Robert Gordon University PhD Studentship on Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems
Applications are invited from excellent candidates for a PhD studentship on Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems.
Closing Date 6 May 2016, reference ENG 16-1
This is fully funded by the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University (RGU). The successful candidate will be based at RGU in Aberdeen and supervised by Dr Yang Liu and Dr Wai Keung Fung.
Summary of the project
Intensive energy consuming industrial sectors have become one of the most important actors on the global climate change. Nowadays, industrial sectors orient their strategies with fossil fuel usage for avoiding costs and environmental impacts, and develop especially energy-saving applications. However, energy saving investments in industry sectors are implemented slowly due to the investment costs, and these costs are immediately reflected to the prices of today’s economic life.
Thus, it is a major challenge for power intensive industries in the UK to utilize renewable energy in order to ensure long-term sustainable economic growth. Strategies and new control techniques for engineering systems to reduce their energy consumptions are to become compulsory.
This project aims to study the complex dynamics and the bifurcation mechanisms of nonlinear engineering systems with a particular focus on non-smooth systems, and develop new control strategies in order to maintain their performance within a satisfactory level.
This PhD offers an excellent opportunity for the candidate to develop novel technologies for various engineering systems, and provide fundamental basis for practical applications.
Eligibility and Application
Candidates for the studentship must have a high quality Honours Degree (minimum requirement 2.1 but preferably First Class) in mechanical engineering, control engineering, mechanics or equivalent with a strong mathematical background. A Masters qualification in a related subject would be advantageous. The studentship provides full tuition fees (at UK/EU level) and a tax-free maintenance allowance of £14,057 per annum for 3 years. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the difference between overseas and UK fee (currently £10,688 per annum for 3 years) must be covered by the applicant. The studentship is for full time study based in RGU, and will start on 1 October 2016.
When applying, please do not click on advertised studentships. Instead, choose Engineering from the drop-down ‘Subject Area’ list. When submitting your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us you have made an application to this studentship, quoting ENG 16-1.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Yang Liu on 01224 262420 or email@example.com.
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