Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in Engineering at Swansea University

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in Engineering at Swansea University

Deadline: August 26, 2014

Swansea University is now accepting applications for fully-funded studentship in Engineering (Ambient Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesting Exploiting Impact Nonlinearity). The research would be geared towards harvesting vibration energy, and this project will exploit the nonlinear vibration response in the harvester arising from impact.The project will involve the modelling, analysis and simulation of the harvester, and also the design and testing of an optimised design.The project is funded as part of the Sêr Cymru National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials in collaboration with Cardiff University.

Scholarship Worth

  • Full UK/EU tuition fees
  • stipend of £13,863 p.a. for three years
  • £3,600 will be available for research expenses and conference attendance.


  • Residency: studentship is open to UK/EU and international students, but the award only covers tuition fees at the UK/EU level. International students will be required to pay the difference between UK/EU and international tuition fees.
  • Candidates should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in mechanical/aeronautical engineering, mathematics, physics, or similar (any engineering, mathematics or science background which involves modelling and simulation, including the analysis of dynamic systems, will be considered).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a programming language such as MATLAB would be highly desirable.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the writing of articles in international journals and be able to present results at research meetings and conferences.

Application process

E-mail a detailed CV and cover letter to Professor Michael I. Friswell: [email protected]

For more information, visit Swansea University Research Scholarships