Funding has been obtained for 10 fully-funded PhD studentships from UKIERI, the UK-India Education and Research Initiative. The students will work on a collaborative programme of research between the University of Leicester, UK, the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli and the Indian National Aerospace Laboratories in Bangalore. The programme is called "Towards Reliable Smart Adaptable Air-Vehicles" and the aim is to develop novel control algorithms in two areas of application: (1) unmanned air-vehicles and micro-satellites in search and rescue scenarios, and (2) high performance piloted aircraft, where poor handling qualities result in pilot-induced oscillations. These areas are rich in research topics suitable for PhDs. The plan is to start 5 PhD projects this year and 5 next year.
Five of the PhD projects will be carried out at Leicester and it is expected that most of these students will come from India. The other 5 PhD projects will be carried out in the Indian Institutions and it is expected that most of these students will come from the UK or EU.
Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a good honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applications in the form of a full CV with the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Ms Leanne Garnham, email@example.com. Please indicate whether you wish to work at Leicester or in India. There is no closing date but candidates interested in studentships for this year should apply as soon as possible.