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PhD Position in Composites and Additive Manufacturing at the University of Glasgow

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The James Watt School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled, ‘multifunctional cellular composites enabled by 3D printing’. The objective of the project is to design additive manufacturing-enabled microarchitected composites with unprecedented properties optimized for location-specific structural and functional requirements for a multitude of applications. Experience and/or a strong interest in one or more of the following areas are essential: Materials science, additive manufacturing and solid mechanics; Nano- and micro-scale characterization and macroscale testing of composites; Modeling of composites, machine learning and artificial intelligence; Abaqus FEA, Matlab/Maple/Mathematica and Python.  Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by completing the following:

  1. The 2020 School Support Application form attaching a letter of support from their potential supervisor:   

Both the application form and supporting letter should be emailed to 

  1. An on-line academic application by following the link to the relevant subject area on the website and clicking on the ‘Apply now’ tab: 

Applicants should attach relevant documents such as CV, transcripts, references and a research proposal 

Please note that this application is to gain admission to our PGR programme, and an offer of admission may be issued before a decision on this Scholarship is made. Candidates applying for this Scholarship will most likely have an interview/discussion with the supervisor before any decision is made. For informal enquiries, please write to (Dr. Kumar Shanmugam).

Closing Date: 01 June 2020

Funding Notes:

The studentship is supported by the EPSRC DTA/SCHOOL/RESEARCH COUNCIL, and it will cover home tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UKRI rate for 3.5 years (est. £15,009 for session 2020/21). Applications from self-funding overseas candidates are also welcome and they will have the flexibility to work on a topic of mutual interest. To be eligible for this funding, applicants must have ‘settled status’ in the United Kingdom and must have been ‘ordinarily resident’ for the past three years. EU nationals are generally eligible to receive a fees-only award.    

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