PhD scholarship in 'Composite Materials and Structures'

This project will develop and test novel 3D printed composite materials for next generation high performance aircraft.

The aims of the research are to develop efficient and accurate computational and experimental methodologies for characterising hybrid, multifunctional 3D printed fibre-polymer composites and explore novel techniques for enhancing the fracture toughness and damage tolerance properties in order to develop next generation 3D printed composites with high strength and toughness. 


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31st December 2028

Two scholarships available. 

Have a Master by Research degree; or a Master by Coursework degree with a significant research component graded as high distinction or equivalent; or an Bachelor Honours degree achieving first class honours; in Engineering, or Science, or another suitable field. 

To apply, please submit the following documents to Professor Raj Das (

  • A cover letter briefly outlining your interest in the project
  • Evidence of research ability, such as a digital copy of a Master’s or Honours’ thesis
  • A digital copy of undergraduate and postgraduate (if applicable) academic transcripts
  • A CV including any education, marks/grades, relevant professional experience, publications (if any), awards (if any), and names of referees.

Knowledge and background in Solid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, and Engineering Materials are preferable.

Please contact Professor Raj Das ( 

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