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Subject: 17.02.27 Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in Nanoscale Ice Dynamics at Edinburgh University, UK
* Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in Nanoscale Ice Dynamics

The University of Edinburgh is offering a fully-funded 3.5-year PhD scholarship in 
the nanoscale dynamics of ice formation. The project is to carry out computational 
molecular simulations of the nucleation of different structures of ice crystals from 
water vapour in the air flow over a chilled surface. The aim is to investigate which 
chemical and structural properties of the surface inhibit the nucleation of ice, or 
preferentially nucleate morphologies of ice crystal that are least harmful to the 
performance of a macro system (e.g. wind turbines, aircraft control surfaces etc.).

This opportunity in the School of Engineering is funded by a flagship GBP3.4M 
EPSRC Programme Grant awarded to Edinburgh University, Warwick University, 
and Daresbury Laboratory. See

The research project is in collaboration with Akzo Nobel Coatings Ltd., and will 
involve the PhD student on secondment a few weeks each year at the Akzo Nobel 
research lab in Gateshead, UK.

* Environment
Edinburgh University is ranked in the top 20 universities in the world, and in the 
top 5 in the UK (source: QS World University Rankings). In the School of 
Engineering's submission to the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 
94% of our activity was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, and we 
are 1st in the UK for Research Power - making Edinburgh the largest concentration 
of leading engineering research in the UK (source: THE). You will be supervised
by Prof Jason Reese (jason.reese : and Dr Matthew Borg 
(matthew.borg :, and you will join a very active, friendly and collaborative 
research group in Edinburgh, currently comprising 4 postdocs and 3 PhD students. 
Our group makes extensive use of ARCHER - the UK's national supercomputer, 
which is based in Edinburgh. Your training during this PhD will give you the skills 
and experience to become a future leader in either academia or industry. 

* Applicant Requirements
A 1st or 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in applied maths, computer science, an 
engineering science, physics, or a related subject with a strong mathematical 
content. Any experience with C++ and/or the OpenFOAM software and/or the 
LAMMPS software would be an advantage.

* Stipend and Fees
The annual stipend is 14,553GBP (tax free), for 3.5 years, with all university fees paid. 
The scholarship is intended for EU/UK students - any non-EU/UK applicants need 
to say in their application how they will pay the additional overseas student fees.

* To Apply
Email a full CV, academic transcripts, and cover letter explaining your interest in 
pursuing this PhD research, with the names and contact details of two referees to 
Prof Jason Reese jason.reese :, with 'PhD Application' in the subject line.

* Closing Date
24 March 2017

* Start Date
By arrangement, in the period: 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017

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