Innovation to increase the head for hydropower applications

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018), and Ocean Current Power Ltd.

1 Year Enterprise-led funded Masters by Research: Ref. No. 108

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have your tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

This one year Masters by Research project offers the opportunity to be involved in the design and optimisation of a new technology seeking to increase the head for hydropower applications. The successful candidate will use a specific case study to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling capability, which can optimise the design and performance of this technology. You will work with Ocean Current Power Ltd to refine the product design before the company commercialises the product.

Applicants should have an engineering degree and an interest in renewable energy and/or product design would be beneficial. The successful candidate will work with Professor George Aggidis, leader of the energy group in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Prof George Aggidis and Ocean Current Power Ltd (OCP). OCP is a start-up company exploring new methods of energy recovery from moving water sources such as rivers and ocean currents. The patent pending technology is now being refined for efficiency and to increase electrical power output.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline

Midnight Wednesday 18th July 2018
Start date: October 2018