Graduates are being encouraged to apply for EPSRC-funded studentships in some of Brunel’s most innovative research areas.
The new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) awards give successful students the chance to start a PhD this coming academic year with an annual bursary of £16,296 and payment of their full-time UK/EU tuition fees for three years.
The research in which doctoral students will be involved includes discovery-led projects in new and exciting disciplines – aimed at developing the academic visionaries of the future. They include the following themes and topics:
- Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (EPSRC funded Centre for Engine Flow and Combustion Diagnostics (CEFCOM))
- Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
- Autonomous Systems and Robotics
- Big Data Analytics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Design for Sustainable Manufacturing
- Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies (RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF))
- Environment and Water Engineering
- Human-Centred Research
- Liquid Metal Engineering (Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC))
- Materials Characterisation and Processing
- Mathematics, Computing and Digital Technologies
- Micro-Nano Manufacturing
- Resource Efficient Future Cities
- Smart Power Networks
- Structural Integrity (National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC))
The awards are a result of a £1.4 million boost from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), received because of Brunel’s impressive track record in securing grants.
Applications are invited from UK/EU nationals who have or expect a first or upper-second class honours degree in engineering, design, maths, computer science or similar disciplines.
Successful students will be asked to attend interview in September this year, with a proposed start date of 1 October.
Further details of the DTP awards and how to apply can be found here.