Applications are invited for BCAST PhD Studentship to pursue PhD  program at theBrunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology in United Kingdom. This scholarships is open for local and international students.

The aim of this scholarships is to enable and encourage academically able students.

Deadline:1 September 2017
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Providers:Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology
Course Level:PhD
Field of Study:Studentships are awarded in the field of Al-alloys for automotive applications. The successful candidate will join a team working on the development of ultra-high performance 6xxx aluminum alloys for automotive applications. He/she will focus on one of the following topics based on their experience and interest:

  • Understanding manufacturing induced mechanical properties through computer modeling and simulation of both materials and processes.
  • Understanding the formation mechanisms and developing effective approaches to control secondary phase particles during the melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) casting process developed by BCAST.
  • Understanding the interactions between heat treatment and deformation processing aiming to achieve significant improvement of mechanical performance.
  • Understanding the interactions between precipitates and dislocations using advanced electronic microscopy techniques.
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Award for BCAST PhD Studentship:

    • Up to two funded positions are available.

Eligibility for BCAST PhD Studentship: 

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

    Applicants are required to have an upper second or first class undergraduate honors degree (or a recognized equivalent from an overseas university) in metallurgy/materials science or another related engineering or physical science. A Masters level qualification is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work within a team and have good communication skills. The successful candidates are expected to commence at the latest in October 2017.

    Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship.


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