At Energy2050 we are looking at different ways to make and use energy. Our research covers Energy generation, use & demand, infrastructure & integration and Energy policy.
Energy2050 is an opportunity to collaborate with world leading academics across the energy research spectrum. We are dedicated to turning innovation into working solutions.
Energy 2050 is committed to developing world-leading activity in energy research and we host a vibrant international community of more than 250 students undertaking energy PhDs.
Below is a list of some of our current projects, for more general information on postgraduate studies, see 'study with us'
See below for some of our most recent opportunities funded by the university, industry, research bodies or other partners.
This PhD project will utilise optical diagnostics or CFD modelling tools to study the combustion behaviours of SAF.
This project will utilise and develop your knowledge surrounding CFD modelling, mass and heat transfer, reaction kinetics and chemical equilibria.
This project addresses a currently under-investigated aspect of the government push to net zero, and the issues surrounding decarbonisation of commercial fleet vehicles.
The project will be part of the EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems. The student who undertakes it will be 1 of a cohort of over 50 students in a broad range of disciplines across multiple Unis.
See below for some of our most recent opportunities for self-funded PhDs.
The work in this project aims to investigate shape optimisation of fuel passages to reduce propensity for fuel deposition on wetted surfaces.
The aim of this project is to develop a methodology based on radial basis function in which large deformations due to deposition growth, can be accurately captured in the fluid and solid domains.
The aim of this project is to utilise the Lattice-Boltzmann method, which does not require a computational grid to resolve the flow field in order to develop a deposition model for chemically reacting flows.
The aim of this work is to develop an optimisation procedure aimed towards the automatic generation of chemical reaction networks for fuel thermal degradation.
This project aims to implement a slip wall boundary condition in a CFD code and investigate the effects for modelling deposition on heated surfaces.
This project will investigate the effects of nozzle design, Reynolds number and incoming fluid temperature on the developed wall shear stresses and their fluctuations of impinging jets, using CFD.
This work will provide a deeper understanding of the wall attachment process and therefore assist in the future development of
The work in this project will first identify suitable impeller designs for batch reactors, and then develop a CFD methodology by which numerical shape optimisation can be performed
For a full list of our PhD projects, and for more information on these PhD projects, please see use the categories below to navigate through our range of options. It is important to stress that the exact topic of the research will be tailored to the strengths of the candidate and the relevance to ongoing research within the Energy Engineering group.
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