Fully-funded PhD Studentship Co-sponsored by The Digital Engineering & Test Centre (DETC): Distributed Hybrid Vehicle Architecture and Internet Distributed Controller

Loughborough University - The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence at Loughborough University is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship to UK/EU applicants.

The Studentship is open to all eligible UK/EU and international/overseas students. It will run for 4 years and includes:

  • Fee waiver equivalent to the home/EU rate*
  • Enhanced EPSRC tax-free stipend of £17,296 p.a. for four years.
  • Personal training budget of £10,000 to support specific training needs.

* Please note that non UK/EU domiciled students will be required to find funding to cover the difference between home and international fees. All non-UK applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements, details available on the website.

The project is an exciting opportunity to test the limits of distributed embedded control. The four core project partners will create a virtual connected distributed hybrid vehicle that is geographically distributed over the UK. The power electronics will be located in Nottingham, energy storage system in London, internal combustion engine in Bath and system controller in Loughborough. This will be developed as a tool for the test, validation and development of hybrid vehicle technology. In this part of the project Loughborough University is responsible for developing the distributed vehicle architecture and local system interface. Local interface embedded controllers will be developed to manage local control and the transfer of data (simulation and live test) to other parts of the vehicle network. This activity will be coordinated by a master vehicle interface embedded controller operating in Loughborough.

Applicants should

  • Have a first class honours or good upper second class degree in engineering or related subject from a controls background.
  • Have an understanding and experience of Matlab Simulink, software programming and working as part of an extended team.
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in in distributed control and/or time sensitive networking.
  • Experience of automotive controls, hybrid vehicle development and embedded controls/hardware programming is desirable.
  • Meet the minimum English Language requirements, details available on the website
  • For a full award, satisfy the UK residency requirement – see EPSRC eligibility criteria

How to Apply

Applications should be made online at www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research. A list of the required documentation can be found here. Please select "CDT Embedded Intelligence Wolfson School" under Programme Selection, quoting CDTEIAA3 under Research Interests.

Embedded Intelligence is the integration of intelligence into products, processes and services so they work better and can increase productivity, efficiency and connectivity. It is underpinned by diverse areas of expertise (engineering, chemistry, biology, materials, design and computer science). We offer a unique 4 year full-time programme which enables students to develop their research skills whilst working with industrial partners. Research training is also complemented by non-technical subjects e.g. leadership, enterprise and social responsibility. Our researchers will be at the forefront of the latest developments in Embedded Intelligence and be supported by over 45 academic members of staff and industry specialists in this field.

Informal enquires should be made to Dr Byron Mason, b.mason2@lboro.ac.uk. Enquiries about the application process and CDT programme can be made to cdt-ei@lboro.ac.uk or visit www.cdt-ei.org. For answers to frequently asked questions about the CDT, visit the website.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Early application is strongly encouraged.

Advert expires: 3rd November 2016

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