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Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher Post in health monitoring and lifecycle management of advanced aerospace composite structures (Fixed term)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Salary: £38,866-£48,714 in accordance with the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie financial guidelines for this scheme

Reference: ENG1311

Applications are invited to work as part of a European-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), “ENHANCE”. Successful applicants will also register for a PhD at the University of Nottingham.

Failure of aerospace structures can be life-threatening for passengers and financially catastrophic for the operator and the manufacturer. This is the main reason for which a large part of an aircraft’s lifecycle and operating cost is spent on inspecting its structural integrity on the ground. On-line detection and characterization of minor failures within composite aerospace structures can lead to a radical reduction of this cost. Computing the wave propagation characteristics through structural damage can be a computationally challenging task.

The successful applicant will be expected to make significant contributions to the development of wave interaction modelling tools as well as robust damage identification and prognosis tools for complex composites and potentially additive manufactured structures.

Candidates must be in possession of (or expected to obtain) a first class or a 2:1 degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering, applied mathematics/physics or a relevant discipline and have a sound background in dynamics of solids and/or composite structures numerical modelling.

Candidates will also be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: ( At point of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before appointment to the position.

This full-time post will be available from June 2020 and is offered on a fixed-term 36 month contract. The post benefits from a highly competitive salary, including a mobility allowance and a family allowances where applicable.

To apply please use the following link-

The University of Nottingham values diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women’s careers in science. You can read more about what this means at:

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Dimitrios Chronopoulos (). Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted; applications for the position must be made through the University’s online application system.

Closing Date: Saturday 29 February 2020

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 859957

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