Level: Ph.D
Sub/Field: Bioengineering,
Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:   Friday 19 January 2018
Reference:  770016BX

Project Reference: EngSci-BIO-144
Project Themes: Bioengineering and Human Factors
Project Title: Multiscale modeling of nitrogen uptake from the soil by plant roots
About This Project:
The project will involve multiscale mathematical modelling of the plant-soil processes using a combination of numerical simulations and analytic (asymptotic analysis, multiple scale analysis etc) techniques on the models consisting of partial differential equations that describe soil and plant transport properties. Access to the UK University Sector’s most powerful supercomputer (Irisdis4) is available for particularly demanding computational applications.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • The successful candidate will have a 1st or 2:1 in mathematics, engineering, or science with demonstrable skill for mathematical modelling. 
  •  General entry requirements:To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements, as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme. As well as academic qualifications and practical experience, we look for evidence of your interest in the programme and an understanding of the rigorous demands of postgraduate study. 
  • For an  an international student, you will need to ensure that your academic and English language qualifications meet our entry requirements. You should apply as early as possible if you need to secure a UK visa or if you are applying for funding or sponsorship. Visit the University’s International students’ pages for more details.
  •  If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Professor Tiina  Roose, Bioengineering Sciences research group, Email: t.roose@soton.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 2374.

Important Documents:

  • Postgraduate application form
  • Two reference requests
  • Ethnic origin form (for all applicants permanently residing in the UK) 
  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Proof of English language (if applicable) 
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Application Procedure:
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Before applying for postgraduate study applicant should:
  1. Identify the postgraduate programme you wish to apply for
  2. Check you meet the general entry requirements
  3. If applicable, ensure that you will be able meet any special requirements for international students
  4. Identify how you will fund your postgraduate study
  5. Oobtain supporting documentation to support your application
  6. Please identify a project and/or project supervisor

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