PhD scholarship on developing advanced models for future power generation technologies

Applications are invited for a competitive fully funded PhD Studentship starting in 2017. The studentship will support a highly motivated researcher to undertake cutting edge research on developing advanced models that are relevant to future energy and power generation technologies. The exact topic of the research will be tailored according to the strengths of the candidate and the relevance to the ongoing research within the Energy Engineering Group at the University of Sheffield although it is anticipated that the appointment will have a strong CFD background.

The major current areas of research in the group include carbon capture technology from power generation, low emission CCGT technology, clean coal/biomass combustion technology, fuel cells, alternative aviation fuels, biogas from waste, etc.

The successful applicant will receive appropriate training to work at the forefront of research in the relevant areas of research.

The studentship will be available for a period of 3 years at the standard RCUK rate which covers UK/EU fees and includes a non-taxable stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,296 in 2016/2017) and a budget for IT equipment, books, software and travelling to conferences, and/or project meetings.

Potential applicants should have, or are expecting to obtain in the near future, a first class honours degree in engineering, mathematics, or science. The studentship is open to UK/EU candidates only. The successful candidate should fulfil the eligibility criteria for EPSRC funding through UK/ EU nationality and residency status.

The research work will be based in the Energy Engineering Group within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which is a part of the Energy 2050 initiative within the University of Sheffield to develop world-leading activity in energy research. The student will be working within an exciting and dynamic group with approximately 40 PhD researchers and over 12 postdoctoral research fellows undertaking a broad area of energy research with strong links to industry.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University since its foundation in 1905. The Research Excellence Framework (REF, December 2014) placed the Department within the Top 5 for Mechanical Engineering in the UK.

For further information please contact Professor Derek B Ingham (phone: 0114 21 57215)

Closing date: 31st July 2017