UKCCSRC ECR places at Pilot-scale Facilities Practical Training, 3-11 March 2016
The UKCCSRC is pleased to open a call for six fully-funded places available for UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher members to attend the Pilot-scale Facilities Practical Training module offered by the University of Sheffield, including hands-on training at the UKCCSRC PACT core facility. The module will run from Thursday 3rd to Friday 11th March 2016.
Application instructions can be found at the foot of this page. Funding will cover attendance at the module plus travel and subsistence required for attendance. Please note that this funding is available to ECRs in addition to the two uses of the ECR Meeting Fund allowed in each year.
Title of Module: Pilot-scale Facilities Practical Training
This module will offer training that meet the needs of both academic research and wider industrial stakeholders and provide hand-on experience of operating pilot scale tests at the national UKCCSRC PACT facilities, and knowledge of simulation of advanced carbon capture technologies for power generation industry. The course will cover different capture technologies and relevant experimental facilities including their health and safety requirements. On completion of the module students will be able to design, conduct and analyse industrial experiments using large scale facilities for new CCS capture technology development and appreciate and be able to adhere to industrial health and safety practices.
This unit aims to offer training and experience of operating pilot scale tests at the UKCCSRC PACT facilities with instruction on the applications of CCS capture technology and power plant simulation. The UKCCSRC Education Task Force will develop the curriculum for new capture technology classes, ensuring that it meets both the academic and wider stakeholder needs including specific H&S training provided by the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) Buxton.
|Lectures||14||Site and technology inductions, H&S|
|Experiments||31||Oxy-fuel, post combustion capture.|
|Guided independent study||142|
By the end of the unit, a candidate will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes appropriate of a Doctoral level:
- Appreciate and be able to adhere to industrial health and safety practices necessary for carrying out industrial scale experiments of CCS capture technologies.
- Understand the key scientific and engineering principles necessary to design, conduct and analyse industrial experiments using large scale facilities.
- Be able to utilise team working skills to optimise team performance and outcomes.
Understand the principles of simulating CCS capture processes.
Contact hours with students will primarily focus on participating in experiments (laboratory sessions) on pilot-scale combustion and capture facilities at PACT. This is will be preceded by instructional and interactive sessions on industrial H&S which are a prerequisite to conducting experimental work.
Contact hours will be complemented by private study firstly to review and understand introductory documentation sent by the course organiser prior to arrival on site and subsequently after the experiments to analyse and interpret experimental results and prepare project reports
Normally the project report should be submitted four weeks after completion of the on-site training, followed by a Presentation Day at the Centre where students will be presenting their work and assessed.
The learning outcomes will be assessed through written reports (70%) up to 4,000 words and presentations (30%) summarising the activities and learning outcomes from the training. The report will be marked by at least two academics/RAs. A presentation day will be organised in principle at the DTC in Nottingham when students will be presenting their work. Staff and students from other collaborating universities will be invited to join and assess the students’ presentations. UKCCSRC ECRs who are awarded a funded place to attend the module must complete all assessments and submit these when requesting reimbursement of costs.
|Project Report||70%||A written report will be required summarising the activities and learning outcomes from the training including theory, practical, health and safety, modelling, and other relevant issues covered by the training programme.||4000 words|
|Presentation||30%||A presentation day will be organised where students will be presenting their work, including group and individual presentations.||10 -15 minutes|
Application Submission Process
- Apply online via the form linked below, and
- Ensure that they or their supervisor/manager submits the Referee Form (downloadable here) by email to the Network Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before 5pm on Monday 22 February 2016 (note extended deadline). Applicants will be asked in the online application to upload print-out quotes or statements used in their estimate of expenditure.
- Applicants must be a member of the UK CCS Research Centre or CCS Community Network.
- Applicants must be working or studying in the CCS field within the UK academic community at an eligible organisation at the time of application and for the duration of the proposed activity.
- Student applicants must be completing a postgraduate research degree programme in a CCS topic at a UK university or research institute eligible to receive RCUK funding.
- Any other applicants must hold a permanent or fixed-term contract of employment at a UK university or research institute eligible to receive RCUK funding.
- Academic and research staff applicants must meet the (non-technical) conditions for eligibility for the EPSRC first grant scheme. These include that applicants must normally have completed their PhD or equivalent professional qualification within 10 years of the time the application is submitted. Academic staff wishing to apply should also normally have been appointed to their first lecturer or equivalent position within the previous 36 months, or still be within the probation period associated with the new appointment.
- This scheme is not intended to be used to extend or supplement an existing fellowship: potential applicants who hold a personal fellowship should contact the Network Manager at email@example.com or call Ciara O’Connor on 0131 650 8564 to clarify their proposal intentions before submitting an application.
- Applications must be made by the applicant, but must be supported in writing by their supervisor or line manager.
Please ensure you have fully read the Terms and Conditions of Awards before applying.
Please apply via the link below. To apply you must be logged in to your UKCCSRC account – please log in via the boxes at the top right. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by entering just your username and clicking LOG IN. For help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This call is now closed.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2016 – 17:00
Call Type: ECR Meeting Fund