HLS Studentship

Title: A fundamental study into novel methods to selectively metallise materials using a magnetic field to enable more sustainable processing in electronics, automotive, aerospace and other high value manufacturing sectors

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research.

Applications are invited to take part in an exciting project within the Functional Materials Applied research group to study electrochemical deposition in a magnetic field.


Funded by: Faculty of HLS studentship
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years

The studentship will include fee payment (currently £3,900) and a bursary of £13,726 per year, for three years. The studentships are only available for three years of full time study commencing September 2013 and completing within three years.

For general information on admissions to Coventry University research degrees see the following web page: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/research-students-research-degree-recruitment-process/

Studentship academic contact Dr Andrew Cobley (a.cobley@coventry.ac.uk), Tel. 07706955901

Details of proposed research: Electrochemical deposition in a magnetic field is a novel and growing area of research across Europe expected to contribute to the development of innovative highly sustainable and efficient metallisation processes used in electrochemical research and with wide applicability across high value manufacturing sectors such as electronics, aerospace and automotive.

This PhD study will give you the opportunity to work at the forefront of electrochemical metallisation processes and develop your leadership skills. You will be part of a dynamic, growing research team and have access to latest technologies and equipment in this area. In addition you will have the opportunity to travel to conferences and events to both academic and industrial audiences within the UK and abroad.

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Candidate specification; If you have a passion for applied science with an interest and background in electrochemistry, materials science, chemistry or relevant science subject and are ambitious to develop a project where you could become a ‘thought leader’ and critically advance metallisation processes we will be very keen to hear from you.

Application Process
Each applicant must complete a Coventry University application form that can be downloaded via the ‘Apply’ button below and provide documents as stipulated.
Applicants will be shortlisted according to their qualifications, experience and suitability to the project (including assessment of the literature review). We will also consider the strength or the research proposal proposed, the likely outputs and fit of the proposal with the themes of research within the Faculty

Completing the application form:
To discuss your potential research studentship ideas please contact Dr Rob James r.james@coventry.ac.uk

Entry Requirement
We are looking for candidates with a relevant MSc or MScR qualification. For more details on our standard entry requirements http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/research-students-research-degree-recruitment-process/

It may be possible for students who are currently studying for a directly relevant MScR to apply, however, in such a case if a studentship was awarded it would be for two years to allow the student to convert and complete a PhD.

Closing date: 26th June 2013

Interview date: will be notified to shortlisted candidates however it is likely to be mid July 2013

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