Two PhD Studentships

Duration: 36 months

Applications are invited for two three-year PhD studentships jointly funded by the Department of Materials and the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).  You should have a strong interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment, have a background in a relevant discipline (material science, engineering, or physics) and have an enquiring and rigorous approach to your work.

We will fund two PhD studentships out of the following four projects listed below:

Project one: Design and Manufacture of Small, Complex-shaped Ceramic Components

Project two: High Voltage Breakdown in Ceramic Insulators

Project three: Modelling the Pressing of Complex Multiphase Materials

Project four: Modelling of the interface between dissimilar metals including actinides under elevated temperatures and pressures

You will have an upper second or higher first degree or equivalent in materials or related discipline.  These 3-year studentships will begin in October 2013. Funding is available to UK citizens only.   Studentships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate plus the standard maintenance stipend of £15,590 per annum.  Applications will be processed as received.

How to apply:
The prospectus, entry requirements and application form (under ‘how to apply’) are available at:

For questions regarding the admissions process, please contact Fiona Thomson ( The prospectus, entry requirements and application form (under ‘how to apply’) are available at:

Formal applications can be completed online (only after informal enquiries): while information about the Department can be found at

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Closing date: 7 September 2013

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