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Development and application of multi-functional graphene-modified cementitious matrix

  • Full or part time


    Prof Y Wang
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role on a cutting edge project between the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and the pioneering National Graphene Institute. This is a PhD that will produce research that cuts across the disciplines of structural engineering and materials science. On this project, you will develop and characterise a new graphene-modified cementitious matrix for structural engineering applications. You will then develop an innovative new intervention method that harnesses the beneficial properties of graphene modified cement, for the purposes of structural strengthening.

A fully funded PhD in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a research team aiming to tackle society’s greatest challenges by applying engineering to many important humanitarian and environmental concerns. As a postgraduate research student in Manchester you’ll benefit from our outstanding facilities, you’ll work with supervisors at the very top of their field and you’ll enjoy links to some of the biggest names in industry.

For this PhD project, we welcome applicants with an enthusiasm for experimentation, computer simulation and programming, as well as a drive to learn, discover and make a lasting contribution to the field of civil and structural engineering. Applicants should have knowledge of Finite Element Analysis, computer programming, structural analysis, civil engineering materials, and experimental methods.

We welcome informal enquiries from prospective applicants. Please direct these to BOTH Dr Meini Su () and Dr Andrew Foster ().


Area of Expertise: MACEStructures

Funding Notes

Funding for this project is offered through The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. The duration of the studentship is for 3 years and will cover both Home/EU tuition fees and a stipend to cover living costs at the RCUK-standard rate (£14,777 for the 2018-19 academic session).

Further information about how to apply can be found at: View Website

General enquiries relating to the postgraduate application process within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering should be directed to:

Martin Lockey, Senior PG Recruitment & Admissions Administrator (E-mail: , Tel: +44(0)161 275 4345)

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