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SES-80-060 PhD Studentships in the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)

PhD studentships are immediately available in the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), within Engineering Sciences. These multi-disciplinary studentships will be directly linked with the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electronics and Computer Science, Mathematics and Medicine at Southampton as well with the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute.

The centre has gained around £10M over 5 years from the EPSRC, Industry and the University to recruit 7 new lecturers, 5 post-docs and multiple PhD students into a variety of multi-disciplinary research areas associated with advanced tribology. Around 9 PhD studentships are now being offered in new research areas within nCATS funded by EPSRC, Industry and nCATS studentships. The studentships will help the centre address combining multi-scale modelling, analytical and experimental techniques to develop a better understanding of tribological processes at the molecular, micro and nano scales across the Life and Medical Sciences.  This will be used to link this new understanding to micro-system performance as well as predictive models concerned with macro contact. Therefore applicants interested in the following areas are invited to apply:

These projects will be funded by EPSRC or linked to one or more of the following companies:  Airbus, Lloyd's Register, Shell, Teer Coatings, Oerliken Balzers, FAG, GE Aviation, Tribotex, Diado Metals Europe, Score Europe, Finsbury Orthopaedics, DSTL, Schlumberger, MicroMaterials, De Puy, Pheonix Tribology, TWI, Chevron, Rotork, Hardide and BP. 

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Professor Robert Wood, nCATS, Engineering Sciences,  University of Southampton, Email: , Tel: +44-(0)23-8059-4881.

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