|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||From £18,781 Stipend at the RCUK rate (current award, per annum) and tuition fees will be paid at the UK rate.|
|Placed On:||28th July 2023|
|Closes:||26th October 2023|
|Reference:||WMG - WIF|
Highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a PhD position - Warwick Industrial Fellowship, co-funded by the University of Warwick and James Walker Ltd.
The Warwick Industrial Fellowship starts on 3rd October 2023, fully funded for 3.5 years. EU regulation has placed an imperative on the development of alternatives for rubbers containing fluorine in critical applications, key requirements such as radiation resistance, low permeability, high and low temperature capability, have challenged the current elastomer technologies. This project aims to develop novel elastomer nanocomposites by exploring functional nanoparticles and new elastomer chemistry for high performance rubber sealing systems.
The surface chemistry of nanoparticles and interface characterisation with elastomer will be studied, the structure-property-processing relationship of the rubber nanocomposites will be investigated through a suite of advanced technologies, such as atomic force microscopy, wide-angle X-ray scattering, rheology, and dynamic mechanochemical characterisation. The project will lead to high-performance rubber seal technology via industrial-compatible manufacturing processes. The aim is to develop new intellectual property that is ready for commercialisation.
We are looking for a candidate who has been educated in polymer science and technology, with sound experience in a range of practical laboratory skills. The ideal candidate should also be highly self-motivated and have solid skills and experience in polymer chemistry and processing.
This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your career within a research-intensive, and commercially focused environment. You will be based at the International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing (IINM) and WMG, working with the Dr Chaoying Wan research team, with full access to the start-of-the-art polymer research facilities at WMG and Warwick WMG News Item (warwick.ac.uk). You will also work closely with the industry funder James Walker Ltd., and work closely with the industry teams. You will have support to further develop your skill base going forward.
The studentship is open to home students with full awards for 3.5 years. Stipend at the RCUK rate (currently £18,781 per annum) and tuition fees will be paid at the UK rate.
Full payment of tuition fees at the Home rate and a UKRI-rate stipend for 3.5 years, with additional RTSG or Consumables and Travel Costs.
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