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Laser surface engineering of biomedical components (WS11)

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    Dr M Pacella
    Dr L Zhao
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
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Full Project Detail

Applications are invited to undertake a 3-year PhD programme to explore new applications of laser technology in the biomedical field.
The successful candidate will be involved in an exciting multidisciplinary project aimed at developing new laser surface engineering techniques for improving the performance of biomedical devices (stents, orthodontics, prosthetics) by enhancing their functionality. This project will include the followings: investigation of the technology viability, technology development, characterisation of surface engineered devices; and testing of the treated devices. The last stage will expose the candidate to commercialisation and enterprise activities.
This project is a great opportunity for individuals who wish to apply engineering to the medical field and make a real impact in the society by preventing failure of medical devices and improving standard of lives.
This exciting PhD project will benefit from direct involvement of academics working in the manufacturing and the biomedical fields. Upon completion of the PhD, the candidate will develop a wide range of technical and transferable skills ideal for pursuing their career both in academia and in industry.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biomedical/Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Biomedical, Advanced Processes and Technologies, Chemistry

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.
If awarded, each 3-year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,009 p/a, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,327 p/a). While we welcome applications from non-EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th September 2019.

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