PhD Research Studentships In UK, 2018-2019

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Scholarships: The Open University is pleased to announce Ph.D. Research Studentships in the School of Engineering and Innovation within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Host College/University: The Open University. Public university in Milton Keynes, England. The Open University is ranked 2nd in the UK for its Education research.

Degree level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD research programme.

Field of Study: Studentships are awarded in the School of Engineering and Innovation.

Available projects:

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  • 3D printing of materials optimized for acoustical performance
  • A Novel Hybrid Method for Reliable Surface Residual Stress Measurement
  • Adhesive, tribological, and lithographic behavior of novel silicone liquids
  • Advancing the contour method for the measurement of residual stress in composite materials
  • Creep Damage Measurement of Austenitic Stainless Steel Using Hydrogen Desorption
  • Deformation due to cyclic loading in additively manufactured nickel base superalloys
  • Design and validation of 3D printed aperiodic cellular structures
  • Functionalisation of titanium alloy surfaces
  • Hybrid structures for low-cost batteries and supercapacitors
  • Inclusive design of buildings, places and other designed things from a disability perspective
  • Mechanical Anisotropy in Additively Manufactured Aerospace Alloys
  • Micromechanical study of engineering alloys using high-resolution digital image correlation
  • Microplastic Contamination Environmental Impact of Plastic Materials in Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Rapid Acquisition of Biomaterial Degradation Kinetics
  • Socio-technical decisions and their carbon consequences in building developments
  • The potential health impacts associated with food waste storage, collection, and processing
  • Towards co-creation of the urban built environment using Participatory GIS to give an equal voice to women and other under-represented groups
  • Understanding and Visualizing Design Margins in Engineering Design

Scholarship Award: Approximate stipends of £14,553, tuition fees are covered.

Nationalities: UK/EU students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Candidates are required to have at least a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1) in a relevant subject. Studentships cover full-time fees and a stipend for three years (UK/EU rate).

Applicants must have good written and spoken communication skills. It is a requirement that all non-native English candidates demonstrate that they have passed the IELTS or equivalent at B2 level.

Applying procedure Instructions:

  • Please provide a completed application form, an up-to-date CV with 3 academic references, a cover letter up to 1000 words, an
  • IELTS English Language test score (for non-native English language speakers), ensuring you have clearly indicated the project(s) of interest. Completed forms and documentation should be sent by email to STEM-EI-RESEARCH-at-open.ac.uk by the date stated in the project description. Interviews will be held at our Milton Keynes Campus early in March 2018.  

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Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018

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