Research will focus on the use of ab initio Density Functional Theory (DFT) and hybrid atomic-scale techniques on a variety of technologically- important systems. The purpose of this work is to establish a relationship between the composition and the resulting mechanical properties of alloys. Occasional experimental work may be required to confirm conclusions.
Previous knowledge of the techniques involved is not necessary, but a strong background in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Physics or Mechanical Engineering is required. An interest in programming and numerical methods is preferred.
This PhD project is fully funded and covers a bursary (tax-free £13,600 per annum) and fees for 3 years and is available to UK/EU and overseas students.
For more information, and a more detailed description of the projects, please email Dr Alessandro Mottura (a.mottura@bham. ac.uk).
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