Experimental PhD Studentship on Novel Combustion System for Reduced CO2 Emissions from Spark- Ignition Engines with Sustainable Fuels.
A fully funded PhD studentship is currently available at UCL in the Department of MechanicalEngineering for research study leading to the degree of
PhD. The project is sponsored by BP and MAHLE Powertrain and it will use advanced experimental methods to
study in-cylinder fuel spray and combustion phenomena with a novel turbulent jet ignition system
using various types of sustainable fuels. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL has
an established international reputation in the field of internal combustion engine research with
state-of-the-art engine research labs and fuel systems test facilities, including advanced laserbased
optical diagnostics and exhaust emissions equipment. MAHLE Powertrain has a long history
of developing high-performance engines and BP is at the forefront of fuel technology.
Candidates must have a 1st or 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related
discipline and must be enthusiastic and well-motivated to carry out postgraduate research. Strong
interest and previous exposure to engine-related research and experimental techniques will be an
The studentship will meet University fees at UK/EU rate and provide a stipend of about £15,000
per year (tax free). Prospective candidates need to submit a formal application for admission that
can be downloaded from here and it is also possible to apply on-line. The studentship is open only to UK or EU nationals, so
please do not apply unless you meet this criterion. For specific enquiries regarding admission
procedures you may contact Dr. William Suen, Graduate Tutor Research in the Department of
For informal enquiries regarding the project, you may contact Dr. Pavlos Aleiferis. The starting date will be fixed according to student availability but it
is expected that the successful applicant will start in November 2011 or soon thereafter. Closing
date for applications October 1, 2011.