|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||8th August 2018|
|Closes:||31st August 2018|
|Reference:||Programme code 8315F|
Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees and annual living expenses of £14,777 (full award at 2018/19 rate). There is also significant additional funding to cover research costs and travel.
Number of awards
Start date and duration
1 October 2018
The studentship lasts for 4 years.
Application closing date
31 August 2018
Marine biofouling significantly compromises the performance of maritime operations if not managed effectively. Coatings that control fouling on ships’ hulls are less effective for niche areas, such as sea chests. These niches are typically subject to different hydrodynamic forces and widely recognised as potential sites for translocation of invasive species.
AkzoNobel is in partnership with Royal Philips to develop a revolutionary UV-C coating technology for hull fouling prevention. This project aims to explore the technology as a means to control fouling of niche areas.
The research will focus on:
This will involve a combination of laboratory experimentation with model fouling species (including settlement and adhesion assays, measures of behaviour, and next-generation sequencing for mutation detection) and field studies (design and deployment of test rigs) at a local marina facility managed by AkzoNobel.
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic student for this exciting multidisciplinary project. The successful applicant will join the Marine Biofouling Research Laboratory at Newcastle University and will work closely with colleagues at AkzoNobel research laboratories at Felling, Gateshead, UK.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Porton Down, UK.
Name of supervisor(s)
You must have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline, for example:
Further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes or MPhil is advantageous.
The award is available to UK/EU applicants only.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s postgraduate application system.
Only mandatory fields need to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
You should also send your covering letter and CV by email to Professor Tony Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email Professor Tony Clare at email@example.com for further details.
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