Funded Postgraduate Research Vacancies
Below, you can find out more about our currently available funded postgraduate research positions, including eligibility criteria and funding details.
(Information within this section is correct as of 16th September 2021)
The global effort to improve air quality and the associated implementation of emission regulations have been major driving factors for the development and adoption of new after-treatment technologies for automotive vehicles.
Since the conception of these standards, the automotive industry has been required to invest extensively in the development of improved catalysts and control systems that meet the increasingly stringent pollutant limits.
This is particularly important with the anticipated introduction of Euro 7 standards around 2025, which are expected to require further reductions in emissions limits while increasing the number of regulated pollutants and extending the operating limits over which the vehicle must comply. In effect, they require zero toxic emissions from the vehicle over its lifetime. The use of advanced simulation tools is crucial to the successful achievement of these requirements.
This 3-year PhD project, will involved the investigation of a range of Euro7 catalysts with the aim of developing a predictive model of tailpipe emissions. It will make use of the unique combination of experimental equipment that is available in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
This project is an exciting research collaboration between the Reaction Engineering, Aftertreatment and Catalysis Technologies group and Ford Motor Company. It is funded through a CASE studentship and will build on the 25-year relationship between Queen’s University Belfast and the company. It is expected that the successful student will spend some time at one of Ford’s research facilities during the project and will benefit from the extensive networking opportunities that this experience affords.
- Due to funding restrictions, the position is only available for UK-resident candidates
- Candidates must possess or expect to obtain, a 2:1 or first-class degree in an Engineering or Physical Sciences related discipline
- Full eligibility information can be viewed via https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/department-economy-studentships
- Candidates should be available to undertake their post from the 1st of October 2021
The project’s funding will cover the tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,285 per annum for up to 3 years.
Friday 29th October 2021
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via the University's Postgraduate Application Portal.
OTHER POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH VACANCIES
Other available postgraduate research opportunities at the School can be found below - simply select the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the "All Schools" dropdown menu to view available projects.