As a postgraduate researcher in Materials Engineering at the Newcastle University you will be based in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.
We focus on developing new materials for advanced engineering applications, including microelectronics, optics and power transmission.
Current research projects include:
- developing novel surface engineering processes and materials (such as fullerene-like coating materials)
- energy-based methods for performance modelling
- nanomaterials and nanocharacterisation techniques
- novel materials for intensified processes
A major research strength is the measurement and modelling of the mechanical response of materials at high-spatial resolution, particularly in microelectronic and optical devices. A combination of unique equipment and interdisciplinary expertise supports this.
Another research focus is the materials requirements for the sustainable development and use of key resources, in particular water and energy. We have significant research into the generation of energy from novel sources, low carbon and renewable technologies and the clean-up of effluent and wastewater.
The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials runs a postgraduate training programme that is compulsory for all new students and involves selected taught modules. You also receive research training from the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School that covers professional/key skills, personal development and research techniques. You have the opportunity to supplement your income by undertaking laboratory demonstrating and tutorial classes.
- fuel cells and energy systems
- Cold plasma gasification
- Bio-fuel cells
- Bio-diesel production
- Gas and water treatment
- Nano-structured polymer composites for pollution control
- Sustainable and environmental electrochemical systems
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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There is no application closing date but specific deadlines for funding may apply. We suggest international students apply at least two months beforehand.
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering View 17 other PhDs in Materials Science & Engineering in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
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