Funded studentships: Ultrasonic imaging of defects/damage in aerospace composite structures
The Materials Research Centre of the University of Bath is part of the UK-Research Centre in NDE and has funding for two PhD studentships to work on the EU-funded project ALAMSA led by Dr Michele Meo.
About the project
The project aims to develop ultrasonic methods/tools to detect and image defects (waviness etc.) and damage (delaminations etc.) in aerospace composite structures using time-reversal and tomographic approaches.
The project will have significant industrial and academic interaction with European partners. The student can spend periods of time on visits to other project partners and will be required to interact regularly with other members of the team. The project is interdisciplinary in nature requiring both strong experimental and numerical skills.
The studentships are for 3 years from November 2012 (or to start soon after) and are available for UK and EU applicants.
The studentships are offered with funding covering living expenses and tuition fees at the EU rate for 3 years (not less than £14K).
How to apply
Applicants should have also a solid understanding of composite materials, structural dynamics and wave theory. Familiarity with finite element simulation is a plus. Candidates should possess a first class Honours Degree in an Aerospace, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering discipline or in Physics. Knowledge of signal processing, data acquisition systems and ultrasound testing is an advantage.
Candidates should be self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills.
To apply for this position, please email a pdf application package, including a cover letter, a detailed CV, and contact information from three referees, to Dr. M Meo.
If you are successful, you will be asked to make a formal application to the University so that an official offer can be made to you. All applications are made online.