REMS (Renewable Energy Marine Structures) is an EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training set up to train fifty Engineering Doctorate (EngD) and PhD students over an eight-year period. Ten new students will be admitted each year for five years starting from October 2014. This is a collaborative partnership between Cranfield University and the University of Oxford. The REMS CDT conducts research across the full spectrum of Offshore & Marine Renewable Energy structures integrating deep specialist areas such as geotechnical engineering, the soil-structure interface, whole-system structural design & optimisation, design for manufacture, inspection maintenance & repair and structural integrity including fatigue & fracture mechanics in the marine environment.
REMS recruits and trains high-calibre engineers to an EngD and PhD level, in a research environment working closely with the offshore renewable energy sector so that the research output, skills and knowledge gained by the doctoral students is industrially relevant and useful within a short-medium term. Students will be enrolled at either Cranfield University or Oxford University. The training is characterised by an intense period at the start of the four years based at Cranfield University, followed by return visits over the four years for specialist technical modules. In this way the students will have a greater opportunity to develop strong links with each other irrespective of whether they are industry or university based along with the wider industry partners. This also allows flexibility in what is delivered to respond to the needs of industry. Students develop wider skills by including in their individually tailored training portfolio, courses currently offered by a range of partners to postgraduates. These courses include topics such as; research practice and ethics, learning techniques, communication skills, writing and publishing and career management. Students will also learn the academic skills of effective dissemination of research results through attendance at workshops and conferences in the UK and beyond, and by publishing the results of their research in peer-reviewed journals.
REMS is now looking to recruit the third cohort of 10 students for a start in October 2017. There are 5 EPSRC funded studentships available for students interested in working on one of the following areas of research:
Structural Design & Integrity
The studentships are available to UK and eligible* EU citizens with (or about to obtain) a minimum of a 2.1 or a Masters degree in Physical Science or Engineering. These studentships start from October, covering University fees and a competitive stipend.
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*To be eligible for this funding, applicant must be a UK national. All EU nationals are eligible to receive a fees-only award if they do not have “settled status” in the UK.