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Studentships at Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

From: Matija Strlic <m.strlic<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Studentships (4 positions)
Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts,
    Heritage and Archaeology

The Centre for Doctoral Training Science and Engineering in Arts,
Heritage and Archaeology at UCL, University of Oxford and University
of Brighton is delighted to be offering four doctoral studentships:

"CFD modelling of dust in the built environment: sources, transport
and deposition"

    The challenging project will look at the processes of ingress,
    generation, transport, deposition and resuspension of
    particulate matter and compare domestic and heritage indoor
    environments using computational fluid dynamics, as well as by
    extensive monitoring.  This will lead to a better understanding
    of the dynamics of particulate matter and of the evolution of
    its concentration in air, as well as its accumulation on
    surfaces, associated with maintenance costs.  The project is
    supported by Dyson Ltd and has been developed in collaboration
    with the National trust.

    Academic supervisor: Dr Luca Mazzei, UCL Chemical Engineering

    Application deadline: 14 July 2014.

"Lighting Policies for Collections using Microfadeometry"

        The project will examine the suitability of microfadeometry
        as a technique to develop object- and collection-specific
        lighting guidelines.  Based on the principles of
        sustainability, suitable guidelines will be developed for
        the choice of light sources, as well as for what could be
        the acceptable level of light damage in the long-term, and
        an online tool will be developed to assist in decision
        making about light levels during exhibitions.  The project
        is co-funded by the Wellcome Collections and has been
        developed in collaboration with Townshend and Thomas LLP.

        Academic supervisor: Professor Mary Cassar, UCL Centre for
        Sustainable Heritage

        Application deadline: 15 July 2014.

"'Wet walls': Developing 4D moisture survey techniques for historic
buildings"

    Moisture ingress is a serious problem for many historic
    buildings, as it can cause severe deterioration.  Whilst several
    specialist techniques are available to estimate the moisture
    contents of building materials, they have generally only been
    used individually to provide 2D snapshots.  This innovative
    project, co-funded by Historic Scotland and developed in
    association with Consarc Design Group, will develop combined
    methods to visualise the spatial distribution of moisture and
    its temporal dynamics.  The results will be used to improve
    understanding of moisture problems and enable the development of
    better conservation solutions.

    Academic supervisor: Professor Heather Viles, University of
    Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment

    Application deadline: 16 July 2014.

"Mortars for controlling moisture problems in damp towers"

    Many historic buildings in exposed locations suffer from damp
    problems caused by driving rain.  This project, co-funded by
    English Heritage and developed in association with the Churches
    Conservation Trust, will evaluate to what extent and how
    pointing mortars can solve these problems.  Through close
    liaison with consultant stonemasons and other practitioners, the
    research will investigate the importance of mortar mixes and
    application techniques.  The project will involve a
    developmental sequence of laboratory and field experiments, as
    well as monitoring of real buildings and numerical modelling
    simulations.  The research results will be translated into
    improved advice for managing driving rain problems in historic
    buildings.

    Academic supervisor: Professor Heather Viles, University of
    Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment

    Application deadline: 16 July 2014.

For more information on the project, partners and supervisors,
please visit:

    <URL:http://www.seaha-cdt.ac.uk/opportunities/>

The UK EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering
in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) is an 8-year initiative
(2014-2022) to establish an infrastructure to meet challenges set by
the heritage sector, industry and government.  Working with heritage
and industry partners, SEAHA students will create, innovate or use
sensors, instrumentation, imaging, digital and creative technologies
to improve our understanding of heritage, to develop science and
engineering capabilities and to benefit the economy.

For more information on SEAHA, please visit:

    <URL:http://www.seaha-cdt.ac.uk>

Any enquiries should be emailed to

    Selina McCarthy
    SEAHA Centre Manager (Temporary)
    Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
    University College London
    Central House
    14 Upper Woburn Place
    London WC1H 0NN
    +44 203 1085947(Ext: 55947)
    manager<-a t->seaha-cdt< . >ac< . >uk


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