Director of studies: Dr Sung-Hwan Jang
2nd supervisor: Dr Maria Papadaki
3rd supervisor: Professor Deborah Greaves
invited for a three-year PhD studentship. The studentship will start on October
Based on multidisciplinary research teams in the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, this is an exciting opportunity to carry out experimental and theoretical research on cyber-physical security system in renewable energy infrastructure by integrating the cyber-physical system with a network monitoring infrastructure.
You will carry out experimental research on manufacturing self-sensing materials and developing the cyber-physical system for sustainable renewable energy infrastructure. You will be responsible for planning and delivering experiments at well-equipped laboratory facilities in Plymouth. You will be expected to demonstrate research leadership across a portfolio of projects in the field of sustainable and innovative renewable energy infrastructure. You will collaborate closely with a wide range of internal and external colleagues in order to define, plan, deliver, and report on a variety of research project. You will report and communicate your research outputs in journal papers, conferences and at workshops and meetings with academic organisations and industrial project partners.
You will have a PhD in Civil and Coastal Engineering after 3 years project and show significant evidence of having developed and then delivered high-quality research projects in an academic and/or industrial context. You will have an excellent record of relevant publications in academic journals, with a focus on areas such as smart materials, cyber-physical system, and renewable energy. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:
- development of carbon nanotube reinforced composite materials,
- characterisation of materials such as electro-mechanical testing,
- machine learning,
- cyber security.