EPSRC Fully-funded PhD/EngD Studentship: Nickel alloy material addition

About the project:

The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Materials at Swansea University is a member of the EPSRC Strategic Partnership in Structural Metallic Systems for Gas Turbine Applications.

Expressions of interest are now invited from students (as per EPSRC criteria) against a PhD/EngD project sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc covering the following technical themes:

•          Processing of nickel structures via direct laser deposition

•          Mechanical assessment utilising standard/novel test techniques

•          Microstructure characterisation and failure analysis

Candidate eligibility:

Due to funding restrictions

UK students:

UK students are eligible for a full award (stipend and fees).

EU students:

EU students who have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant are eligible for a full award (stipend and fees). This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).

EU students who are ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU are generally eligible for a fees-only award.

Academic requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in materials science, material engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics.

Studentship value:

The studentship covers UK/EU tuition fees (please see residency requirements for EU students), a stipend of £15226 per annum, plus an industrial ‘top up’ of up to £5000 per annum.

Further information:

For further information please contact Veronica Holding: v.holding@swansea.ac.uk

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Application closing date:  

The application closing date is 19th July 2013.

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