Qualification type: PhD
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Funding amount: NZ $22,000 per annum plus domestic fees for a period of three years
Hours: Full Time
Closes: Until the position is filled
Applicants are invited (NZ citizens, permanent residents and international students) for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the School of Engineering of the University of Waikato, in the field of powder metallurgy of advanced materials. The research project is funded by US Air Force, Basic Research of Asian Office of Aerospace R&D, will develop an advanced heat sink composite materials through powder metallurgy route, understand the microstructural evolution and factors affecting composite materials interface formation during the process, enabling increased control over interface quality through the optimisation of processing methods, and overcome the technical challenges for producing composites with high thermal conductivity.