EPSRC Centre for Integrated Tribology
- Funded PhD project: UK and EU
- Value: A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (£4,250 in Session 2017/18), together with a maintenance grant (£14,553 in Session 2017/18) paid at standard Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG).
Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees and RTSG only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study. Places are available for students who have their own funding.
- Number of awards: 12
- Deadline: 31/08/2018
- Supervisors: Contact Professor Anne Neville to discuss this project further informally.
The iT-CDT is a joint training and research centre for PhD students between the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. Recruiting a cohort of 12 students per year and with a team of academic and a large number of industrial partners, the Centre brings the brightest postgraduate research engineers, academic staff, technical experts and industrial partners together in a unique world-leading research environment. Our aim is to tackle the challenging tribological problems that face industry today. What is Tribology? The science behind how things move and slide over each other. Tribology focuses on friction, wear, and lubrication for example - Car engines need advanced lubricants to save fuel and reduce emissions. Wind turbines rely on healthy bearings and gearboxes. Railway track wear out and fatigue cracks form. The aging population needs prosthetic joints that will last a longer. Tribology is a fascinating subject – so vital to the world around us but so few people know what it is.
Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in a relevant subject.
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements:
Additional staff contact
Kimberley Matthews - 07710144593
How to apply
Visit the CDT Integrated Tribology website for details on how to apply.
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.
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