PhD Studentship: Investigation of Condensation and Boiling Heat Transfer in Complex Geometries

Queen Mary University of London

Condensers and evaporators are key components of many thermal systems in a wide range of industrial applications. Condensers and evaporators employing enhanced geometries such as microchannel have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness resulting in four times smaller and with efficiencies 10-20% higher than earlier technologies. The geometries achievable with conventional manufacturing techniques are limited. This project will investigate condensation and boiling heat transfer in complex geometries made using additive manufacturing (AM) method. The project is jointly funded by HiETA Technologies and Queen Mary University of London. The research work involves measurement, computational simulation and theoretical analysis and will be performed at Queen Mary University of London. HiETA will use its expertise in AM and thermal management to support the project and to provide complex geometries for the experimental work. The project will explore new technologies to make novel compact, lightweight heat exchangers and to develop accurate, reliable and robust tools for design and optimisation of heat exchangers for a wide range of applications.

Research Studentship Details:

  • Available to Home/EU & International Applicants.
  • Full Time programme only
  • Applicant required to start in late September 2018
  • The studentship arrangement will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend for up to three years (Currently set as £16,553 in 2017/18).
  • The minimum requirement for this studentship opportunity is a good Honours degree (minimum 2(i) honours or equivalent) or MSc/MRes in a relevant discipline.
  • If English is not your first language then you will require a valid English certificate equivalent to IELTS 6.5+ overall with a minimum score of 6 in Writing 5.5 in all sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking).
  • International applicants should refer to the following website at

Supervisor Contact Details: 

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Huasheng Wang 
Tel: 020 7882 7921 

Application Method: 

To apply for this studentship and for entry on to the Mechanical Engineering programme (Full Time) please follow the instructions detailed on the following webpage: 

Further Guidance: 

Please be sure to include a reference to ‘2018 SEMS QMRS HSWang’ to associate your application with this studentship opportunity. 

Deadline for applications: 25/05/2018

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