This PhD project will focus on developing a Knowledge Management system for the IVHM Centre at Cranfield University. The project will focus on designing the system architecture for a broad KMS for all key functions of the Centre, and developing a KMS strategy. Then, it will be followed by the development of a working prototype of the KMS. Read more Read less
Since opening in 2008, the Cranfield IVHM Centre has generated an overwhelming amount of knowledge, working in over 40 projects generating more than100 technical papers, publishing 6 books, terabytes of experimental data, dozens of algorithms and 10 experimental rigs. Currently, the subject of Knowledge Management system (KMS) and its importance is receiving more attention in industry and academia. Therefore an effective information and knowledge management platform for the IVHM Centre would bring together the knowledge related to the IVHM Centre’s core capabilities and competencies and enable the key technologies for managing its information and knowledge.
The student will have the opportunity to work with experts in the Knowledge Management System, as well as being part of our strong and dynamic research centre at Cranfield University.
About the host University/Centre
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for transformational research and education in technology and management. Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has recognised 81% of Cranfield’s research as world leading or internationally excellent in its quality. Every year Cranfield graduates the highest number of postgraduates in engineering and technology in the UK (Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency Ltd). Cranfield Manufacturing is one of eight major themes at Cranfield University. The manufacturing capability is world leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base of manufacturing research.
The Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre is a major collaborative venture at Cranfield, started in 2008, with funding from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA); a consortium of core industrial partners, (Boeing, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Meggitt, Thales, MOD and Alstom); and from EPSRC. The investment, over the first 5 years of operation, was approaching £10M. We are now in our eighth year of operation and the Centre has grown into other sectors (rail, energy, health and agriculture), and is financially self-sustaining; many of the partners (and others) are funding Applied Research projects and there is a growing revenue from EPSRC, TSB and EU funded work.
At a glance
- Application deadlineOngoing
- Award type(s)PhD
- Duration of award3 years
- EligibilityEU, Rest of World
- Reference numberCRAN1143
- A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area (e.g. aerospace, automotive, mechanical, electrical, chemical, computing, and manufacturing) with a minimum 60% mark in the Project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
- the potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a three-year period of study.
- a minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 6.5).
Also, the candidate is expected to:
- Have excellent analytical, reporting and communication skills
- Be self-motivated, independent and team player
- Be genuine enthusiasm for the subject and technology
- Have the willing to publish research findings in international journals
Cranfield Doctoral Network
Research students at Cranfield benefit from being part of a dynamic, focused and professional study environment and all become valued members of the Cranfield Doctoral Network. This network brings together both research students and staff, providing a platform for our researchers to share ideas and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events, alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme (transferable skills training), provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities.
How to apply
Before completing the application documentation please contact Prof Ian Jennions firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial informal discussion about this opportunity.
Please include the keyword PhD Studentship-Self Funding in the subject field.