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Job Record #15178
TitlePhD - Uncertainty Quantification for CFD (UK/EU)
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerUniversity of Surrey - Rolls-Royce Research Centre
LocationUnited Kingdom, Surrey, Guildford
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship within the Rolls-Royce funded ThermoFluid Systems University Technology Centre at the University of Surrey.

The internal air system within a gas turbine engine is critical to the efficiency of modern engines. This project will concentrate on the development of tools to quantify and reduce the effect of uncertainty (for example in manufacturing tolerances) on the performance of the system. The successful candidate will have an interest in turbomachinery, computer programming and strong mathematical skills. The project will be in collaboration with Rolls-Royce and will involve regular meetings with Rolls-Royce stakeholders.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have an upper second (or better) degree or equivalent in engineering or a related subject.


This 3.5 year PhD studentship will cover a tax-free stipend of £19,000 per annum (only UK/EU) and UK/EU fees; additional income may be generated by conducting laboratory demonstrator tasks for undergraduate courses.

To Apply:

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof. Nick Hills ( Formal applications should be made through our Aerodynamics programme page.

The position is available to start immediately and the successful applicant must be able to start before 1st Oct. 2018. The position will be filled when an appropriate applicant applies and must be filled by 1st October.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

Contact Information:
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NameProf. Nick Hills
Email ApplicationNo
Phone+44 (0) 148 368 2356
AddressDepartment of Mechanical Sciences & Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
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Last Modified12:25:00, Friday, September 14, 2018

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