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Philippe Young Studentship - Engineering - Computer Science PhD (Funded)

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Exeter
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £15,009 tax-free stipend per year.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th August 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students, the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Exeter in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Project Description:
This is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD Research Degree with an open remit working closely with a team of researchers within the Simpleware Product Group at Synopsys ( The Simpleware Product Group develops and markets innovative tools for advanced image processing, including the use of image data for carrying out physics-based simulations for both medical and industrial applications. Within this rapidly expanding area at the interface between medical imaging and engineering, there are a number of different projects of interest to the academic and industrial stakeholders. Depending on their interests, candidates could pursue research paths including:

  1. Topological Optimisation of 3D internal structures for 3D Printing applications
  2. Use of finite element/finite volume techniques to explore physics-based phenomena (Head impacts, blood flow, flow through soils…)   

The proposed PhD is structured to be very open to the interests of the candidate.

Other tasks you will carry out:

  • To write and maintain accurate records of the research being undertaken.
  • To prepare publications and research presentations with guidance and advice.
  • To communicate and present research results within the research group, at meetings, through research paper publications and other recognized avenues as appropriate.
  • To provide technical advice in relation of the research and the techniques used to other staff members within the wider research team.
  • To take part in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings with other research groups.
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