Academics, industry partners and students have come together at the University of Bath to celebrate the launch of the new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS).

The Centre comes ahead of the launch of the £70m Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) that will be built on the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

Industry partners including Shell, Mclaren and AVL will be part of the
£5m EPSRC funded centre that will train the next generation of industrial, research and policy leaders in automotive propulsion systems.

“It was a privilege to have been invited to the launch of the APPS CDT. Thank you for providing such an informative day with great company and speakers. We are very excited about the opportunities that lay ahead, and HiETA are looking forward to continuing our future collaborations,” said
Helen Bliss, from HiETA Technologies.

The CDT course is a four-year integrated MRes and PhD programme where the cohort will work together during the MRes year before specialising in individual PhDs. The centre will recruit 86 students over the next five years to 2024.