Swansea University is inviting applications for its College of Engineering Centenary PhD Scholarship in the UK for the 2019/2020 academic session.
Project description: Cardiovascular disease accounts for 37% of all deaths in the EU (and 45% of all deaths in Europe), and the current pharmacological treatments often require a long period of development and regulatory approval, involving animal and human testing. The proposed PhD project is aiming to produce a model to reduce animal and human testing.
Arterial blood pressure is a key indicator of human health and it is influenced by a large number of different factors. One of these important parameters is the flow-resistance offered by the small arteries or microcirculation. Such arteries can modulate this resistance by varying the inner diameter in order to optimize blood flow transport and distribution towards organs and tissues.
The aim of this PhD project is to develop and experimentally test a mathematical model able to represent the blood flow regulatory mechanism. This will be integrated with the pre-existing framework in order to deliver a computational platform for cardiovascular drug testing.
- UK/EU candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,296.
- International candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees only.
- There will be additional funds available for research expenses.
- Candidates should hold a first or upper second class (2.1) honours degree in engineering, physics or mathematics or a relevant subject area (Computational Fluid Dynamics, Biomedical Engineering).
- They would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by a point of application.
- For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit their website.
To apply, please complete and submit the following documents to Dr Alberto Coccarelli
- Motivational letter
- For enquiries please contact Dr Alberto Coccarelli (+44 (0)7477 353252).
Deadline: Application closes March 31, 2019.