The universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde have combined research expertise across medical and industrial ultrasonic engineering to lead the Centre of Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE), the largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit in the world.
Alongside over 20 ultrasonics academics, we are seeking PhD and EngD students to join FUSE and work with 30 external organisations, from innovative microcompanies to exciting multinationals, on real projects, enabling systematic training of a new generation of leaders in ultrasonics research, engineering, and product development.
Our ambition is to create a training and research powerhouse in ultrasonics at the global forefront of the field.
Each cohort of students will benefit from:
Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including:
The multiple needs of these varied sectors will be met by novel ultrasonics research in:
To take health as an example, more than 9M ultrasound scans are performed by the NHS in England every year.
Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK/EU applicants and a stipend at the Research Council rate (£15,245 for Session 2020/21). To be eligible for a fully funded studentship you must be a UK citizen or an EU national who has been resident in the UK for the past three years.
Applicants must have or expect to obtain the equivalent of a 1st or 2.1 degree in an appropriate engineering or science discipline.
FUSE has placed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of its activities, believing that this is the way to increase research productivity and quality and to enhance societal and economic impact. We offer part-time studentships, funding to support applications from under-represented backgrounds, SIMD bursary’s, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers, as well as prompting a work-life balance. In addition, students will be supported to become STEM ambassadors.
Applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow online application system. You will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, two references and your transcript/degree certificate.
Application deadline: 31st March 2020
Applications submitted after this period will still be considered, subject to the availability of places.
Please visit our website for further details about the FUSE CDT and how to apply.
For enquires please email [email protected]