Nuclear Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training
Apply by 24th July. Projects currently available at the University of Bristol:
- Simulation and validation of damage in ferritic/martensitic materials
- High temperature digital image correlation of small punch test
For a full list of available projects from this Centre for Doctoral Training please see:CDT website
University of Bristol: the Physics and Mechanics of Creep Cavity Nucleation and Sintering in Energy Materials
- Research Group: Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics
- Stipend of up to £15,009 p.a. plus £1000 p.a. training support
The overall research initiative will consider the physics and mechanics of creep cavity nucleation and sintering that occurs in polycrystalline materials. The materials selected will have different compositions and microstructures. There are three universities participating in the overall programme - Open, Oxford and Bristol. The research described here will be carried out through a PhD studentship funded by the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, USA at the University of Bristol.
The researcher will be based within the Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics, University of Bristol. S/he will also work closely with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (Professor Alan Cocks). In addition, there will be close collaboration with EPRI. EPRI will provide a series of laboratory- and service-exposed creep specimens on tempered martensitic steels of known pedigree.Full information
University of Bristol: Materials for Zero Carbon Energy Systems
- Research Group: Solid Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering
- Enhanced stipend of up to £17,000 p.a.
- Applications accepted all year round
A PhD opportunity is available, involving developing new materials for nuclear energy systems and improving understanding and performance of existing materials. There is sufficient flexibility within the UoB research programme to carry out both modelling and experimental work. There is also opportunity for you to design, plan and then deliver experiments at central X-ray and neutron facilities in the UK and internationally.
To apply for this studentship, submit a PhD application using the University of Bristol online application system.
Please ensure that in the Funding section you tick “I would like to be considered for a funding award from the Mechanical Engineering Department” and specify the title of the scholarship in the “other” box below with the name of the supervisor Prof Chris Truman.
University of Bristol: PhD in Microscintillator radioactivity detector
- Research Group: Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
- £15,009 per annum subject to confirmation
- Applications accepted all year round
This project offers an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between physics and engineering, and gain experience in industry.
The goal of this project is to carry out technical development of the instrument, such as discrimination of different particle types through simple pulse shape identification, and optimization of the detector and measurement system. The student will also use both physics and engineering software to model the device’s response and better understand and characterize its measurements in the atmosphere or in space.
Most of the project will be based at Bristol University, but some time (by arrangement) will also be spent working at Biral’s research and manufacturing facility at Portishead near Bristol.Apply
PhD in Robotics
- A cover letter with your research interests. Please keep to 1 page.
- A full Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Details of your source of funding/scholarship sponsor.
PhD vacancies with GAU-Radioanalytical
TRANSCEND (Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning)
A collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners. The £9.4million research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within the areas of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.