Engineering: Fully Funded MSc by Research at Swansea: Advanced Printing for Energy Storage
- Full cost of UK tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 5 April 2021
Engineering: Fully Funded M2A MSc by Research Scholarship: Advanced Printing for Energy Storage: Supercapacitors & Batteries
Start date: October 2021
Academic supervisor: Professor Davide Deganello
Industrial supervisor: Arturas Adomkevicius, PhD
Sponsoring company: Enserv Power
World-wide implementation of renewable energy sources is substantially dependent on the availability of improved technologies for the production of efficient and inexpensive stationary energy storage systems to compensate for the intermittent nature of natural resource availability.
Enserv is a global leader in energy solutions, a major developer of solar plants and energy storage systems in Asia and Oceania, with more than 258 MW of photovoltaic parks installed in Thailand alone. In partnership with Swansea University (and its new centre of excellence, CAPTURE) and other major international institutions, Enserv is leading the development of novel electrochemical energy storage solutions (supercapacitors and batteries) as well as associated manufacturing.
The proposed master’s project will contribute to this endeavour, working on the study of the potential for incorporating printing processes.
The project will concentrate on the study of scalable manufacture of energy storage devices, particularly new generation supercapacitors. Working in close contact with the company and research team in Swansea University, the candidate will study the potential of multilayer thin film printing technologies: exploring new designs, understanding parameter effects, printability of materials, and its effect on performance.
The project would be of particular interest for student’s intent on developing skills and expertise in energy storage, electrochemistry, and printing manufacturing.
The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) in the College of Engineering is a Swansea University initiative which provides postgraduate research training in partnership with industry; providing access to world-class laboratories and a wealth of academic and industry expertise. The M2A is committed to providing top quality research opportunities within an inclusive environment, funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Swansea University and Industry partners.
Interwoven through the research study are business, technical and entrepreneurial courses, designed to support and prepare participants for a senior role in industry or academia, on completion of their studies. Research Engineers may participate in our career mentoring system, offering opportunity to engage with M2A alumni and other senior staff from across the University.
The Athena SWAN charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committee to addressing unequal gender representation. Applications from women are particularly welcomed.
We welcome applications from candidates with a degree (minimum level 2:1) in Materials or Chemical Engineering, but will accept other physical sciences disciplines (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry), or equivalent relevant experience that would enable the candidate to fulfil the role.
We would normally expect candidates to have met the University’s English Language requirements (e.g. IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5+ in each component) by point of application.
Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is not open to ‘International’ candidates.
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The scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £12,500 for a period of one year.
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