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PhD Studentship in Control System Design: Adaptive Treatment and Robust Control

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    Dr CJ Taylor
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

One fully funded PhD studentship on control system design is available for an outstanding UK/EU graduate. The student will join a team of researchers from Lancaster University and Newcastle University working on an exciting new EPSRC funded project called Adaptive Treatment and Robust Control.

This new PhD studentship at Lancaster University will involve a complementary research project addressing several case study problems. The core theme of the research will be control system design but there is some flexibility over the application area. One possible engineering topic as part of this PhD project is the control of micro-climate in buildings, linking to research into agricultural grow cells and greenhouses, as well as the human built environment. Another topic as part of this PhD project links to medical statistics, for which an adaptive treatment strategy is a set of (control) rules for choosing effective treatments for individual patients. Suitably qualified and interested applicants can discuss their preferred research direction with Dr James Taylor. Note that funding is available for one student only and the candidate will be chosen on merit.

Engineering research at Lancaster University has been rated as world leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and you will join a welcoming team of researchers working on related projects in modelling and control.


Potential candidates for this position should have or expect to achieve a first-class or upper second class degree in Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline. Due to funding regulations applications are restricted to UK/EU students and the appointment will always be made on merit. A full standard studentship consists of tuition fees, together with a maintenance grant and research training support. The funding is for 3 years and will pay a stipend at the standard UKRC rate. For further information, please contact:

Dr James Taylor ([email protected])
Web - http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/engineering/about-us/people/james-taylor

Formal applications should be made via the Lancaster University Postgraduate Admissions Portal. Once you have created an account you will be able to fill in your personal details, background and upload supporting documentation. However, to declare your interest and help ensure timely consideration of your application, please also send a copy of your CV to Dr Taylor.

Funding Notes

Due to funding regulations applications are restricted to UK/EU students.

How good is research at Lancaster University in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.98

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