PhD position available

Understanding of train-track interaction and rail metallurgical response

EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentship
with University of Sheffield and London Underground.

Start in September 2011

Summary: This 3.5 year PhD project offers academic research at the University of Sheffield alongside professional engineering work with London Underground. The project aims to find ways of preventing rail defects that are affecting railways worldwide, but which are not yet fully understood.

For UK applicants this studentship covers UK fees and provides a tax free stipend of approximately £15k per year. EU students are eligible to receive fees only. The studentship is not available to non UK/EU students.

Subjects of relevance: materials/metallurgy, mechanical engineering

Contact: To apply please visit the university website. For informal discussion or further information contact Dr David Fletcher, University of Sheffield,