Open Positions

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Below is the current available position.

PhD in Materials and Engineering Science: Processing of Smart Porous Electro-Ceramic Transducers (ProSPECT)

Ferroelectrics are an important class of electro-active materials. Their piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties make them vital materials for SONAR, pressure sensors/ accelerometers, energy harvesting, thermal imaging/sensing, and non-destructive evaluation. Porosity in ferroelectric materials is often viewed as a defect. This PhD will demonstrate that porosity can be used positively to significantly improve the performance of ferroelectric materials. To this aim, the PhD will develop modelling tools and manufacturing processes that enable the controlled design and manufacture of porous ferroelectrics.

Fully funded PhD studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free maintenance allowance at the UKRI Doctoral Stipend rate (£15,285 in 2020/21). This PhD programme is jointly managed by the French MOD’s Defence Innovation Agency (AID) and the UK MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

The nominated Research PhD student will be either a British or French National and will be required to spend a minimum of 6 months in the partner French University (University of Tours, GREMAN lab).

Click here to view the PDF for further details about this position and how to apply.