for Gas Storage Applications (Promethean Particles Ltd)||Details|
|The application of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for the design of grain-based materials (Tarmac)||Details|
Successful candidates will work with academics and industry partner(s) to shape the exact scope of each doctorate.
In addition to a broad range of potential projects which the Centre already has under development, candidates are welcome to approach the Centre with their own ideas for research projects, provided they are consistent with the concepts outlined above.
If you are either a UK/EU National or satisfy UK residence requirements send a CV with a covering letter to Dr Harinee Selvadurai, Centre Manager, Industrial Doctorate Centre in Carbon Capture and Storage, and Cleaner Fossil Energy. Email: [email protected]