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PhD Studentship in Mechanical Engineering - Ammonia/Hydrogen Dual Fuelled Engine-Generator Development

Newcastle University - School of Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £18,500 per year
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th January 2019
Closes: 20th February 2019
Reference: ENG040

Value of award

The award is worth £18,500 per year, contributing towards your PhD tuition fees and living costs. Total value of the award is £74,000.

Number of awards


Start date and duration

April 2019 for 4 years.

Application closing date

20 February 2019.


The School of Engineering has a Mechanical Engineering PhD studentship opportunity available in the area of zero-carbon fuel powered electrical propulsion system.

The successful applicant is to work with a research team to develop an innovative prototype of ammonia/hydrogen dual fuelled engine-generator with zero carbon emissions. Fundamental combustion research, software assisted design work for new engine and generator development, and extensive multidisciplinary experiments on a lab-scale prototype are centred in the PhD student project with a clear focus in one specific area in terms of the successful applicant’s background.

The PhD project closely links to an ongoing EPSRC project. More information could be found from:


School of Engineering and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Name of supervisor(s)

Dr Dawei Wu.

Eligibility Criteria

You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, marine engineering, electrical engineering or a related engineering subject.

This award is available to UK/EU and international candidates. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

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 8090F in the programme of study section
  • select ‘PhD Mechanical Engineering (full time)’ as the programme of study
  • insert the studentship code ENG040 in the studentship/partnership reference field
  • attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code ENG040 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
  • attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.


Dr Dawei Wu
EPSRC Fellow, Lecturer in Marine Engineering

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