Job Description: Optimisation of the processing of green/recyclable composites for reduced carbon footprint in automotive/sustainable development applications University of Sheffield – Department of Mechanical Engineering
Applications are invited for a three-years, fully funded PhD studentship, open to candidates in the UK/EU or UK permanent resident only. The studentship will be funded at the normal rate (full home student fees plus a tax-free grant of up to £13,000), with the opportunity of undertaking additional paid undergraduate teaching. For overseas student only the tuition fee could be covered. Overseas candidates need to clearly state in their application that they would be able to cover their maintenance in order for their applications to be considered.
The successful candidate will be working on developing optimum process and compounding of composites of natural fibres with possibility of biodegradation and recycling. The project would involve a multiobjective optimisation as the aims would be to reduce the carbon footprint and also to obtain best quality green composite. The quality of the manufactured composite would be checked for the standards required for the application in automotive and sustainable developments.
Applicants should have a first class degree in Mechanical/ Materials/Manufacturing Engineering.
Informal inquiries and further detail about the research project can be obtained from Dr. E.Ghassemieh (E.Ghassemieh@Sheffield.ac.uk )
Interested applicants should initially email their brief CV (Please avoid sending large files/excess documents) indicating their education, work experience and current state with the names of two academic referees to E.Ghassemieh@Sheffield.ac.uk . (Not later than 20th July 2010). The candidates shortlisted will be informed in order to fill in the following forms at later stage.