3 Year Industry-led Funded PhD: Ref. No. 71

Development of the Waves2Watts Wave Energy Converter

This project investigates an innovative renewable energy technology from waves.

Computational and experimental modelling will be carried out with ultimate aim of advancing the Waves2Watts wave energy converter (W2W WEC) up the technology readiness scale and progress its technology as a viable proposition.

The goal for the W2W WEC research and design process is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CFD) modelling capability verified and calibrated by experimental modelling which is able to optimise the component design, geometrical shape and performance of the W2W WEC. Applicants should have an Engineering degree.

Industrial Partner

The researcher will work with Prof. George Aggidis who leads our renewable energy team in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University and an innovative start up company Wave2Watts Ltd which has a patented design on a device to convert wave energy to power.  This emerging technology is at the forefront of a new wave of renewable energy development.

Why apply?

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.

The post is subject to confirmation of funding.

Application deadline

12pm GMT, 11th August 2017

Interview date: Monday 21st August
Start date: September 2017

How to apply

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

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.