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Maritime Safety Research Centre PhD Studentship

PhD Studentship on “Autonomous ships systems holistic design”

We are now accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentships on Autonomous ships systems holistic design. This project aims at developing and validating a holistic approach for designing the ship/marine systems by combining a number of modelling tools and optimisation techniques facilitating the identification of safe, environmental friendly, reliable and cost efficient autonomous vessels power plants.

The funding covers UK/EU student tuition fees and stipend in line with University rates for 36 months. The project is multi-disciplinary requiring skills from various areas including marine systems engineering, systems modelling, safety and reliability engineering, optimisation techniques and computer programming. The successful candidate will have outstanding knowledge and passion in the above areas and should be able to undertake, complete and disseminate the outcomes of this research in international conferences and high impact research journals. The student will have support from with the MSRC industrial sponsors (DNV GL and RCCL). The student will complement the MSRC research group focusing on autonomous ships research.

Please click the following link for further details on the research areas, eligibility and the application process.