A position is expected to become available for a Research Assistant/Associate to work on the modelling of the electromagnetic properties of Bulk Superconductors subject to pulsed magnetic fields and the associated development of non-destructive critical current measurement techniques using the application of pulsed magnetic fields. The project is funded by the KACST-Cambridge Centre (http://www.kacst-cambridge.group.cam.ac.uk). The aim of the project is to model the behaviour of Bulk Superconductors during the application of a pulsed magnetic field and then apply this understanding to the development of experimental techniques for assessing critical current performance. This project has the specific purpose of providing the on-going research effort with the ability to perform non-contact, non-destructive critical current measurements in Bulk Superconductors.
The successful candidate will have or shortly expect to have a PhD in Engineering or a cognate discipline. Candidates must have experience in modelling the electro-magnetic properties of bulk superconductors subject to pulse field magnetisation as well as experience of combining their modelling experience with the development of novel characterisation equipment and techniques to allow the non-destructive measurement of critical current.