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

Coventry University 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 for an exciting project within the Functional Materials Applied research group (FMARG) to study electrochemical deposition in a magnetic field.

FMARGis developing fundamental and applied materials research to produce platform technologies to address real industry needs. Information can be found below:

Funded by: Faculty of HLS

Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent

The studentship will include fee payment (currently £3,900) and a bursary of £13,726 per year, for a maximum of three years full time study commencing in September 2013

Academic contact Dr Andrew Cobley (, Tel. 07706955901

Electrochemical deposition in a magnetic field is a novel and growing area of research across Europe and contributes to the development of innovative highly sustainable and efficient metallisation processes for electrochemical research and with applicability across high value manufacturing sectors ie electronics, aerospace and automotive.

This study is at the forefront of electrochemical metallisation processes. You will be part of a dynamic, growing research team and have access to latest technologies and equipment in this area. FMARG has very strong links with industry and the project will involve close interaction with industrial partners, testing and validation studies on industrial sites and discussions on commercial implementation. Additionally you will have the opportunity to travel to conferences and events both academic and industrial within the UK and abroad.

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The successful candidate would develop an innovative niche area of research for which the Functional Materials ARG could become World renowned and ‘thought’ leaders. This is therefore extremely timely and represents an opportunity for the development of novel fundamental research.

Candidate specification; If you 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. Candidates must hold an MSc or MScR qualification. For more details on our standard entry requirements see the web page below:

Further details;

Application Process

Each applicant must complete a Coventry University application form that can be downloaded from the following web page.

Each applicant must also provide 2 references

Applicants will be shortlisted according to their qualifications, experience and suitability to the project (including assessment of the literature review) provided

Entry Requirements

We are looking for candidates with a relevant MSc or MScR qualification. For more details on our standard entry requirements see the web page above.

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: 16th August 2013

Interview date: tbc

To view details of Studentship, please visit the link by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:

Research Recruitment and Admissions team


Student Centre

Coventry University
Priory Street
United Kingdom


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