Funding: Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Project code: SMDE6050521

Department: School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Start date: October 2021

Closing date: Applications accepted all year round

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2021.

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Jurgita Zekonyte and Dr Mariana Dotcheva.

Candidates applying for this project may be eligible to compete for one of a small number of bursaries available; these cover tuition fees at the UK rate for three years and a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,609 for 2021/22). Bursary recipients will also receive a £1,500 p.a. for project costs/consumables.

The work on this project could involve:

  • Developing strategic research expertise in Additive Manufacturing based in Future   Technology Center (FTC)
  • Additive Manufacturing, including process optimization
  • Novel, functional surface design and fabrication via 3D printing
  • Mechanical, Chemical, Tribological characterization of new surfaces and interfaces
  • Enhance national and international collaborative work with partners at the University of Southampton, Italy (University of Calabria) and France (ENISE)

Entry requirements

General admissions
You’ll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Specific admissions
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in areas related to surface science such as materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering. Essential previous knowledge in Design and Modelling for Additive Manufacturing. Desirable – knowledge in parametric design, experimental testing, passion to learn new techniques and operating advanced instruments. You will have a strong interest in surfaces and interfaces, and advanced surface fabrication and characterisation.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK and EU students

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted all year round

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