GKN Aerospace funded PhD Studentship is available in Composite Modelling at the University of Exeter.  The successful applicants will receive a full university scholarship over 3.5 years of £17,000 per annum + £2,000 per annum + budget for a computer.

This GKN Aerospace PhD Scholarship will develop new hybrid multiscale methods to simulate out-of-autoclave dry fibre forming and infusion processes to predict the formation of manufacturing induced defects such as porosity and wrinkles.

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


Academic Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Studentship is awarded in Composite Modelling: Hybrid multiscale methods to simulate out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing processes


Value of Award: The successful applicants will receive a full university scholarship over 3.5 years of £17,000 per annum, £2,000 per annum and a budget for a computer, all sponsored by industrial partners GKN Aerospace.


Applicant Eligibility: Students should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Engineering or Mathematics. Experience in composite materials and/or numerical methods (e.g. finite elements) is desirable.

Nationality: UK/EU students are eligible


College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

English Language Requirement: If English is not student’s first language they will need to meet the English language requirements and provide proof of proficiency.


How to Apply: To apply, complete the online form. They will be asked to submit some personal details and upload a full CV, covering letter and details of two academic referees. Your covering letter should outline your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake this project.

Application Form


Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 9, 2017.

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