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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Fully Funded PhD position in Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University, UK

Newcastle University School of Engineering is inviting qualified candidates to apply for a fully funded PhD position titled 'Mechanical Engineering: Sustainable Soft Robotic Structural Systems (S2RS2)'. This opportunity is open for both UK Students, EU Students, International Students. Below the details and description of this opportunity.


Position Summary

• Qualification Type: PhD

• Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

• Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students

• Funding amount: £19,237

• Award duration: 3.5 years

• Hours: Full Time

• Deadline: 1st July 2024

• Start Date: 16th September 2024


Project Description

Soft robotics concerns the design and development of compliant structural systems integrated into various robotic systems. This project will explore innovative design and manufacturing methods, and develop novel structural/material systems, in the context of sustainable soft robotics. We are looking for an exceptional individual with a strong science and engineering background and a keen interest in the design, finite element analysis, fabrication, and experimental testing of novel soft robotic structural systems which meet the key requirements of sustainable design and manufacturing.

The PhD student will work closely with other postdoctoral and doctoral researchers within the Creative Design Engineering Lab (Cdel) at Newcastle University. The successful applicant will be based in the newly renovated Stephenson Building, benefiting from comprehensive academic guidance and access to cutting-edge facilities.


Eligibility criteria

  1. Minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed PhD project (mechanical, aerospace, structural, material, or mechatronic engineering, or a related field).

  2. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills

  3. International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.


Application procedure

Interested candidates must submit their applications online, University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal.

• Review the application Guidelines on this Webpage.

• Application deadline: 1st July 2024





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