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Master by Research (MRes) Studentship: Reducing carbon impacts within the PEMD Sector (Electric Vehicles)- Milliamp Technologies


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Project Title: Reducing carbon impacts within the PEMD(power, electronics, machine and drive) systems sector: case study Milliamp Technologies Ltd.

The Opportunity

Applications are invited for a Master by Research (MRes) studentship in the Centre for Waste Management as part of the ERDF Eco I North West Project, within the School of Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire.

The studentship is 12 months full time and will start on the 1st July 2022. All costs associated with the programme are covered by ERDF Eco-I NW and UCLAN with the successful candidate being paid a stipend of £15,840.00 pa.

Project Description

The 12-month research project will explore practices and technological solutions to reduce the carbon impacts within the PEMD (power, electronics, machines and drive) sector e.g electric vehicles. This will be carried out in partnership with Milliamp Technologies based in Lancaster, who will be used as the case study organisation. The research will support the business through knowledge transfer and help them to identify and prioritise the areas or barriers to becoming carbon neutral. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating current practices and assisting the business to identify and prioritise the key areas to reduce their carbon footprint and start their journey to being companywide net-zero. Adopting a life cycle thinking approach, you will also explore other areas for reducing carbon impacts including costs associated and resource use in their products. The project will reduce the overall carbon footprint of the business, resulting in tangible carbon savings in terms of tonnes of GHG emissions.

Entry Requirements 

We're looking for graduates with a Bachelor's degree in electrical/electronic engineering or a related field (classification 2:2 and above).


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Skilled in problem solving
  • Methodical with a good attention to detail
  • Clear, logical, and innovative thinker
  • Ability to work on own initiative or in a team
  • Good administration and organisation skills
  • Self-motivated.


  • Membership of appropriate professional body
  • Experience of undertaking a substantial research project
  • Evidence of successful team project work
  • Experience of working with businesses.

How to apply

Closing Date: 12/06/22
Proposed Interview Date: 17th June 2022
Project ref:  RS/22/19

The funding of fees and the stipend is open to UK students and those students from overseas who have the appropriate visa which covers the research period and/or an indefinite right to remain in the UK.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: June 12th, 2022
  • Stipend of £15,840.00 pa.
  • 2:2 and above
  • University of Central Lancashire
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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