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Engineering Doctorate Postgraduate Degree in Molecular Modelling and Materials Simulation

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) was established by the EPSRC in 1992 in response to the needs of industry and provides for significant collaboration between academic institutes and industry. The EngD is funded for four years with the research engineers spending 75% of their time in industry (undertaking a project, or portfolio of projects, relevant to the needs of the industrial sponsor) and 25% in the host University (attending courses which cover both specialist and general topics relevant to the industrial environment).

The Engineering Doctorate in Molecular Modelling and Materials Simulation is jointly run by the Departments of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics and the Birkbeck "Industrial Materials'' group. All the Departments have significant (internationally-leading) research programmes in the area of materials computer modelling over a range of length- and time-scales.

The Engineering Doctorate will provide training in the following key areas during the taught element of the programme:

  • Atomistic-based simulation using static and dynamic methods.
  • Electronic structure techniques including hybrid methodologies.
  • Optimization procedures including simulated annealing and genetic algorithms.
  • Mesoscale modelling methodologies.
  • Empirical and semi-empirical procedures.
  • Hardware and networking aspects including GRID and E-science technologies.

EngD - Applications

We are currently inviting applications for Research Engineers.

Research Engineers should have, or expect to gain, a good honours degree (first/upper second, or a lower second with appropriate post-graduate training or industrial experience). Candidates must establish a relevant connection with the UK to meet EPSRC's eligibility criteria for funding of an award. Successful applicants work closely with a sponsoring company with a direct interest in the doctoral topic and they will receive a tax-free stipend of at least £12,000 per annum. The programme is funded with five such awards per annum.

Further detail including details of application process may be found by viewing the course overview, course summary or by emailing engd_modelling@ucl.ac.uk.

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