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PhD Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling

PhD Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling

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Full time | City Campus | 4 years | FEB-23

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Full time


4 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Fluid Mechanics Materials Technology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Undertake doctoral research in the diverse field of Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling
  • Learn advanced techniques, utilise cutting-edge technology and benefit from expert tutelage
  • Contribute to the acclaimed work of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI)
  • Join a vibrant research community, with a cohort of 100 PhD students

This course allows you to undertake research into a specific area of materials and fluid flow modelling. This varied subject encompasses everything from liquid crystals and polymers to hemodynamics. Your work will join extremely well-regarded MERI publications - a high proportion of which are considered 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

How you learn

As this is a research course, most of your work will be carried out independently. You will benefit from the support and expertise of your supervisory team; including a Director of Studies and a second supervisor who have specific interest in your chosen subject area. Indicative topic areas include liquid crystals, self-assembled structures and foods, and you may use wide-ranging simulation methods - molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo, for example - for your work.

  • Independent research
  • Laboratory training
  • Research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions
  • Teacher training
  • Participation in the MERI Research Colloquium - presenting posters and oral presentations

Future careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for/in

  • Harvard University
  • The University of Cambridge
  • The University of Nottingham
  • Max Plank Inst Mainz
  • Max Plank Inst Gottingen
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • The University of Pittsburgh
  • Software development and management
  • IT Systems
  • Banking
  • Risk management
  • Financial data provision.

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Entry requirements

All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same). All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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