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PhD studentship in Automotive Electromagnetic Compatibility sponsored by Ford Motor Company

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

All new vehicles must be tested to ensure that they are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference. With the increasing use of electrical and electronic systems on vehicles, to provide electrical drive, radio, radar and other electronic sensor systems to provide driver assistance, and autonomous driving, the need for interference prediction to ensure electromagnetic compatibility is increasing. This studentship offers the opportunity to work with one of the world’s foremost vehicle manufactures to develop new design and measurement techniques to predict and design out interference problems before they happen.

Entry requirements:
Candidates must have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Physics, or a related subject. A good understanding of Electromagnetics, and some knowledge of Electronics are essential; along with the ability to plan and work independently; and report and present results. Experience of processing measurement and modelling data using Matlab/Python; some experience of electromagnetic measurements and/or numerical electromagnetic modelling; and/or prior research or industry experience will also be an advantage.

How to apply:
Applicants must apply via the University’s online application system at Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process. To apply, please select the PhD in Electronic Engineering. Please specify in your PhD application that you would like to be considered for this studentship.

This PhD is available to start as soon as possible and by 1st October 2020 at the latest.

Informal enquiries to Dr John Dawson: .

Funding Notes

This studentship will cover up to three years of tuition fees at the home/EU rate (£4,327 in 2019/20) and a stipend at the standard research council rate for a period of up to 3 years (£15,009 in 2019/20). The funding is available for one year in the first instance with subsequent years dependent on performance and renewal by Ford. International candidates are welcome to apply but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU and international fees (approximately £17,000 pa).

Additional funds are available for training, equipment, travel and subsistence costs for visits to Ford and academic conferences.

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