The Department of Metallurgy and Materials at The University of Birmingham has an international reputation for the quality of its research work and was awarded the highest grade possible (5*A) in the last Research Assessment Exercise.
The Department, including the IRC in Materials Processing, constitutes one of the largest and best equipped centres for materials research in the UK.
Research areas for projects leading to the degree of PhD include: Aerospace Materials, Alloy Chemistry, Biomaterials, Castings, Composites , Corrosion, Electron Microscopy, Fatigue and Fracture, Ferrous Metallurgy, Functional and Structural Ceramics, High Tc Superconductors, Intermetallic Compounds, Magnetic Materials, Materials Chemistry, Metals Processing, Powder Metallurgy, Microstructural Modelling, Oxidation, Polymers, Fibre Optic Sensors, Chemical Process Monitoring, Damage Detection, Sports Materials, Hydrogen Energy, Surface Engineering and Sustainable Development.
The ORSAS award is partial only.
The remainder of the fees and the stipend will be paid by the School of Engineering. The current stipend for ORS students is £8400 pa.
Enquiries should be sent as soon as possible to:
The Postgraduate Admissions Tutor,
Prof. Ian Jones,
Department of Metallurgy and Materials,
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham,
Tel: (0121) 414 5187;
Fax: (0121) 414 3238
Email: met-postgrad [at] bham.ac.uk.
Please include a copy of your full undergraduate transcript, your position in class and the size of the class.
Applications should arrive by or before Wednesday, 31st January.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.