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MATERIALS ENGINEERING - POSITIONS AVAILABLE


Fully Funded PhD Position - Micro scale stresses and strains occurring during martensitic transformations

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS UNTIL 3 JANUARY 2013

The materials engineering group at the Open University is one of the UK’s leading research teams focusing on stress analysis in engineering materials. We have active collaborations with UK and European industry, including Rolls Royce Plc, Areva and EDF and have close links with central facilities such as the ISIS neutron source.

The aim of this project is to optimise experimental techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC) and focused ion beam (FIB) hole drilling to investigate the micro scale stresses and strains occurring during martensitic transformations. The techniques will be applied to a range of materials from simple steels to complex shape memory alloys. There will also be scope within the project to study martensitic alloys using central facilities such as the ILL, ESRF and Diamond light source.

The project will suit a candidate with a mechanical engineering or materials first degree. Due to the scope of the project, experience of materials testing and steel metallurgy is desirable, however not essential. For more information please contact Richard.moat@open.ac.uk.

The maintenance grant for all funded studentships in the 2012/13 academic year is 13,590 per annum. This figure will normally increase annually in line with inflation.

Click here for an application form.

Please send completed applications to Dr Richard Moat ONLY; do not send your application to multiple addressees, this will delay processing and may cause you to miss the deadline.


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