BBSRC CASE Studentship Influence of the geometry and mechanical properties of solid particles on the rheology texture and organoleptic characteristics of fatbased suspensions

Contact name: Dr Timothy Hunter

Contact Details: (0113) 343 2432

Closing Date: 6 September 2013

Degree Level: Research Postgraduate  

Scholarship Type: Home/EU

Number of scholarships: 1

UK/EU Fees: £3,950

Maintenance: £13,726 + £3,000 Industrial top up

Funding type: BBSRC CASE Studentship

Further information:

The award of the above studentship with industrial support from Nestlé has provided an opportunity for an exciting PhD research programme into the structure-property relationships of complex fat-based suspensions (for foods) at the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, University of Leeds. The studentship is suitable for candidates who are eligible for tuition fees at the Home rate and covers both fees and maintenance grant. 

The objective of the research programme is to investigate the correlations between bulk processing (refining method & recipe) and structure (size & microstructure) on the resulting rheological, textural and sensory properties of fat-based suspensions. This project will include key developments in easy-to-use analytical techniques to characterise these complex semi-solid systems. Such understanding is vitally important to help improve product formulation for enhanced consumer perception.

The successful candidate will be required to start their PhD in October 2013. Please note; as this is a BBSRC award, it is funded for a full four years

For enquires about the project please contact Dr Timothy Hunter, Institute of Particle Science & Engineering, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, via the email address: For enquiries tel:  0113 343 2432.

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Formal applications for research degree study should be made on-line via the ‘Apply’ button below.

Please state clearly on the funding section of the application form that you wish to be considered for the “Influence of the geometry and mechanical properties of solid particles on the rheology texture and organoleptic characteristics of fatbased suspensions”. In the research information section please state the name Dr Timothy Hunter.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact our Graduate School Office.
t: +44 (0)113 343 8000

Minimum Academic Requirements:

Applications are invited from candidates with a good first degree in a science or Engineering discipline, such as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. 

Any Additional Requirements:

UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been establish for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.

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