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Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in Partnership with Rolls-Royce

University of Sheffield

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Sheffield
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £15,009 Home tuition fees and stipend of £15,009 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 31st July 2019
Closes: 30th October 2019

In support of the research activities of the recently launched EPSRC funded Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub, Rolls-Royce is offering a PhD scholarships to undertake a programme of research allied to the core research programme of the Hub.

Fibre optic instrumentation of electrical machine – This project is concerned with exploring the opportunities for integrating fibre optic based sensors into electrical machines for through-life monitoring. The opportunities include both in-process monitoring during manufacture and in-service monitoring. The project will encompass the development of methods for integrating fibre-optics into stator coil and the development and experimental testing of algorithms for extracting information on process and service conditions. This project would suit candidates with a background in electrical or electronic engineering, physics or mathematics.   The studentship covers Home tuition fees and stipend of £15,009 per annum. It is anticipated that this studentship will commence in September 2019, but there may be some degree of flexibility in start dates.

For further details contact: Prof. Ash Tiwari ( or Prof. Jiabin Wang (

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