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

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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

An exciting PhD opportunity to work with the International Hockey Federation, FIH, and the leading academics in Sports Turf Technology at Loughborough University – the best sports and engineering University in the world.

Help shape the future of artificial turf and hockey! This PhD will give you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to ongoing international research to establish scientific benchmarking of the play performance of artificial turf hockey pitches and establish your future career as an expert in this field.
This studentship is part-funded by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and is intended to support the development of future international standards for hockey surfaces worldwide. Through this collaboration you will have unique access to an international sports governing body, their network of contacts and wealth of expertise.

Closing date 4th August, see for more details and how to apply or make an informal enquiry.