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Due to funding regulations, this studentship is only available to UK and EU nationals. Students must meet the eligibility criteria at the 'Higher Education' link at: Regrettably, we are not able to consider applicants who don't meet the residency criteria for this studentship.

A fully-funded 4-year EPSRC industrial CASE studentship in conjunction with Schlumberger Gould Research (SGR) is available to study the extensional rheology of complex fluids that are used in oil well construction. This project, with Dr Bart Hallmark and Professor Ian Wilson at Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and Dr Elizabeth Jamie at SGR, will improve the understanding and measurement of the extensional behaviour of fluids used in oil well construction and will examine the key flow regimes encountered operationally. This knowledge will be used to update, or generate, new models for the fluids' flow and develop appropriate methods for characterising extensional behaviour in a service lab or in the field. This collaboration combines the expertise in the processing of complex fluids at the University of Cambridge with the research program in well-construction fluids at Schlumberger.

Applicants for the studentship should have a First Class (or a high 2:1) degree in physics, mathematics, mechanical or chemical engineering. If your degree was taken outside the UK, please visit: to determine if your overseas qualification is equivalent to a UK First or high 2.1.

To apply for this studentship, please send the following to both Mrs Amanda Taylor ( and Dr Bart Hallmark ( by noon (UK time) on Thursday 31 May 2018.

-- Include the Vacancy Reference number NQ15495 in the subject line of your email.

-- Your CV

-- Your most recent transcript (and transcripts from any previously completed degrees) to include grades/marks received in relevant examinations

Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please quote reference NQ15495 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Key Information

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Reference: NQ15495

Dates and deadlines:

Thursday, 3 May, 2018
Closing Date
Thursday, 31 May, 2018