Engineering Doctorate Studentships
- Job Type
- Research & Teaching
- Faculty of Engineering
Engineering Doctorate Centre in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies
Led by The University of Nottingham involving collaboration with the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University
This EngD Centre will produce research leaders to tackle the major national and international challenges over the next 15 years in implementing new power plant to generate electricity more efficiently using fossil energy with near zero emissions, involving the successful demonstration of CO2 capture, and reducing CO2 emissions generally from coal utilisation, including iron making.
A number of Engineering Doctorate postgraduate studentships starting October 2013 are available. The EngD training provides:
• An in-depth four year training programme
• A non-taxed stipend of up to £20,000; much higher than a conventional PhD
• Approximately three years’ extensive research time in industry
• International travel for conferences and attending summer schools held in China and India
• Preparation for high-level careers in the energy sector
Research Engineers will spend time working closely with a number of industrial sponsors, they will pursue a research project based at one of the organisations:
• Air Products • Alstom Power
• Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance • CPL
• Doosan Power Systems
• Innospec • E.ON
• Johnson Matthey
• National Physical Laboratory • RWE nPower
• Scottish and Southern Energy • Tata Steel
Projects will match both the interests of the research engineer and the company.
Students should be of high academic calibre and merit and must satisfy the UK residency requirement. They will also need either a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as: Chemical, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Physics and Geology.
To apply, send a CV with a covering letter to Professor Colin Snape, Director of EngD Centre in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the EngD Centre and its research see: http://www.efetedc.ac.uk.