PhD International Awards in Direct Chill (DC) Cast and Extrusion Lightweight Aluminium Metal – 2021/2022

Application for the PhD International Awards in Direct Chill (DC) Cast and Extrusion Lightweight Aluminium Metal – 2021/2022. Entry is now open at the Brunel University London in UK.

This project is focused on developing aluminum metal matrix nanocomposites (Al-MMnCs) with elevated strength, stiffness, and other physical properties, compared to current Al alloys used in the automotive industry. Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £15,609, plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 36 months (3 years).

Founded in 1966, Brunel University London is a well-known university famous for its excellence in research and high-quality education. It is organized into three colleges and three major research institutes and ranked as the 93rd best university worldwide in the field of engineering and technology.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.


Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • UK, EU, and international are eligible to apply.
  • PhD degree in FLAMINGo: Direct Chill (DC) Cast and Extrusion Lightweight Aluminium Metal Matrix Nanocomposites
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate experience in Materials Science, Metallurgy and Materials Characterisation. You should be highly motivated, able to work in a team as well as independently, collaborate with others, and have good communication skills.
  • You will have or be expected to receive a 1st class or 2:1 honors degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Liquid Metals Engineering or a similar discipline. A master’s degree is not required but may be an advantage.
  • Applicants should hold an English Language proficiency qualification of or equivalent to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all sections).


Application must include:

  • Your up-to-date CV
  • Your 300 to 500-word personal statement summarising your background, skills, and experience
  • Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
  • Your English language qualification
  • Contact details for two referees, one of which can be a member of Brunel University academic staff.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before August 27, 2021  will be considered.

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