Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships that will support six (6) research projects starting 1 October 2022. One of these projects is “Ultrafast differential scanning calorimetry study of phase transformation in high performance automotive aluminium alloys” led by Professor Isaac Chang in the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST)
The project is primarily focused on kinetic studies of solidification and solid-state transformation in high performance automotive aluminium alloys using a novel ultrafast differential scanning calorimety and supplemented by electron microscopy characterisation to establish comprehensive continuous cooling transformation maps as a function of alloy composition, heat/cooling rates for optimum phase selection to maximise performance in automotive aluminium alloys.
You must demonstrate your ability to understand the fundamental principles of physical metallurgy including solidification and solidstate transformation, together with a good skillset in problem-solving. Experience in metal processing and characterisation is an advantage. You should be a highly motivated individual and possess a strong sense of curiosity. The ability to study independently, think critically and collaborate with others is essential.
How to Apply
Email the documents below as a single PDF file to [Email Address Removed] by 16:00 on Friday 3 June 2022. Please state the name of the project supervisor in your email.
· Your up-to-date CV;
· Your 300-word personal statement setting out why you are suitable for this position;
· Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
· Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, if applicable;
· Two references, one of which can be provided by a member of Brunel University academic staff.
Interviews will take place in June 2022.