EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentship in Numerical Simulation of Advanced Diesel Combustion Systems



Ref: MHD24061

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the internationally recognised Internal Combustion Engines Research Group in the Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.

The Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the largest and most successful engineering departments in the UK and boasts an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, as well as strong links with industry. This industrial CASE studentship is offered in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The planned research forms part of a larger programme that is expected to play a significant role in shaping future JLR diesel engine development.

Applicants should have an excellent technical background with a minimum high upper-second class (or overseas equivalent) Bachelor’s degree in engineering or mathematics. Some prior knowledge and training in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods is considered essential. Experience of STAR-CD or STAR-CCM+ is desirable. The successful candidate will be highly proficient in both written and spoken English and will possess excellent presentation and communication skills. Demonstrated ability of independent research and contribution to scientific publications is highly valued. Note that the successful candidate will be required to spend some time training at Jaguar Land Rover’s Whitely Engineering Centre, a full, clean driving licence is therefore considered advantageous.

The Studentship will be offered for the duration of three and a half years and will cover university tuition fees and a competitive tax-free stipend (currently £13,726 for the 2013-14 academic year). In accordance with the EPSRC’s training priority of maintaining the flow of skilled researchers, due to funding restrictions applications will be accepted from UK/EU residents and exceptionally qualified international graduates (http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility.aspx).

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Potential applicants should make initial informal enquires via email to Professor Weeratunge Malalasekera ([email protected]) followed by a formal online application by clicking the ‘Apply’ link below.

Curriculum Vitae will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed standard University application form and other specified information.

It is very important to quote ref. MHD240613 on all correspondence and especially on the application form.

Closing date 19th August (i.e. 8 weeks from time of posting).

This Studentship is open until filled. Early application is strongly encouraged.

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