PhD Studentship

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School of Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems

Would you like to work in close collaboration with industry whilst obtaining a PhD? If you have, or hope to obtain, a 2.1 or an MSc in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or a related subject you could study for a PhD and earn around £14,000 per annum, tax free.

The PhD study will investigate two phase flow using computational fluid dynamics.

The flow is complex, with gas and liquid present in a system within small spaces which are bounded by walls moving at high speeds.

The commercial CFD package Fluent will be used as a base for this project. Some simple experimental work may be required.

The work will be carried out within the University of Nottingham Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Transmissions systems where excellent experimental and computational facilities are available, including the University high performance cluster.

The research will be carried out within a supportive group comprised of academics, postdoctoral/postgraduate researchers and technical staff.

The project will require the successful student to liaise with our industrial partner in the aerospace sector and good communication skills will be an advantage.

This studentship is available to UK/EU citizens and covers tuition fees and a bursary of around £14,000 per annum.

International students who have right of residence in the UK may also apply.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to

Dr C Eastwick,
Email: Carol.Eastwick [at] or

Dr K Simmons,
Email: Kathy.Simmons [at]

Applications, with a detailed CV and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to

Dr C Eastwick,
School of Mechanical,
Materials and Manufacturing Engineering,
The University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham,
NG7 2RD.

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