The studentship will be largely based within SRUC’s Animal and Veterinary Science Group at the Bush Estate near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK with the second year spent at Michigan State University in the USA.
A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The Industrial Ecology Team at the University of Edinburgh is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to develop a new method that can predict the material and environmental performance of concrete infrastructure in service.
The world-wide demand for construction of high-speed railways is growing. China leads the world followed by Japan. In the UK we are adding capacity to our railway network with the construction of High Speed Two – HS2.
Most bridges worldwide lack Structural Health Monitoring instrumentation. Part of the reason is that older bridges pre-date the development of appropriate instrumentation; and part of the reason is that bridge owners do not have the staff/resource to analyse the “big data” emanating from an instrumentation system.