PhD Student Position in Combustion Engines at the Department of Energy Sciences, Lund University in Sweden 2013
Study Subject(s): Study subject is Combustion Engines.
Course Level: Scholarships is available for pursuing PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: Lund University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
Eligibility: Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.Special eligibility requirements comprise knowledge from first-cycle studies or the equivalent, but can also refer to special professional experience. Additionally, sufficient knowledge of the subject area is required for third-cycle studies. Students meeting special eligibility requirements are those who have- at least 60 higher education credits within the same subject area as the third-cycle studies, of which in-depth work of at least 30 higher education credits of relevance to the subject area- a Swedish medical degree or Swedish certification as a doctor.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of Sweden can apply for this position.
Scholarship Description: Combustion engines are the dominating power source for road transport. Despite its age there is still much to be done with emissions and fuel efficiency. We are now looking for a PhD student for a project together with Volvo Global Truck Technology named VEV – Volvo Efficient Vehicle. This is an international project involving four partners; Volvo Sweden, Lund University, Volvo North America and Penn State University. The goal is to make a combustion engine with 50% fuel efficiency which complies with current and future emission legislation. The concept Lund University will work on is based on Partially Premixed Combustion – PPC using compression ignition of gasoline like fuels. The project contains simulations of the combustion process as well as application of advanced optical measurement techniques in an transparent single cylinder engine.
Number of awards offered: Not known
Duration of Awards: Position is awarded for 4 years.
What does it cover? As a Ph.D student you are employed by the university and paid a salary that is comparable to what engineers are paid in the engine industry. The research studies combine studies and work, aiming to developing skills that are needed to handle complex problems, carry out independent research and make an original contribution to knowledge.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 2012-12-07.