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Microrobots for Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare: Fully-funded UK-Singapore Joint PhD Scholarship on Microrobotics for a UK/EU student

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

A full-time PhD Studentship is available in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, starting in September 2019. The studentship offers a 4-year funded PhD scholarship open to UK and EU applicants only.

The prestigious A*STAR-Sheffield scheme gives the PhD student the unique opportunity to carry out part of their studies in Singapore as part of a partnership agreement with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The prospective PhD student will start their career in Sheffield. After two years, the student will move to Singapore and continue/complete the work. Upon completion, the PhD degree will be awarded by the University of Sheffield.

Years 1, 2 (UK),
- Supervisor: Dr. Shuhei Miyashita, Sheffield Microrobotics Lab, University of Sheffield |

Years 3, 4 (Singapore)
- Dr Chun Wai Kum, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

- Prof. Guo Zhan Lum, NTU Miniature Soft Robotics Lab |

Microrobots are small mobile devices that are in the millimetre scale or smaller. This project aims to realise a swarm of functional microrobots that can work cooperatively to enable a wide range of applications in manufacturing and healthcare that require functional miniature devices to non-invasively access highly confined and enclosed spaces. The student will engage with design, development, and conducting experiments with micro/miniature robots.

Funding Notes

The studentship provides funding for 4 years. While in Singapore, A*Star will provide financial support including a living allowance, a one-off “settling-in allowance”, a one-time airfare allowance, consumables and bench fees, cost of medical insurance. While in Sheffield, the Scholarship covers tuition fees and pays a stipend at the UK rate ((£15,009 per annum)


Eligibility and Requirements
- Residency restrictions - awards are open to UK and EU applicants only.
- Academic requirements: applicants should have, or expect to achieve a first or upper second class UK honours degree (or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study).

- Candidates are expected to have a background in one of the following fields: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Micro/soft-robotics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, MEMS, Control, Mechatronics, or a related field.
- Applicants with other qualifications or experience should contact the Department’s Research Support Officer so that we can check on your eligibility.

Please send your CV to Dr Shuhei Miyashita with a cover paragraph stating your interests and suitability for the role. Email title ‘Microrobots for Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare’. Please indicate/confirm within this message, if you meet our minimum English Language requirements, and provide evidence of this:

Closing date: Monday, 22.07.2019. We highly encourage applicants to apply in advance of this date. This is because we will require shortlisted applicants to submit a formal application which will require a set of official documents to be uploaded, which may take time to prepare.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to submit a formal application shortly after the initial closing date, with instructions on how to submit this formal application via the University's online application system (which must be completed by Monday 5 August 2019).

The Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) is a contemporary platform built upon strong public-private partnerships. The ARTC is led by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). ARTC has a membership consortium with over 65 members, ranging from global multinational corporations (MNCs) to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ARTC focuses on advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing and serves to accelerate the transfer of innovation from applied research to industrial applications.

Nanyang Technological University is ranked 12th globally by the 2019 QS World University Rankings, and is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The University offers a high-quality global education to undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will enjoy a host of opportunities for research collaboration within NTU, and with world-leading universities and renowned institutes.

How good is research at University of Sheffield in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 21.80

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