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Reference Number EP/T518116/1
Title DTP 2020-2021 Brunel University London
Status Started
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields OTHER 80%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 5%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor H Zhao
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Design
Brunel University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2020
End Date 30 September 2025
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £1,487,514
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme EPSRC Training Grants
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor H Zhao , Sch of Engineering and Design, Brunel University (100.000%)
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Abstract Brunel University London has a well-founded reputation as a leader in research, consistently offering "research and enterprise for the benefit of individual and society" since 1966 when the University received its Royal Charter. Brunel University London is firmly within the top quarter of research universities in the UK according to REF 2014. Our research in engineering, design and physical sciences spans a variety of major fields from energy, automotive, materials and manufacturing, as well as mathematical sciences and computing. Our College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences ranks amongst London's biggest and best for the quality of its research.EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) studentships are available to support postgraduate research opportunities in engineering, design and physical sciences in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing (IMM) (for improving the performance of materials and structures), Institute of Energy Futures (IEF) (for improving energy usage and reducing greenhouse gas emissions), Institute of Environment Health and Societies (IEHS) (Biomedical and Environmental Engineering), Brunel Digital Science & Technology Centre, and the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS) (discipline based research in engineering, mathematics and computer science). We welcome applications for studentships in these areas. The DTP funding will be used to match the industrial support of PhD studentships and to support PhD students spending a period of time at an industrial company.The DTP funding will be used strategically to consolidate the critical mass in areas of intensive research activities and excellent infrastructure at Brunel, which are represented by the research themes in the research institutes and the inter-disciplinary research centre in digital science and technology in the CEDPS. Such research areas include:Structural Integrity (National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC))Materials Characterisation and ProcessingLiquid Metal Engineering (Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC))Design for Sustainable ManufacturingMicro-Nano ManufacturingEnergy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies (RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food chains (CSEF))Advanced Powertrain and FuelsSmart Power NetworksResource Efficient Future CitiesBio-medical and Environment (Water) EngineeringBig DataAutonomous Systems and RoboticsApplied AIComputer systems and softwareIn support of mathematical sciences and their application to engineering and physical sciences, the DTP funding will continue to be made available to newly-appointed academic staff in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) based in Cambridge, also funded by HEFCE, is a partnership between Brunel and internationally-renowned technology, engineering and research organisation TWI. NSIRC aims to provide some of the best facilities for engineering and materialsresearch in the world, with 300 training places for Brunel's postgraduate and research students. With regard to recruitment, the DTP-funded postgraduate studentships will be advertised on our University website at as well as in other on-line media, such as The advert will also be circulated by email to academic staff which will also include an outline of the application, interview and award process. The admission of postgraduate research students will be based on academic entry criteria of a minimum of upper second class honours degree, confirmation that they meet the EPSRC eligibility criteria, a supporting statement from their proposed principal supervisor and their performance at interview with an independent panel led by the Vice Dean (Research)
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Added to Database 14/09/21