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

Project code: SMDE4620220

Department: School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Start dates: October 2020

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Martino Pani, Dr  Afshin Anssari-Benam and Dr Andrea Bucchi.

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/EU rate for three years and a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,009 for 2019/2020). Bursary recipients may be eligible for £1,500 for project costs/consumables.

The work on this project will involve:

  • working in close collaboration with clinicians for a high impact multidisciplinary research project
  • elaborating a comprehensive subject-specific computational modelling procedure to inform clinicians in planning critical vascular surgeries, improving the clinical outcomes
  • develop and verify a robust and rigorous experimental protocol based on in vitro models that closely simulates clinically relevant conditions to validate the numerical tools

Entry Requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in Medical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. 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 candidate requirements

Experience with numerical modelling software, CAD software, MATLAB or equivalent structured programming languages, and interest to experimental validation tests is desirable.

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

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK and EU students.

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

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