|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Home tuition fees (currently £5,690/year) and maintenance stipend (currently £19,668/year)|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||15th March 2023|
Lead supervisors: Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita
Application deadline: 15 March 2023
Project start date: 01 June 2023 onwards
Project duration: 3.5 years
Eligibility: UK Students, EU Students
Studentship funding: Home tuition fees (currently £5,690/year) and maintenance stipend (currently £19,668/year)
PhD project description
A 3.5-year PhD studentship is available under the supervision of Rafael Castrejón-Pita within the Manufacturing Futures Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London. The project is mostly devoted to the study of the formation, impact and coalescence of droplets and looks to overcome existing limitations of theoretical and numerical models. The project will investigate the breakup of complex fluids, wettability dynamics, and the impact and motion of liquids onto solid surfaces. All these topics are important in several practical contexts, such as inkjet and sprays, and have recently become one of the major themes of research in fluid mechanics. The project will use experimental techniques such as High-Speed Imaging, Image Analysis, and Holographic methods to characterise the dynamics of droplets. The project will see major collaborations with industrial partners.
The start date is after June 2023. The studentship will cover all university fees and includes funds for maintenance at the standard UK rate.
This studentship would suit a highly motivated student possessing a mix of experimental, theoretical, and computational abilities.
Please note that the available funding supports tuition fees at the Home/UK rate (currently £5,690 per year). Students who are eligible to pay fees at the UK rate are welcome to apply (e.g. UK students or EEA or Swiss nationals who are “settled” or “pre-settled” within the UK in accordance with the EU Settlement Scheme).
Please refer to the following website for full eligibility criteria: Mechanical Engineering MPhil/PhD
How to apply
Eligible applicants should first contact Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please enclose the following documents:
After discussing the project with Dr Castrejón-Pita, eligible applicants should also submit a formal PhD application via the UCL website.
The supervisory team will arrange interviews for short-listed candidates.
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