The University of Edinburgh in the UK is inviting applications for the Multiscale Modelling of Shale Gas Flows PhD Scholarship for excellent students in 2019.
The University of Edinburgh is seeking an excellent student to award a prestigious PhD scholarship to investigate the behavior of methane gas inside porous rock media. The student will be using molecular dynamics simulations and develop new multiscale models to predict unconventional gas flows in underground reservoirs. This is part of a $2.8M joint research project between Edinburgh University, Strathclyde University, and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM).
This scholarship is to work with Dr. Matthew Borg and Dr. Livio Gibelli in their research team in the School of Engineering, which in REF2014 came first in the UK for “research power”, with 94% of their research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top25 universities.
Worth of Award
- The annual stipend will be £16,813 (tax-free), for 31⁄2 years, with all university fees
- This scholarship is fully-funded for UK or EU students.
- An international scholarship is also available, which will be awarded to an outstanding international candidate.
The following are the eligibility criteria:
- Minimum entry qualification – an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree.
- Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.
- This is a scientifically and technically challenging project, so it is absolutely essential that the applicant is a dedicated and diligent individual with a 1st (or 2:1) honors engineering degree (or with a degree in a relevant subject area, such as in applied maths or physics),
- Have a strong background in mathematics and physics, and have a good knowledge of (or willing to learn) C++ computer programming and Linux OS.
- Students already with knowledge of running MD simulations in LAMMPS are desired.
How to Apply
To apply, In the first instance;
- Please email a full Curriculum Vitae and cover letter,
- Explain why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this research programme, with the names and contact details of two referees, to [email protected] with ‘PhD
- Application in multiscale modeling of shale gas flow’ in the subject line.
- To apply, visit the website and fill the online application form
Deadline: Application closes Monday, September 30, 2019.
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