Mechanical Engineering: KESS II Fully Funded MSc by Research Scholarship: Energy Efficient Food Preparation Using a Temperature Controlled Water Spray

Closing date: 18 May 2018

Key Information

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*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

MSc by Research for UK or EU applicants in the field of: Mechanical Engineering (also includes disciplines such as Chemical, Computational and Electrical Engineering)

Project Synopsis:

The application of water sprays in cooking has significant nutritional benefit through retention of vitamin and flavour and significant environmental benefit due to reduced energy requirements.  Clyne Energy is pioneering this technology and has introduced a first generation of this technology into a cooking device that is gaining acceptance in premier kitchens.  The aim of this project is to refine the concept by improving the spray system to give dry, moist or wet cooking environments.  Specifically the project will focus on developing the supply of hot air combined with a spray having tuneable drop size to facilitate the different cooking environments.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SME’s and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 30 credit award.


Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in engineering or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees (see for more information).

For more information on eligibility criteria please refer to section C of the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2017-18 for full details.

Any queries relating to Section C – Eligibility, please contact

For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –


The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,472 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances assessed in section C point 4 in the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2017-18

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

How to Apply

Applicants are strongly advised to contact either Professor David T Gethin ( or Professor Kenneth Board at Clyne Energy ( regarding information on the area of research.

To apply:

1. Complete the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2017-18

2. Complete the   KESS II Supplementary Form

3. You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation:

Please return both application forms and supporting documentation to the KESS Office at the address stated on the KESS II Participant Proposal Form (original ink signatures only).

For any queries please contact

The deadline for applications is 4pm 18 May 2018.