Glass to ceramic transition in sodium solid-state electrolytes
Prof P Salmon, Dr A Zeidler
27 January 2019
Glass-ceramics are special materials, whose composition and microstructure can be tailored to deliver the properties of both glass and polycrystalline materials, which include a low coefficient of thermal expansion, optical transparency, machinability and biocompatibility.
Image-Based Methods for the Dynamics of Ceramic Interfaces in Ballistic Armour Applications
Materials and Surface Engineering
Prof F Pierron
1 February 2019
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence and Security PhD scheme has a current focus on ‘Novel Materials for Defence’. As part of this program, interfaces between armour ceramics and polymers/metals have been identified as key to improving the performance of ballistic armour for military personnel and vehicles.
Novel high temperature capable electromagnetic materials for Rolls-Royce
Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round
This project is funded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and involves Rolls Royce and the University of Birmingham. It is a PhD studentship that is focused on developing new materials that both possess specific electromagnetic properties and are also capable of withstanding high temperatures.