The training program consists of three main elements:
1) courses and research at the university
2) a Combustion Summer School
3) an internship at an industrial partner.
The program’s research assistantships will expand students’ access to the universities’ courses and research in combustion. The courses will provide the students with knowledge of combustion theory and the university based research that will provide in depth experience at the forefront of combustion science. The graduate students will typically spend 80% of their time at the university taking courses and conducting university based research.
This foundation will be enriched at the new Combustion Summer School attended by all graduate students within the CREATE program. The Combustion Summer School brings students, academic researchers and industrial experts together from across Canada and abroad to learn and exchange ideas on combustion science and engine design. The Combustion Summer School program will include:
- presentations on the forefront of combustion science by leading academic researchers,
- presentations on the state of the art of engine design by prominent industrial experts,
- workshops on professional skills,
- presentations on important subjects outside combustion such as policy, regulations, environmental effects and lifecycle assessment,
- poster presentations by all students to share their research and practise their presentation skills,
- plant tours of Canada’s leading combustion engine companies to give students a better understanding of the industry and,
- a team project that brings a diverse group of students together to tackle a combustion engine challenge.
All students completing the Combustion Summer School will receive a certificate recognizing this training.
The final element will be the internships of 4-5 months duration with our industrial partners, at the partner’s location. These internships will enable the students to apply the skills learned at University and from the Combustion Summer School to current industrial design challenges.