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PhD Research Studentships in UK, 2018

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).

The Open University is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutions. In the 2014 REF, 72% of its research was rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. The Open University is ranked 2nd in the UK for its Education research based on quality and breadth (Times Higher research power).

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.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD research programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in the School of Engineering and Innovation.

Click on the title of each project below for a detailed description.

Available projects

  • 3D printing of materials optimised 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 Visualising Design Margins in Engineering Design
  • Scholarship Award: Approximate stipends of £14,553, tuition fees are covered.
  • Nationality: UK/EU students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

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

Entrance Requirements: 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).

English Language Requirements: 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.

PhD Scholarships

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: If you would like to apply, 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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