The successful candidate will be based primarily at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, and will be jointly supervised by Dr Stephen Suryasentana and Dr Marcus Perry. Furthermore, the candidate will collaborate closely with industry partners such as Ørsted. The unique combination of academic and industry contacts will be highly beneficial to the candidate’s learning and career development, and future employability. There will also be opportunities for local/international collaborations and to spend a period with collaborators at University of Oxford.
This project will commence in 4 Oct 2021. The successful UK candidate will receive a fully-funded scholarship for 3.5 years, which covers all university tuition fees and an annual stipend that is in line with the UKRI guidelines i.e. £15,667 (tax-free) for the first year and at least that amount (inflation adjusted) for the subsequent years.
We would expect the candidate to have good knowledge of sensor development, sensor fusion and sensor calibration, as well as coding skills in Python. Prior experience with the Robot Operating System would be an advantage.
he successful candidate should also have (or expect to achieve) a distinction at Master’s level, or a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or the equivalent) in an Engineering or Physical Sciences subject, in particular Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.
The eligibility criteria for UKRI funding has changed for studentships commencing in the 2021/22 academic year. Now, all home and international students are eligible to apply for UKRI funding which will cover the full stipend and tuition fees at the home rate (not the international rate). Under the new criteria, UKRI have stipulated a maximum percentage of international students that can be recruited each year against individual training grants. This will be managed at the institutional level for all EPSRC DTP and ICASE grants. For EPSRC CDT grants, this will be managed by the individual CDT administrative/management team. For ESRC and AHRC studentships the final funding decision will be made by the respective grant holder.
To be classed as a home student, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a UK national (meeting residency requirements), or
- Have settled status, or
- Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
- Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.
The residency requirements are based on the Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 and subsequent amendments. Normally to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education).
If a student does not meet the criteria above, they will be classed as an international student. The international portion of the tuition fee cannot be funded by the UKRI grant and must be covered from other sources. International students are permitted to self-fund the difference between the home and international fee rates.