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06-12-2008, 05:20 PM
Research Studentships
Application of nanoindentation techniques to investigate the properties of
pathological bone
Joint Research Institute: Mechanics of Materials & Structures and Bioengineering
University of Glasgow and University of West of Scotland
Under the umbrella of the JRI in the Mechanics of Materials & Structure and
Bioengineering within the Glasgow Research Partnership in Engineering two PhD
studentships are available. They will jointly supervised by Professor Liz
Tanner at the University of Glasgow and Dr John Hughes and Dr Wenzhong Zhou at
the University of West of Scotland and will have access to the facilities of
both Universities. One student will be registered at each university. The
projects are separate but related being on a) the use of nanoindentation to
investigate the temporal changes in the properties of bone during bone
development in knockout mice and b) the use of nanoindentation to investigate
the changes in bone properties in a model of osteoarthritis

Professor Tannerís research is in bio-medical materials including the mechanical
properties of normal and pathological bone. Dr Hughes and Dr Zhouís expertise is
in the use of nanoindentation to investigate the properties of hard materials
including bone.

Conditions
Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent degree in Materials
Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related subject.
The stipend for these PhD is currently £12940 per year (tax free) for three and
a half years and the university fees are covered for UK and EU students.

To apply, please send your CV to Prof. Liz Tanner (e.tanner@mech.gal.ac.uk) and
to Dr John Hughes (John.Hughes@uws.ac.uk) by 30 June 2008.

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Professor Elizabeth Tanner FREng
Departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
James Watt South Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 3733 Fax: +44 (0) 141 330 4343
Mob: +44 (0) 7914 875629 e-mail e.tanner@eng.gla.ac.uk

The University of Glasgow, Charity number SC004401
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