PhD Studentship: Control of Waste Heat Recovery System in Heavy Duty Truck (2017)

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship in the School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex. The University of Sussex is a top 20 university in the UK, just less than one hour by train to central London.

This studentship focuses on modelling and control of waste heat recovery systems used to capture the heat from the exhaust and coolant of internal combustion engines in heavy duty trucks to produce some forms of usable mechanical or electrical work. The successful candidate will develop control algorithms that constantly adapt to the heat source variations due to different driving conditions in order to maximise the fuel efficiency of the engines in heavy duty trucks in both simulation and real-time experiments.

What you get

£14,553 tax free stipend plus a fee waiver to the UK/EU amount

Type of award

Postgraduate Research


The scholarship includes a three-year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,553 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the scholarship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate, overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees (for more details visit:


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How to apply

Apply through the postgraduate application system of the University of Sussex, selecting a PhD in Engineering, clearly state the title of the studentship on your application and specify Dr Bao Kha Nguyen as your preferred supervisor.


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The closing date for applications is 24 September 2017.


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
24 September 2017 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired