|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis.
|27th November 2023
|27th February 2024
PhD Supervisor: Michal Kalkowski
Supervisory Team: Dr Michal Kalkowski, Prof Michele Meo
We invite applications for a PhD position in the field of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composite pipes. This research will explore both guided and bulk waves, aiming to develop practical, field-applicable monitoring solutions.
The project will specifically address the challenge of delamination/debonding in cylindrical composite structures using guided waves. With a mix of theoretical work and practical measurements, the successful candidate will develop a deep understanding of wave interactions in composite materials. You will use and advance state-of-the-art modelling methods, including both semi-analytical approaches and comprehensive high-fidelity numerical simulations. This capability will be instrumental in developing new imaging and sensing techniques, vital for detecting complex flaws in composite pipes, which is the main aim of the project. The research will cover various pipe environments and evaluate the effectiveness of various sensing technologies.
We seek applicants with a solid technical background (mechanical engineering, materials, applied physics) background, possessing strong mathematical and scientific computing skills. Experience in material characterisation, acoustics and monitoring is desirable, but not essential.
You will be joining the Dynamics Group within the University's renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, and work with a cross-departmental supervisory team. Your project will benefit our cutting-edge experimental and numerical facilities, including IRIDIS - the high-performance computing cluster, and muVIS (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/muvis) - the advanced material characterisation centre. You will also benefit from interactions with our industrial and academic partners in the UK and Europe. The University of Southampton is one of UK’s leading engineering research centres – an excellent venue for your research adventure.
Feel free to contact Michal Kalkowski from the Dynamics Group (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal chat about the project and pursuing a PhD in Southampton. We look forward to hearing from you!
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2024 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.
Funding: Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis. Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis, so apply early for the best opportunity to be considered.
How To Apply
Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study (soton.ac.uk). Select programme type (Research), 2024/25, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, next page select “PhD Engineering & Environment (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Michal Kalkowski
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The School of Engineering is committed to promoting equality, diversity inclusivity as demonstrated by our Athena SWAN award. We welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or age, and will give full consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits to help ensure employees’ well-being and work-life balance. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.
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