PhD Studentship: Control of Waste Heat Recovery System in Heavy Duty Truck

University of Sussex - School of Engineering and Informatics

Overview

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship in the School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex. The University of Sussex is a top 20 university in the UK, just less than one hour by train to Central London.

This studentship focuses on modelling and control of waste heat recovery systems used to capture the heat from the exhaust and coolant of internal combustion engines in heavy duty trucks to produce some forms of usable mechanical or electrical work. The successful candidate will develop control algorithms that constantly adapt to the heat source variations due to different driving conditions in order to maximise the fuel efficiency of the engines in heavy duty trucks in both simulation and real-time experiments.

Eligibility summary

Applicants for this studentship should have a good Bachelor's or (preferably) Master's degree in in Control Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, or in a closely related field, experience of programming (preferable in Matlab/Simulink), modelling, and real time control systems (but not essential). A Master's degree in a relevant subjects or post-graduate industrial experience in a relevant area would be advantageous but are not essential.

Detailed eligibility criteria

The Scholarship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,553 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the scholarship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate, overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees (for more details visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/fees-and-scholarships).

Procedure

Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply) selecting a PhD in Engineering, clearly state the title of the studentship on your application and specify Dr Bao Kha Nguyen as your preferred supervisor.

Additional

Research webpages: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/engineering/research.

Contact

Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply) and clearly state the title of the studentship on your application and specify Dr Bao Kha Nguyen as your preferred supervisor.

For general enquires about the application process contact: phd.engineering@sussex.ac.uk.

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Type / Role:

PhD

Location(s):

South East England