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Designing alkali-activated materials with maximised recycled content

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This project will form an essential part of the NWE Interreg project URBCON http://www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/urbcon-by-products-for-sustainable-concrete-in-the-urban-environment/) and will be conducted in partnership with a consortium of academic, commercial and public bodies. The PhD candidate will be appointed to work in the [email protected] team to develop, analyse and understand the engineering characteristics of alkali-activated binders, mortars and concretes, with a particular focus on early-age performance. The over-arching aim is to maximise the replacement of virgin raw materials by recycled content, while producing concretes of excellent performance, and the materials developed will be deployed in flagship demonstration projects in the Northwest Europe region.

Required qualifications/background: Masters degree or equivalent, at 2:1 grading level, in materials engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a closely related discipline. IELTS 6.5 with no band below 6.0, if not educated in a majority English-speaking country. Excellent communication skills, creativity, and a collaborative attitude to research are essential.

Target starting date: As soon as possible; ideally April 2019.
Closing date: 31 March 2019, or sooner if the post is filled.

Funding Notes

This studentship will pay tuition fees in full and a stipend for living expenses for 3.5 years. This stipend will be at the RCUK minimum which for the 2018/19 academic year is £14,777pa. This figure may rise in line with inflation in subsequent years.

To be eligible for a studentship, you must either be a U.K. citizen or a European Union national who has been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to starting the course.

How good is research at University of Sheffield in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials?
Materials Science and Engineering

FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.80

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