|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||An annual living allowance of £15,009.|
|Placed On:||13th May 2019|
|Closes:||28th June 2019|
Value of award:
The studentship covers full UK/EU fees (eligibility criteria applies to EU students) and an annual living allowance of £15,009.
Number of awards: 1
Start date and duration: September 2019 for 4 years.
Application closing date: 28 June 2019.
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU) is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham. In addition to undertaking an individual scientific research project described below at one of the three partner Universities, doctoral candidates will engage with added value training opportunities for example in business, innovation and internationalisation through a 4-year training programme that has been designed to maximise the benefits of a cohort approach to doctoral training.
To meet the urgent need of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, this project will make use of recent advances in flexible and compact-structured power generation technology to integrate multiple types of thin-film, power generating cells into sensor devices. These self-powerig sensor devices will enable the full-life monitoring of IoT products across industries and areas. The initial step will be to assemble a dual solar cell/piezoelectric device based on ZnO nanowires, using Newcastle’s spray-coater and/or SILAR robot, then subsequently develop the concept by testing other combinations of thin-film based energy conversion technology. Finally, the overall stability will be addressed by coating the devices with a weather-proof layer applied using the vacuum-based techniques by Kurt J. Lesker Company.
Name of supervisor(s)
Dr Wenxian Yang and Dr Elizabeth Gibson from Newcastle University;
Dr Neil Beattie from Northumbria University;
Mr. John O’Donnell and Dr John Naylor from Kurt J. Lesker Company;
Dr Zhou Zhou from XEMC Wind Power Group Ltd
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system by creating an account. To do this please select ‘How to Apply’ and choose the ‘Apply now’ button
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:
For further details, please contact:
Dr Wenxian Yang and Dr Elizabeth Gibson, from Newcastle University
Dr Neil Beattie, from Northumbria University
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