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Funded PhD position; in Engine Modelling: The identification of control strategy to minimise Particulate Matter formation and emission; within Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment; in School of Engineering, Computing & Mathematics; at Oxford Brookes University; in UK

Project Description

School of Engineering, Computing & Mathematics

Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship
Eligibility: All (Home/EU and International Students)
Bursary: £16,000 per year
Fees: Tuition fees will be paid by the University.
Deadline: Monday 11/12/2017
Start date: January /April 2018

“PhD Studentship in Engine Modelling”

The Faculty of Technology Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a three-year full-time PhD studentship to a new student commencing January /April 2018.

The successful candidate will work within the Engine Modelling Team, under the supervision of Dr Fabrizio Bonatesta and his collaborators. This is a fully-funded PhD studentship with annual bursary of £16,000.

Brief Project Description
The Engine Modelling Team at Oxford Brookes University is now part of a large multi-partner R&D project which will deliver the next generation of Gasoline Direct Injection engines, optimised for reduced fuel consumption and reduced noxious emissions. The involvement of Oxford Brookes will be in the area of engine modelling and will concentrate on the identification of control strategy to minimise Particulate Matter formation and emission.

The essential selection criteria include:
• A good first degree in Mechanical, Automotive or Motorsport Engineering.
• Experience in engine modelling using 0D/1D modelling software and/or CFD, or experience in a closely related engineering area.
• Experience of processing, analysing and manipulating large amounts of technical data.
• Knowledge and understanding of internal combustion engines working principles, modern associated technology, pollutants formation and emission regulations.
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Excellent written and oral communication and organisational skills.
• A real passion and commitment for research and scholarship.

The successful candidate will be responsible to:
• Undertake independent research in engine modelling, relevant to the requirements of the multi-partner project.
• Develop, optimise, validate and apply 0D/1D and/or CFD simulations of internal combustion engines, including the development of statistical and optimisation techniques for model calibration; process, analyse and manipulate numerical and experimental engine data as appropriate.
• Liaise with and support industrial and academic partners; present research findings to groups of people (industrial meetings and academic conferences).
• Conduct literature searches and reviews, and assist with the preparation of papers for publication.
• Fulfil all the requirements of a PhD program according to University Regulations.

Application Process:
If you would like to apply for this position, you should request an application pack from the Research Support Office,, quoting “PhD Studentship in Engine Modelling”.

Deadline: December 11, 2017

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