Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Engineering: Optimisation for Novel Structural-material Configuratio
This PhD project will develop a numerical optimization method for novel design of structures and/or materials. The primary approach of interest is topology optimization using the level set method to produce new and unintuitive design. The method is applicable at materials and structural scale and the coupling of scales and/or multiple physics (e.g. structural and electromagnetics) for multifunctional structures is of substantial interests. The material may be composites or metal or smart material. 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 Engineering-PGR@Cardiff.ac.uk.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU QUOTE THE STUDENTSHIP REFERENCE ‘ENG-HAK-2015/2’ IN THE EMAIL SUBJECT FIELD.
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.
For further information please contact Engineering-PGR@Cardiff.ac.uk
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