PhD Studentship in HS2 High Speed Rail - Track - Foundation interaction Modelling

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship from UK/EU candidates to carry out research on the Track-Foundation Interaction with application to HS2. It is expected that train speeds will reach 400 kmph or above and this project will investigate the influence of Rayleigh waves on the Track-Foundation soil interaction. New high speed train testing facilities are being currently developed at the Schofield Centre. The Cambridge Geotechnical Group has an international reputation for world class research. It has excellent experimental facilities including high gravity centrifuge testing facilities and earthquake simulation facilities (see

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree (and preferably a Master's degree) in an Engineering or a related subject.

This studentship will pay full University fees and a maintenance allowance of at least £14,582 per year for UK students. EU citizens are eligible for a fees only award.

Overseas students are not eligible for this Studentship and should not apply.

To apply, please complete form CHRIS /6 (cover sheet for C.V.s) available at and send it with your C.V. and a covering letter to Magdalene Charytoniuk ( to arrive no later than 15 April 2018.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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