Engineering Doctorate Posgraduate position in the Energy and Sustainability Division

Greenwich, London (Greater) (GB)
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering Doctorate Posgraduate position in the Energy and Sustainability Division

Faculty of Engineering and Science

Location:  University of Greenwich Campuses and Off site
Salary:     £18,796
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 June 2017
Reference:     1416

Engineering Doctorate postgraduate position in the Energy and Sustainability Division, Faculty of Engineering Project sponsored by Tata Steel Suitable for students with Engineering or Physics backgrounds
Investigation of wear in industrial coal grinding and drying plants

Tata Steel ( ) is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and commercial offices in over 35 countries, one of the largest steel producers in Europe.

Wear within industrial coal preparation plant is a consequence of handling abrasive bulk materials. Such plant wear can be the result of more than one active mechanism – the most dominant of which is often a function of the interaction between plant equipment, operating conditions and properties of the material. The development of models that can integrate more fully information relating to variations in bulk properties is of significant utility in maximising plant operational time or optimising predictive maintenance strategies. Coal characteristics with impact driven wear mechanisms are to be investigated with laboratory wear tests. Results will be applied in wear-predicting models. These will be validated with plant measurements and used to foresee wear. The project is multi-disciplinary, however a strong background knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics is beneficial, and a willingness to undertake laboratory experiments.

Academic supervisors: Dr Paul Langston, Dr Donald Giddings, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham and Mr Richard J Farnish, Department of Applied Engineering and Management, University of Greenwich
Industrial contact: Stefan Born, Research & Development, Tata Steel, The Netherlands

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is of four years duration, starting October 2017 and carries an enhanced annual stipend of £18,796, to eligible UK candidates.

Approximately 25% of the Engineering Doctorate will be based at University of Greenwich in Chatham, Kent, England.

For more information on the Centre and its research visit

To apply send your CV and covering letter to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy:

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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