2014-2015 Cranfield University Engineering Fellowship in UK

Cranfield University Engineering Fellowship seeks students undergoing important research efforts at the School of Engineering, Cranfield University for the 2014-15 scholarships. The researches at Cranfield University have been on-going to demonstrate the feasibility of future airborne avionics and CNS/ATM technologies capable of contributing to the enhancing efficiency and safety.

The research will focus on the following topics:

  • Gate-to-Gate Optimisation Problems for SESAR/NextGen with taking into consideration of Clean Sky environmental objectives
  • Air Traffic Flow Management, Decentralization and Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)
  • Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Systems Technology for SESAR/NextGen
  • Performance Based Navigation and Enabling Technologies for “Free Flight” under the concepts of Trajectory-based and performance-based Operations
  • Mathematical Modelling and simulation for aircraft trajectory optimisation in the presence of ATM constraints,  including Clean Sky criteria
  • Enhanced function  and performance requirements for next negation of airborne avionics and systems
  • Advanced RNP systems, RNP VNAV systems, integrated airborne separation and traffic avoidance systems, 4D trajectory flight management systems.

The objective of the research is to develop innovative technologies which have the potential to be used in the next generations of avionics and CNS/ATM system.


  • Applicants must have a first-class or upper second-class degree in electrical/electronic engineering, communications engineering, aeronautical engineering or related discipline with aptitudes for experimentation.
  •  Good understanding of Avionics and CNS/ATM systems is essential. Knowledge in flight dynamics, performance and control as well as some practical experience in avionics and CNS/ATM systems design would be a distinctive advantage.
  • PhD candidates are expected to start from September 2013.
  • Applications are sought from qualified candidates, preferably sponsored by industrial or government (civil/military) organisations.
  • The studentships are open to all applicants (i.e. including candidates from Overseas).

Worth of Awards

  • Students or their sponsors will be responsible for the tuition fees, although suitably qualified candidates can be considered for a maintenance allowance of £1,000 per month in the first year and then based on their annual review results.

How to Apply

  • Applicants should make initial enquiries with Dr Huamin Jia.
  • Applicants should  send CV, transcripts and a cover letter with contact details of at least two referees to:
  • Dr Huamin Jia
    Lecturer in Avionics
    Department of Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering
    Cranfield University
    Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 OALT: 01234 750111 Ext. 5115

Deadline: Deadline for this award is not stated.

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