Mario Kostan, a Croatian PhD student undertaking his research work with Brunel Innovation Centre, alongside NSIRC, has been awarded a £2000 scholarship by a UK-based philanthropic organisation.
The scholarship was awarded by the Frankopan Fund, part of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The fund provides financial support to Croatian students, with the goal of enhancing the intellectual capacity and international reputation of Croatia. Since its establishment in 1999 it has made over 110 awards amounting to almost £370,000; today the fund makes awards totalling £20,000 to an average of 14 students each year.
Mario was awarded the scholarship after submitting his CV, fees, outline of his course, personal and professional references and personal statement highlighting his background, motivations and reasons for wanting to undertake his course of study.
Mario is currently working on developing an early warning system that will utilise ultrasonic phased array transducers for the long-term structural health monitoring of pipes in nuclear power plants. His early findings have already appeared in a number of publications.
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