|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Enhanced EPSRC studentships are currently available for UK / home fees students, covering tuition fees and a tax-free stipend|
|Placed On:||17th March 2023|
|Closes:||1st June 2023|
Imagine structures that can morph their shape or have self-repair functionality embedded within their materials. Smart biomaterials that can be designed to adapt their chemical and mechanical properties in response to changes in physiological parameters. A sustainable, waste free world. This could be your future, achieved through the application of high performance advanced composites.
By joining the Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing (CoSEM CDT) you will undertake cohort-driven training and cutting-edge research making these technological visions a reality.
What you’ll be doing
You will participate in a four-year, fully-funded programme. The rewarding first year includes a stimulating series of seminars and lectures, a unique Group Project to design, build, and test a composite structure and an individual three-month research project. This experience will enable you to broaden and deepen your engineering and scientific skills and explore research areas that interest you most, influencing your choice of PhD project towards the end of your first year.
The Centre covers a wide range of composites research and technical challenges you might explore, which include:
What you’ll get out of it
The CoSEM CDT has exceptional industrial links, with many of the three-month and PhD projects offered by industrial partners, giving you valuable experience of working with technical industry experts and through international placements.
You will work in a collaborative and stimulating environment, strengthened by a series of cohort-driven activities, where knowledge-sharing and joint problem solving is the norm. The interdisciplinary nature of the Centre will make you think about problems from a whole new perspective and explore really innovative ideas.
On completion of the programme you will leave with far more than just a PhD; you will have the skills, knowledge and acumen to become the future technical leaders in advanced composites, be it in academia or industry.
More about BCI
The CDT was established in 2009 and is based at the Bristol Composites Institute (BCI), a world-leading research Centre at the heart of the UK Government’s Composites Strategy. BCI has over 150 researchers, many working on industrially relevant projects within the aerospace, wind, marine, and automotive industries. BCI works closely with the National Composites Centre (NCC), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University, to explore fully all composites opportunities for the UK. BCI and the NCC work together to engage students, researchers, industry and funders to provide a seamless route for the exploitation of our research.
We’re looking for exceptional students, with at least a high 2:1 Honours degree, from across engineering, science, and computational subjects.
Enhanced EPSRC studentships are currently available for UK / home fees students, covering tuition fees and a tax-free stipend.
For eligibility and residence requirements please check the UKRI Funding for postgraduate training and development webpage.
How to apply:
Please make an online application at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/. Select Advanced Composites (PhD) on the Start your application page. Start date: September 2023.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 1st June 2023
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