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Exploring Mixed-State Wetting of Laser Surface Engineered Polymeric Materials, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #531 (QS) Coventry, United Kingdom
The Exploring Mixed-State Wetting of Laser Surface Engineered Polymeric Materials program from Coventry University  will make inroads to achieve a better understanding of the wetting nature of those laser surface engineered materials exhibiting a mixed-state wetting regime and will add to the current work being conducted in the field of wetting regimes and wetting transitions.
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The deep understanding of how a material wets is the fundamental science behind adhesion characteristics of materials with applications in all industries from automotive, to aerospace through to the biomedical and health industries. This is owed to the fact that many industries are now looking towards surface engineering to enhance their products.  Learn more at the Exploring Mixed-State Wetting of Laser Surface Engineered Polymeric Materials program from Coventry University .

Key facts:

To this end, it is imperative that the underlying theories for the wettability characteristics of surface modified polymers are reliable to ensure adhesion can be accurately predicted, reducing waste and increasing efficiency. Currently, there are two accepted theories in science relating to how a material wets – the Cassie-Baxter and Wenzel theories. However, through previous research it has been identified that for many laser surface engineered polymeric materials, they do not conform to current

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: Ongoing

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Between 3 years and 3 years 6 months fixed term

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Dedicated Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability Development deliver high quality professional support for researchers, from PhD to Professor
  • Free training: research career planning, managing your doctorate, research communication skills, research ethics, research impact, research integrity, research methods and research supervision
  • Coventry is a member of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the Project element or equivalent with  a minimum 60% overall module average. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the subject
  • A good knowledge of modelling techniques,
  • Experimental, modelling and analytical experience
  • Experience of (or a willingness to quickly learn) about wettability characteristics, laser material processing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12650 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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