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PhD Scholarship in Development of Novel Pavement, DTU, Denmark: Civil Engineering

The PhD scholarship is integrated in a project called “COOEE – CO2 emission reduction by exploitation of rolling resistance modelling of pavements”. The transport sector contributes with more than 20% of the total emission of CO2 and therefore there is a huge potential in even small reductions of the energy consumption of cars. Reducing the rolling resistance is one of the ways to reduce emissions. The COOEE project will attack the challenge from various angles: development of advanced models for deterioration and aging of pavements, development of new devices for measuring rolling resistance on the road network and development of novel pavement that is optimized with respect to rolling resistance. All these disciplines will be integrated in the road asset management system of the Danish Road Directorate.

Candidates must hold a master degree in civil engineering –with a specialization relevant to the project in question – or similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. Preferably the candidate has an academic track record and previous research experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline:10 April 2011

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Three PhD positions in Computer Communication, Sweden

The PhD positions are within the Communication Research group at the department of Information Technology. The group is doing research within mobile and wireless computer communication, wireless security, and Ad hoc, Opportunistic, Wireless Sensor Networks. Our research approach is mainly experimental and we build prototypes and demonstrators.

One position is on parallel Internet protocols and implementations for multicore computers. The position is within the UPMARC center of Excellence.

One or two positions are within the Uppsala WISENET Center of Excellence on wireless sensor networks. The PhD students may do research in one or several fields: participatory sensing, macro programming of sensors or sensor monitoring of environments, such as flood areas or energy consumption in buildings.

The candidates are expected to have an interest in programming of computer systems. A PhD student position requires a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent in a field that is relevant for the topic Computer Communication. Candidates of all nationalities may apply. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). The candidates should be able to start during the Spring semester of 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 February, 2011

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