PhD Studentship – new player and mechanical field testing protocols to measure playability of artificial hockey surface from a user’s perspective, underpinning future FIH regulations and product innovations

Loughborough University

PhD
Posted 4 weeks ago
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

An FIH supported PhD on new player and mechanical field testing protocols to measure playability of artificial hockey surface from a user’s perspective, underpinning future FIH regulations and product innovations. The key outcomes anticipated, largely from field-based experiments, comprise: New player (and mechanical) field testing protocols to measure playability of a surface from a user’s perspective; Comparisons between attributes of different playing surfaces and their conditioning requirements (i.e. watering); and to inform the sustainable development of future surface technologies (such as dry fields) and for balls and sticks. Application deadline 03/03/2019, to start April or July 2019

See: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPJ535/phd-studentship-field-hockey-optimising-sport-surfaces-for-play-performance