ORGANISATION NAMECardiff University
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDProfessions and applied sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
The primary approach of interest is topology optimisation using the
level set method to produce new and unintuitive design. The method is
applicable at materials and structural scale, the coupling of scales
and/or multiple physics (such as structural and electromagnetics) for
multifunctional structures. Materials may be composites, metal or smart.
This project is primarily numerical and computational in nature, with
an interest in finite element and/or PDE systems. A keen enthusiasm to
learn engineering optimisation based on multivariable calculus is
required. The primary tasks will be conducted by programming in C/C++.
The PhD is placed in an active research group
located both at Cardiff University and the University of California,
San Diego and will require travelling between the two institutions.
However, the degree awarding institution and primary base will be
Cardiff University. Working collaboratively and cooperating with the
research group and external collaborators will be essential to the
success of the project.
What is funded
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
3.5 years full time
|Residency||Open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International)|
Candidates should hold or expect to gain a
First class or a good 2.1 MEng degree and/or an appropriate Master’s
level qualification (or their equivalent) in a relevant subject area
(such as Engineering, Physics, and Applied Mathematics).