Fully Funded EngD Studentship Opportunity

How does the opportunity to research whilst based with Forest Research appeal to you?

How does a stipend of at least £19,900 sound?

Have you heard about the Engineering Doctorate? (EngD)

We have opportunities for bright and enthusiastic individuals with our EngD programme. You’ll be based primarily with the sponsor the Forestry Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission that is responsible for the protection and expansion of forest and woodland in England and Scotland. The research concerns the optimisation of the drying process of wood, understanding the links between wood microstructure, water saturation and cellular environment and water transport parameters in timber as a function of temperature, relative humidity etc using magnetic resonance imaging – MRI, more frequently encountered in hospitals – and numerical modelling!

You will be based for the most part at the sponsor premises in Midlothian, just outside Edinburgh, returning to the University to attend events such as scientific development and skills training short courses, meetings, and the annual conference and to use our excellent characterisation facilities.

You will have a good undergraduate degree (first or upper-second class honours) or a Masters degree in a subject within the physical / materials sciences / engineering including a strong mathematics component. Familiarity with MATLAB would be advantageous. You need to be a UK/EU resident to receive full funding (more information on request).

Contact Noelle Hartley for more details about EngDs and/or a Further Information Pack including guidance on how to apply or Professor Peter McDonald (p.mcdonald@surrey.ac.uk) for more information on the project.

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Noelle Hartley

Manager, Industrial Doctorate Centre in Micro- and Nanomaterials and Technologies

Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

University of Surrey



+44 (0) 1483 683467, n.hartley@surrey.ac.uk

Applications for the project will be accepted until 1600 Friday 26th July 2013 with interviews in June/July for a September 2013 start

For more information on EngDs at Surrey please see http://www.surrey.ac.uk/minmat

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