Opening For Engineering: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Swansea

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Opening For Engineering: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Swansea

 Swansea University's College of Engineering invites applications for a 3 year fully-funded PhD studentship.
Based in the Materials Research Centre at Swansea University, the prime aim of this project is to understand the role of crystallographic texture on the biomedical properties of hexagonal metals. Different model textures of Ti and Mg alloys will be considered to understand the variations in biocompatibility, in particular corrosion behaviour and cell proliferation.
The study also aims to demonstrate the influence of different crystallographic planes on the properties of biomaterials and identify the routes to tailor bulk or surface texture to enhance the performance of biomedical implants. This research will utilise various micro-analytical tools including SEM, EDX and EBSD, corrosion studies and computer coding.
The successful student will join an exciting research community in one of the UK's leading engineering departments. The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), ranked Engineering at Swansea as 8th in the UK overall.
Academic requirements:
Candidates should have at least a 2:1 honours degree in materials science, physics, metallurgy, or a related discipline.
Residency criteria:
Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to UK/EU students only.
International students are welcome to enquire about self-funded projects, but please only contact the supervisor if you have the funds or external sponsorship to complete a PhD.
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend at RCUK levels (currently 13,863 p.a.) for 3 years subject to satisfactory progress

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