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Applicants should have a 1st class or upper second class degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, with a strong competence in fluid flow and numerical simulation, including CFD. Other related degrees will be considered if applicants can demonstrate competence in these areas either through their degree, or industrial experience.
Months of entry
Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University and O-Innovations
- Get paid £16,000 tax-free
- Have your tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,200 towards your fees, meaning students eligible for home fees pay only £2,300. International students will need to pay the remaining £20,050.
- Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation within a cohort of talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
- The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018 and International University of the Year 2020.
- Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas or progress on to further study.
Researching the impact of wind patterns in urban areas for bladeless wind turbine implementation.
The O-Wind turbine is a new form of blade-less wind turbine that can harness winds from any direction. These unique attributes make it ideal for implementation in dense urban environments where the buildings make flow patterns chaotic and difficult to harness via conventional wind turbines.
The project seeks to understand these urban wind flows carrying out research from existing sources, that will allow the candidate to draw conclusions on how buildings can manipulate the flow. From this they will then look to focus on creating a guide on where to look for ideal locations for implementing the O-Wind turbine to harness these unique winds and generate clean electricity in dense urban environments.
Enterprise and Collaborative Partners
This project will be supervised by Dr Leonidas Bourikas – Lecturer in Future Living, Lancaster University Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Dr David Cheneler – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Engineering, Lancaster University and Dominic Chippendale - Director, O-Innovations Limited.
O-Innovations Limited is a Lancaster-based technology company that is looking to develop and commercialise the O-Wind turbine. This a new form of blade-less wind turbine is able to harness winds from any direction.
O-Innovations Ltd were the winners of the 2018 James Dyson Award, which is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.
Start: October 2021
Deadline: Midnight Thursday 12th August 2021
For details on the application process and to apply click here
Information for international students
For information on home/international fee eligibility please see the university fee status webpage
Fees and funding
This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to funding confirmation.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation