Summary of award
Type of Award: PhD
Eligibility: Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a First Class or Upper Second Class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
Details: This scholarship attracts a three year, tax-free stipend of £14,777 per year (for 2018/19) payable every month and covers tuition fees for three years
Duration: Three years, full-time with an optional submission pending (writing up period) of 12 months
Closing date: 12th October 2018 (23.59, BST)
Start date: January 2019
Stability of protective coatings under ion irradiation
New materials must undergo intensive examination and testing before they can be used in the real-world. Depending on the application, models incorporating complex behaviours may also need to be developed to help understand and predict performance. In order to validate such models, it is necessary to have experimental data with which they can be compared. The need for testing and modelling is particularly important for materials which will be subject to irradiation whilst in-service. In this project, ion irradiation within a transmission electron microscope (TEM) will be undertaken with a view to establishing the stability of coatings on zircalloys under the simulated operating conditions of a nuclear reactor. The project is based on existing links with more than 30 international academic and industrial organisations through the IL TROVATORE consortium. The majority of the work is expected to be undertaken at the University of Huddersfield with additional training, collaboration and dissemination of results at an international level via this network.
This scholarship is open to all UK, EU and internationals citizens. Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a First Class or Upper Second Class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification (the minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable).
The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 12th October 2018 (23.59, BST).
This scholarship is renewable for up to three years, subject to satisfactory annual performance and progression review, and will provide tuition fees for three years and a three year, tax-free stipend (subject to annual increase) of £14,777 per year (for 2018/19) payable every month.
The main supervisor for this project is Dr Vladimir Vishnyakov. Professor Stephen Donnelly and Dr Jonathan Hinks are also on the supervisory team as co-supervisors.
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How to apply
Applications are welcomed from interested and enthusiastic individuals who meet our criteria. Please apply now to start your application.