Virtually Connected Hybrid Vehicle - A Funded PhD Studentship with The Digital Engineering Test Centre

Loughborough University

Start date of studentship: September 2017

Closing date of advert: 31st August 2017

Interview date: first week of September 2017


Primary supervisor: Dr Byron Mason

Secondary supervisor: Dr James Knowles

We are seeking excellent candidates with interests in automation, mechatronics and information and communication technologies ICT who want to study at a top 10 UK research-led University whilst working with industrial partners. 

This project is part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence. In choosing this project you’ll work alongside academics that are leaders in their field and benefit from a four-year studentship award that includes an enhanced EPSRC tax-free annual stipend of at least £18,500 per annum and UK/EU tuition fees. Furthermore, you will have access to a personal training budget of £10,000, which is in addition to a research budget and support from academic members of staff and industrial partners.

Loughborough University aims to ensure equality for men and women. We follow the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter by wishing to attract, support, and reward women in STEMM at all career stages.

Full Project Detail:

The studentship is co-sponsored by The Digital Engineering Test Centre and you will join a growing research group within the School of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering. This project is an exciting opportunity to develop state-of-the art simulation technology for future advanced automotive propulsion systems.

This project is a high profile, national project that includes a team of researchers co-located across several UK universities and research organisations.  The overall aim is to create a Virtually Connected Distributed Hybrid Vehicle VCHV that is geographically distributed over the UK.  A key focus of this fully sponsored PhD is on the development of simulation capability on a national scale that includes computational cognitive intelligence and high-performance simulation. 

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Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in related engineering or computational science degree. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in a technical subject will be an advantage.

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements, details available on the website.

Funding information:

The studentship is for four years and provides a tax free stipend of £18,500 per annum for the duration, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Due to funding restrictions, this is only available to those who are eligible to pay UK/EU fees. In order to qualify for a full award, all applicants must meet the EPSRC eligibility criteria including the minimum UK residency requirement

Contact details:

Name: Dr Byron Mason

Email address:

Telephone number: 01509 227 273

Enquiries about the application process and CDT programme can be made to or visit the website For answers to frequently asked questions about the CDT, visit the website.

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select “CDT Embedded Intelligence Wolfson School”

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