|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed On:||10th January 2022|
|Closes:||18th February 2022|
100% of tuition fees for UK/International students plus an annual living allowance of £15,609
Water Electrolysis is one of the promising routes to green hydrogen production and mid to long term storage of the intermittent renewable energy. Hydrogen and synthetic fuels are envisaged to play central roles in energy storage, renewable heat and the decarbonisation of transport as more countries pursue deep decarbonisation strategies. For the past seven years, more renewable power (260 GW) was added to the grid annually than fossil fuels and nuclear combined.
The successful candidate will join an international team of 9 PhD students and 16 Postdoctoral researchers across five world leading UK institutions working on the Ocean Refuel programme grant to unlock untapped potential of ocean renewable energy fuels, for more information see here.
Our vision is to harness and convert deep offshore wind and store it in the form of Hydrogen. However, there are several challenges including high materials and energy costs in purifying and desalinating sea water that restrict its use in water electrolysers for hydrogen production.
The project will focus on developing new electrolyser technologies that are capable of using sea water directly with minimal pre-treatment. Seawater is an unlimited and safe water resource that can be used to create hydrogen. The PhD project is flexible and could involve experimental or modelling work or combination of both.
Number Of Awards
Application Closing Date
18 February 2022
Newcastle University and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Dr. Mohamed Mamlouk
Prof. Keith Scott
We are seeking to appoint a driven, talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic student to use their initiative to drive their own project and contribute to the goals of the project. You will be supported by team of a diverse and inclusive team of international students and researchers. Both home and international/EU students are welcome to apply.
You should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Bachelor Honours degree, or international equivalent, in engineering or science e.g. Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or closely related discipline.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create an account’.
All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
Dr Mohamed Mamlouk - firstname.lastname@example.org
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