Closing date: 31 July 2019

Next start date: 27 January 2020

Duration: 36 months

At Bournemouth University our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. The Department of Design & Engineering, within the Faculty of Science and Technology, has several successful, accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in design and engineering.

The department’s NanoCorr, Energy and Modelling (NCEM) Research Group is led by Professor Zulfiqar Khan and is a community of Academics, Post-Doctoral and Postgraduate Researchers with a proven track record of internationally excellent (REF14) research in a number of areas such as nano coating, corrosion, clean energy technologies and tribology in collaboration with Schaeffler, Ministry of Defence UK, The Tank Museum at Bovington, Future Energy Source Limited, National University of Sciences & Technology Pakistan, Tsinghua University Beijing PR China and University of Nevada Reno USA. Research within the Department and NCEM is supported by state of the art experimental and analytical resources.

Here is an exciting opportunity to work on a research project in collaboration with a major international industrial partner led by Professor Zulfiqar A Khan within the University NanoCorr, Energy & Modelling (NCEM) Research Group. As part of the dynamic and motivated NCEM team you are expected to deliver the agreed objectives of the project on time.

This PhD project is match funded by BU and Schaeffler. The Schaeffler Group is a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. Highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability represent the basis for the Schaeffler Group’s lasting success. INA Bearing Company Ltd and FAG Sales Europe-UK have now joined forces under the new name of Schaeffler (UK) Ltd.

This is a fully-funded PhD studentship which includes a stipend of £15,000 each year to support your living costs.

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Entry Requirements

Outstanding academic potential as measured by either a 1st class honours degree or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Funding Notes

A fully-funded Studentship includes a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months. Associated costs, such as for fieldwork and conference attendance, will also be met under the Studentship.

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

31 July 2019

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