This exciting project concerns physical acoustics and has two main aims. Firstly, to gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of the interaction of low-frequency, high intensity sound with powdered material. Practical applications of this knowledge are (a) removal of powder from surfaces (e.g. electrostatic precipitator filters in power stations) and rapid-prototyped porous metals (e.g. medical implants) and (b) promotion of flow of powders in industrial plant (e.g. cement silos). Secondly, to gain an understanding of high-intensity sound fields to underpin the development of new, efficient and cost-effective designs of driver for different applications.
- Primasonics International Ltd
- University of Liverpool
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 151
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August