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Reference Number EP/Y035194/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering Hydrogen Net Zero
Status Started
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen) 100%;
Research Types Training 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr D Strickland
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2024
End Date 30 September 2032
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £9,307,085
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region West Midlands
Programme EPSRC Training Grants
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D Strickland , Sch of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Professor WE Leithead , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr J Carroll , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr UW Kahagala Gamage , Chemistry, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr S Dann , Chemistry, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr RL Higginson , Inst of Polymer Tech and Materials Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr L Bartlett , Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr S Nabavi , School of Water, Energy and Environmen, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr SR Williams , Wolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac En, Loughborough University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ceres Power Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Intelligent Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jaguar Land Rover Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Diamond Light Source Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northumbrian Water Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Severn Trent Water (0.000%)
Project Contact , Anglian Water (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leicester City Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Green Fuels (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nuclear AMRC (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Water Industry Research Ltd (UKWIR) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Henry Royce Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , IGEM - Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (0.000%)
Project Contact , EffecTech (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Research Accelerator (0.000%)
Project Contact , Natural Power (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bramble Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alps Ecoscience (0.000%)
Project Contact , Amoy Island Hydrogen Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cambridge Science and Policy Consulting (0.000%)
Project Contact , Charnwood Borough Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cleaner Ocean Foundation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cranfield Aerospace Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Des19ncor (0.000%)
Project Contact , East Midlands Freeport (0.000%)
Project Contact , East Midlands Institute of Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , Endress & Hauser Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , GE Energy Power Conversion (0.000%)
Project Contact , GeoPura (0.000%)
Project Contact , HGP (0.000%)
Project Contact , Helical Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hydrogen Sussex (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hywaves (0.000%)
Project Contact , ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (0.000%)
Project Contact , JFD (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leilac (0.000%)
Project Contact , Midlands Net Zero Hub (MNZH) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nium (We are Nium) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Octoply Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Paul Holland consulting ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Penn Engineered solutions ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , PuriFire Labs Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Stopford Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Transformational energy (0.000%)
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Abstract The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Engineering Hydrogen Net Zero will develop the necessary networking, training and skills in future doctoral level leaders to enable rapid growth in hydrogen-related technology to meet the UK government's 2050 net zero targets. This CDT is a partnership of three world class Universities and around 40 Industrial and Civic organisations. The CDT aims to address the challenging aspects of rapid growth in hydrogen production and usage such as cost, supply and waste chain development, scalability, different system configurations, new technology, and social requirements through a blended cohort co-creation approach. The CDT will provide mandatory and optional training in Fundamental Knowledge, Thinking Innovatively, Business Acumen and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community (EDIC). A cohort based CDT is most appropriate for embedding skills in Engineering Hydrogen Net Zero due to the breadth of the training needs and the need for co-support and co-learning.In addition to a tailored co-created skills training program, the CDT will engage with partners to address key research priority areas. The CDT research plans are aligned with the EPSRC's "Engineering Net Zero" research priority, aiming to engineer low-cost hydrogen for net zero. Decarbonisation is not just implementation of a single solution fits all but a complex process of design that is dependent on what is being decarbonised e.g. different types of chemical industry to whether or not there is future access to a hydrogen hub. This results in the requirement for many new solutions to ensure affordability, scalability and sustainability. This includes undertaking research on hydrogen into topics such as, design for scalability, hydrogen on demand, new low cost materials, new interfaces, new processes, new storage means, new energy interactions, new waste management, existing infrastructure adaption and lifespan monitoring and management and social acceptance.The CDT will work with industry and civic partners to generate impact through innovation through research. This will include direct financial benefits, improved policy outcomes through engagement with local authorities, government organizations, and standards bodies, enhanced public engagement and acceptance of hydrogen, and create employment opportunities for students with industry-ready skills. The CDT represents an excellent opportunity for students to work together, with industry and with world leading international experts on impactful projects for a common decarbonisation goal with multifunctional stakeholders.This CDT will build upon the experience of the University partners and the lessons learnt from participation in 7 previous CDT's to bring forward best practice (e.g. buddy scheme and childcare funding) and remove roadblocks to opportunities (e.g. timetable clashes). We will co-create a CDT with international reach and access to over £55m worth of hydrogenand wind turbine demonstrator and research facilities. The team has excellent links with Universities and Industry internationally including partners in Europe, Canada, Malawi, China, USA, Brazil and Australia. CDT students will have opportunities to learn from International experts at a summer design and build, link with world leading experts to build international networks of contacts, undertake CPD activities (such as partner site visits), attend national and international conferences & partners secondments, research sandpits and webinars. All activities will be undertaken with due care, diligence & best practice in EDIC.The academic, industrial and civic team has the expertise to deliver the vision of the co-created CDT through the development of a unique research and training program.
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