Professor Anne Neville,Â +44 (0)113 343 6812,Â [email protected]Â
Dr Ardian Morina,Â +44 (0)113 3438965,Â [email protected]
Degree level: Research Postgraduate
Scholarship Type: Home/EU or International
A PhD position is available on the experimental study of copper corrosion in the presence of lubricant additives. Applications are invited for a highly motivated individual to join the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. In this project, funded by an industrial collaborator, the degradation of copper contacts in the presence of lubricants will be studied. The knowledge and understandings developed in this work will inform and influence current industrial practices. It is anticipated that the candidate will also spend a small portion of time with the industrial collaborator.
The successful candidate will obtain an extensive understanding of the science associated with surface phenomena due to corrosion processes and will become experienced in experimental corrosion testing and surface analysis. Students either with a mechanical engineering, chemistry or materials engineering background are expected to perform well in this interdisciplinary project.
This is a full-time PhD position and is available now for a period of 3 years. You will have a good first degree in a relevant discipline such as mechanical engineering, materials science or other related science and engineering disciplines. Basic experimental skills in corrosion and surface science will be beneficial but all the training necessary will be provided. You will be enthusiastic, with good interpersonal and communication skills.
The production of written reports will be required alongside regular meetings to assess scientific progress. Communication of research results at international conferences will also be encouraged.
The maximum amount of funding for this studentship is Â£17,676 (UK/EU fees of Â£3,950 and an annual stipend of Â£13,726 (subject to increase in future years).Â However, overseas students who are in a position to contribute towards the shortfall in academic fees, approximately Â£12,500 per year for three years are welcome to apply.
Minimum Academic Requirements (if English is not your first language, then candidates must also meet the Universityâs English language requirements):Â You will have a good first degree in a relevant discipline such as mechanical engineering, materials science or other related science and engineering disciplines.
If you have any questions please contact our Graduate School Office.Â e:Â [email protected]Â t: +44 (0)113 343 8000
For more information and to submit a formal application, please use the âApplyâ button below.
Please state clearly on the funding section of the application form that you wish to be considered for the âLubricant chemistry and copper corrosion project with Prof Neville/Dr Morinaâ. In the research information section please use the name Professor Anne Neville/Dr Ardian Morina.