PhD Studentship: Advanced Diagnostics of Aircraft Structures Using Automated Non-invasive Imaging Techniques

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Aug 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for a fully funded by EPSRC, Cranfield University and Innerspec Technologies Ltd  PhD studentship in the IVHM Centre (with annual bursary of up to £18,000 - tax free, plus fees for three years) in the area of advanced diagnostics of aircraft structures using automated non-invasive (non-destructive) imaging techniques. The ultimate objective of the research is to deliver an automated innovative damage evaluation tool capable to detect and characterize damage on either metallic or composite structures by novel optimised fusion of various advanced imaging technologies such as ultrasound, infrared, visual, etc. The PhD student would also have the privilege to collaborate with Laval University in Quebec, Canada, as well as with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the NDT research team of Aerospace in Ottawa. Read more

  • Application deadline: 26 Aug 2022
  • Award type(s): PhD
  • Start date: 29 Sep 2022
  • Duration of award: 3 years
  • Eligibility: UK
  • Reference number: SATM294

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline. Students with degrees in Computer Science or Engineering, Physics, Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering are encouraged to apply for this post.    


Sponsored by EPSRC, Cranfield University and Innerspec Technologies Ltd, this studentship will provide an annual bursary of up to £18,000 (tax free) plus fees* for three years.           

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a UK national. We require that applicants are under no restrictions regarding how long they can stay in the UK i.e. have no visa restrictions or applicant has “settled status” and has been “ordinarily resident” in the UK for 3 years prior to start of studies and has not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education.

About the sponsor

Sponsored by EPSRC, Cranfield University and Innerspec Technologies Ltd.

Cranfield Doctoral Network

Research students at Cranfield benefit from being part of a dynamic, focused and professional study environment and all become valued members of the Cranfield Doctoral Network.  This network brings together both research students and staff, providing a platform for our researchers to share ideas and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events, alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme (transferable skills training), provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities

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