Postgraduate research opportunities

Industrial PhD Opportunities - Advanced Forming Research Centre

We have an invaluable opportunity to combine forward thinking research across a variety of hot topic areas (Additive Manufacture, High Value Design, Flow Forming of Material, Future Forge, Electrical Steels, Microstructural Analysis) whilst gaining the necessary industrial experience to pursue a competitive career.

Number of places

6

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

1 August 2019

Deadline

30 September 2019

Duration

4 years

Eligibility

Applications are welcome from all who possess or are about to obtain a first class or 2.1 BEng (Hons), MEng or MSc degree, or equivalent EU/International qualification, in a relevant discipline.

Applications from Home, Rest of UK and EU students will receive funding of the home fee and stipend.

International Students are welcome to apply but should be aware of the additional funding requirements and will have to provide evidence that they can pay the difference in fees of circa £15k per annum.

Find out more about this exciting PhD opportunity by clicking through the tabs above.

Individuals interested in this project should email dmem-pgr@strath.ac.uk, along with the title of project you are applying for and attach your most up-to-date cv.

Project Details

Are you looking to gain direct industrial experience whilst developing your specialist research area of interest?

We have an invaluable opportunity to combine forward thinking research across a variety of hot topic areas, whilst gaining the necessary industrial experience to pursue a competitive career.

 

Why study with us?

The University of Strathclyde has one of the largest, most advanced and well equipped engineering faculties in the UK and the biggest in Scotland. It is renowned for international research, quality of teaching and its strong links with industry.

The Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) is an internationally leading department providing learning which is both innovative and industry focused within the Faculty of Engineering. The Department of DMEM’s biggest research centre is the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

 

Fully-funded 4 year industrial PhD opportunities

The AFRC has 6 fully-funded PhD’s commencing this October, 2019. The 6 fully-funded industrial PhD opportunities are in the following fields:

  • Additive Manufacture
  • Flow Forming of Material
  • Future Forge x2
  • Electrical Steels
  • Microstructural Analysis

The AFRC works with all types of organisations: from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) all the way through to local manufacturing companies. The PhD opportunities offer students and graduates a unique opportunity to carry out in-depth study and research in advanced manufacturing techniques.

The PhD opportunities are as follows:

Flow Forming of Materials for Aerostructures with Boeing

Development hot edge detection system for live evaluation of shape of large forged components

The development of automated decision making for non destructive testing of additive manufactured parts with BAE Systems Air

Automation of metallographic microstructural analysis to support deployment of automated image analysis

In-Space Manufacturing

Electrical Steels: Magnetic properties enhancement using alternative manufacturing processes

 

The AFRC

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, engineering research and development, and metal forming and forging research.

For a decade the centre has been at the heart of manufacturing research in Scotland. It is the only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre in the country, one of only 7 in the UK making it the critical link between manufacturers in Scotland and the rest of this world-class network of manufacturing innovation and expertise.

The AFRC helps to fill the gap between fundamental academic research and industry. We help companies to turn innovative technologies and ideas into a commercial reality that will increase their competitiveness, boost their business and secure the manufacturing sector in Scotland and the UK for generations to come.

We offer world-class expertise and cutting-edge technologies that help firms develop solutions that bring about real business benefits for companies of all sizes from across the UK and internationally.

Capabilities include:

  • High integrity forging and thermal processing
  • Materials evolution, component resilience, and residual stress
  • Near net shape design and make
  • Sheet processing technology
  • Digitalisation, technology planning of process and supply chains

Funding Details

These 6 fully-funded industrial PhD opportunities will cover Home and EU Fees and Stipend.

We will accept applications from international students who can confirm in their email application that they are able to pay the difference between the Home and International fees (approximately £16,000 per annum). If you are unable to cover this cost the application will be rejected.

Supervisor

Supervisors will be designated staff members within the AFRC. Please contact us to find out more.

 

The AFRC

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, engineering research and development, and metal forming and forging research.

For a decade the centre has been at the heart of manufacturing research in Scotland. It is the only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre in the country, one of only 7 in the UK making it the critical link between manufacturers in Scotland and the rest of this world-class network of manufacturing innovation and expertise.

The AFRC helps to fill the gap between fundamental academic research and industry. We help companies to turn innovative technologies and ideas into a commercial reality that will increase their competitiveness, boost their business and secure the manufacturing sector in Scotland and the UK for generations to come.

We offer world-class expertise and cutting-edge technologies that help firms develop solutions that bring about real business benefits for companies of all sizes from across the UK and internationally.

Capabilities include:

  • High integrity forging and thermal processing
  • Materials evolution, component resilience, and residual stress
  • Near net shape design and make
  • Sheet processing technology
  • Digitalisation, technology planning of process and supply chains

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