UK: Industry funded PhD Studentship – Cardiff University

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Industry funded PhD Studentship: Value Recovery from Iron-Bearing Wastes
Cardiff School of Engineering
Cardiff University

Cardiff School of Engineering invites applications for a 3-year PhD studentship in Mechanical Engineering funded by Corus (Industrial Partner), tenable from 1st October 2008. The project will be supervised by Professor A J Griffiths and K P Williams.

Cardiff School of Engineering and Corus have formed a long term alliance to tackle fundamental issues related to product recovery and energy at their Port Talbot site. To support this activity, a number of studentships will be offered, initially in the field of value recovery from wastes generated within the steel industry. These students will develop fundamental data to aid the efficient recovery of metals such as iron and zinc.

This project is the first such studentship to be offered, and will be initially based in Cardiff but will also involve contact with senior staff at Corus. The project is seen as an experimentally-based research programme. Corus will be providing the necessary investment in the recovery of metals to reduce waste and make more effective use of its own internal resources. The drive is to improve the sustainability of the process.

You have an opportunity to initiate this programme and be part of a dynamic group, undertaking very interesting projects that will enhance your job prospects. A group consisting of two senior academics, a technical manager, two research associates and a technician will support the range of projects being undertaken. The facilities at Cardiff are first class.

This is an exciting new development that will allow candidates, on completion of their PhD programme, to enter an interesting and rapidly expanding field with high employment potential in many related sectors of industry.
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Funding information
Funder: Corus (Industrial Partner)
Funding applies to: nEU applicants (including UK)
Funding notes:
The studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and will provide an annual stipend at the UK Research Council level (£12,940 in 2008/9).

This award is open to UK and EU citizens who satisfy the EPSRC residency criteria – EU nationals need to have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to applying, including for purposes of education in order to be eligible for the full award. EU citizens who do not meet the residency criteria are eligible for a fees-only award.

Applicants should possess or expect to obtain a UK undergraduate degree at upper second class honours or above (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and to have an interest in pursuing research.

Contacts and how to apply
Academic contact:
For further information and/or informal discussion, please contact:
Professor A J Griffiths
Email: GriffithsAJ2@cardiff.ac.uk
Or
Professor K P Williams
Email: WilliamsK@cardiff.ac.uk

For information on research at Cardiff School of Engineering, please see www.cardiff.ac.uk/engin/research
Administrative contact and how to apply:
Applications can be made online – please see www.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgapply
Alternatively an application form can be downloaded and submitted to:
Research Office
Cardiff School of Engineering
The Parade
Cardiff
CF24 3AA
PLEASE ENSURE YOU QUOTE THE STUDENTSHIP REFERENCE “AJG-CORUS-08″ ON YOUR APPLICATION. (For online applications, please put reference in the “Prospective Supervisor” section).
Application deadline: 1 September 2008
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