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Graduate Admissions


An Industrial CASE PhD studentship supported by GE Power is available, due to start in January 2018. The studentship is for a duration of four years and funding will cover all University fees plus the standard EPSRC maintenance allowance of £14,582 per year. In addition, the successful applicant will receive a top-up bursary from the industrial sponsor of approximately £3000 per annum.

The proposed project will involve the development and application of numerical models to predict condensing-flow effects in steam turbines and determine efficiency losses associated with various two-phase flow processes. The flow in the latter stages of such turbines is transonic and the effects of condensation heat release lead to a wealth of scientifically interesting and practically important phenomena. This is an excellent opportunity for students with an interest in fundamental fluid dynamics, compressible flow and/or the thermodynamics of phase change. Contact Dr Alex White at for further details of the Project

Applicants must have UK home fee status and should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree (and preferably a Masters degree) in an Engineering or a related subject.

Students from overseas are not eligible for this studentship and should not apply.

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions web pages:, with Dr Alex White identified as the potential supervisor

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Key Information

Department of Engineering

Reference: NM13278

Dates and deadlines:

Monday, 11 September, 2017
Closing Date
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017