PhD Research Studentship in Analysis of Ground-penetrating Radar in Near-Surface Environments

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Keele University - UK

PhD Research Studentship: Inversion, Modelling and Analysis of Ground-penetrating Radar in Near-Surface Environments

A full-time, three-year, PhD studentship opportunity has arisen as part of a major research project at Keele University, Staffordshire, U.K. in partnership with The Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the Italian National Council of Research (IREA-CNR) and STATS Ltd, U.K.

The successful applicant will be based in the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group within the Research Institute for the Environment, Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics (EPSAM) at Keele University

(http://www.esci.keele.ac.uk/geophysics/)

and work under the supervision of Dr N. Cassidy (Keele) and Dr L. Crocco (IREA-CNR).

The student will be responsible for the development and testing of combined numerical modelling-inversion schemes for real-world GPR applications and will include some U.K. based data collection and fieldwork.

The research will focus on the key application areas of landmine discrimination, services characterisation and the identification, location and characterisation of buried building foundations.

Training will be provided in GPR data collection, processing and interpretation plus the skills necessary to develop, operate and test the numerical inversion-modelling techniques on the Group’s GRID enabled supercomputer cluster.

Generic and transferable postgraduate research development and training will also be provided through the Keele-based PGR student training scheme.

You should have a good Honours degree (2:1 or better), and/or a Masters, in Geophysics, Electrical Engineering, Computational Sciences or Applied Mathematics and be able to demonstrate a strong mathematical ability.

The standard EPSRC studentship stipend is available (£12,300pa, tax free, plus fees paid at UK/EU rates).

Note: This studentship is open to non-EU candidates but the student will be expected to pay the additional non-EU fee rate that applies to PhD research at Keele University.

For informal queries, contact Dr Nigel Cassidy n.j.cassidy [at] esci.keele.ac.uk

Full details of the project, funding and application procedures can be found at: PhD Research Studentship in Analysis of Ground-penetrating Radar

under reference code: EPSAM 2006-04.

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