Closing date: Apply as soon as possible
This scholarship is for a joint Swansea-Grenoble PhD. During the candidature the successful applicant will spend time at the College of Engineering, Swansea University and the Doctoral School of Physics, at Université Grenoble Alpes.
Start date: 1 January 2018
The lymphatic system returns fluid from interstitial spaces to the blood circulation and it serves as an important transport route for immune cells and antigens. Transport phenomena and/or breakdowns in lymphatic system performance are crucial in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, obesity, inflammatory diseases and injury resolution. However, little is actually known about transport mechanisms in this obscure system. In this project the rheological behaviour of lymph will be investigated and its effect on transport through the lymphatic system will be identified. Due to the small amounts of lymph available a micro-fluidic approach will be taken from design, fabrication, measurement, analysis to simulation of an actively pumping lymphatic network.
As this is a joint degree, applicants must meet entry/funder requirements of both Universities, namely:
Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes :
Applicants must hold a Masters degree in a relevant discipline (Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Engineering).
Either a first class honours degree with a masters in a relevant discipline (Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Engineering) or, a Masters with Distinction.
Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to UK/EU candidates only.
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £14,553 (RCUK rate) provided by Swansea University and Université Grenoble Alpes.
The student will also receive funds of £500 per annum to assist with travel and accommodation.
To apply please complete the following documents and send to Dr Vivienne Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Informal enquiries about this studentship are welcome and may be directed to Dr Raoul Van Loon (email@example.com / +44 (0)1792 602018) or Dr Mourad Ismail (mourad.Ismail@univ-Grenoble-alpes.fr / +33 (0)4 76 51 48 94).
Applications are welcome at any time. Interviews will be arranged within a week after the application is received when a suitable candidate is identified.