PhD Studentships in Glass Coatings for Automobile Application at University of Sheffield in UK

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A 3 years PhD position sponsored by Johnson Matthey (JM) is available in ‘Glass coatings for Automobile Application’ from October 1st 2013. PhD Studentships are available in Glass coatings for Automobile Application at University of Sheffield-Department of Materials Science & Engineering in UK. EU, UK and international students are eligible for this PhD studentship. Applicants must have a background in Materials Science and Engineering with physics also an option. Studentship includes stipend per annum. University fees are also covered by the grant for exceptional overseas candidates. Application must be submitted electronically or by post.. The project concerns the study and development of glass compositions for use as enamels on automobile windscreens. The student will undertake glass melting and casting and perform enameling studies to study the effect of the coating on strength of the enamel/glass composite. The strain will be quality assessed using polarized light and quantitatively evaluated using nano indentation and acoustic tests. The interface between the enamel and windscreen glass will be studied using advanced transmission electron microscopy. The student will work closely with JM and be expected to undertake short study visits at JM Sonning to perform critical experiments and to liaise with the industrial sponsor. The Department of Material Science & Engineering at the University of Sheffield, with over £80M in research income over the past decade, has an established reputation for world class research that spans metallurgy, electroceramics, polymer composites, advanced manufacturing, glass technology, bio materials, nuclear materials and functional materials. As part of the Faculty of Engineering, we contribute to the third largest engineering faculty (by research income) in the UK and have a culture of interdisciplinary research and cross faculty research groups. We are at the forefront of tackling global challenges such as climate change, sustainable energy and healthcare for an aging population. JM is one of the world’s leading R&D based companies with state of the art labs at the Sonning Common facility which are at the disposal of the project.. This studentship is for pursuing PhD Position at University of Sheffield in UK.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The scholarship is awarded in Glass coatings for Automobile Application at University of Sheffield in UK.
Who can apply to this scholarship?  
· The project is an industrial CASE and open to UK, EU and International students. Candidates with a background in Materials Science and Engineering are preferred, with physics also an option.
· The PhD will give the successful candidate a strong background in science led R&D and train the student in a broad skills base of analytical techniques as well as developing a portfolio of soft
· skills to encourage communication and knowledge transfer.
Benefits of the scholarship: The bursary will be the standard EPSRC stipend of £13,726 per annum. A top up of up to £3500 from the industrial sponsor is available, linked to the age and experience of the candidate. University fees are also covered by the grant (up to the value of a UK home fee) for exceptional overseas candidates.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: A 3 years PhD position is offered at the University of Sheffield in UK.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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