Jorge Otero, PhD student in Sheffield Hallam’s Materials Engineering Research Institute (MERI).

Postgraduate Study at Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Jorge Otero is a PhD student in Sheffield Hallam’s Materials Engineering Research Institute (MERI). He is researching the application of nanolime as a consolidation material in heritage conservation.

“The world of conservation of historic structures is currently enjoying the benefits of newly-developed nanotechnologies. My research is looking at the use of nanolime as a consolidation method for historical calcareous substrates, a process which is not fully understood. I am very enthusiastic about all MERI’s facilities and staff expertise, and the scholarship provides an excellent opportunity to develop my career as a conservation scientist. I feel part of an exciting and growing department and University.”

The Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) is a dynamic interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing industrial problems through the application of fundamental science and engineering.

The experienced team has a highly successful track record applying cutting edge research to find innovative solutions to industry problems. From material analysis to infrastructure management the solutions generate real competitive advantage. The research and consultancy activities are supported by a large advanced equipment base, ranging from the latest electron microscopes to high performance computing hardware.

Sheffield Hallam specialise in research relevant to real life. The majority of activities are focused on real commercial needs and many of the activities are sponsored by companies.

Sheffield Hallam are offering a range of PhD scholarships starting in autumn 2017 - apply before 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2017. For more details, visit our website.