The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in for Fuel Cells and their Fuels builds on the success of the 'Hydrogen, Fuels Cells and Their Applications' centre, which was established in 2009 in collaboration with the Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC.) Drawing upon expertise and research facilities at the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham, Imperial College London and University College London, the CDT is a flagship collaboration undertaking research in a breadth of fuel cell related fields.
By exploring global energy problems, our aim is to train a new generation of scientists and engineers to address interdisciplinary challenges involved in the transition to a sustainable energy future. To achieve this, within the CDT we are investigating the wide range of fuels used in fuel cells today. This includes direct use of natural gas, ethanol, gasification syn-gas and other biomass products in addition to hydrogen.
This PhD allows doctoral researchers to make a real difference in the area of sustainable energy and is designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
We are exploring the ways in which fuel cells are developed and brought to market by facing contemporary technical, behavioural and political challenges.
Our Industrial Advisory Board provides invaluable direction on the educational and training content of the CDT from an industry perspective.