In Brief: Opportunities

Portsmouth RML

The RML has 4 PhD project opportunities at present (titles below). These are curently self-funded projects, however we welcome any candidates with opportunities for sponsorship or access to their own funding (EU, PTDF, industry: just get in touch!).

- Source mechanics of fluid driven volcanic Earthquakes. Project Code: SEES4941019

- Bone-metal (brittle-elastic) bond durability and fatigue derived from coupled Acoustic Emission and X-ray Computed Tomography. Project Code: SEES4931019

- Measurement of Fracture Toughness under elevated pressure and temperature. Project Code: SEES4960219

- Coupled thermo-fluid-mechanics of thermally stressed granite for Hot Dry Rock geothermal reservoir applications. Project code: SEES4830219

For more details please contact the RML director Dr. Philip Benson (   

Heriot-Watt University

A fully funded PhD position is available on petrophysical characterisation of deformation bands in reservoir rocks is offered by Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University. The deadline of applications is on the 15th of July 2020.

For more information:

Please, contact Elma Charalampidou ( for additional enquiries.