PhD positions for immediate entry in 2019 are available at the universities listed below. Ideally the successful candidate should be able to commence study by 1st March and be available to attend the mandatory CDT training courses from 4 - 8th March in Aberdeen and from 25 - 29th March in Edinburgh. The training programme for students joining after March 2019 will vary from that offered to previous cohorts with new recruits joining existing cohorts for training purposes.
The CDT studentship is funded for 4 years at the UK/EU level for tuition fees, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) default stipend amount (£14,777 for the 2018/19 academic session) and an annual Research Training & Support Grant (RTSG) allowance of £5,000 (£20k over 4 years). Overseas applicants should contact their preferred institution(s) prior to submitting an application to ensure that the institution has sufficient funding to cover the higher international tuition fee applicable to their citizenship status.
Applications must be made directly to the university offering the project via their online application system details of which are provided below against each University's entry.
It is not yet clear which of the CDT university partners, if any, will be offering PhD projects as part of the current model for entry in October 2019. Details of available projects will be posted on this page as soon as agreement to recruit is confirmed.
University of Aberdeen
- Calibrating Geothermometers: integrating field, laboratory and well data for appraising thermal maturation of organic matter Supervisors: Dr D K Muirhead, Dr A T Brasier
- How responsive are coastal carbonate depositional systems to relative sea-level change? Supervisors: Professor Rob Butler, Professor John Howell, Dr Rosanna Maniscalco (Univ. Catania) and Dr Agata di Stefano (Univ. Catania)
University of Exeter
- A fully coupled XFEM model for hydraulic fracturing in multi-phase porous media. Supervisors: Professor Akbar Javadi, Professor John Coggan
Imperial College London
- Pushing Mature Basins into the AI revolution: Using Neural Networks to Extract Quantitative Information from Core and Thin Section Images. Supervisors: Dr Cedric John, Professor Olivier Dubrule
- Pore scale modelling of foam flow in porous media. Supervisors: Professor Stephen Neethling, Dr Paul Grassia (University of Strathclyde), Dr Pablo Brito-Parada
Apply online at https://apply.imperial.ac.uk/login
University of Strathclyde
- Constraining the role of faults as seal-bypass systems. Supervisors: Professor Zoe Shipton, Dr Becky Lunn, Liz Petrie (Western State University), Jim Evans (Utah State University), Davie Richie (Anadarko)
For queries relating to this PhD opportunity, please contact Professor Zoe Shipton at email@example.com.