EPSRC & WEFO Funded EngD Studentship: Utility Scale Energy Storage – The Next Big Challenge



Introduction:

Swansea University’s Steel Training Research and Innovation Partnership (STRIP) invites applications for a fully-funded EngD project.

About the project:

This project will offer the successful candidate opportunities to work in collaboration with other universities, including the batteries supergen group at Sheffield, advisory bodies such as the Energy Technologies Institute and with large companies including Tata, Vale and BASF, gaining valuable industrial experience and building up a strong network of contacts.

At SPECIFIC the ethos is to turn buildings into power stations and utility scale energy storage has been identified by many leading bodies as one of the main challenges to overcome in order to enable the successful application of renewable energy. This project offers a unique opportunity to be one of the first in a field of research and to develop a product from lab scale to pilot line scale utilising our bespoke blend of facilities and expertise. 

Further information about SPECIFIC and STRIP can be found at www.strip-project.co.uk

Candidate eligibility:

This project is open to graduates with a background in materials science or chemistry. 

Please see the EPSRC website for full eligibility criteria: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility

Studentship value:

This award covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £17,000 p.a.

Further information:

Further information can be found at: www.strip-project.co.uk/index.php/projects/currentprojects

Please contact Dr David Penney with any queries: [email protected]

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Application closing date:  

The application closing date is 30th September 2013.

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