Computational Modelling of Polymer Nanocomposites
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
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Applications are invited for a PhD position to be held at the Department of
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of the University of Limerick
(www.ul.ie). This studentship is for 3 years. The award includes a scholarship
at the rate of EUR 1300/month and payment of University fees.
Nanoclay particles offer a cost effective reinforcement for
thermoplastic polymers. The main challenge in exploiting these materials is
optimisation of their morphology. This can potentially be achieved in a typical
industrial forming process, through a careful optimisation of process
parameters. Advanced computational modelling of such processes can be a
useful tool in achieving that goal.
The successful candidate will work on the development of
advanced computational modelling of a highly-complex nonlinear behaviour of
nanoclay-reinforced polymers subjected to mechanical loads at temperatures
around glass transition. The ultimate objective of this research is to optimise
process parameters (strain, strain rate, temperature) to enhance both
mechanical and barrier properties of polymer nanocomposites. The research
will address: (1) implementation of the 3D polymer constitutive model into FE
software ABAQUS, (2) development of computational models reflecting 3D
nanocomposite morphologies, and (3) development and implementation of a
3D multi-scale strategy to predict overall nanocomposite response.
Eligibility criteria and further information: Both EU and non-EU resident
candidates will be considered. Candidates should hold a first or upper second
class degree in engineering (or closely related discipline). They should have a
strong background in solid mechanics and FEM, previous experience in
programming (e.g. Fortran, Python), and interest in polymers.
Applications should include a personal statement (max. 800 words), CV,
student transcript and the names and email addresses of two referees. Please
direct all enquiries and applications to Dr. Lukasz Figiel by email:
The position is available immediately. Applications will be
considered on a rolling basis until the post is filled.
Senin, 17 Agustus 2009
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Sabtu, 08 Agustus 2009
Call for Admission of Candidates Educated Abroad to the Ph.D. Schools of the University of Pisa - Year 2010
Art. 1 Announcement
The University of Pisa announces a competition, based on academic qualifications, for the admission of candidates educated abroad to the Ph.D. Schools starting in 2010. The list of the Ph.D. Schools (and their Ph.D. programs) is attached to this document (Attachment A). The overall number of candidates without the study grant which can be admitted to each Ph.D. program is one.
In addition the available University grants are indicated in the table of the article 4 (only for some Schools or Ph.D. Programs).
An application for this competition does not prevent candidates from applying the other competition based on both academic qualifications and examinations planned to be announced at the beginning of September 2009 at http://www.unipi.it/studenti/offerta/dottorat/accesso, with deadline for application at the end of September 2009.
If some public or private financing becomes available, within the expiry date of the call, additional study grants may be offered.
The courses of each Ph.D. program will start on January 1st, 2010.
Art. 2 Requirements
Applications are invited from candidates who:
• are not resident in Italy;
• have obtained abroad a secondary school qualification, from a school that is not subject to Italian regulations, examinations and curricula, giving access to University education at first degree level, and an academic qualification equivalent to the Italian "laurea specialistica/magistrale". Both qualifications must be awarded by non-Italian institutions.
The equivalence of each qualification to one of the above-mentioned Italian degrees will be established (for the sole purpose of this competition) by the Academic Board of the School.
The University may exclude candidates lacking admission requirements at any time.
Art. 3 Application and deadline
The registration to this competition should be completed within September 4th, 2009, 1.00 (CET - Central European Time) pm, only by web, filling in the form on http://www.unipi.it/phdcall following the instructions indicated. After this date it is not possible to apply to this competition.
You should send only by web using the same on line modality within September 4th, 2009, 1.00 pm, the following documents (only in pdf format):
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Selasa, 28 Juli 2009
Engineering Ph.D. Scholarship in Kochi University of Technology, Southern Japan
What is Special Scholarship Program (SSP)?
Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable international students. Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected foreign doctoral students under specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA). Through this program KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world.
- Undergoing SSP Project
- Thesis of Graduated SSP Students
1. PROGRAM OF STUDYCourse for International Students
Doctoral Program (3 years)
Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
2. NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ADMITTED
20 students per year
3. ENROLLMENT TIME
4. SCHOLARSHIP TERM
The term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the scholarship for any of the reasons stated below in the paragraph 12, Termination of Scholarship
(1) Scholarship recipient must work as a research assistant under the specific research project.
However, the total paid working time per week, including research assistant work, should not exceed 28 hours.
(2) Scholarship recipient must report his/her study and research achievements to the dean of the graduate school of engineering at the end of each semester. The submitted reports will be evaluated.
(1) Receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year for working as a research assistant.
(2) Exemption from 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen (per year) tuition fee.
(3) Receive 200,000 yen for travel and initial living costs (given only to applicants who are living outside Japan at the time of application)
7. ELIGIBILITY?Applicants are required to meet all of the following conditions
(1) To have or to be expected to acquire a master`s degree before enrollment.
(2) To have intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work as a research assistant under the one of research projects listed here
(3) To have an excellent academic record
(4) To have a high English proficiency
(5) To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment
(6) To have other than Japanese nationality
8. APPLICATION PROCESS
(1) Choose the research project from?the SSP Research Project List for October 2009 & April 2010 Enrollment.
(2) Complete and submit all required documents.
Please refer to?the List for SSP Application Documents
Application deadline September 30, 2009
For more information please visit http://www.kochi-tech.ac.jp/gs_e/admission/index.html
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Minggu, 26 Juli 2009
LintangIndonesia mengajak anda untuk menyisihkan sebagian harta untuk membantu anak-anak Indonesia. Terimakasih atas kepercayaannya, Insya Allah kami akan menyampaikan amanah anda pada sasaran yang tepat.
LintangIndonesia kembali memberikan beasiswa untuk siswa SMA/MA atau yang sederajat yg kurang mampu untuk tahun ajaran 2009/2010.Beasiswa akan diberikan selama 12 bulan (Juli 2009 – Juni 2010) kepada 25 siswa dengan besaran Rp. 150.000,00 perbulan.
Aplikasi beasiswa dibuka sampai tanggal 31 Agustus 2009, hasil seleksi akan diumumkan pada akhir September 2009.
Aplikasi dan dokumen pendukung bisa dikirimkan ke sekretariat:
Komplek Gedung Putih
Close date: 31 Agustus 2009
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Kamis, 23 Juli 2009
To celebrate The Open University’s 40th Anniversary we are offering a number of research studentships.
These studentships provide opportunities for the best national or international candidates to work alongside leading academics and research staff on projects that will inspire and shape our research portfolio.
They will cover all fees for three years plus an annual stipend and are tenable from 1 October 2009. Suitable candidates should have or expect to graduate with a minimum 2:1 honours degree.
Closing date: Friday 24 July 2009
Charter Studentships are available in the following Faculties. Click on the Faculty link for more detailed information of the research areas on offer:
* Faculty of Arts
* Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology
* Faculty of Health and Social Care (HSC)
* Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) / Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
* Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology (MCT)
* Faculty of Science
* Faculty of Social Sciences
How to apply for a Charter Studentship:
Download the application form. Application Form
Enter the discipline(s) of the areas you wish your proposal to be covered by.
Tick the box by ‘Full-time research degree (grant or studentship sought’
To write a proposal, use the `How to Apply’ section on pages 24 - 25, in the prospectus. Research Degrees Prospectus
Email your completed application form and proposal to Charterstudentships@open.ac.uk
To receive a Research Degrees prospectus and application form telephone 0845 366 6034 or email email@example.com. Quote RDKM Charter Studentships when you call or email us.
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