• Information for applicants to the EMJD SEED programme:

    Unfortunately in 2017 there won't be a call for scholarships.

    Nevertheless, In March or April 2018, we will open a call for specific PhD positions associated with a new EU-funded project with similar topics to those covered by SEED.

    If you are interested please send us an email and we will let you know when the call is open.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED provides in-depth training in the development and implementation of new state-of-the-art computational techniques for the modelling and solution of cutting-edge engineering problems in industry. Research will be carried out one or more up-to-date techniques such as:

  • Discontinuous Galerkin (DG)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FI)
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • X-FEM
  • Mesh-free methods
  • Mortar Methods
  • Error estimation
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Mesh generation
  • SEED program aims to meet industry current needs, where early product prototyping and development is now entirely carried out through numerical modelling, prior to physical experimentation of a few selected designs. The complexities of such models require new computational approaches, which are the main focus of SEED research activities. As a result, SEED candidates aim to cover important areas in engineering which include:

  • Biomedical engineering: vascular system, respiratory system, tissue engineering.
  • Civil engineering: soil stability, foundations, earthquake engineering, durability.
  • Aerospace engineering: composite materials, turbulence analysis, aerodynamics.
  • Environmental engineering: noise analysis, pollution analysis, risk management.
  • SEED consortium includes 8 full partners (universities) and 5 associated partners. The programme is coordinated by UPC and managed by CIMNE.

    Students will be also taught to develop core entrepreneurial skills to successfully move ideas into commercial practice through a series of transversal entrepreneurship modules, as part of their training. Doctoral students will be immersed in an innovation environment through interaction with newly established R&D spin-offs hosted within specialist incubator units.