Qualification type: PhD
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £19,000 tax free p.a. + tuition fees (equivalent to £23,000 gross p.a.)
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 18th December 2018
Closes: Will remain open until filled
Applications are invited for a PhD student to conduct research on meso-scale modelling of composite materials. The successful candidate will join the University of Nottingham’s Composites Research Group which leads the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, a £10.3m investment in fundamental research that aims to deliver a step change in the production of polymer matrix composites. More information on the Hub can be found at cimcomp.ac.uk.
The project will address key challenges in modelling 3D fibre preforms. It will aim to develop new approaches to model fibre reinforced composites and especially 3D woven composites with a particular focus on creating realistic geometry models using in-house software (TexGen), prediction of linear and non-linear behaviour or processing properties. The project will be aligned with one of the Hub Core project 'New manufacturing techniques for optimised fibre architectures' and include an opportunity to perform experimental validations of the modelling approaches.
We are seeking talented candidates with:
Successful applicants will be based at Nottingham and will:
Research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Louise Brown and Prof. Andy Long.
Successful applicants will receive a tax free bursary of up to £19,000 p.a. (equivalent to £23,000 gross p.a.) and tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory research progress. This funding is for UK and EU applicants only. Candidates should be available to start on, 1st April 2019, 1st July 2019 or 1st October 2019.
Listed: 18 Dec 2018
Expires: 30 Jun 2019