EPSRC CASE PhD Studentship: Next Generation Loop Heat Pipe Wick Technology for Thermal Management of Space and Terrestrial Applications

Newcastle University

Value of award

This award will cover a full PhD studentship of £18,748 per year. This includes RCUK standard UK/EU tuition fees, and a stipend of at least £14,553 per year. Additional funding will be provided by the Industry sponsor to support the placement position. 

Number of awards: 1

Start date and duration: April 2018 (3 – 4 years)

Application closing date: The closing date for applications is 30 January 2018.


This project in collaboration with Industry sponsor Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd. and will undertake research on Next generation loop heat pipe wick technology for thermal management of Space and Terrestrial applications (School of Engineering).

The studentship award will cover RCUK standard UK/EU tuition fees and a stipend of at least £14,553 per year. Each studentship position will be primarily based on the Newcastle University campus, and will also include a minimum of a 3 month industry based placement (accommodation and travel paid). Each project will be co-supervised by an industry sponsor. Postgraduate students are also enrolled in our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the industry partner.

Name of supervisor(s)

Dr Richard Law (Lead Supervisor) and Professor David Reay, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Dr Ryan McGlen, Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd. UK

Eligibility Criteria

The award is available to UK/EU applicants only. Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a fees-only award (partial funding) or fees and stipend award (full funding). 

How to apply

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create a new account’.

All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:

  • Insert the programme code 8030F in the programme of study section
  • Select ‘PhD in Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering’ (full time) as the programme of study
  • Insert the studentship code CASE002 in the studentship/partnership reference field

You must also attach a CV, certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts, a personal statement describing relevant experience (maximum 2 pages), 2 references, and proof of eligibility (eg passport or residence permit).


For general enquiries please email: SAgEPGstudentships@newcastle.ac.uk or contact the lead supervisor identified in the project outline.

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