Research course (will run subject to approval)

Development of the C Power Wave Energy Capture and Storage Device - CGE74

Lancaster University · Engineering

Entry requirements

Bachelors Degree in Engineering

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

3 Year Industry-led Funded PhD: Ref. No. 74

Development of the C Power Wave Energy Capture and Storage Device

This PhD project investigates using compressed fluids as a wave energy storage system (WESS) and the development of an enabling innovative wave energy converter. Computational and experimental modelling will be carried out with the ultimate aim of advancing a selected Wave Energy and Storage System (WESS) up the technology readiness scale and progressing the technology as a viable commercial proposition.

The goal for this WESS research and design project is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling capability verified and calibrated by experimental modelling which is able to optimise the design and performance of the WESS.

Applicants should have an engineering degree.

Industrial Partner

The researcher will work with Prof. George Aggidis who leads our renewable energy team in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University and a new innovative start-up company C Power Ltd. The project will be at the forefront of a new wave of renewable energy development.


Receive £15,000 tax free stipend per year
• Fees are subsidised. UK/EU candidates pay nothing, non-UK/EU candidates pay £13,315 per year.
• Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
• Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The post is subject to confirmation of funding.

Application Deadline

12pm GMT, 22nd of August 2017

Interview date: 30th of August 2017

Start date: September 2017

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

Department specialisms

This project is being carried out through the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, which specialises in industry-led innovation.

Information for international students

Fees for non-UK/EU students are £13,315 per year. If English is not your first language, the University requires you to have 6.5 IELTS score or a 93 TOEFL score.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
£13,315 if not EU citizen

This post is part funded by the European Regional Fund.

The successful candidate will have their fees subsidised by the partner company (by £4,195/year, see advert for full details) and will be paid £15,000 tax-free stipend each year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate Applications Team