28 Авг

Heinz Neumüller Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for International Students in Germany, 2017

Heinz Neumüller Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for International Students in Germany, 2017

The University of Oldenburg is pleased to offer Heinz Neumüller Foundation to study doctoral program in Germany. International candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to international students.

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Thus the Heinz Neumüller Stiftung annually supports from the fields of engineering, law, computer, economic, and natural sciences such doctoral candidates at the University of Oldenburg “who have distinguished themselves during their studies through ability, initiative and responsibility”.

Scholarship Award: It fulfils this purpose by providing financial and material support, specifically through four to six scholarships with an eligibility period of one year and a monthly maximum grant amount of 400,00 €.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants can apply themselves or be recommended by a faculty member. In both cases the following qualifications have to be met:

  • Master’s degree or diploma (no M. Ed.) in one of the subjects listed above
  • Dissertation topic is completely or partly based in one of the subjects listed above

Nationality: International candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. Your nationality is irrelevant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master’s degree or diploma (no M. Ed.).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Doctoral students can apply using this online application form.

A complete application contains at least the following documents (in copy or original):

  • Personal cover letter
  • Photograph
  • (tabular) description of the previous course of life and studies
  • Degree qualifying for a doctoral degree
  • Certificate of matriculation
  • Exposé and schedule for the dissertation
  • Letter of confirmation from the dissertation supervisor that the dissertation project has been offered, including the topic and a statement on its relevance for the future development of science
  • Letter of recommendation from a second faculty member

Application Deadline: The application period for scholarships from the Heinz Neumüller Stiftung starts on August 15 and ends on October 31 each year.

https://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/neumueller-stiftung/

28 Авг

Facebook Fellowship Program 2018

Facebook Fellowship Program 2018

Applications are invited for Facebook Fellowship Program available to Ph.D. students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country. International and domestic students can apply for the facebook fellowship program.The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Facebook Fellowship Program is open to Ph.D. students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country.

Study Subject: Facebook is accepting applications from students with research related to one of the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Connectivity
  • Data Mining
  •  Databases
  • Distributed Systems, Networking & Operating Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing & Speech Technologies
  • Programming Languages & Compilers
  • Security & Privacy
  • Social Computing
  • Software Engineering

Scholarship Award: It awards:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year (up to two years).
  • $37K grants (one-time payment during each academic year).
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support.
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present research.
  • Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook. Facebook-fellowship-award-phd-program

Scholarship can be taken in USA and Overseas (The Fellowship Program is open to Ph.D. students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country).

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • Full-time Ph.D. students who are currently involved in on-going research.
  • Students work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines.
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) that the Fellowship is awarded.
  • The Fellowship Program is open to Ph.D. students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country.

Nationality: International and domestic students can apply for these facebook fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be full-time Ph.D. students who are currently involved in on-going research.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: All applicants will need to use their Facebook account to apply. All application materials, including two letters of recommendation, will be due on November 1, 2016. Once applicants provide with their reference contact email, they will be sent an email with a link to submit their letter. Once they have submitted, the application page will show a “Received” message below their name. Applicants may resend the reminder email to their references from the application page if needed.

Application Deadline: All application materials, including two letters of recommendation, are due on October 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

28 Авг

Developing an improved DMA test for prediction of tyre friction

Job description

Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme Energy & Process Technology is very interesting for you. The PDEng programme is a 2-year post MSc technological programme with a focus on technological design. This programme at the University of Twente contains an educational part that will be followed at the University, and a design project that will be carried out at Apollo Tyres. The educational programme will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. In collaboration with Apollo Tyres, high level, creative and new designs for complex issues will be aimed at.

PDEng Design Project — Developing an improved DMA test for prediction of tyre friction  

One of the best known and most widely used methods to predict tyre performance for tread compound is Tsweep test, measured at low constant strain (0.05-1%). In a real situation, the tyre is subjected to a load which in combination with road roughness causes tread deformation at different strains, which are much higher than in a conventional Tsweep test. Some publications have shown that a correlation between DMA data and tyre data can be improved by measuring at higher strains. At the same time there are various patents in which the Tsweep is measured at constant load, and this is used as indication of tyre braking. Both tests are done in single shear mode, which is not the standard mode for a DMA. To compare both tests with wet braking distance data of different compounds, new clamping devices and vulcanization molds have to be designed.

The PDEng needs to design a new DMA test method for a  Metravib 450 to improve the prediction of friction for tread compounds at tyre level in comparison with current Tsweep measured at low strain, including:

  1. Design of a single shear clamping device for a Metravib DMA;
  2. Design of a mold for vulcanization of single shear samples together with a metal bonding part.

Your profile

We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Material Science or a related discipline with focus on elastomers. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments. Besides, you must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions / creating designs for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character. Important professional skills are English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Application
Please send your letter of motivation, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications before 15 October 2017 through the link below.

Contact information
If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the PDEng programme in Energy & Process Technology, please contact Wilma Dierkes:

General information about PDEng programmes you can find at our website.

Our offer

We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years you follow a tailor made post-master design programme with a combination of education (~50%) and working on a design project (~50%). The salary will be € 1.803 gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.

On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE  and IGS.

Published 2017-08-25 | Closing on 2017-10-15

https://en.academicpositions.nl/ad/university-of-twente/2017/pdeng-position-in-energy-process-technology-developing-an-improved-dma-test-for-prediction-of-tyre-friction/103973?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

28 Авг

Research Fellow – Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Research Fellow – Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Ref.07.17.138 – Research Fellow – Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department: Nanoelectronics Engineering

Unit: Systems Engineering

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months
Closing Date: September 24th, 2017 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

 Introduction

INL is seeking a qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on a project to develop gas sensors (CO2, CO, methane) based on FET based nanostructures to deploy on a portable platform including RF communications, signal processing, and some energy harvesting capability in a collaborative project between INL (Department of Nanoelectronics Engineering and Department of Micro and Nanofabrication) and GRADIANT-Galiza.

 Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities:

  • Develop gas sensors (CO2, CO, methane) based on FET based nanostructures to deploy on a portable platform including RF communications, signal processing, and some energy harvesting capability.
  • This work will be done in collaboration with GRADIANT-Galiza that will be responsible for the communications network.

 Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD in Applied Physics, Physics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical fields;
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the topics: gas sensors; environmental sensors; nanowire devices; RF communications.
  • International mobility experience will be valued.

 Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in the dissemination of results to the scientific community are expected;
  • Capable of establishing collaborative ties with distinguished academic groups and relevant industry partners.

 Languages

English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

 What we offer

Employment contract and competitive compensation package;

  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

 How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

 Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

Enquires should be made to: hr.services@inl.int.

Published 2017-08-25 | Closing on 2017-09-25

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.  https://academicpositions.es/ad/international-iberian-nanotechnology-laboratory/2017/ref-07-17-138-research-fellow-sensor-networks-for-smart-cities/103969?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

28 Авг

Postdoctoral researcher position

Postdoctoral researcher position

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Postdoctoral researcher position in Materials Physics Research Group

The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in a research project funded by the Academy of Finland: ” Atomistic modeling of kinetics on surfaces and interfaces of iron-chromium alloys (AMKSIA) (1.9.2017 — 31.8.2020)». The fixed term position starts at the earliest on the 1st of October 2017 and lasts one year at the most (a shorter time can be negotiated, if needed).

The candidates must hold a doctoral degree in physics or related fields. In addition, the applicants should have expertise and working experience in ab initio modeling of metallic alloys The applicants need to have the ability to conduct independent scientific work, good English skills and the willingness to work in collaboration with an experimental materials research group.

The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a postdoctoral researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2475,31 – 3340,77 €/month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid.  The personal work performance component is a maximum of 46.3 % of the task specific salary component.

There is a trial period of four months.

The qualification requirements of the position are written in the University of Turku rules of procedure. A person selected for the post of postdoctoral research fellow is required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to do independent scientific work as well as having the necessary teaching skills.

Academic portfolio ( http://www.utu.fi/en/university/university-as-an-employer/Pages/Coming-to-Work-for-the-University.aspx ), CV, a list of publications, a copy of diploma of the doctoral degree, addresses of 2-3 potential academic referees and other documents that may affect to the selection need to be attached to the application.

Applications must be submitted 17th September 2017 at the latest via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. The link to the electronic application system is found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

Additional information is given by Professor Kalevi Kokko, kokko@utu.fi

25 Авг

2018 Facebook Research Internship for International Students in Paris, France

2018 Facebook Research Internship for International Students in Paris, France

Facebook is delighted to announce Research Internship in Paris, France. Interns must be pursuing a degree (Ph.D. or Masters with relevant research experience) in Computer Science or related field. An international student is eligible to apply for this internship program. Interns must be pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field.

Field of Internship: This is a research internship program.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: Facebook
Internship can be taken in Paris, France

Eligibility: Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree (Ph.D. or Masters with relevant research experience) in Computer Science or related field
  • Publications or experience in machine learning, AI, computer vision, optimization, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or data science
  • Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze complex, large scale, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • Experience in utilizing theoretical and empirical research to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate complex research in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Knowledge in C, C++, Python, Lua or another related programming language
  • Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the country of employment in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field

Internship Open for International Students: International student is eligible to apply for this internship program.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship program.

Internship Description: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we’re just getting started.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: This internship has a minimum 12-week duration beginning in January.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Internship Application Deadline: The application deadline for a Winter Internship is October 15, 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/a0I1200000LT6fzEAD/

25 Авг

Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) in Canada, 2017

Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) in Canada, 2017

Applications are invited for Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) to study in Canada. The program is open to domestic and international students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, and School of Computing. Students must have a minimum GPA of 1.9 and the permission from their undergraduate chair to register in QUIP. QUIP internships are paid.

Field of Internship: The program is open to domestic and international students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, and School of Computing. 
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: Queen’s University
Internship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: The program is open to students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (domestic and international), Faculty of Arts and Science (domestic and international), School of Computing (domestic and international).

  • Queen’s students can participate in QUIP after their 2nd or 3rd year of studies and must be returning to complete their final academic term after the internship. See faculty specific registration form for more details.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 1.9 and the permission from their undergraduate chair to register in QUIP.
  • International students require a Co-op/Intern Work Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to participate in QUIP. International students participating in QUIP must apply to extend their Study Permit to reflect the new completion date of their degree. Students will be provided with a letter from the QUIP office to submit with their application to CIC. Please visit the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) to learn more about requirements for work and study permits.

Internship Open for International Students: Domestic and international students are eligible to apply for this internship program.

Is this paid internship? QUIP internships are paid.

Internship Description: The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) provides students with a 12-16 month work experience. QUIP internships are paid, professionally supervised, career-related positions designed to offer second or third-year students the opportunity to learn about current advances, practices, and technologies in business and industry.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) provides students with a 12-16 month work experience.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Application procedure:

  • Apply for QUIP Internship positions through the QUIP Postings tab in MyCareer
  • If desired, network with employers and seek out your own internship opportunities while keeping the QUIP office informed
  • Attend interviews
  • Receive/review job offers
  • Accept an internship job offer
  • Attend a pre-departure workshop
  • Begin your internship!

Download a faculty-specific registration form from our website OR pick one up from Career Services

  • Read the QUIP Policies and Regulations
  • Ensure you are eligible – minimum GPA of 1.9 and returning for your final academic term after the internship
  • Complete and sign the registration form
  • Have the departmental Chair of Undergraduate Studies sign the registration form
  • Return the registration form to Career Services Reception (3rd floor, Gordon Hall) along with the $35 registration fee, payable by cash, cheque or credit card (cheques made payable to Queen’s University).

QUIP Registration Forms

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (PDF, 883 KB)

School of Computing (PDF, 642 KB)

Faculty of Arts and Science (PDF, 639 KB)

Internship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

http://queensu.ca/its/apps/notices/service_outage.php

25 Авг

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for International Students at Riga Technical University in Latvia, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for International Students at Riga Technical University in Latvia, 2017

Riga Technical University is seeking applicants for its Postdoctoral Research Fellowships programme. These fellowships are available for the applicants from all over the world.The aim is to attract post-doctoral researchers that would contribute to the development of excellent research at RTU in accordance with the strategic goals of the university.

Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest technical university in the Baltics. It is Located in Riga, Latvia it was previously known as Riga Poly Technical Institute.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: The research project must contribute to the achievement of the Smart Specialization Strategy of Latvia; The research project must comply with the priority research areas of RTU: Energy and Environment; City and Development; Information and Communication; Transport; Materials, Processes and Technologies; Safety and Security.

Scholarship Award: 133 806 EUR per project with a maximum salary of 2731 EUR per month (including taxes) and maximum unit costs of 800 EUR per month Maximum duration: 36 months Numbers of Scholarships:

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Latvia

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD acquired after 15 December 2012.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be PhD.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must be fluent in English.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply by post or email.

  • Fully filled-out scientific description of the project proposal – Research project proposal(in English);
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the post-doctoral researcher using the sample form (in English);
  • A copy of the diploma for the acquisition of a doctoral degree;
  • A notice from the employer about a parental leave or temporary work disability (if applicable);
  • A statement by the postdoctoral researcher that the post-doctorate has not received aid within the frame of the present Activity;
  • A statement from the head of a relevant RTU structural unit that he/she agrees with the implementation of the post-doctoral research project;
  • A letter of intent from a partner organization in Latvian and English signed by the representative of the partner institution with an authority to sign (if applicable);
  • A statement from the potential scientific advisor about the cooperation with the postdoctoral researcher;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the potential scientific advisor using the sample form (in English);
  • A statement of one enterprise or a collegial body of enterprises on the significance of the proposed research in development of the research field or the enterprise in Latvian and English (if applicable)
  • Email address: postdocs-at-rtu.lv

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 29, 2017.

https://www.rtu.lv/en/science/post-doctoral/activity-post-doctoral-research-aid

25 Авг

Numerical modelling and experimental investigation of micro-macro-cracking in fibre reinforced cementitious composite materials

Numerical modelling and experimental investigation of micro-macro-cracking in fibre reinforced cementitious composite materials

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

 

Project Description

This exciting PhD project is linked to a research project on the development of a novel computational model for simulating the behaviour of fibre reinforced cementitious composites (FRCCs) that explicitly predicts the development of micro-cracks and their coalescence into macro-cracks.

The work will involve (i) undertaking a series of experimental tests in which the development of micro-cracks and formation of macro-cracks inside and on the surface of FRCC specimens will be tracked using non-destructive monitoring techniques; (ii) the extension of a micromechanics-based constitutive model for FRCCs by devising a micro-crack coalescence criterion informed by the findings from the experimental work; (iii) carrying out a series of validation tests for the material model developed in (ii), using experimental data acquired in (i).

The PhD will suit someone who is able in mathematics, programming, engineering theory and who has a good understanding of material behaviour and is able to undertake and critically analyse a programme of experimental work.

Applicants for a studentship must hold, at least, a 2.1 degree or Master’s degree in in a relevant subject such as:
• Civil & Structural Engineering
• Materials Science
• Mathematics
• Physics

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

 

Funding Notes

The studentship is open to Home, EU and Overseas candidates. However, overseas candidates will be required to pay the difference between the home and overseas fee.

This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend (£14,553 p.a. for 2017/18, updated each year) for eligible candidates.

References

Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the Cardiff University webpages (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/engineering ) including;

• an upload of your CV
• a personal statement/covering letter
• two references (applicants are recommended to have a third academic referee, if the two academic referees are within the same department/school)
• Current academic transcripts

Applicants should select Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), with a start date of January 2018.

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select «I will be applying for a scholarship / grant» and specify that you are applying for advertised funding, reference IM2017

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88541&Email=1

24 Авг

Numerical modelling and experimental investigation of micro-macro-cracking in fibre reinforced cementitious composite materials

Numerical modelling and experimental investigation of micro-macro-cracking in fibre reinforced cementitious composite materials

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project description

This exciting PhD project is linked to a research project on the development of a novel computational model for simulating the behaviour of fibre reinforced cementitious composites (FRCCs) that explicitly predicts the development of micro-cracks and their coalescence into macro-cracks.

The work will involve (i) undertaking a series of experimental tests in which the development of micro-cracks and formation of macro-cracks inside and on the surface of FRCC specimens will be tracked using non-destructive monitoring techniques; (ii) the extension of a micromechanics-based constitutive model for FRCCs by devising a micro-crack coalescence criterion informed by the findings from the experimental work; (iii) carrying out a series of validation tests for the material model developed in (ii), using experimental data acquired in (i).

The PhD will suit someone who is able in mathematics, programming, engineering theory and who has a good understanding of material behaviour and is able to undertake and critically analyse a programme of experimental work.

Applicants for a studentship must hold, at least, a 2.1 degree or Master’s degree in in a relevant subject such as:
• Civil & Structural Engineering
• Materials Science
• Mathematics
• Physics

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Funding Notes

The studentship is open to Home, EU and Overseas candidates. However, overseas candidates will be required to pay the difference between the home and overseas fee.

This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend (£14,553 p.a. for 2017/18, updated each year) for eligible candidates.
References

Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the Cardiff University webpages (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/engineering ) including;

• an upload of your CV
• a personal statement/covering letter
• two references (applicants are recommended to have a third academic referee, if the two academic referees are within the same department/school)
• Current academic transcripts

Applicants should select Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), with a start date of January 2018.

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select «I will be applying for a scholarship / grant» and specify that you are applying for advertised funding, reference IM2017

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