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Monday, 19 September 2011

Experimental PhD Studentship on Novel Combustion System for Reduced CO2 Emissions

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 advantage. 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 Mechanical Engineering. 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.

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