|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£14,777 with and enhancement of £1,487.00|
|Placed On:||8th August 2018|
|Closes:||30th September 2018|
UK industry needs innovative coatings and functional surfaces to enhance product performance, exploit efficient materials utilisation and adapt to changes in the business environment. Improved adoption of surface engineering will result in wider UK PLC economic and societal impacts associated with development of functional surfaces for automotive, aerospace, biomedical, healthcare, defence, agriculture, food, oil & gas and packaging industries.
This project will exploit a recent investment in the state-of-the-art functional PVD coatings facility at the University of Leeds. The facility is internationally-unique multi-purpose PVD/PECVD coatings system which enables innovation in the advanced science of future hybrid coatings. The project is in collaboration with the coatings platform manufacturer, Hauzer company based in the Netherlands. The scope of the project will be on creation of engineering devices and components with greatly improved nanostructured coating/substrate architectures, including novel nanocomposite coatings, next generation DLC coatings and advanced optical coatings.
- 1st / 2:1 Degree In Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Mathematics Or Other Relevant Discipline.
- IELTS 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
- UK/EU Home Status
- Enthusiasm For Original Applied Research
- Enquiring Mind And Scientific Understanding
- Ambition To Work With Industry
- Ability And Desire To Work In A Team
To find out more about the iT-CDT and what they do; please visit http://www.it-cdt.co.uk or contact iT-CDT Centre Manager Kimberley Matthews - Hyde.
How to apply
Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is the 'iTCDT 4 year PhD: Functional coatings for demanding engineering applications’ as well as Dr Tomasz Liskiewicz as your proposed supervisor.
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.
If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
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