Doctoral Degree in East Midlands United Kingdom

Top PhD Programs in East Midlands United Kingdom 2017/2018

PhD

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

A PhD is awarded after a student completes required coursework and research in his or her specified area of study. Offered at universities all over the world, this degree often takes at least four years to complete.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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PhD Studentship in The development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as ‘3D printing’, is revolutionising the way we manufacture parts; permitting almost limitless design freedom and allowing more organic, more lightweight and more bespoke solutions. However production of metal parts by AM is a highly energetic and challenging process and the current state of the technology cannot produce parts with the consistency or geometric tolerances that are required for many applications. Through process monitoring we can improve part quality. Key parameters such as melt pool temperature, powder bed temperature and part form and part texture can be difficult to observe; requiring novel solutions. This PhD studentship offers the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers who are developing novel multi-sensor methods of measurement for AM surfaces. The multi-sensor measurement approach aims to fuse data collected by multiple measurement systems, allowing sources of noise to be rejected, and clearer insights to be made. The successful applicant will work alongside experienced researchers in developing a prototype multi-sensor measurement system, with responsibility for the development of the data capture and data fusion methods. Qualifications/ Education Excellent degree in engineering, computer science, science, or equivalent, qualifying the candidate for obtaining a doctoral degree Skills/Training Strong skill in computational methods or programming Good communication skills Ability to present scientific work in oral and written format Experience General engineering experience Experience with data fusion methods... [-]

EPSRC iCASE PhD studentship, Multi-scale, multi-modal imaging of nanoporous catalysts

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The project will combine computerised x-ray tomography (CXT), dual-beam electron microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the structure of nanoporous heterogeneous catalysts, over length-scales from millimetres to nanometres, and transport processes within the nanostructure. [+]

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new industrial catalysts using a combination of state-of-the-art imaging techniques and pore structure characterisation methods. The project will combine computerised x-ray tomography (CXT), dual-beam electron microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the structure of nanoporous heterogeneous catalysts, over length-scales from millimetres to nanometres, and transport processes within the nanostructure. The project will employ novel MRI methods using hyperpolarised gases to study diffusion. The project thus offers the potential to gain expertise in a range of modern imaging and pore structure characterisation methods, and also an insight into catalyst design. Heterogeneous catalysis is a key sector of British high-end manufacturing. Maintaining competitiveness of the British catalyst industry requires the continued development of ever higher-performance products, delivering improved catalytic activity and chemical selectivity. For products catalysing diffusion-limited reaction systems, increasing the pellet effectiveness factor is key to delivering improved performance. This requires a detailed understanding of the factors in pellet pore structure that limit mass transport, and the parameters in the manufacturing process that produce these particular pore structure features. This project will consider the relationship between pellet forming processes, and pellet transport properties, as mediated by the pellet structural characteristics that a particular set of forming conditions produce. It will consider how changing particular parameters of the manufacturing process leads to specific changes in the pellet structure, and determine the impact of those features on the rate of mass transport. The project will thus... [-]

EPSRC iCASE PhD studentship, Characterisation of Condition-Tolerant Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. Although Hg porosimetry and N2 sorption have aided understanding of FC catalyst layer structure, the difference between good layers and bad has not been adequately quantified and we cannot design a layer ‘from the bottom up’. Newer methods such as cryoporometry, FIB-SEM and X-ray CT will be coupled with the standard methods to minimise artefacts in layer characterisation. Characterisation data will be used to identify the reasons for different behaviours seen with differently structured layers and will define the role of the support in determining structure during layer formation. The ultimate aim is to enable design of carbon supports that lead to layers with the required structure and composition to give condition tolerant behaviour in an automotive or stationary FC. This project will address the issue that existing FC cathode layers can be susceptible to performance loss under cool, wet operating conditions. Applicants would be expected to possess at least an upper-second class degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, other engineering disciplines, or physical sciences. The stipend for eligible students would be £ £16,296 (figure for 2016/17 subject to inflationary adjustments each year). [-]

PhD Studentship in EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub: New manufacturing techniques for optimised fibre architectures

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This project aims to discover new 3D textile preform architectures for high performance composite structures. Computational modelling will evaluate the utility of different textile designs within an optimisation framework, based on processing and mechanical properties, to determine the best solution for a particular application. [+]

EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub: New manufacturing techniques for optimised fibre architectures Project Description This project aims to discover new 3D textile preform architectures for high performance composite structures. Computational modelling will evaluate the utility of different textile designs within an optimisation framework, based on processing and mechanical properties, to determine the best solution for a particular application. This framework will not be constrained to architectures that can be produced using existing manufacturing technologies, such as weaving or braiding. Optimum textile preforms will be realised either by modifying existing textile processes or, where potential benefits justify, by developing entirely bespoke manufacturing technologies. Nottingham’s proprietary textile modelling software, TexGen, will be developed to produce unit cell models of non-conventional textile forms, relaxing constraints to enable groups of fibres to follow an arbitrary path in 3D space. A multi-objective optimisation framework will be developed to achieve optimum processing and mechanical properties, which will be applied to a number of case studies to identify optimum material forms. Supervisor: Prof Andrew Long Applications are invited for fully funded PhD studentships in the Composites Research Group at the University of Nottingham. There are currently 2 available positions, which are being funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub. Successful applicants will be based at Nottingham and will: Work directly with leading academics and industrial partners from the composites supply chain Have the opportunity to undertake a 3 month secondment with an industrial partner Have the opportunity to spend up to 3 months visiting one of... [-]

PhD Studentship in EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub: Technologies Framework for Automated Dry Fibre Placement (ADFP)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This project is part of a Hub core programme in collaboration with the University of Bristol to develop improved understanding of dry fibre automated fibre placement technologies. ADFP is a relatively new technology and many challenges remain, primarily around the fundamental understanding of processing parameters, such as temperature, feed rate and compaction pressure. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Composites Research Group at the University of Nottingham, which is being funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub. Project Description This project is part of a Hub core programme in collaboration with the University of Bristol to develop improved understanding of dry fibre automated fibre placement technologies. ADFP is a relatively new technology and many challenges remain, primarily around the fundamental understanding of processing parameters, such as temperature, feed rate and compaction pressure. Through tack characterisation of tow materials matched with rheological data for the binder, a fundamental understanding of the functional mechanisms behind surface interactions during dry tow placement will be developed, leading to predictive models for the interdependency of processing temperature and rate to obtain optimal adhesion levels of the binder. The capability to successfully infuse large structures will also be improved by tailoring the preform design by engineering tow gaps to form a network of dual flow capillaries without compromising structural performance. Optimal lay-up strategies for faster and defect-free infusion will be investigated through geometric modelling (TexGen) coupled with commercial flow modelling software and optimisation frameworks. The Successful applicant will be based at Nottingham and will: Work directly with leading academics and industrial partners from the composites supply chain Have the opportunity to undertake a 3 month secondment with an industrial partner Have the opportunity to spend up to 3 months visiting one of 20 international research... [-]

PhD Studentship in Biotechnology: Genetic engineering of isoprene synthase

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This project will use protein engineering to improve enzymes required for the efficient production of isoprene from renewable resources. Isoprene is an industrial chemical widely used in the polymer industry, and mainly produced from petrochemical feedstocks. [+]

This project will use protein engineering to improve enzymes required for the efficient production of isoprene from renewable resources. Isoprene is an industrial chemical widely used in the polymer industry, and mainly produced from petrochemical feedstocks. Sustainable solutions for isoprene synthesis have been proposed, which rely on the engineering of biosynthetic isoprene pathways in microbes. These pathways use isoprene synthase (IspS) to convert dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP) into isoprene. IspS is relatively inefficient, with low turnover and high KM, as well as poor soluble microbial expression. To achieve commercially relevant yields of isoprene, improvement of IspS is necessary. The aim of this project is to develop an isoprene synthase with improved solubility and catalytic efficiency, to be integrated into an engineered pathway for the microbial production of isoprene. First, you will investigate the isoprene production ability of a range of plant isoprene synthase candidates. Codon optimised IspS genes will be synthesised and their soluble expression in E. coli will be investigated. After identification of a suitable candidate, site-directed mutagenesis based on homology models will be used to improve catalytic activity and solubility. Medium-sized libraries will be screened on lysates for the conversion of DMAPP to isoprene, using established GC methods. The project will involve skills relevant to enzyme engineering for biotechnology applications, including molecular biology and microbiology, protein expression and purification, computational methods, and competence in analytical techniques (especially HPLC, GC, GCMS). Training will be provided where necessary. Good communication skills are important. This PhD project is part of a University-funded... [-]

PhD Studentship in Optimal Railway Network Maintenance

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship from suitably qualified graduates to work in the Resilience Engineering Research Group, at the University of Nottingham. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship from suitably qualified graduates to work in the Resilience Engineering Research Group, at the University of Nottingham. Project Description: The UK railway comprises of 20,000 miles of track and over 40,000 bridges. Much of the infrastructure is aging and, in order to satisfy the future demand for passenger and freight transport, will experience increased traffic densities and loads. The maintenance of such systems, to ensure a safe and reliable service restricted by limited financial resources, is a significant challenge and needs to be carefully managed. Computer models are used to relate the future state of any asset (track, structures, signalling, electrification, communications etc) to the whole life costs when any maintenance strategy is adopted. To make best use of the financial resources available to maintain the railway network, decisions need to be made on a whole life, whole system basis. The assets feature dependencies between them such as common budgets, common possession time, common inspections and the ability to take advantage of opportunities where the condition of one asset provides the chance to carry out work on another. This produces large scales models and the objective of this project is to develop an optimisation framework to select the best maintenance and renewal strategies across the extensive asset base. Through our Strategic Partnership with Network Rail, this project aims to develop an optimisation software to support the decision making to set the ‘best’ asset maintenance strategy.... [-]

EngD in Additive Manufacturing (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Discovery, understanding and innovation in AM is a key element of the research strategy of both this CDT and the EPSRC Centre in AM. The overriding concerns of AM research and the broader community prioritise process control (repeatability) and the effects of (multi) material deposition – be this from a design, manufacturing or material standpoint. [+]

Research themes Discovery, understanding and innovation in AM is a key element of the research strategy of both this CDT and the EPSRC Centre in AM. The overriding concerns of AM research and the broader community prioritise process control (repeatability) and the effects of (multi) material deposition – be this from a design, manufacturing or material standpoint. This broader research challenge not only exists to counter the lack of innovation currently afforded by current AM processes and systems but also the requirements of new multi-material AM that aims to produce graded and multi-functional components in single builds. The CDT has identified a number of cross-cutting themes to tackle the research challenges and move towards the successful deployment and increased efficacy of AM and 3DP. Deposition, is an overarching challenge both in term of design, material and process capability and is core to the CDT in AM research vision. Graded is, in effect, the next stage on from deposition, whereby materials are mixed and deposited on an ever-increasing resolution in order to effect greater and more complex functionality from graded material placement. The development of graduated structures that are fully designed and understood in terms of their final properties and capabilities is a significant multidisciplinary activity. Control, will enable existing and future AM processes and systems to actively monitor and adapt the AM processes in order for them to produce the functionalised component with the correct resolution, accuracy and importantly repeatability, not seen in todays single material systems. Function, will enable... [-]

EngD in BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. Last few places remaining for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy research area - October 2017 start. We offer talented graduates the opportunity to engage in the globally recognised research environment of The University of Nottingham. Advances in the biosciences offer genuine opportunities to focus on the world-wide challenges such as food security, new sources of energy and the development of sustainable sources for chemical products. Our training programme is fashioned to the individual needs of the student to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and experience they need to take them through their PhD journey and beyond into academic and other career opportunities. Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). Students on the programme will spend time in the labs on three mini-projects to give a wide variety of experience and skills before starting work on their PhD project. The BBSRC awarded £12.5M to The University of Nottingham and its consortium partners for this Doctoral Research Programme. This innovative integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) provides PhD students with a world-class training programme in Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. This DTP delivers a wide range of skills development targeted to prepare students for a successful research career, and generates a community for the exchange of ideas and experiences within and across student cohorts. In addition to their research project, all... [-]

PhD in Sustainable Chemistry (Doctoral Training Centre PhD, Digital Economy Centre for Doctoral Training PhD)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry is a four-year programme that offers fully-funded studentships to 14 students with a background in chemistry, engineering or biosciences. [+]

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry was developed in collaboration with industry and as a partnership of several disciplines, including chemistry, engineering, biosciences and business. The centre aims to provide students with first class research training as well as the technical, theoretical and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become champions in sustainable chemistry. Programme overview The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry is a four-year programme that offers fully-funded studentships to 14 students with a background in chemistry, engineering or biosciences. During the first year, students will develop their main research project and then work on this for the next three years. As well as academic training, students will further benefit from a professional skills programme and practical laboratory skills training. Key benefits include: innovative training approach and continuous professional development interdisciplinary exposure peer support network generous travel and consumables budget funded three-month placement in industry or another higher education institution tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual stipend of £14,296 available to UK and EU nationals Entry requirements Ideally, candidates are expected to hold at least an upper second class honours degree with a recognisable amount of chemical science content, from a four year undergraduate course (MSci, MChem, MEng, etc) or equivalent qualification. This qualification could include chemistry, chemical engineering, process engineering, food science, natural sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy or other first-degree topics with a directed input to the theme of sustainability and sustainable chemicals processing. Funding Tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual stipend of... [-]

PhD Sustainable Energy Technology

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment. Subject areas covered include: combined heat power systems cooling technologies heat power cycles energy storage eco-cities/smart cities sustainable building materials vehicles, transport and pollution control photovoltaic thermal systems; solar energy systems (e.g. solar powered cooling); wind energy solar water desalination systems sustainable waste management and disposal clean fossil fuel and carbon capture technologies This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years. Facilities You will have access to computing facilities, complete with the software you will need, building technology laboratories and technical workshop, digital fabrication suite and model making workshop will provide you with additional tools for investigative analysis. The Marmont Centre for Renewable Energy contains research laboratories that are equipped with a variety of technologies including photovoltaic panels, solar collectors, light pipes, wind turbines and ground source heat pumps. The Sustainable Research Building (SRB) is designed to serve as an exemplar building, demonstrating state-of-the-art techniques for environmentally responsible, sustainable construction. The building provides laboratory, office and seminar accommodation and the spaces have been configured to support a number of different heating, cooling and ventilation strategies. Integrated technologies include photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal... [-]

PhD Mechanical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics and design. [+]

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics and design. This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. This provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD in a wide range of research areas and work across traditional research boundaries being part of interdisciplinary teams. The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry, sustainable design and development and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years. Facilities Facilities including a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electronic microscope suite, networked computers to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages; solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration, control, mechatronics; a full range of wind tunnels including a climatic tunnel’ aero-engine test rigs and associated equipment and processes; fully automated 3D and 2D laser Doppler Anemometers and particle image velocimeters; a water jet cutting machine; high precision scales; and a welding system. Research support Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once... [-]

PhD Materials Engineering and Materials Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Research involving materials processing and characterisation with a diversity of applications. MPhil/PhD projects are specialised research projects defined in conjunction with supervisors and can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example nanomaterial engineering, bioengineering, laser processing and advanced composite materials to name a few fields. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. Research involving materials processing and characterisation with a diversity of applications. MPhil/PhD projects are specialised research projects defined in conjunction with supervisors and can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example nanomaterial engineering, bioengineering, laser processing and advanced composite materials to name a few fields. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years. Facilities Facilities include a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electron microscope suite, networked computers to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages; solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration, control, mechatronics; a full range of wind tunnels including a climatic tunnel; aero-engine test rigs and associated equipment and processes; fully automated 3D and 2D laser Doppler Anemometers and particle image velocimeters; a water jet cutting machine; high precision scales; and a welding system. We continue to invest in first-rate facilities and equipment dedicated to teaching. There are computer rooms and design laboratories with networked PCs to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages. We also have workshops and laboratories for 'hands-on' investigations, experiments and realisation of designs. Our students tell us that workshop, design class and laboratory sessions are some of the most enjoyable parts of our courses. Research... [-]

PhD Manufacturing Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Manufacturing engineering involves the research and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. Projects areas can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling. [+]

Manufacturing engineering involves the research and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. Projects areas can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling. This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of three years, but is also available over four years. Facilities The faculty has world-class facilities for design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling as well as a proven track record in delivering high quality research, leading to numerous patents and high impact peer reviewed publications. Within the faculty we offer exceptional facilities including a six axis water jet cutting machine; precision die-sinking and wire-EDM machines; two Hermle 5 axis milling machines; 2KW, 400W and 100W fibre lasers; a Zeiss ultra precision coordinate measuring machine; an EnvisionTec Perfactory rapid prototyping machine; state-of-the-art car, motorbike and train simulators in the Human Factors Transport Simulation Laboratory and the Usability and Ergonomics Laboratory. Research support Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one... [-]

PhD Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. This is a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. [+]

Doctoral Programs 2017/2018 in East Midlands United Kingdom. The PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. This is a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The Midlands Energy Consortium comprises the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough as well leading industry partners. Students have the opportunity to become specialists in the new sustainable technologies of the future. Within the CDT, there are 50 academics across several disciplines, focusing on chemical engineering, but including chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials, social science and built environment. These specialists contribute to the five main research themes: Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells Solid oxide fuel cells Portable fuel cells Hydrogen production and storage Electrolysis Within these themes, there are projects on catalysis, nanoparticles, membranes, fluids, hydrogen storage materials, and consumer responses. Where industry has wanted student projects, there has been strong focus on product areas, such as fuel cells for aircraft (EADS), clean transport of refrigerated materials (Unilever) and electrolysis for onsite generation (ITM Power). Through the four year PhD programme, doctoral researchers will receive an overview of energy issues from multidisciplinary perspectives, in addition to developing individual specialisations through research projects. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0... [-]