PhD Studentship in Design Engineering

Imperial College London - Dyson School of Design Engineering

Funding amount: Not specified
Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of Design Engineering leading to the award of a PhD degree and starting in October 2018.

* Aim: In order to support innovation, we conduct scientific studies of design creativity. The aim of this doctoral research is to develop new tools that can leverage design engineers’ creativity, by facilitating multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural collaboration in design projects. Based on previous studies on design inspiration, the Ph.D candidate will imagine and design a new tool. The impact of the tool on designers’ activity and production will be assessed through a series of observations in real-life context.

* Funding: The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate) provided by the EPSRC. To be eligible for funding, you must have no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK and been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

More information on eligibility here:

* Research environment: You will work within a passionate and dynamic team of innovators and researchers, in the newly refurbished facilities of the Dyson School of Design Engineering ( The School was formed in 2014, building on the long-standing design and engineering expertise at Imperial as well as the world-renowned Innovation Design Engineering programme run jointly by Imperial and the Royal College of Art. You will also have extensive interactions with research collaborators from institutions in Europe and in Asia.

* Required skills: We are seeking candidates with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) first degree in Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related subject, and a “Maker” mindset. A passion for design and innovation, demonstrated by extra-curricular activities or industrial experience, is desirable. Knowledge in micro-computing or 3d printing is an asset. Good team-working and communication skills are essential. 

Informal inquiries should be sent to Dr. Celine Mougenot:, along with a CV.

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