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									PhD Studentships
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering


EPSRC funded studentships

Closing date for applications: 31st July 2009
Start date: October 2009


The projects
Applications are invited for two EPSRC-funded PhD studentships at
Newcastle University.

Cellforce: A microelectromechanical system for quantitative measurement
of cell forces (4-year studentship)

The ability to measure changes of cell behaviour underpins basic medical
research. Current approaches to the mechanical analysis of cells are based
on atomic force microscopy. However, with micro-electromechanical
techniques being developed in Newcastle, it is possible to design silicon-
based devices to measure the mechanical properties of cells.

Contact: john.hedley@ncl.ac.uk Tel: 0191 222 6002

Novel micro-gyroscopes

Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) sensors research area. This
project is supported by our partners Atlantic Inertial Systems and UC-Davis
and is concerned with developing novel micro-gyroscopes. This challenging
research project will investigate different control strategies implemented
using Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques.

Contact: B.J.Gallacher@ncl.ac.uk Tel: 0191 222 6221




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The studentships
Candidates must have a good degree in Engineering, Physics or Applied
Mathematics (or Biological Sciences for the first award). They must be
highly motivated and have strong analytical and computational skills.

Applicants should be citizens of a Member State of the European
Community. The studentships will provide funding to cover fees at the
home/EU student rate, with a tax free bursary of £13,290 per annum
(home students only), and are tenable for three years (or four as indicated).

Further information and application

General enquiries may be addressed to:

mse.admissions@ncl.ac.uk or Tel: +44 (0)191 222 5236.

Applications may be made on-line at:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/




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