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Fully Funded DHPA Studentship in UK

Maintenance Stipend for a maximum period of 3 years (£12,940 for Session 2008/09), full overseas rate fees and a Research Training Support Grant

A very good first degree (equivalent to a UK first class honours degree) from a prestigious institution in a relevant discipline such as Engineering, Mathematics or Physics (a lower rated BSc with a Masters will not normally be accepted as the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree).  Candidates must also meet the University’s English language requirements.

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The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards are a national initiative to bring outstanding students from India, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa and the developing world to the UK to study for PhD degrees in top-rated research environments.  The eligible countries are those listed in Part 1 on the OECD website: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/35/9/2488552.pdf

This award is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (www.epsrc.ac.uk) and Napier Turbochargers Ltd and is available for a research project in the area of:  Multi-objective design of industrial turbochargers for reduced aeroacoustic noise and increased efficiency

Marine engine room noise is becoming the subject of ever-stricter regulation by certification bodies. Diesel engine technology is currently concerned with reducing NOx emissions and increasing fuel efficiency and power density. The consequence of the noise limits on current turbochargers is to limit the allowable pressure ratio of the turbocharger and consequently limit the reduction in NOx and limit the increase in fuel efficiency and power density.

In order to mitigate the noise, filter silencers can be fitted to compressor intakes. But these reduce the turbocharger efficiency. An alternative approach is to design the turbocharger compressors for reduced noise. However, compressor designs that reduce aero-acoustic noise in many cases result in a reduction in compressor efficiency. In this project an aero-acoustic model will be developed and will be used together with a Multi-objective/multi-point optimization strategy based on 3D inverse design method in order to reduce noise while improving the compressor efficiency. The final design will be manufactured by Napier’s Turbochargers and will be evaluated experimentally at the Napier’s test facility.

For further information regarding the project, please contact Prof. M. Zangeneh (m.zangeneh-at-ucl.ac.uk).

Applications forms are available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application-admission/). Please also send a copy of your application by email to m.zangeneh-at-ucl.ac.uk or by post to Prof. M.  Zangeneh, UCL Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK.

Further information on the background to the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards Scheme can be found at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/hodgkin/

Application Deadline: 28 February 2010


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  7. Nandar Nwe Oo says:

    Dear Sir/Madam;
    I am Nandar Nwe Oo; I was born on 19.08.1978 in Ayeyarwaddy Division, Myanmar. I was borned with seven months old and I have only 3lbs weight. I am a physically handicapped person especially C.P. I have suffered from right sided hemipareris due to neonatal jaundice. My father is Director of Aung Shwe Pwint company .He was B.Ecom Degree holder at University of Yangon . My mother was a B.Sc degree holder majoring in Physics. I have one younger brother and he got B.E ( civil) and He is an Assistance Director in Department of Central Training School. My younger brother is married but I am single.

    My high school student life was in Ayeyarwaddy and Yangon Divisions in Myanmar. I passed the matriculation examination at Yangon in 1996 with two distinctions. I continued my education at Dagon University from 1999 to 2004 and at Yangon University from 2004 to 2006. I completed my B.Sc ( Hons:) majoring in Mathematics in 2004. I continued my education at the same University and I got my M.Sc ( Engineering Mathematics ) degree in 2006.
    Actually I am ambitious to get Ph.D degree at Yangon University. But it is inconvenient for me as it is only possible for University teachers. On the other side, it is very difficult to be a tutor or demonstrator at University especially for person with disabilities like me. Therefore I am working at family company as a supervisor and executive member of NGO at Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association. This is meant for getting some family income and waiting for opportunity to continue my education. My present work is based on construction and community based rehabilitation and development of disable people in our country. You may see our association’s activities on our website:
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    I have never been applying for oversea training or awards as it is very inconvenient for private civilian like me. On the other side I was ignorant to seek some opportunities through internet websites. Now I get the entrance from the University of Birmingham with Application submitted of University ID no. : 1100827. On the other side I was ignorant to seek some opportunities through internet websites to get some sponsorship from appropriate group or association. Now I find out this Scholarship Program and this is the first time to apply foreign scholarship award.

    Topic of research
    I set up my mathematical models of processes and systems that are affected by “chance”. In
    Mathematical Statistics, I find out these models against the reality, to determine whether they are
    faithful and accurate enough for practical purpose. Finally, this purpose is making conclusions about properties of the population. according to those conclusions, we can use those data as based for making predictions, decisions and actions, for instance, in whether forecast or market analysis or traffic planning, in developing economical plans, in buying raw materials or machines or equipment, in methods of advertising and selling products, in taking action against dangerous discuses, and so on. So I did my first approach in their teams and then I continued samples
    and their means. Secondly I tried to approach Statistical Methods with points and interval
    estimation of parameters and continue with hypothesis testing and application, goodness to fit (test
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    Lattices and Boolean Algebras
    I also set up my mathematical models of processes and systems that are affected by making
    inroads into diverse mathematical disciplines and has already made its presence felt in the fields of
    Topology, Analysis, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Logic. I engaged in research is finding it a
    useful tool in my respective fields. And I believe that Boolean algebra is a mathematical foundation
    of switching algebra and its application to computer is no secret. At the period of my Master Degree, I studied Set Theory and Number Theory at first, next the ordered sets and lattices, and then we discussed modular and distributive lattices (which have played a significant role in the development of this fields). Finally, I deal with the results pertaining to Boolean algebras and applications especially to switching algebras with an eye on simplification and design of circuits. This is thee last one or my recently works and I have not done well yet.

    Applied Mathematics
    Applied Mathematics Group – the main interests of the group are fluid mechanics, mathematical
    chemistry and reaction-diffusion systems and mathematical biology. In fluid mechanics, we study
    freesurfaceflows, bubble dynamics, biological fluid mechanics, moving contact lines and
    hydrodynamic stability. In the related areas of Mathematical Chemistry and reaction diffusion systems there is research into cement hydration, micelle formation, solid oxide fuel cells, chemical waves and clock reactions. Theoretical & Computational Optimization Group – the main focus of
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    typically a mixture of theoretical investigation and practical application or industrial collaboration.
    Statistics Group – The main interests of this group are multivariate nonparametric statistics, nonparametric smoothing and wavelet based methods, time series analysis, mutual information,
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    Pure Mathematics
    The Pure Mathematics group contributes to research in various parts of algebra, model theory,
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    one of the leading centers in the European Union for research in group theory, including pro-finite
    groups, groups acting on trees, construction and generation of sporadic simple groups, and
    representations of groups.
    So I want to not only attend this M.Sc. (Taught) Mathematical Finance Class also get a scholarship award to get my serious ambition.
    Please give me some advice for that if you can and which qualifications I have needed to get the scholarship award and attended this training.
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    Yours sincerely:
    Nandar Nwe Oo

  8. i am a woman from ethiopia with 33. i have second degree in organizational leadership and forst degree in development administration. but still i want to have my phd. so may i be an eligible applicant. thank you

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