The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

Introduction
University of Nottingham: Faculty of Engineering

TheFaculty of Engineering at Nottinghamis known for its world-class research, inspirational teaching, and diverse academic community.

By joining us at Nottingham, you will be part of a community of students from more than 150 different countries from around the world.

  • 3rd in the UK for research power under REF 2014, the British Government’s Research Excellence Framework
  • More than 98% of engineering research is of international quality, with 85% graded as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
  • A UK Top 10 Engineering Faculty: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017
  • Nottingham is ranked in the UK top 10 for Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (QS World Rankings 2017)

You’ll find the faculty is a friendly and supportive working environment. You’ll work alongside creative and inspirational people who are eager to share their experiences.

We are committed to supporting talented people and to developing partnerships with industry, funding bodies and government agencies, in order to create a positive environment where discovery, scholarship, innovation, commercial exploitation and public engagement thrive. The faculty is involved in hundreds of live research projects, and works closely with industry. Our practical focus and approach can help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to move into postgraduate research or pursue a career in engineering anywhere in the world.

By studying at Nottingham you will:

  • Develop high-end marketable skills
  • Be taught by exceptional and highly cited academic staff, often world-leaders in their field
  • Be part of a global postgraduate community with a network of international campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised and valued qualification

You will be taught by academics who are passionate about their areas of expertise and committed to developing the next generation future engineers, architects and researchers. As a postgraduate student in the faculty, you will have access to an impressive suite of facilities and resources to support activity across a variety of specialisms.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, and many of our research projects are multidisciplinary in nature, bringing together a diverse range of specialists from across the University, research institutions, industry partners and government departments to develop novel solutions for challenging global issues.

In 2012 we opened the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), which hosts the Marie Curie Innovative Doctoral Programme focused on delivering a blueprint for tomorrow’s air transport. Our Creative Energy Homes is a seven house development which provides a living test-site for leading firms to work with the University to investigate the integration of energy efficient technologies into buildings.

Our research strengths include composite materials, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, energy, sustainability, and aerospace. We have one of the largest power electronics research groups and one of the largest additive manufacturing research groups in the world.

The University of Nottingham

  • Awarded a Gold rating for our outstanding teaching in the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
  • One of the most targeted universities in the UK by graduate employers (Number 1 most targeted university (The Graduate Market in 2014) and second most targeted university (The Graduate Market in 2015 and 2016) – High Fliers Research)
  • Named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

The University of Nottingham's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high quality academic English and study skills preparation and support before and during students’ studies.

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EngD Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is aimed at graduate engineering students who will become a new kind of engineer increasingly in demand by today’s industry; an engineer who is aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications of their design and construction decisions. [+]

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have provided funding for 15 studentships and produce research leaders who will tackle the major challenges in generating electricity more efficiently using fossil energy.

This course is aimed at graduate engineering students who will become a new kind of engineer increasingly in demand by today’s industry; an engineer who is aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications of their design and construction decisions. The EngD training provides:

an in-depth four-year training programme for those who satisfy the UK residency requirements, a non-taxed stipend of up to £18,363 p.a for EU and International students - Home/EU fees and a basic stipend approximately three years' extensive research time in close collaboration with industry partners Entry requirements ... [-]

EngD in Additive Manufacturing (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Discovery, understanding and innovation in Additive Manufacturing (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

Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 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). [+]

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.

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.... [-]


EngD Manufacturing Technology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD. It is more closely related to the needs of industry and provides a more vocational doctorate degree. It encourages the development of innovative thinking while tackling real industrial problems. [+]

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD. It is more closely related to the needs of industry and provides a more vocational doctorate degree. It encourages the development of innovative thinking while tackling real industrial problems.

The four year EngD programme integrates an industry based doctoral research project with high-quality training which develop skills in core technology subject areas, research methods, project management, quality assurance, technology acquisition, supply chain management and professional development. Engineering Researchers may also spend time using the world-class facilities at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).... [-]


EngD Non-destructive Evaluation

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (RCNDE) is an EPSRC-sponsored collaboration between industry and academia to coordinate research into Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies, and to ensure research topics are relevant to the medium to longer-term needs of industry. [+]

The Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (RCNDE) is an EPSRC-sponsored collaboration between industry and academia to coordinate research into Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies, and to ensure research topics are relevant to the medium to longer-term needs of industry.

The centre is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaborative venture involving, Bath, Bristol, Imperial College London, Nottingham, Strathclyde and Warwick universities as well as a range of industrial partners.

Industrial partners in the ENGd include large companies such as Airbus; NNL; BAE Systems; BP; EDF, E-ON, Network Rail; RWE; Npower; Rolls-Royce; Serco; Shell; QinetiQ; and Renishaw. There are also a similar number of smaller companies involved. Successful candidates work closely with their chosen sponsor, normally carrying out the majority of project work at that company.... [-]


PhD Architectural Design (Social Science)

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This programme provides candidates an opportunity to develop an architectural thesis using design as a key component of the methodology exploring an approved topic of their own selection and definition. Whilst the design-based component of the project may be drawn, modelled, filmed, built, etc, candidates will be required to incorporate this research as an integral component of an accompanying written thesis. [+]

This programme provides candidates an opportunity to develop an architectural thesis using design as a key component of the methodology exploring an approved topic of their own selection and definition. Whilst the design-based component of the project may be drawn, modelled, filmed, built, etc, candidates will be required to incorporate this research as an integral component of an accompanying written thesis. Good architecture embraces a holistic approach to design and as a consequence the environmental strategies embodied within buildings present considerable challenges. They need to reconcile the often conflicting considerations of climate, building function and user expectation, while at the same time being mindful of energy related carbon emissions. Projects in environmental design typically reflect the integrated nature of these strategies and explore areas such as natural ventilation, passive heating and cooling, solar protection, fabric thermal storage, daylight and solar strategies and architectural acoustics. These are intrinsically linked to the tectonics of architecture and considerable potential exists to explore the opportunities offered where these overlaps occur, eg the environmental performance of facades, natural ventilation of high rise buildings, etc. Urban design is concerned with the city as a field of analysis and intervention. Research in urban design explores the complex relationship between spatial and design issues and social and economic urban processes. PhD topics are defined in conjunction with supervisors and can cover many different aspects of urban design, such as: History and Theory of Urban Design; Public Realm; Sustainable Cities; Urban Conservation & Revitalisation; Innovation Environments and Waterfront Regeneration.... [-]

PhD Architecture (Science)

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This PhD addresses the core of architecture including design as research, and research that supports and stimulates design. Research is undertaken collaboratively on a multinational basis with industry, engineers and other research groups. [+]

This PhD addresses the core of architecture including design as research, and research that supports and stimulates design. Research is undertaken collaboratively on a multinational basis with industry, engineers and other research groups. 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. Research overview This PhD addresses the core of architecture including design as research, and research that supports and stimulates design. Research is undertaken collaboratively on a multinational basis with industry, engineers and other research groups. 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. Facilities There is continuous investment in buildings and facilities in the faculty. 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,... [-]

PhD Architecture (Social Science)

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

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. [+]

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. Facilities This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. There has been a continuous investment in the buildings and facilities in the department. The 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 laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for research into passive cooling, heat recovery, solar/wind/ground energy systems, absorption technology, heat pump systems, ventilation systems, indoor air quality and thermal comfort. 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 collectors, wind turbines, combined heat and power systems, light pipes, self cleaning windows and rainwater collection systems. The Millennium Ecohouse is an environmentally-friendly two-storey four-bedroom house, funding and constructed by David Wilson Homes. The building is integrated with PV, solar thermal... [-]

PhD Building Technology

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Building technology focus on the strategies and systems used in buildings to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of occupants are met in a manner that acknowledges the need to use energy and other resources in a responsible manner. [+]

Building technology focus on the strategies and systems used in buildings to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of occupants are met in a manner that acknowledges the need to use energy and other resources in a responsible manner. Subjects covered in this area of research include: low/zero carbon buildings eco-buildings; heat recovery systems computer modelling and building physics acoustics lighting heat transfer and 2-phase flow building services (eg heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning) indoor environmental quality (eg thermal comfort and air quality) ventillation/natural ventillation thermal modelling post occupancy evaluation biomimetics 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 Students are equipped with additional tools for investigative analysis including computer facilities (with all the software you will need), building technologies laboratories and technical workshops, a digital fabrication suite and model making workshop. The Marmont Centre for renewable energy houses research laboratories that are equipped with technologies including photovoltaic panels, solar collectors, light pipes, wind turbines and ground source pump heats. The Sustainable Research Building (SRB) is designed to serve as an exemplar building, demonstrating state-of-the-art techniques for sustainable and environmentally responsible construction. You will also benefit from the use of laboratory, office, seminar and accommodation that have been configured to support a number of different heating, cooling and ventilation strategies. Integrated technologies include photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal collectors, wind turbines,... [-]

PhD Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. [+]

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. 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 There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few departments in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimise your own complete processing plant. Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example: total organic carbon strong acid digestion of rocks research test rigs – multiphase flow drop tube furnace flow in pipe rig microwave centre 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 a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps who are available if you have a query about procedures relating to research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available. All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering Training Programme, this is a structured programme of training drawing... [-]

PhD Civil Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Civil engineering covers a wide range of subjects and The University of Nottingham is recognised for its world class learning environment and excellent facilities. Research topics within civil engineering can be based around structures, Geotechnics,fluid mechanics, transportation, GPS surveying, road materials and many other aspects. [+]

Civil engineering covers a wide range of subjects and The University of Nottingham is recognised for its world class learning environment and excellent facilities. Research topics within civil engineering can be based around structures, Geotechnics,fluid mechanics, transportation, GPS surveying, road materials and many other aspects. 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 There are extensive facilities available to postgraduate research students across the two research divisions including those in the Pavement Research Building, the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics. The Pavement Research Building is a purpose-built £2.4m state-of-the-art centre for research and development in all areas of pavement engineering; design, performance, maintenance and materials. It incorporates world-class laboratories for testing asphalt, concrete, bitumen, aggregates, recycled and other paving materials as well as pilot-scale pavements. The Nottingham Geospatial Institute is a major multidisciplinary research centre with facilities that cover geoinformatics and data modelling, geospatial intelligence, interoperability and standards, location based services and semantics, reasoning and cognition. The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together expertise from civil, materials, and mining engineering, and also mathematics to solve all forms of soil and rock-related problems in engineering design and construction. There are two laboratories that form the key elements to NCG. These are the Soil mechanics laboratory - for... [-]

PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD brings innovation in science and technology to applications ranging from the generation and use of electrical energy (including renewable energy) to high-speed information processing and pervasive computing. Areas of research strength include biophysics, imaging and optical science, photonic engineering, power electronics, ultrasonics and electromagnetic simulation. [+]

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD brings innovation in science and technology to applications ranging from the generation and use of electrical energy (including renewable energy) to high-speed information processing and pervasive computing. Areas of research strength include biophysics, imaging and optical science, photonic engineering, power electronics, ultrasonics and electromagnetic simulation. 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 The facilities in the faculty are outstanding and include a Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic cell, an RF anechoic chamber, an optical materials evaluation system lab, an RF lab, a photoluminesence lab, optics and ultrasonic labs comprising multiple optical benches, semiconductor clean rooms, power electronic module packaging facility, 270 kVA variable frequency ac supply, dynamometer testing to 800 kW and 120,000 rpm, and environmental testing including temperature, altitude, humidity and vibration. 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 a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps are available if you have a query about procedures relating to research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available. All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering... [-]

PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. [+]

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. This PhD is based within the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI). 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 NGI is a leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institute, specialising in spatial and location-based science and engineering, using the technologies of satellite positioning, remote measurement systems and integrated sensor technologies. NGI is housed in a purpose built facility with a wide range of modern equipment, enabling access to the latest technologies and engagement with leading edge research, in for example: GNSS integrated sensors photogrammetry and laser scanning location based services remote sensing deformation monitoring geospatial engineering and intelligence spatial data infrastructure ubiquitous positioning and autonomous systems 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 a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic... [-]

PhD Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering to help improve the natural environment, seeking to facilitate the provision of healthy water, air and land. Research topics for this PhD are very varied but can include microwave processing, wastewater treatment, greenhouse gases, removal of pollutants in water and soils as well as many other aspects. [+]

Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering to help improve the natural environment, seeking to facilitate the provision of healthy water, air and land. Research topics for this PhD are very varied but can include microwave processing, wastewater treatment, greenhouse gases, removal of pollutants in water and soils as well as many other aspects. 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 There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few universities in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimise your own complete processing plant. Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example: total organic carbon strong acid digestion of rocks research test rigs - multiphase flow drop tube furnance flows in pipe rig microwave centre 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 a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps who are available if you have a query about procedures... [-]

PhD Human Factors

Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Human factors research focuses on the multidisciplinary research spanning studies of the interaction between humans, machines and technology to develop the products and systems that we use every day. PhD topics can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling. [+]

Human factors research focuses on the multidisciplinary research spanning studies of the interaction between humans, machines and technology to develop the products and systems that we use every day. PhD topics can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling. 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 Within the Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) we possess a wide range of technical facilities which are used for research and consultancy projects, as well as for teaching. The Usability and Ergonomics Laboratory constitutes a self-contained space containing a wide range of video and data capture equipment. As a result, we are able to conduct usability and ergonomics evaluation studies in which participants’ behaviour can be observed and measured in a controlled fashion. The HFRG Transport Simulation Laboratory enables our research work to be conducted in a safe, controlled and cost-effective environment. This has been of specific importance in out transport-related work, where we currently possess hi-fidelity car, motorcycle and train simulators. 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 a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also... [-]

PhD Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed... [-]

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

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 Manufacturing Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years December 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 Materials Engineering and Materials Design

Campus Full time 3 years December 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. [+]

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 support Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated... [-]

PhD Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years December 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 My Life in Data

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 China Ningbo

The IDIC offers a fully funded four-year PhD programme in either the area of digital economy or energy technologies. [+]

The Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training offers 10-20 places on the four-year research programme, My Life in Data, which focuses on researching personal data and the traces we leave behind. This data is now a major business and societal asset and can reveal a wealth of information about our habits, behaviours, preferences, relationships and emotions. Programme overview The PhD programme accepts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts. The course consists of taught modules, annual summer schools, retreats and a three month internship taken with one of the CDT’s partner organisations. Funding All home students and others eligible for full funding will receive a stipend of £16,600 per annum for 2017 entry, a laptop and their tuition fees paid. In addition, all agreed research costs will be supported by the CDT. Entry requirements To apply, you will need a first or upper-second-class honours degree or MSc in a relevant subject. [-]

PhD Sustainable Energy Technology

Campus Full time 3 years December 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. [+]

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 collectors, wind turbines, combined heat and power systems,... [-]

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