PhD Studentship

Posted 1 year ago

Shape the Future for Safer Artificial Turf Sport Surfaces!

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 opportunities at LU to work with industry on applied research that will have real impact.
For an informal discussion call Dr Paul Fleming on 01509 222616 or email:
This PhD studentship aims to develop a new approach to measuring the Traction Behaviour of Artificial/Hybrid Turf. It is supported by Labosport Ltd, the global leading commercial sport surfaces test house.

This 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 08/03/2020, to start July 2020