EPSRC Funded Studentships

We are currently advertising fully funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) studentships in the following areas:

  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing the future
  • Physical Sciences
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Digital Economy

This call is open to UK Applicants only

Applicants should be of outstanding quality and exceptionally motivated.

The studentships are funded for 3 years subject to satisfactory annual performance and progression review, and will provide for tuition fees and a tax-free stipend paid monthly.

Please note that there are more projects than funded studentships available and therefore this is a competitive application process which will include an interview.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in person or via Skype.  After interview the most outstanding applicants will be offered a studentship.

The Expression of Interest form and further details are available below

Queries about the application process are welcome and should be directed by email to pgrscholarships@hud.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries about individual projects should be directed to the lead supervisor listed for each project.

Type of Award: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Eligibility:

UK applicants only

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, please refer to the entry requirements on the specific projects being advertised
Location: Huddersfield
Details:

3 years full time research covering tuition fees and a tax free bursary (stipend) starting at £15,245 for 2020/21 and increasing in line with the EPSRC guidelines for the subsequent years.

Funded via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Programme

Duration: 3 years, Full-time plus 12 months writing up
(please note that no funding is available for the writing up period)
Closing date: 28 February 2020
Start date: 1 October 2020

Application details

  • Complete the Expression of Interest Form
  • Provide copies of transcripts and certificates of all relevant academic and/or any professional qualifications.
  • Provide references from two individuals

Completed forms, including all relevant documents should be submitted via-email to pgrscholarships@hud.ac.uk

Please note: if you do not attach all the relevant documentation prior to the closing date of 28 February 2020 your application will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to take place from the week commencing 9 March 2020.

 

 

Projects available to apply for under this scheme

Energy storage systems for wind power plants

Novel applications for energy storage systems integrated into offshore wind power plants

Smart design tool for electrified buildings

Smart and user-friendly design tool for electrified buildings with self-generation mix of very high renewables penetration

Compositional Design for Long Life Rail Steels

Establishing the Principles of Compositional Design for Long Life Rail Steels

Ballistic toolmarks investigation

The Application of Advanced Measurement Techniques and Modelling of Material Plasticity to enhance ballistic toolmarks investigation

Molecular simulation studies of candidate enzymes

Molecular simulation studies of candidate enzymes and their inhibitors for the design of anticancer drugs.

Ion Irradiation Effects on Nano-Structures

Electron Microscopy and Tomography of Ion Irradiation Effects on Nano-Structures

Sustainable photofunctional materials

Pioneering new avenues towards sustainable photofunctional materials based on Earth-abundant elements

Materials for mechatronic energy harvesting

Materials for mechatronic assisted energy harvesting from inert structures for Industrial IoT in the advanced manufacturing sector

Smart in-situ surface form measurement system

Development of an intelligent multisensory surface measurement system for complex and high dynamics surfaces measurement.

Robotic Processing of surfaces

Robotic Processing of surfaces from additive manufacturing

Investigation of radiation response of new alloys

Investigation of radiation response of new alloys using in-situ ion irradiation

Long-term behaviour of nuclear wasteforms

Long-term behaviour of nuclear wasteforms under geological disposal conditions

Radiation Damage in Zircaloy-4

Understanding Radiation Damage in Zircaloy-4 for Current and Future Nuclear Applications

Nuclear Fusion Applications

Experimental and Theoretical Understanding of Rhenium Precipitation in Tungsten for Nuclear Fusion Applications

Microbial minerals

can microorganisms help prevent weathering? Exploring cave microbiota for mineralisation processes

Mars, Microbes and Minerals

Methane generation from hydrogen and carbonate minerals is one potential route for Martian methane.

Freeform AM Fatigue

Investigation of Fatigue Performance of Additively Manufactured Freeform Components via Non-destructive Metrology

XCT 3D Printing Healthcare

Geometrical Measurement of 3D Printed Healthcare Products Using X-ray Computed Tomography

inverse design of a additive manufacturing Process

Development of a 3 dimensional numerical model for the inverse design of an additive manufacturing (AM) process

Inverse design of functional surfaces

Inverse design of functional surfaces for better heat transfer 

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies

Fluorite Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies

Multifunctional Enzyme Mimetic Oxide Nanomaterials

Multifunctional Enzyme Mimetic Oxide Nanomaterials for Therapeutic Technologies

Chirally-Modified Electrodes

Chirally-Modified Electrodes for Enantioselective Electrochemical Organic Reactions

Productive Union of Phosphine Organocatalysis ...

Productive Union of Phosphine Organocatalysis and Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry

Eco-friendly Bio-based Functional Textiles

Development of Low-Cost and Eco-friendly Bio-based Functional Textiles for Sensing and Energy Applications

Machine Learning

Machine Learning for Analysing Properties of Plant Fibre-Based Composites

Self-sensing-Self healing Composites

Development of Novel Self-sensing-Self healing Composites using Natural Nano-Reservoirs

Biological systems as foundries for nanofabricaton

Biological systems as foundries for the fabrication of nanotechnologies, via DNA origami.

3D Bioprinting Full Thickness Skin Models

Developing bioprinted skin to be used in preclinical drug development or as wound healing dressings

Marine renewable energy

Public perception and acceptability

Ultra-precision machining

Ultra-precision machining of novel engineering materials

Data-mining of materials-properties

Data-mining of materials-properties to implement ultra-precision process automation

Freeform metrology

Freeform metrology in an autonomous manufacturing environment

Electron transfer

Electron transfer in hydrogen bonded metal-organic materials.

Crystal morphology effects

Crystal morphology effects on radical degradation pathways in irradiation sterilized pharmaceutical excipients