The image below contains more detail on the themes within this programme and the timescales with which they occur.
The training programme will be based on a hub orientation event followed by two training schools per year focussed on delivering both scientific skills, and soft and hard transferrable skills. Students will be expected to enrol on complementary courses offered by the respective schools at masters level and to complete a number of deliverables.
We have a track record of working together to affect a whole system approach, leading ENGIN’s Sustainable Transport Cross Cutting Theme, the University Transport Futures Research Network, Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, Centre for AI, Robotics and Human Machine Systems and the Energy Systems Research Institute.
This expertise has been recognized by the award of two of the five EPSRC Decarbonizing Transport Networks (one as lead, one participant, over £1M funding). Visit dte.network to find out more.
We also have excellent links with industry/policy makers, with a number of the team having worked in or been seconded to industry (Airbus, British Aerospace, ICI, National Grid, Shell) as well as positions on influential bodies (Member of Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland Power Electronics Chapter).
In addition to our research expertise we have significant experience of training both PhD students and Research Staff. During 2010-2014 when Prof Featherston was the DPGR and Prof Cipcigan was the Postgraduate Research Tutor, Electrical and Electronics they introduced a training programme based on the VITAE Researcher Development Programme and a Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) to enable researchers to work towards Chartered Engineer status as well as significantly increasing both the PGR intake and the number of on time completions.