Engineering & Mathematics: KESS II Funded PhD Studentship: Parallel Computing for Advanced Engineering Simulations

Closing date: 2 March 2018

Key Information

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*This scholarship is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

PhD scholarship for UK or EU applicants in the field of: Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Subject study: Parallel computing for advanced engineering simulations

Start date: April 2018

The project will research and develop a framework where the latest massively parallel computing engines (GPU’s/Co-processors) and multi-core CPUs are utilised within an engineering simulation system to accelerate targeted areas of the computational model. The nature of the PhD research work is multidisciplinary, involving mathematics, computer science and engineering applications in material, manufacturing and energy sectors. The PhD project is open ended with a large degree of freedom to explore further into several related directions in parallel computing, computer simulation, data analysis, and engineering applications. The project is collaborative between a large academic research team and a leading industrial partner. 

The scholarship provides 3 years of funding with a 6 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 60 credit award.

Eligibility

Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Engineering (civil, mechanical, aerospace, geotechnical engineering, or related subjects), Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees (see http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status for more information)

Candidates with a background in engineering and physics (civil, mechanical, aerospace, geotechnical, or related subjects), computer science, and mathematics are encouraged to apply, and relevant MSc degrees would be appreciated. 

For more information on eligibility please refer to section C of the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form .

Any queries relating to Section C – Eligibility, please contact KESSstudentenquiries@swansea.ac.uk.

For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/

Funding

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £14,340 p.a. dependent upon the applicant's financial circumstances as assessed in section C point 4 on the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form .

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

How to Apply

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Dr Chenfeng Li regarding information on the area of research, particularly via email (c.f.li@swansea.ac.uk)

To apply:

  1. Complete the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form
  2. Complete the  KESS Supplementary Application Form
  3. You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation:
  • Degree certificates
  • References
  • CV
  • English Language certificate (if required)
  • All supporting documentation as detailed in Section C of the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form

Please return both application forms and supporting documentation to the KESS Office at the address stated on the KESS II Participant Proposal Form (original ink signatures only).

For any queries please contact KESSstudentenquiries@swansea.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is 4pm 2 March 2018.