5 May 2016

Job & Career

Cranfield European Partnership Programme PhDs (CEPPs)
Funding for two, full-time PhD studentships (three-year duration) is available in collaboration with selected European Partner Programme (EPP) institutions.
These studentships are for EU students only and underscore the value that Cranfield places on our partnerships with these selected institutions, ensure that cooperation continues in the future and will strengthen bilateral research cooperation between Cranfield and our partner institutions in Europe.
The scheme is now open with a closing date of Friday 12 May 2017.

The total award per studentship is £63,585.
Funding for each studentship will cover per annum costs towards fees (standard research council fee) and stipend: fees; £4,195; stipend; £17,000.

How to apply
The applicant should get in touch with Dr Goel at s.goel@cranfield.ac.uk.
Project proposals must include plans on how the project will engage with one of the below listed European Partnership Programme Institutions, in order to deliver the research. The application must be signed off by your relevant Director of Theme.

Awards will be made to two projects that demonstrate collaboration with one of the below European Partner Programme (EPP) institutions with whom Cranfield has double-degree arrangements.
Students must be EU nationals.
Recipients must undertake research projects that involve co-supervision with Cranfield and selected EPP institutions (see list below). PhD Awards may be made from Cranfield or jointly by both institutions and research topics will be at the recommendation of academic staff.

  • List of selected EPP Institutions:
    • Ecole Catholique des Arts et Metiers, Lyon
    • Ecole Centrale de Lille
    • Ecole des Mines de Nancy
    • Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA)
    • Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris (SupMeca)
    • Institut Supérieur Electronique de Paris (ISEP)
    • Polytech’ Montpellier
    • Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (UTC)
    • Universite de Technologie de Troyes
    • INSA, Rouen
    • Universidad del Pais Vasco – Bilbao
    • Universidad Politecnica De Madrid ETSIA
    • Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
    • Universitat de Lleida
    • Universidad Pontifica Comillas
    • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona
    • Politecnico Di Bari
    • Universita degli studi di Genova
    • BOKU Vienna
    • TU Braunschweig
    • Silesian University of Technology


July 10-15, 2017
Bucharest, ROMANIA
The School will focus on lectures related with theoretical and experimental aspects of crystal growth, with special emphasis on the materials for energy conversion and storage.
The Organizing Committee has the pleasure to announce “International Travel Grants” (partial travel support) for Young Scientists attending the “International Summer School on Materials for Energy Conversion”.
Deadline for Grant application April 15, 2017

POST DOC research grant (up to 2 years) in Estonia

The nanomanipulation team in the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu is looking for good candidate with Physics, Chemistry or Material Science background.

In February 1, the submission of post doc research grant (up to 2 years) in Estonia will be opened. Please look for details :

The nanomanipulation team is a young and strong team with many world top level instruments including FIB-⁠SEM, AFM, TEM, etc., and soon also a lithography facilities in the cleanroom.

They are looking for recently defended (no more than 5 years) good candidate.
The project submission is opened from 1 February 2017-⁠ February 24
(internal deadline). Therefore, the timescale is quite tough.

If you need more information, then contact directly Rynno Lohmus, rynno.lohmus@ut.ee


POST DOC in Spain:
1) PostDoc vacancy related to the design, characterization, and modeling of Receivers for Advanced Concentrated Solar Power Plants at ICCRAM-UNIVERSITY OF BURGOS (Spain) More information.

PhD Funded Studentships:
1) The finite element method (FEM) is used by almost every engineering company to design and manufacture engineering components. One limitation of FEM is it fails at very small length scales. Therefore, FEM cannot be used to analyse various precision manufacturing processes (e.g. polishing of diamond) because material removal takes place at an atomic scale (of the order of a few nanometres) and cannot be simulated using FEM software.
More details in the https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/research/phd/using-simulation-intent-to-develop-a-multi-scale-modelling-algorithm

2) This project is open to UK/EU applicants and is seeking bright candidates to work towards their PhD at Cranfield University in collaboration with a world leader in solar power systems. More details in the https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/research/phd/modelling-and-simulation-of-diamond-wire-sawing-of-silicon-wafers


Short Term Scientific Missions

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility,
strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically
contribute to the scientific objectives of the CRM-Extreme Action.

STSM have a duration between 5 and 90 days and provide an STSM grant. To apply for STSM see:


STSM Selection Criteria

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