PhD Studentship: In-situ quantification of interphase stress during martensitic transformations, Open University, UK

Fully funded PhD studentship at The Open Univeristy campus, Milton Keynes, UK. The aim of this project is to optimise experimental techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC) and focused ion beam (FIB) hole drilling to investigate the micro scale stresses and strains occurring during martensitic transformations. The techniques will be applied to a range of materials from simple steels to complex shape memory alloys. There will also be scope within the project to study martensitic alloys using central facilities such as the ILL, ESRF and Diamond light source.

The project will suit a candidate with a mechanical engineering or materials first degree. Due to the scope of the project, experience of materials testing and steel metallurgy is desirable, however not essential.

For more information please see:

Digital Image Correlation code

Ghulam Mubashar Hassan