A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Research Fellow to join our new EPSRC-funded £5.5m programme - Decarbonised Clean Marine: Green Ammonia Thermal Propulsion (MariNh5> to develop new and disruptive engine technology that will significantly cut greenhouse gases and pollution emitted by diesel powered marine vessels. (www.marinh5>)
You will drive forward and support the engine research work at Nottingham. You will join a vibrant and supportive team, working closely with researchers from our partner universities (Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff and STFC) and with Powertrain Research Centre colleagues here at Nottingham. You will also collaborate with a broad industrial network of manufacturers and policymakers who are assembled to address the challenges around green ammonia for marine internal combustion (IC) engine applications, with focus upon total energy demand reduction with minimised pollutant emissions.
You will be well-organised, a dynamic self-starter and have a calm and positive attitude. Your practical engine laboratory skills will be coupled with an in-depth understanding of advanced fuels and IC engine operation. You will have a willingness to work in new technical areas related to the programme (potentially involving short placements at UK based partners).
In addition, you will have:significant experience of experimental and analytical low carbon IC engine combustion research (both fundamental and applied) significant experience of low/zero carbon fuels and clean combustion modes in both thermodynamic and optical engines a successful track record of multidisciplinary research with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, industry and academic partners - sometimes on challenging and complex multidisciplinary issues. a consistent track record of published research in peer reviewed journals
Reporting to the Director of the Programme, you will work with academics, researchers and PhD students in managing and conducting research activities across the programme. Prior direct experience of successful PhD student co-supervision is desired.
This is a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed-term post for 3 years from 1st October 2023. Arrangements for job share may be considered. Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
The Faculty of Engineering was the first in the UK to be awarded an Athena Gold SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in Engineering (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/athena-swan.
To understand more about our application process and how to complete a criteria-based application form please visit the University of Nottingham Candidate Guidance.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Alasdair Cairns, Alasdair.Cairns1@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 08 Sep 2023 Category: Research and Teaching (R&T)