PhD fee-waiving studentships in Electrical, Electronic Engineering and Medical Engineering for Overseas and UK/EU students
Staffordshire University – Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology
A number of fee-waiving studentships are available to undertake PhD within the Research Centre for Energy Efficient Systems. The studentships will cover only the tuition fees and are tenable for three years. Candidates for the following projects are sought.
Project 1: Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation using a Cost Effective 3D Motion Tracker system
Aim: Investigate the use of 3D motion trackers such as Kinect, Move etc as cost effective 3D measurement systems suitable for clinical use.
Applicant: Self motivated, experience in areas such as computer programming, 3D motion tracking and patient monitoring.
Project 2: Development of a Monitoring System and Procedure to Quantify Patient Physical Function and Injury.
Aim: Investigate the use of sensing and measurement systems and patient monitoring systems to yield quantitative clinical data.
Applicant: Self motivated, experience in areas such as data acquisition, mechanical principles, measurement systems and patient monitoring.
Project 3: Simulation of high power thyristors.
Aim: Evaluate the current thyristor models for the accurate prediction of voltage and current transients applied to high power converters for power transmission applications.
Applicant: Experience in modelling, simulation and power electronics.
Project 4: Investigation into Enabling Technologies for the Digital Industrial Design.
Aim: Investigate how new design technologies, such as CAD, haptic modelling and rapid prototyping can influence the work of industrial designers and in particular the interface between industrial and engineering design.
Applicant: Strong ability in the use of IT based design technologies and the ability to communicate with both creative and technical designers.
Project 5 : Energy storage Systems for DC traction.
Aim: Investigate energy delivery and storage systems using super-capacitors and Li-on batteries for transport systems.
Applicant: Experience of Control systems, power electronics, microprocessors and Matlab/Simulink. It is expected that a significant amount of work will be carried out in France for which travel and living expenses will be paid.
Applicants should possess at least an upper-second class degree at bachelor’s level, or equivalent qualification in engineering or a related discipline including physics. A Masters degree, at a merit or higher grade, will be an added advantage. IELTS or TOFEL grade at an appropriate level that meets UKBA requirement is required for international applicants.
How to apply:
Please send an email by clicking ‘Apply Online’ below. The subject field of your email must be “PhD Studentships in CEES”. The email must include (i) a curriculum vitae which should include contact details of two referees (one of the referees should be your current/last supervisor); (ii) copies of transcripts of results, and (if applicable) official statement(s) of results for English language proficiency test(s) such as IELTS, TOEFL; (iii) an application cover letter. The cover letter should include a summary of your reasons for wishing to undertake PhD studies in the specific project that you are interested in.
The application closing date is 14th May 2012
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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