PhD Studentship – Investigate and develop better understanding of the mechanisms of boot-surface traction, via extensive testing, enhancement of current LU testing methods, and development of a mathematical model.

Loughborough University

PhD
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Come and join the thriving Sport Surfaces Research Group at Loughborough University to carry out high quality research and make a positive difference to the science and the industry of future surfaces for sporting performance and safety

Two exciting PhD opportunities at LU to work with industry on applied research projects, for an informal discussion call Dr Paul Fleming on 01509 222616 or email: p.r.fleming@lboro.ac.uk

Labosport UK supported PhD to investigate and develop better understanding of the mechanisms of boot-surface traction, via extensive testing, enhancement of current LU testing methods, and development of a mathematical model. The project extends several previous PhD projects that have instrumented and developed rotational and linear laboratory-based traction equipment, but to date stopped short of measuring and modelling commercial footwear outsoles and studs on a range of artificial turf surfaces. This work will build on the wealth of commercial lab and field testing data held by the company, make a significant and novel scientific contribution to player-surface traction research, and provide excellent employment opportunities to the successful researcher. Application deadline 03/03/2019, to start April or July 2019

See: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPJ516/phd-studentship-getting-a-grip-on-artificial-turf