Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research. Knowledge and research experiences in the following areas are preferred: Energy Engineering, Thermal Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Experience with a background in biomass energy and process simulations is desirable. International students require IELTS overall 6.5 (all components above 5.5).
Biomass residues and waste, have a great potential to deliver a significant contribution to the primary energy demand, with the aim of meeting low carbon objectives. However, utilisation of these low-grade biomass materials is severely limited by their poorer fuel properties. Torrefaction is a pre-treatment technology that upgrades biomass to homogenous solid products with significantly improved fuel quality, and thus offer a premium solution to enable efficient utilisation of waste biomass for energy. The project will develop advanced control solution for the optimisation of torrefaction process.
In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.
This PhD project is initially offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates will be eligible to be considered for a University scholarship.
Primary supervisor - Dr Jun Li
Secondary supervisor - Dr Esther Ventura-Medina
Ms Jacqueline Brown
+44(0) 141 574 5319
James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ
How to apply
Apply for this PhD project here.
Please quote the project title in your application.