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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Combustion Derived Air Pollutants from biofuels and their Impact on Lung Health

UCL Department:
UCL Mechanical Engineering
Duration of Studentship:
Three Years
£16.553 per annum
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2018 23:59
Studentship start date:
24 September 2018
More information on this studentship:
UCL Human Resources website

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU national candidate to join a 3-year study program in UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The aim of this project is to gain scientific understanding as to what degree the toxicological potency of engine exhaust emissions are influenced by fuel composition, utilising advanced engine testing facilities at University College London together with state of the art toxicological assessment capabilities within Public Health England at CRCE.

Studentship Description

A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Keeping Pace with Biofuel Development: Combustion Derived Air Pollutants and their Impact on Lung Health.

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Person Specification

Applicants should have a background in a relevant engineering or life sciences discipline (Biochemical  Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), and should have a strong interest in investigating and devising engineering solutions to air quality issues that impact on global public health.


This funding is for UK/EU nationals candidates. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria: Please DO NOT enquire about this studentship if you are ineligible.

Application process: Eligible applicants should first contact either Dr Paul Hellier ( or Dr Martin Leonard ( for an informal discussion before applying. Please attach your current CV and a transcript of your degree level exam results to your email.

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