EPSRC Centre for Integrated Tribology

Project description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.