engineering science | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

INSPIRE Fellowship for PhD Studies in Science and Technology, India

Applications are invited from First Rank holders in the Post Graduate Degrees in Basic and Natural Sciences OR Undergraduate Degree in Engineering Sciences/ Medical Sciences/ Pharmaceutical Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences of any recognized Indian University or Institute/ Statutory Body in India for award of INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP and appropriate research grants for a period of five years for doing full-time research leading to Ph.D. Application format and necessary documents required are available on the website

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi requests submission of Application for “INSPIRE Fellowship” to pursue doctoral degree under Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) – a component of the `Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)’ being implemented by DST. Genesis of INSPIRE: Global competitiveness in the changing global knowledge economy calls
for expansion and right-sizing of the Research and Development base of the country. Need for special interventions for attracting youth to study of Sciences and careers with Research is recognized. Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a Program
launched by the Government of India to strengthen the National Science and Technology base. It is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

About INSPIRE: Program includes three components namely Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS), Scholarships for Higher Education (SHE) and Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). The Scheme AORC is focused on attraction of
student to pursue doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in science or bachelor/ masters’ degree in engineering/ applied sciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline:All interested and eligible candidates must apply in the prescribed A4 size format along with documents as listed in the Annexure 1 to 3. Applications should be sent by Post only within 60 days (Sixty days) from the date of release ( 20-1-2011)of this advertisement and shall be addressed to Head.

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PhD Position in Biocompatible Carbon Nanotube / ß-Ti Alloy Composite Materials / Surface, UK

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 3 years (PhD student, regular employment contract).
The remuneration will be in line with the EC rules for Marie Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, ITN).
The successful candidate must possess a good degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials or Engineering Science, and should have experience of synthesising and characterising carbon-based nanostructured materials and their composite materials.
The successful candidate will be registered for a DPhil, and will make an application through the normal graduate admissions process.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
• Reasonable experience of working in a Materials Chemistry laboratory, such as practical project work experience or industrial placement.
• Experience of materials science, materials processing and testing and good knowledge of carbon nanotubes synthesis techniques.
• Familiarity with general concepts of nanomaterials and nanomaterials composite characterisation.
• A good understanding of at least two of the following techniques: electron microscopy, Raman, XRD and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and MicroXAM for 3D surface analysis.
• Fluency in spoken and written English.
• Good practical experimental skills.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a research team.
• Experience in electron microscopy techniques.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 March 2011

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University of Southampton, PhD Studentship in Engineering 2011 in UK

A PhD studentship is now available in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group (AFM), School of Engineering Sciences (SES), which fully covers University tuition fees (at EU/UK level**) and provides a tax-free bursary of £13,600 per year, rising each October in line with the UK Government (EPSRC) recommended rate, for a 3-year duration.

**This position is available to EU/UK applicants only, unless additional scholarships are obtained by the student to cover the overseas fees difference (i.e. £12000 in 2010/11).

Project description: This project is designed to shed more light on the receptivity stage of transition to turbulence, i.e. the stage when disturbances first enter the boundary layer. A direct numerical simulation (DNS) code is to be used to study the flow over surface obstacles (micro-roughness elements) in the presence of free stream turbulence and acoustic waves.

The objective is to map out the sensitivity of boundary layer transition to the disturbance environment and hence to help understand experimental measurements. The context for the present project is the EU ATLLAS project in which measurements of transition in high speed flow will be compared with numerical predictions.

The School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton has an international reputation for research excellence. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, the School (in collaboration with the Institute of Sound & Vibration Research) ranked second in the total number of Unit 28 academics whose research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent.

The School is a diverse community which is committed to creating an inclusive working and learning environment in which all individuals are equally treated and valued, and can achieve their potential. The School considers all studentship applications in relation to academic criteria and regardless of the individual’s race, nationality, gender, or belief.

Entry requirements: Candidates will have a first class degree (or equivalent) in relevant disciplines, and will work with a group of highly motivated, first class research students. The studentship is at the standard EPSRC rate (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), Commencing as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: 08/03/2011

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