About Energy 2050

Energy 2050 is one of the UK’s largest energy research institutes. Based at the University of Sheffield, we have over 120 academics and more than 250 PhD students undertaking energy research and innovation.

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PhD Opportunities

Scholarships available for UK/EU students with a First Class or Distinction undergraduate degree.


Currently recruiting:

Conventional Renewable power generation – Fluidised Bed Biomass combustion

PhD scholarship: Deposition prevention for future power stations – an international collaboration with USA

The project will be built on existing research, which has previously been carried out for many years by the Sheffield team, with the measurement data from the national PACT facilities and in collaboration with Electric Power Research Institute in the

PhD Scholarship: Virtual reality energy system simulation for future zero mission power generation

This project aims to combine computational fluid dynamics simulations; chemical process modelling and virtual reality techniques and develop a virtual reality energy system simulation tool for future zero mission power generation system.

PhD scholarship: Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation

This project will use CFD as a tool, including using the Reynolds Average NS equations (RANS) and the Large Eddie Simulations (LES) and develop advanced new models to investigate the combustion phenomena that drive the heat transfer, pollutant emissi

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