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Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications PhD

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Jubilee Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Research overview

PhD Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. This is a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The Midlands Energy Consortium comprises the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough as well leading industry partners. Students have the opportunity to become specialists in the new sustainable technologies of the future.

Research areas

Within the centre for doctoral training, there are 50 academics across several disciplines, focusing on chemical engineering, but including chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials, social science and built environment.

These specialists contribute to the five main research themes:

  • polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
  • solid oxide fuel cells
  • portable fuel cells
  • hydrogen production and storage
  • electrolysis

Within these themes, there are projects on catalysis, nanoparticles, membranes, fluids, hydrogen storage materials, and consumer responses. Where industry has wanted student projects, there has been strong focus on product areas, such as fuel cells for aircraft (EADS), clean transport of refrigerated materials (Unilever) and electrolysis for onsite generation (ITM Power).

Through the four-year PhD programme, doctoral researchers will receive an overview of energy issues from multidisciplinary perspectives, in addition to developing individual specialisations through research projects.

Careers

The Faculty of Engineering has excellent links with industry. You will receive support from supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, as well as dedicated advice from the Graduate School and our Careers and Employability Service.

Completing a research degree with us will ensure that you develop transferable skills that will be beneficial in a number of different careers. Graduates within the faculty have gone on to have successful careers as:

  • researchers
  • production managers and directors
  • IT and telecommunication professionals
  • business, research and administrative professionals
  • science, engineering and production technicians
  • natural and social science professionals
  • teachers, lecturers and educators
  • various other roles in engineering and architecture

Tuition fees

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£ 25,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 103 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    136 60%

    42nd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    90th

    27

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