Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Renewable Energy Technology 

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Renewable Energy Technology 

School of Creative Arts & Engineering

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £33,518 to £38,833 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Fixed term until 31 March 2019
Closing Date:   Monday 08 January 2018 
Interview Date:   Monday 22 January 2018 
Reference:  CAE17-07

The 18 months Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PDRA) in Renewable Energy Technology will be based at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent campus. The work will focus on state-of-the-art technologies in Micro Turbine Generators (MTG) systems. MTG have the capability to help meeting energy targets with cost competitive, low emission characteristics, fuel-efficient and fuel flexible operations. With these characteristics, biofuel burnt MTGs can support the increasing share of renewables and meet the challenges of the modern electricity grid.

This industry/academic based project is funded by the Innovate UK and will lead to development of a 12 kWe biogas-fuelled MTG system as suitable for the sub-Saharan African and south Asian countries, as well as in the UK and international market. The post holder will be responsible (with supervision) to deliver on the novel works on the design and modelling of a biogas-fuelled micro-combustor for this 12 kW MTG system.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering, Energy, Power Engineering, or related discipline and experience in CFD modelling, process modelling and performance analysis of the gas turbine systems.  Experience in project management is also essential.

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