Aims/Description: This module is focussed on short-term projects which will be identified for all students in conjunction with sponsor company(s) and supervisory teams. Projects will review and develop possible solutions to industrial operational and technology development challenges within power generation, CCS and CO2 abatement in the industrial sector. This unit is a Compulsory module of the Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Carbon Capture and Storage, and Cleaner Fossil Energy (CCSCFE) offered jointly by Nottingham, Birmingham, Loughborough, Sheffield and the British Geological Survey through the DTC.

Restrictions on availability: This module contributes to the doctoral training programme run by EPSRC CCSCFE Doctoral Training Centre led by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Birmingham, Loughborough and Sheffield.

Staff Contact: Prof. Lin Ma
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Assessment will be via 2 equally weighted assessments, usually completed with input gained from a number of visits with their sponsoring company, consisting of: 1. A written report incorporating an evaluation of the general importance of research to industry and the relationship between industry and academia and more specific content relating to research importance in the students┐ area of research interest. 2. A presentation of possible solutions, developed via literature based research and discussion with sponsoring company employees and academic supervisor, to a specific industrial operation or technology development challenge defined by their sponsoring company.

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