PhD Studentship - Development of the C Power Wave Energy Capture and Storage Device

Lancaster University

3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Ref. No.: CGE 74 with C Power Ltd

This PhD project investigates using compressed fluids as a wave energy storage system (WESS) and the development of an enabling innovative wave energy converter. Computational and experimental modelling will be carried out with the ultimate aim of advancing a selected Wave Energy and Storage System (WESS) up the technology readiness scale and progressing the technology as a viable commercial proposition.

The goal for this WESS research and design project is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling capability verified and calibrated by experimental modelling which is able to optimise the design and performance of the WESS. Applicants should have an engineering degree.

Industrial Partner

The researcher will work with Prof. George Aggidis who leads our renewable energy team in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University and a new innovative start-up company C Power Ltd. The project will be at the forefront of a new wave of renewable energy development.

Application details

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Application deadline

22nd October 2017

Interview date: TBC

Start date: As soon as possible

Why apply?

  • Receive £15,000 tax free per year
  • Your tuition fees are subsidised by the partner company by £4,195 per year, so if you are a UK/EU student you pay nothing. If you are a non-UK/EU student, your fees are reduced from £17,510/year to £13,315/year.
  • Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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