Thursday, 14 December 2017

PhD Studentship in facade fires at Imperial College London

2013 facade fire in Grozny. Photo from huffingtonpost
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the field of fire science funded by EPSRC and Arup.

The objective of the research project is to understand via the combination of modelling and experiments how combustible facades burn so we can avoid these fires from spreading in real buildings.

The student will join Imperial Hazelab, the multidisciplinary research group led by Prof Guillermo Rein, part of the Thermofluids Division in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The purpose of the group is to reduce the worldwide burden of accidental fires and protect people, their property, and the environment. To do so, Hazelab studies computationally and experimentally heat transfer processes, condensed-phase chemistry and thermodynamics of all types of fires.

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Imperial College London. You will have a degree in engineering or physics (1st or 2:1 degree), and an inquiring and rigorous approach to science and engineering. Good knowledge in heat transfer and fluid mechanics are essential. Knowledge in fire science and facade design are desired but are not essential prior the project. Good team-working and communication skills are essential as well.

Candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria of EPSRC for stipend and fees (UK citizens or long term resident). Please check your suitability by reading this. For further details of the PhD studentship, contact Prof Guillermo Rein with up-to-date curriculum vitae.

Closing date: July 2018.

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