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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


PhD Studentship: Metamaterials for fracture-resistant structural design

Metamaterials for fracture-resistant structural design

UCL Department / Division:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Location of position:
Duration of Studentship:
3 Years
£16,777 per annum
Closing date:
15 December 2018 23:59
Interview date:
Studentship Start Date:
Sept/Oct 2019
Eral Bele
More information on this vacancy:
UCL Human Resources website

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for an individual of any nationality to join a 3-year study program in UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering through application to a UCL Overseas Research Scholarship and/or the UCL China Scholarships Council Research Scholarships.

The focus of this project is to develop advanced lattice materials, or metamaterials, with high fracture toughness by design and optimisation in three length scales: microstructural (material properties), mesostructural (morphology of periodic structure), and macrostructural (component-scale).

Studentship Description

A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Motion planning and control for autonomous surface vehicles Metamaterials for fracture-resistant structural design.

Person Specification

Applicants should have a background in Mechanical/Structural/Materials Engineering, or an equivalent discipline with a high technical content, of any nationality. Aptitude for computational modelling work is essential. Applicants should be from a top-ranked university, and expected to graduate at the top of their cohort. A research record of accomplishment, demonstrated by publication(s), will greatly enhance the chances of success.


This funding is for UK/EU and overseas passport holders. There is no minimum qualifying residence requirement for applicants.

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