PhD Studentship: Designer Particulate Filters

Loughborough University

Application details:
Reference number: 170321AMW
Preferred Start date: 1st October 2017/1st Jan 2018/1st April 2017/1st July 2018 (latest start date October 2018)

Primary supervisor: Andy Williams
Secondary supervisor: Adrian Spencer (AACME)
Tertiary Supervisor: Huayong Zhao

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Project Detail:
Combustion systems such as IC engine transportation impact on air quality and the environment has being significantly improved through application of exhaust aftertreatment technology. New manufacturing techniques are making it increasingly viable to design porous media on a microstructural level. This PhD will study in detail the relationship between microstructural design and fluid flow on trapping performance leading to new microstructural designs offering state of the art filtration performance. The work will have significant experimental work packages (on flow test rigs and engine test rigs) alongside some simulation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in applied fluid mechanics and automotive technology.

Entry requirements:
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Aeronautical or Automotive Engineering, or a related subject. They should also be a UK or EU citizen.

Funding Information:
This is a funded EPSRC iCase studentship in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. The annual stipend on this project will typically start at £17553 per annum for a period of up to 4 years and cover the fees at the EU/UK rate (£4,195 p.a). 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: Andy Williams
Email address:
Telephone number: +44 1509 227 651

How to apply:
All applications should be made online at Please quote the reference ‘170321AMW’ on all correspondence and especially on the application form. Please ensure that you select ‘Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering’ under programme name on the application form.

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