The new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power launches today.
The Centre is a collaboration between the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Loughborough and has been developed with the strong support of four industry partners: Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens and Dyson.
The Centre will train a minimum of 90 students, over 5 cohorts, with the first students arriving in October 2019.
The new Centre builds on the success of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics. It will provide training in the key skills that future engineers in the field of Propulsion and Power will need to become leaders in research and design. The two new themes are:
1 - Data, Learning and Design:
The Centre will provide training to enable engineers to derive learning from the ever-increasing supply of data (from experimental tests, from computations and from real engines in the field) and hence develop improved concepts and technologies.
2 - Systems Integration:
As well as delivering training in advanced aero-thermal science, the Centre will expose students to the requirements of Future Propulsion and Power systems, such as: integrated propulsor-airframe concepts; hybrid-electric propulsion; compact and flexible operation power generation.
Applications are now open for the new Centre and we look forward to welcoming our first students in October 2019.