The University of Kent is offering PhD studentship within in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. International students can apply for the studentship. Applicants carry out their PhD research in Multi-phase Flow Metering through Statistical Data Fusion under the supervision of Professor Yong Yan, Dr Xue Wang and Dr Tao Wang. Applicants must have a strong first degree or master’s degree in engineering, computer science or related areas relevant to the PhD topic. Funding is available at the home/EU fee rate of £3,900. There will also be combined salary and maintenance funding of £13,726. Application should be submitted till 14th March 2014.
Study Subject (s): Studentship is provided within in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts at The University of Kent in UK
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at The University of Kent in UK
Scholarship Provider: School of Engineering and Digital Arts of The University of Kent, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all applicants.Excellent students with a strong first degree or Masters degree in engineering, computer science or related areas relevant to the PhD topic.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this PhD studentship.
Scholarship Description: This PhD research programme aims to develop a statistical data fusion based technique for the measurement and quantitative characterisation of multi-phase flows. General-purpose flow sensors together with temperature, pressure and electrical impedance transducers will be utilised to measure an oil/water/air flow. Electrostatic and piezoelectric sensors in conjunction with pressure and temperature transducers will be applied to measure a pneumatically conveyed coal/ biomass mixture flow. A statistical data fusion method based on Bayes’ rule for combining prior and observation information will be developed to integrate the outputs of the sensors and transducers, aiming to derive the flow rates and fractions of the individual phases in the oil/water/air flow and the component velocities and fractions of the coal/biomass/air flow. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake some teaching commensurate with their experience. Principally based at Kent, it is also envisaged that the student will visit industrial partners from time to time
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for 3 years.
What does it cover? Funding is available at the home/EU fee rate of £3,900. There will also be combined salary and maintenance funding of £13,726.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 14th March 2014.