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Manufacturing Magnetic Nano Structures


   Cardiff School of Engineering

  ,  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

EPSRC funded project 3.5 years full time starting October 2022

Magnetic nanostructures can be effectively fabricated from ferrofluids via photolithography and allow for novel nano-scale geometries, properties, and applications in the fields of magnetics, energy, and materials. This 3.5 year fully funded PhD project aims to design, manufacture, and experimentally characterise magnetic nanostructures at Cardiff University together with a team of researchers and students.

The prospective PhD student will receive training on nano-material synthesis at the School of Engineering as well as cutting-edge device manufacturing and characterisation facilities at the School of Physics. Further opportunities for training and travelling will arise from national/international research collaborations, workshops, and conferences.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study and from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds. For further information about modes of study, please contact us.

Academic Criteria

The desired applicant has a background in science, engineering, or technology, and experimental experience in the field of materials and magnetics. The knowledge and skills gained, as part of completing a doctorate in this project, directly qualify the student for senior academic and industrial research and development positions.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

How to apply

Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the Cardiff University webpages (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/engineering ) including;

·        an upload of your CV

·        a personal statement/covering letter

·        two references (applicants are recommended to have a third academic referee, if the two academic referees are within the same department/school)

·        Current academic transcripts

Applicants should select Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), with a start date of October 2022.

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding, reference DZ-2022/23.

Contact for further information

Please contact Dr Daniel Zabek () to informally discuss this opportunity and for any questions regarding eligibility and recruitment.

Deadline for applications

Applications accepted all year round.


Funding Notes

Tuition fees at the home/EU rate (£4,500 in 2021/2) and an annual stipend equivalent to current Research Council rates (£16,062 stipend for academic year 2022/3), plus support for travel/conferences/consumable (£4,000).
EPSRC studentships are available to home and international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

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