PhD Studentship: Powertrain Resource Optimization and Development for Utilization and Competence in Testing (PRODUCT)

Loughborough University

An EPSRC funded PhD studentship with AVL

Application details:

Interview date: TBC


Primary supervisor: Prof Kambiz Ebrahimi

Secondary supervisor: TBC

We are seeking excellent candidates with interests in automotive, control and powertrain 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 £17,553 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 AVL and you will be based in the School of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering. The aim of this project is to develop and validate procedure for evaluating an intelligent embedded environment using Hardware-in-loop methodology for components selection and validation during early stage of the powertrain design using optimization tools. This approach will facilitate the design and development of new generation of low carbon powertrain technologies.

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Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in mechanical, electrical, mathematics and physics or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: control, automotive, powertrain design and testing.

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 at least £17,553 per annum for the duration, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. 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: Prof Kambiz Ebrahimi

Email address:

Telephone number: 01509 227 289

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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