Thèse - PhD Studentship in Mechanics of Materials

Description :
Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of temperature and high rate effect on mechanical properties of chocolate for studying crack formation in products, leading to the award of a PhD degree. The post is supported by a bursary and fees (at the UK/EU student rate) and is sponsored by Mondelez.

We are interested in characterising the temperature dependent deformation and fracture behaviour of chocolate at varying strain rates. The high rate properties specifically are of interest for avoiding cracks in chocolate during transportation and handling. Chocolate is a highly complex multi-phase composite biopolymer ; this makes studying mechanical behaviour of these materials a great challenge and an ideal topic for PhD research. The study will include both experimental and theoretical/simulation components.

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Imperial College London. You will have a minimum 2:1 or preferably a 1st class honours degree in mechanical engineering or a related subject, and an enquiring and rigorous approach to research together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. An interest in mechanics of materials is essential, as is the ability to write excellent technical reports leading to journal publications. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential.

Reference : ImperialChocollege

Date de démarrage : 30 juin 2019

Durée : 3 years

Contacter :
Imperial College London
Pr. Maria Charalambides
London (UK)

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Téléphone : +44 (0)20 75947

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