PhD Studentship: Enhancing the Physical Footprint and Energy Conversion Efficiency of Hybrid Adsorption Water Desalination-Refrigeration Systems.

Aston University - School of Engineering and Applied Science

Start Date: October 2018 or January 2019

Interview Date: To be advised

Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Sustainable Environment Research Group Research Group at Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established group working on solar energy and water treatment.

We are looking for an ambitious PhD researcher with a keen interest in heat and mass transfer intensification to undertake work on enhancing the performance of adsorbent bed(s) as a pathway to reduce the physical footprint and the energy conversion efficiency of hybrid adsorption water desalination-refrigeration systems. This project aims at investigating novel approaches to utilise the adsorbent material more efficiently to enhance the heat and mass transfer simultaneously. Successful candidate will be part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University which carries out research across key disciplines of Engineering.

Person Specification

The successful applicant should have a first class or upper second class honours degree or qualification in Mechanical Engineering. Preferred skills include the knowledge of multiphysics numerical modelling and solid background in thermodynamics analysis.

Contact Details

For informal enquiries please send a CV to Dr Ahmed Rezk, tel: 0044 (0)121 204 3601, or email: If you require further information about the application process please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team at

How to apply

The online application form, reference forms and details of entry requirements, including English language are available here

We would particularly like to encourage application from women seeking to progress their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recently recognised by a prestigious Silver Award to SEAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive environment and family atmosphere.    

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