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FUSE EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering


EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

Fully-funded PhD and EngD studentships available, commencing in September 2019.

Programme and benefits

Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including medical and industrial imaging, treatments and processes, cleaning, robotics, sonar, haptics, energy transfer, and communications. To take health as an example, more than 9M ultrasound scans are performed by the NHS in England every year.

The multiple needs of these many sectors will be met by novel ultrasonics research in materials, microfabricated devices, microelectronics, instrumentation, software and applications. The foundation of the research FUSE CDT students will undertake is multidisciplinary scientific and engineering knowledge applied across frequencies from kHz to GHz and power levels from nW to kW, to provide original solutions to many new and long-standing problems.

The Centre for Medical & Industrial Ultrasonics, at the University of Glasgow, and the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, at the University of Strathclyde, together are delivering the Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE), the largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit in the world.

Alongside over 20 ultrasonics academics, FUSE PhD students will also work with more than 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. This training will take place in the world-class research environment provided by two of the UK's pre-eminent universities with its partners, creating a training and research powerhouse in ultrasonics at the global forefront of the field.

Each cohort of students will benefit from a year’s foundation training and introduction to ultrasonic engineering including electronics, sensing, imaging and data processing, and project work. Industry speakers and visits will introduce them to the real-world problems and future employers. The subsequent three-year research project will be in collaboration with at least one of the CDT partners, which includes industries, NHS, and overseas universities. There will be opportunities to work with partners, or visit conferences, overseas.

For more information please visit our website.

Funding and eligibility

Fully funded studentships are available at the UK/EU rate. 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. Funding for Talent Scholarships may be available.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

FUSE, believing that EDI is a way to increase research productivity and quality and to enhance societal and economic impact, has placed it at the heart of its activities. 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.

Both Glasgow, Strathclyde, and our external partners are fully committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

How to apply

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 - 8th March 2019

Applications submitted after 8 March may still be considered, subject to the availability of places.

Applications for Glasgow and Strathclyde will all be processed through the University of Glasgow application system.

For enquires please email [email protected]

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