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changming
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Applicants are invited for two fully-funded PhD studentships in atomic level simulation in BCAST at Brunel University London. The studentships are opened to UK and EU candidates.

BCAST is a speciality research institute focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the Future LiME Research Hub). Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. See http://www.brunel.ac.uk/bcast for more information.

The successful candidates will work on theoretical modelling of nucleation process in solidification using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations techniques, which include first-principles density functional theory (FP-DFT) and atomistic simulation methods. The research project also includes the study of intermetallic phase formation in Al alloys. He/she is expected to interact with other experimental researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry.

The successful candidates are required to have a first class or upper second-class honour in suitable Physical Sciences, e.g. Mathematical Physics, Physics, Materials Sciences, Metallurgy, etc. A Master’s level qualification is desirable but not essential. Experience in Unix/Linux operation systems, data-processing and programming is an advantage. Overall, he/she should be highly motivated, able to work in a team and have good communication and presentation skills.

Informal enquiries should be direct to Dr. C. M. Fang ([email protected] Tel: +44-1895-267688) or Prof. Z. Fan (email: [email protected] Tel: +44-1895-266406).

How to Apply

If you wish to apply, please email the following to [email protected] by 30th September 2017.

  • An up-to-date CV;
  • A single-page (A4), single-spaced personal statement setting out why you are
  • interested in undertaking this project;
  • Names and contact details for three referees;

A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;



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