C Power

3 year Enterprise-led Funded PhD

Development of the C Power Wave Energy Capture and Storage Device

Ref. no. CGE74

This PhD project investigates using compressed fluids as a wave energy storage system (WESS) and the development of an enabling innovative wave energy converter.
Computational and experimental modelling will be carried out with the ultimate aim of advancing a selected Wave Energy and Storage System (WESS) up the technology readiness scale and progressing the technology as a viable commercial proposition.

The goal for this WESS research and design project is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling capability verified and calibrated by experimental modelling which is able to optimise the design and performance of the WESS.

Applicants should have an engineering degree.

Industry Partner

The researcher will work with Prof. George Aggidis who leads our renewable energy team in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University and a new innovative start-up company C Power Ltd. The project will be at the forefront of a new wave of renewable energy development.

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will:

• Receive £15,000 tax free per year
• Have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth c£4,195/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year to £13,315/year. See university website for published rates by year of entry)
• Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
• Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.


How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

Application deadline

22nd of October, 2017

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This doctoral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.

At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.