Start date: January 2018
Scholarship type: Full scholarship
Application deadline: 30 November 2017.
Swansea University a UK top institution for research excellence is inviting scholars to apply for PhD scholarship in Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biomechanics.
In this project, the student is expected to develop a mathematical model of the calcification process in the heart valves. Work will involve performing multi-scale analysis and using experimental data (already available) to develop the mathematical details of the model.
The project will be supervised by Dr. Ankush Aggarwal and Prof. Perumal Nithiarasu in the reputed Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering at Swansea University. All required resources will be provided, such as a computer, software, access to supercomputing facilities etc. There will be opportunities to develop strong computational skills and their application to biomedical problems.
This study is part of an EPSRC funded project, and will be divided into two parts: one focussing on purely mechanical signalling, and the other exploring the coupling of mechanical and chemical signalling. Once complete, the model will help predict the onset of cardiac disease, facilitating ahead of time planning.
What makes an applicant eligible?
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field.
A strong background in mathematical modelling and a basic understanding of the biology is vital
The applicant must have a desire to learn about new topics (such as biology of the process).
Experience in numerical analysis using programming languages such as C++ is an added advantage.
Who can apply?
International students are welcome to apply, however the student will be responsible for the difference between international and UK/EU fees.
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,553 p.a., in line with standard RCUK stipend levels.
How do i apply?
Interested applicants should send their CV via email to Dr. Ankush Aggarwal(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Informal enquiries about this studentship are welcome and may be directed to Dr Aggarwal on the email address above or by telephone: +44 (0)1792 295253.
Note: The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to apply for expense funds from the College of Engineering.
Applicants should apply as soon as possible.