October 2019 saw the arrival of first student cohort for the new Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS) Centre for Doctoral Training (Link). Funded under a £5m EPSRC award, AAPS will educate the next generation of leaders in the automotive sector. The Centre has recruited graduates from across Science, Engineering and Social Science disciplines who will work together to deliver transformational research in the sector. The first (MRes) year will allow the students to develop core personal skills and understanding of the context of the automotive sector before they then progress on to a three year PhD research project (see below).
Over the five years from 2019, 86 PhDs research projects will be conducted. These projects, designed in collaboration with our industry partners, will address the current and future challenges of the automotive sector, and ensure the transition towards a more sustainable future.