SHORT DESCRIPTION

Joint PhD between IMDEA and University of Texas on the Development of novel ultra-high strength coatings for very high temperature applications using high-throughput synthesis and characterization techniques as well as theoretical modeling.


OTHER DETAILS

Ref. num. UTA-IMDEA_RA01

Open position for joint PhD between IMDEA Materials Institute and University of Texas


IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at: http://www.materials.imdea.org

DESCRIPTION

The IMDEA Materials Institute and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Texas at Arlington (www.uta.edu/mse/) have launched a joint international fellowship PhD program to attract outstanding graduate students from anywhere in the world that will benefit from the complementary capabilities of both institutions during their doctoral studies. The doctoral degree in advanced materials will be granted by the University of Texas at Arlington and the graduate students are expected to spend approximately half of their time working in the University of Texas at Arlington and another half in the IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid.

Both institutions are currently looking for a:

Graduate Student

(MSc Degree in Materials Engineering, Physics, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering)

to carry out his/her PhD in the development of novel ultra-high strength coatings for very high temperature applications using high-throughput synthesis and characterization techniques as well as theoretical modeling.

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should hold MSc degree in Materials Science, Physics, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline) with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

They are expected to spend 50% of their time in Arlington (Texas) and another 50% in Madrid (Spain).

Fluent English (oral and written) is required with a GRE score of V≥150 and Q≥160.

CONDITIONS

Starting date would be during Summer of 2018.

Students will receive a fellowship from the University of Texas at Arlington and a contract from IMDEA Materials Institute.