Research course

PhD with Integrated Study in Fuel Cells and their Fuels

University of Birmingham · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Chemical Engineering or any other subject relevant to the research project, including Social Sciences).

Months of entry


Course content

A PhD available to a wide variety of disciplines to help understand and overcome the challenges facing the hydrogen and fuel cell economy. These challenges are scientific, socio-political, economic and psychological so a number of exciting projects are available. The PhD is part of an EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Centre in Fuel Cells and their Fuels which is a partnership between University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University, UCL and Imperial College London with studentships being awarded by each of the partners and with opportunities and collaboration between all the universities.

Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.

Birmingham is a friendly, self-confident, School which has one of the largest concentrations of chemical engineering expertise in the UK. The School is consistently in the top five chemical engineering schools for research in the country. It also has a first-class reputation in learning and teaching, and regularly ranks highly in league tables.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

John Hooper