Hydrogen safety research opportunities

Published:  02 February, 2012

Funding opportunities released for PhD studies – topics include modelling of the Buncefield explosion.

The Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER) at the University of Ulster is one of world leading providers of research and education (distance learning course MSc Hydrogen Safety Engineering) in the emerging area of hydrogen safety engineering.

Recently the activities of the centre have been boosted by new funding from the European Commission ("European Infrastructure for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research" project, 2011-2015,, and the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking – "Safety of Indoor Use of Hydrogen" project, 2012-2015).

The University of Ulster supports the development of the area through funding PhD studentships, and research opportunities for 2012 include:

•            Fire Resistance of Onboard Hydrogen Storage

•            Innovative Solutions to Reduce Separation Distance for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems

•            Modelling and LES of the Buncefield Explosion

•            Safety of First Responders at the Accident Scene Involving Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems

•            The Fukushima Accident: Analysis of the Role of Hydrogen and Efficiency of Deflagration Mitigation Measures

•            The Role of Safety in Deployment of Hydrogen-powered Vehicles and Infrastructure


Information on research topics and the application procedure for PhD studies can be found here.

Closing date for return of application forms is 23.03.12.

If you have questions contact Prof Vladimir Molkov at v.molkov@ulster.ac.uk

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