Cranfield University, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc, has a PhD Position in Aero Engine Design. This research opportunity aims to develop a knowledge-based approach to optimise the repair technology/process selection for aero engine damage and a repair knowledge model to support efficient knowledge share in aero engine design.

Rolls-Royce plc has been transforming from a traditional aero engine manufacturer to aero engine-service provider. Through-life Engineering Services are increasingly important elements of service-based contracts for aero engines. The service element involves a considerable amount of repair/remanufacturing work for engine components during their life cycle.

This project will be associated with the research work within EPSRC Through-life Engineering Services Centre based in Cranfield University, including the usage of lab facilities in the Centre. The successful candidate will be based at the University campus in Bedfordshire and will also spend some time in Rolls-Royce (Derby) as required.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be classified as UK Home student and have a First or Second Class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering. An MSc in a relevant subject is highly desirable. Knowledge or experience of engineering optimisation, knowledge management, and decision making would be beneficial to the project.

PhD Funding

Supported by an EPSRC bursary and Rolls-Royce, this studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of up to £13,500 p.a. for three years. To be eligible for this funding applicants must have:
  • no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK, i.e. no visa restrictions or have ‘settled status’, and
  • have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant and
  • not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).
All EU nationals are eligible to receive a fees-only award if they do not have ‘settled status’ in the UK.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates can apply on the website of Cranfield University.

For further information contact us today:

School of Applied Sciences
T: +44 (0)1234 754086

Note, application deadline to the PhD Position in Aero Engine Design, Cranfield University, UK is 15 August, 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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