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Design, Manufacture & Engineering postgraduate research opportunities

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Near Net Shape Manufacturing


Deadline:30 June 2018 Opens:16 November 2017

The Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) and the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) are working in conjunction to research the Identification of near net shape manufacturing technologies, to reduce manufacturing costs and lead time through the elimination of some manufacturing processes and raw material usage.

Fee status

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Development of Microstructure, Crystallographic Texture and Residual Stress in the interference region between substrate and a layer made by additive manufacturing during hybrid manufacturing


Deadline:30 June 2018 Opens:22 February 2018

The project will consider manufacturing parts from similar and dissimilar materials to study the extent of heterogeneities in microstructure and mechanical properties in the interface.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Developing a novel framework for securing IP & Copyright in additive manufacturing supply chains


Deadline:30 June 2018 Opens:22 February 2018

The project aims to develop a framework based on use of advanced technologies to overcome IP and Copyright challenges in additive manufacturing applications, particularly for spare parts. The primary focus will be on block chain and smart contract technologies.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Intelligent Control for Ultra Precision Machine Tools

Research and development of next generation intelligent CNC controller for ultra precision machine tools.

Number of places

1

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

25 April 2018

Deadline

12 August 2018

Duration

36 months

Eligibility

The successful candidate will have a good first degree in mechanical/electrical/electronics/control engineering, computing, mechatronics or physics.

Project Details

Many emerging sectors and next generation products will demand ultra precision (nanometre level tolerance) complex components. Such products include: next generation displays, plastic electronic devices, low cost photovoltaic cells, energy management and energy harvesting devices and logistics, defence and security technologies.

Funding Details

The 3 year studentship will cover student fees and a tax free stipend of £12,000 per annum. 

Supervisor

Prof Xichun Luo (Xichun.luo@strath.ac.uk)

Further information

Potential candidates are also encouraged to send an inquiry email to Prof Xichun Luo (Xichun.luo@strath.ac.uk) if they wish to find out more about the position before applying. 

Contact us

dmem-pgr-recruitment@strath.ac.uk

How to apply

To apply for the studentship, candidates should complete an online application on the University website http://www.strath.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduateapplications/, Postgraduate Research Degree option, naming “Advanced Manufacturing” as the research area.