Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Engineering: Optimisation for novel material for advanced manufacturing, UK

Publish Date: Mar 31, 2016

Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Engineering: Optimisation for Novel Material for Advanced Manufacturing

Project title: Optimisation for novel material for advanced manufacturing

This PhD project will develop a numerical method for tailoring material properties. The material properties may be metamaterial (i.e. material that does not exist in nature such as cloaking material or negative stiffness material) or smart material (i.e. morphs or changes shapes as a result of external stimulus). They can be achieved by optimizing the shape of a periodic material structure and making the material using additive manufacturing techniques. The project is primarily numerical and computational in nature with an interest in finite element and/or PDE systems and a keen enthusiasm to learn engineering optimization based on multivariable calculus. The primary tasks will be conducted by programming in C/C++. The PhD is placed is an active research group located both at Cardiff and UC San Diego and will require traveling between the two institutions although the degree awarding institution and primary base will be Cardiff. Working collaboratively and cooperating with the research group and external collaborators will be essential to the success of the project.


This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year).

One studentship is available.


Residency: This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as international for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between home and international fees.

Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first class or a good 2.1 MEng degree and/or an appropriate Master’s level qualification (or their equivalent) in a relevant subject area (engineering, physics, applied mathematics).

How to Apply

In the first instance, you should submit a CV & Covering Letter to


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit an online application form.

The application deadline is 15 June 2016

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Further Information

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