Research Fellow in System Design for Hydrogen Leakage, Ventilation and Safety

Cranfield University

United Kingdom

October 3, 2022


Research Fellow in System Design for Hydrogen Leakage, Ventilation and



Cranfield University


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

28 Months


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £45,751 per annum

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  • 4229 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 351.19kb)
  • Role Description

    About the Role

    This post will be contributing to research on a project as part of a large team, while leading key aspects of it. It involves research activities within the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering, especially focusing on the development and application of novel numerical methods/tools to design and assess ventilation and safety systems to cater for hydrogen leakage on future aircraft propulsion systems. The analysis will further support and inform experimental research on the subject. The role requires a very strong background and experience in numerical analysis and theoretical design using CFD software, and will be focussed specifically on the safe application and utilisation of hydrogen. As part of the role you will also be expected to contribute to new research proposals on the subject as Co-I, with the possibility of also leading it as PI.

    About You

    To be appointed at Senior Research Fellow level, you will be educated to doctoral level, or equivalent, in a relevant subject with the necessary technical knowledge and demonstrate significant experience (likely to be a very established Research Fellow) in hydrogen safety related research. You will also have extensive experience in working with industrial partners, composing project deliverables, delivering effective presentations, and be actively involved in project integration workshops and other meetings. With excellent communication skills, you will also be a thought leader while also being a good team player and have the ability to cope with pressure. Exceptional project planning & management is also an important skill for this senior post, along with the ability to demonstrate high levels of self- motivation, perseverance, and initiative.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield's global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Cranfield Aerospace's six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Find out more about our work here About Aerospace.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Devaiah Nalianda, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Performance of Integrated Propulsion Systems, on (E):

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4229.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 3 October 2022

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    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to...