PhD Studentship in Energy Technologies

The International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC) established in 2012 is a venture represents an initial 170 million RMB (£17 million) investment by the University of Nottingham and its pioneering campus the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo Bureau of Education, Ningbo Bureau of Science and Technology, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

The IDIC’s Energy Research programme is closely associated with UNUK’s Centre in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies. Technological areas of interest as below:

  • Advanced combustion and gasification leading to cleaner power generation
  • Coal-to-liquid transport fuels (petrol, diesel and higher fuel alcohols)
  • Non-conventional hydrocarbons, such as shale gas
  • The whole spectrum of carbon capture technologies covering integrated multi-pollutant control
  • Enhanced oil/gas extraction technologies
  • Dynamical Modeling of composite materials manufacturing process
  • Enhanced heat transfer
  • Solar energy utilisation and High Throughput Process for Atmospheric Pressure Inline Production of Thin Film photovoltaics
  • Wind and wave energy utilisation
  • Mass transfer across wavy falling film flows
  • Aerodynamics of Flow About Vehicles

We are now recruiting up to 20 talented individuals on to a unique 4-year PhD programme to develop a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers to become future technological experts and business leaders in the Energy. Students will be based in the Centre in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies located in the Jubilee Campus, Nottingham in the UK during the first year then move to The University of Nottingham Ningbo China at the end of the first year and stay there for 3 years where they will graduate. Each student will be supervised by a team of experts from both UNUK and UNNC.

We are interested in ambitious and talented students from a wide variety of backgrounds including Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental or Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Geology, etc.

To join us, you must have an excellent first degree and preferably a Masters qualification or equivalent, you must be able to demonstrate the capability and show the potential of conducting world-class interdisciplinary research. You must also have achieved a minimum English language qualification IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element.

For further details please visit IDIC website or call +86 (0)574 8818 1063 for more information.

To apply please send a completed application form (which can be found using the following link, CV, research proposal, certified copies of degrees, certified transcripts and English test results (if any) to via the Apply button with “IDIC PhD in Energy Technologies” in the subject line or post them to Peter CHEN, Recruitment & Admissions Office, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 199 East Taikang Road, Ningbo 315100, China or call +86 (0) 574 8818 1063 for more information.

Closing date: 18th November 2013

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