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3 Fully-Funded PhD Positions in Mechanics of Materials at Imperial College London

There are 3 fully-funded PhD studentships available for a 1st October 2009 start, for EPSRC-eligible students in Mechanics of Materials at Imperial College London. EPSRC eligibility usually entails UK citizenship. Prospective candidates who are unsure of their eligibility for this type of funding should first consult the EPSRC web site before applying:

http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/PostgraduateTraining/StudentEligibility.htm

Studentships 1 & 2

Both of these studentships are EPSRC Industrial CASE awards, which involve collaboration with a UK company. The students will benefit from collaboration with Corus, a leading global metal processing company. Corus will also provide a bursary top-up; the total bursary will be approximately £19,000 per year tax-free. Projects will be focused on developing multiscale modelling methods for studying porosity and damage healing by diffusion bonding in steels under thermomechanical loading, or, fracture modelling of the oxide scale that forms on steel during hot rolling. This could involve modelling growth of the oxide layer and its microstructure, and then brittle fracture damage modelling for the scale under various pressure loading scenarios, to investigate the most efficient ways of removing the oxideSignificant advances can be made in the quality and robustness of rolled steels by understanding how to heal damage and reduce the porosity created during casting, and by preventing or controlling oxide formation.

Studentship 3

This studentship also requires EPSRC eligibility. However, the project scope is open; the only requirement is that it be of high scientific quality and broadly within theoretical, computational or experimental solid mechanics. Some influence of the project scope by the candidate is possible, provided the candidate shows exceptional promise. The bursary would be at the standard EPSRC rate, approximately £15,000 per year tax-free.

Applicants should generally have a first class undergraduate degree in an area pertinent to the research subject, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or Mathematics. Promising applicants with 2.1 level degrees will also be considered.

For further details of the posts, contact Dr Daniel Balint, d.balint@imperial.ac.uk+44 (0) 20 7594 7084. Interested applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr Balint on the above e-mail address, and follow this link to apply.

 

 

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Are subcontinental nationals (India , Bangladesh)allowed who have relatives in UK for more dan 15yrs?

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