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Fully Funded Scholarship at Swansea University - EPSRC PhD

Fully Funded Scholarship at Swansea University/Epsrc Phd Scholarship: Design Of Smart Materials (Batteries, Sensors, Coatings) For De-Manufacture In A Circular Economy (Rs94)

Project description:

This Ph.D. will appeal to those eager to impact how advanced materials will be utilized in a sustainable economy.

The position will involve a balance of laboratory work and the development of a model of how functional coating materials react during recycling procedures. This research seeks to increase the recyclability of electronic coatings, such as those used on batteries, sensors, and other electronic components.

Physical, chemical, and electronic materials characterization techniques and relevant modeling tools will be covered in the training.

The Ph.D. role is part of the Swansea University-led TREFCO project, with eight industrial partners, including battery makers, recyclers, material suppliers, and equipment manufacturers. There will be the option to visit project partners in the United Kingdom and Europe and funds to present findings at international conferences.

Birmingham University is a co-collaborator, and the chosen candidate for this Ph.D. will be required to work closely with Birmingham scholars. The project is located within two research centers at Swansea University, the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating and SPECIFIC, so the successful candidate will have the advantage of working in (and learning from) a multidisciplinary team of academics and industry partners consisting of scientists, engineers, and life cycle analysis experts.

Fully Funded Scholarship at Swansea University - EPSRC PhD

Host Country: United Kingdom

Funding providers: Swansea University and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Subject areas: Materials re-manufacture / Engineering

Start date: 1 October 2022 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Project supervisors: Dr. Jenny Baker and Professor Davide Deganello

Course level: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Mode of study: Full-time


Typically, candidates must obtain a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade of 2.1 (or the non-UK equivalent as established by Swansea University) in engineering or another relevant scientific field.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 all in all (with at least 5.5 in each component) or Swansea-approved equivalent.

Due to EPSRC’s international annual quota, this fellowship is restricted to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate, as stipulated by UKCISA regulations.

Note: If you possess a non-UK degree, please consult the Swansea University degree comparisons to determine your eligibility.

If you have any queries about your academic or fee eligibility, please email [email protected] with a link to the scholarship(s) you are interested in.


This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,609.

Additional research expenses will also be available.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, please click on the link below;

Application Procedures.

  1. Course choice – please select Mechanical Engineering / Ph.D. / Full-time / 3 Year / October
  2. Start year – please select 2022
  3. Funding (page 8)
  • “Are you funding your studies yourself?” – please select No
  • “Name of Individual or organization providing funds for study” – please enter ‘RS94 – TREFCO’

In other to complete your application, you’re required to upload the following documents (please do not send these via email):

  • Online Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas and academic transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • A cover letter incorporating a “Supplemental Personal Statement” explains why your abilities and expertise are a perfect match for the role and how you intend to advance the project.
  • Two references (academic or former employer) on letterhead or the Swansea University reference form are required. Please be advised that we cannot accept references sent via private email accounts, such as Hotmail. Referees must provide their email addresses for employment verification.
  • Evidence of compliance with the English Language (if applicable).
  • UK resident visa copy (if applicable)

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