Medical Engineering: Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarship at Swansea University

  • Phd
  • Full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend
  • 13 August 2021
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Medical Engineering: Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarship: Optical based rheological approaches for the characterisation of blood clots

Funding Provider: EPSRC

Subject Areas: Medical Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Nanomedicine/ Physics

Project Start Date: 01/10/2021

The rheological measurement of blood clots provides a basis for biomarkers of prothrombotic diseases, such as Stroke and Deep Vein Thrombosis, and for monitoring the efficacy of treatments. The student will join an interdisciplinary research team engaging in activity across the Life Sciences ‚ÄďEngineering interface, and will receive training in experimental rheology, in addition to exposure to a biomedical and clinical environment.

The aim of the project is to develop novel technological solutions that overcome some limitations of conventional rheological approaches through advances in the field of optical rheometry. The research will be predominantly carried out at the Rheology laboratory at the Centre for NanoHealth (CNH), Institute of Life Science 2.

Academic Supervisor: Professor Karl Hawkins


Candidates must have a minimum of a first, Upper Second Class Honours in Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanomedicine or Physics. Candidates should have a background knowledge of the underlying principles of rheology, and preferably (but not essential) some evidence of exposure to a medical related subject. Experience in using MATLAB (or similar platforms) is highly desirable.

English Language requirements:¬†If applicable ‚Äď IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent. Details on the Swansea University English Language entry policy can be found¬†here.

This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.


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This scholarship provides the cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,609. International candidates will be required to cover the difference between UK and International tuition fees.

Additional funds of up to £3,000 will also be available for research expenses.


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