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Faculty of Engineering

PhD Studentship - UK/EU

PhD Project: CFD models of channelized geophysical flows

Applications are invited for one fully funded 3 year PhD position that is available as soon as possible and with a starting date of 1 October 2014 at the latest. The projects are available to UK and EU students who have a strong interest in fluid dynamics and knowledge of CFD. All expressions of interest, including a copy of your CV, should be made directly to Professor Derek B Ingham.

The project will develop state-of-the-art CFD models of particulate density driven flow to model sediment driven turbdity currents in meandering channel systems.

Value: This studentship covers tuition fees of £3,950 and an annual stipend of £13,726.

This Scholarship will begin no later than October 2014.

Number of awards: up to 3

Entry requirements: The successful applicant will have, or be expecting, a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in engineering or physical sciences.

Further, the successful applicant will be highly numerate with prior experience in mathematical modeling and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics. An interest in geophysics, especially petroleum engineering, would be desirable. Whilst supervisors in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering and the School of Earth and Environment will support the successful applicant he/she will be keen to work independently to develop novel scientific ideas

Supervisor: Professor Derek Ingham,, +44 (0) 113 343 5113 Informal enquiries welcome.

Application deadline: 1 September 2014

Further information: To discuss this project further informally, please contact Professor Derek Ingham, t: +44 (0) 113 343 5113

How to apply: Formal applications for research degree study should be made on-line through the University's website. Please state clearly on the funding section of the application form that you wish to be considered for the "CFD models of channelized geophysical flows project". In the research information section please state the name Professor Derek Ingham.

For the research degree of study application, please upload all the documents required as soon as possible. Scanned copies are acceptable though you will need to provide originals or certified copies at registration. These will include your degree certificate(s), transcripts of marks achieved in previous degrees, plus evidence of English language qualifications if your first language is not English and you do not hold a degree from an English-speaking country. Please do not provide school certificates, or non-academic certificates. The Faculty will contact your named academic referees directly.

If you have any questions please contact our Graduate School Office.
t: +44 (0)113 343 8000