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Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Funded full-time 3-year PhD
Annual Stipend: £14,000
Annual Full-time Home/EU Fees: paid by the
applying: 17:00 on Monday 8th
Start Date: October 2016
Eligibility: Home/EU only
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and
Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes
pleased to offer a full-time PhD Studentship, funded jointly by ELG Carbon
Fibre Ltd and by the University, starting in September 2016. Applications are
invited for a PhD Studentship in ‘A
technical and environmental appraisal of recycled carbon fibre materials’.
The supervisory team will be led by Professor Allan Hutchinson, with Professor Gareth
Neighbour and Dr Pat Winfield. The overall aim of the project is to evaluate
and predict the short- and long-term properties of composites made with
recycled carbon fibre materials. A further aspect of the project is to
undertake whole life cycle assessments of the use of recycled carbon fibre in
polymer composite applications. The research team will work closely with ELG
Carbon Fibre Ltd, the only commercial carbon fibre recycling organization in
the UK. A full project description will be provided in the application pack.
candidate will receive a fixed annual payment of £14,000 for a maximum of three
years as a stipend for living expenses, subject to satisfactory progress. The candidate may be
required to provide up to 6 hours per week of teaching demonstration support,
during the semesters, as part of the stipend. Fees at the Home/EU rate
will be paid by the project and a budget of £1,000 per annum will also be
provided towards the costs of the project.
As a successful applicant,
you will join a supportive and research-active Department. For more information on the Department of Mechanical
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences visit http://mems.brookes.ac.uk/.
Eligibility: Applications are invited
from Home/EU students only. We are looking to recruit a candidate of the
highest quality and who is capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years.
Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree in an area relevant
to Materials or Mechanical Engineering, or a related/cognate discipline. The
Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research
methods training in their first year of study. Applicants should also be able
to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written
Deadline: The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 8th
August 2016Interview date: Interviews will be held early in the week
commencing 22nd August 2016Start date: October 2016How to apply: To request an application
pack, a project description and for further details of how to apply, please
contact the Research Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484065
For further information,
please consult our website: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/students/research-degrees-team/prospective-students/research-students/research-funding-opportunities/