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Fully-funded 4-year PhDs and EngDs in Ultrasonic Engineering

FUSE CDT: the Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering has available Fully-funded 4-year PhDs and EngDs in Ultrasonic Engineering

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 31 Jul 2021
  • United Kingdom | FUSE CDT (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering)
  • Date posted: 22 Jul 2021
  • Job type: Academic: PhD/MSc
  • Disciplines: Medical physics, cancer research & oncology  | Engineering & instrumentation

Join the world’s largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit in 2021 at FUSE CDT: the Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering.

Fully-funded 4-year PhDs and EngDs in Ultrasonic Engineering open for application until 31st July.

Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors from robotics in the oil and gas industry to medical imaging. The universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde have combined research expertise across medical and industrial ultrasonic engineering to lead the Centre of Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE).

Alongside over 20 ultrasonics academics, we are seeking PhD and EngD students to join FUSE and work with 30 external organisations, from innovative micro-companies to exciting multinationals, on real projects, enabling systematic training of a new generation of leaders in ultrasonics research, engineering, and product development.

Programme and benefits

You will benefit from:

  • A four-year, tax-free stipend of approx. £15,609 per annum.
  • A year’s foundation training and introduction to ultrasonic engineering.
  • A three-year research project in collaboration with at least one of the CDT partners, which includes SMEs, the NHS, and multinational corporations.
  • Opportunities for placements with partners.
  • Industry speakers and visits introducing them to real-world problems.
  • Professional skills development such as data management, time management, Prince2 Foundation in Project Management and communications.
  • Support for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with iMechE MPDS.
  • Option to gain STEM Ambassador status.

Key areas for applied ultrasonics include:

  • Medical and industrial imaging.
  • Treatments and processes.
  • Cleaning.
  • Robotics.
  • Sonar.
  • Haptics.
  • Energy transfer.
  • Communications.

The multiple needs of these varied sectors will be met by novel ultrasonics research in:

  • Materials.
  • Microfabricated devices.
  • Microelectronics.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Software and applications.

Funding and eligibility

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK Home applicants and a stipend at the Research Council rate (£15, 609 for Session 2021/22). To be eligible for a fully-funded Home studentship, you must be a UK citizen who has been resident in the UK for the past three years, or an EU applicant with ‘settled status’ (having lived in the UK for five years) or ‘pre-settled status’ (having lived in the UK for a minimum of three years). Candidates with indefinite leave to remain or enter the UK are also eligible for funding.

Please note: Only fully-funded studentships for Home applicants remain for a 2021 start. International candidates may still apply if they have a fund source independent of FUSE CDT or apply in 2022/23.

Applicants must have or expect to obtain the equivalent of a 1st or 2.1 degree in an appropriate engineering or science discipline.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

FUSE has placed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of its activities, believing that this is the way to increase research productivity and quality and to enhance societal and economic impact. Likewise, the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and our external partners are fully committed to EDI principles.

We offer part-time studentships, funding to support applications from under-represented backgrounds, SIMD bursaries, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers, as well as prompting a work-life balance.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow online application system. You will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, two references and your transcript/degree certificate.

Application deadline: 31st July 2021.

Please visit our website for further details about the FUSE CDT and how to apply.

For enquires, please email


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