Applicants must have a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in physics, materials or mechanical engineering. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.
Months of entry
Liquid infused surfaces constitute a novel class of material where a lubricant is held in place in a porous substrate to create a self-healing repellent surface. This multidisciplinary project will develop robust and cost effective surfaces by directly altering the topography of the metallic materials of interest while computational tools will evaluate the stability of such surfaces (flow entrainment, wetting characteristics). The new composites will be optimized for various applications including fouling prevention1 and corrosion mitigation. 2 petrochemical companies have shown interest in supporting the development of the project which will link closely with existing courses (CDT tribology, Oilfield MSc).
Keywords: Lubricants; corrosion; surface engineering; wetting.
Fees and funding
This scholarship is part of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship scheme.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Richard Barker