We are pleased to announce the opening of various PhD opportunities within RCCS for Autumn 2019. Please click on the following links for the description of the PhD projects available and how to apply them:

 

JWS2019/14: Development of low-carbon aviation fuels through the integration of CO2 and biomass utilisation

The aim of this project is the production of low-carbon jet fuels through the integration of novel technologies, including CO2 and biomass utilisation and co-electrolysis to produce a jet fuel that has lower environmental impact than conventional fuels. This project will be conducted at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions https://rccs.hw.ac.uk.

Supervisor: Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer, M.Maroto-Valer@hw.ac.uk  

 

JWS2019/15: Sustainable Cold Chain from Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) from Regasification Sites

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is a major global energy solution that uses up to 3 % of the energy stored in the gas when regasified.  Typically, an LNG site wastes 20-30 MW of cold and this project will deal with the Sustainable Cold Chain from Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) from Regasification Sites. This project will be conducted at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions https://rccs.hw.ac.uk.

Supervisor: Dr John Andresen, J.Andresen@hw.ac.uk

 

JWS2019/16: Understanding CO2 storage in geological formations

Geological storage can help to mitigate CO2 emissions provided that long-term safe storage is ensured. Hence, this project aims to improve our understanding of the interactions between CO2-brine and cement/fault-related host rocks to assess the possible risk of CO2 leakage. Detailed experimental investigations will include batch and core flood studies coupled with micro CT and numerical simulations.  This project will be conducted at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions https://rccs.hw.ac.uk.

Supervisor: Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer, M.Maroto-Valer@hw.ac.uk

 

JWS2019/17: Development of novel sorbent materials for integrated energy-efficient industrial CO2 capture

Industrial processes account for 25% of total EU CO2 emissions, and moreover, they are already operating at or close to the theoretical limits of efficiency. Therefore, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the only technology that can deliver the required emission reductions (EU 2050 targets). The aim of the project is to develop improved, versatile and novel advanced materials to reduce cost and accelerate deployment of industrial CO2 capture. This project will be conducted at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions https://rccs.hw.ac.uk

Supervisor: Dr Susana Garcia, S.Garcia@hw.ac.uk

 

Requirements

All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MSci, MEng or equivalent degree by Autumn 2019. Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person or by Skype). These scholarships are only open to UK/EU applicants. DTP Studentships are only available for students who meet residency requirements set out by EPSRC.

Level of Award

For James Watt Scholarship students, the annual stipend will be £15k and full fees will be paid for 3 years. Whilst for DTP Scholarship students, the annual stipend will be approx. £14,553 and full fees will be paid, for 3.5 years. Where a project does not specify, it is potentially eligible for both a DTP or James Watt Scholarship. 

Closing Date

All applications must be received by Friday 8th February 2019. All successful candidates must commence studies by 1st December 2019 at the very latest. 

To apply, please visit the official link to know the details: https://www.hw.ac.uk/schools/engineering-physical-sciences/research/james-watt.htm

To know more information about PhD studies at RCCS, please refer to our PhD Opportunities page

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