- Opens: Tuesday 7 February 2023
- Deadline: Saturday 30 September 2023
- Number of places: 1
- Duration: 3.5 years
- Funding: Home fee, Equipment costs, Travel costs, Stipend
OverviewThe University of Strathclyde, in conjunction with Spirit AeroSystems, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is offering a fully-funded EPSRC DTP PhD studentship in the field of Advanced Mobile Robotic Manipulators for manufacturing to a suitably qualified student with a background in engineering/ physics/computer science and programming.
Applicants should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees. However, exceptional overseas candidates are considered as well. Overseas students whose mother tongue is not English must meet any one or a combination of the following:
- A minimum IELTS average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components.
- The award of a Master's degree, the teaching of which was in English from an English-speaking country.
- A first-class Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a relevant field awarded from a reputable university.
- Demonstrated record of research and publications.
The University of Strathclyde, in conjunction with Spirit AeroSystems, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), is offering a fully-funded EPSRC DTP PhD studentship in the field of Advanced Mobile Robotic Manipulators for manufacturing to a suitably qualified student with a background in engineering/ physics/ computer science and programming. You will have access to state-of-the-art robotics hardware, including the latest collaborative robotic systems and mobile robot platforms widely deployed in the industry.
You will have an interest in robot navigation/positioning and control, sensor systems and applied measurement systems. The studentship gives you access to a wide range of training and networking opportunities in Robotics and manufacturing. The training covers both technical and transferable skills. The networking includes an annual student conference and technology transfer workshops with the industry.
Working with our global aerospace partner (Spirit AeroSystems) and NMIS – you will have the opportunity to integrate and network globally to conduct high-quality novel research linked closely to industry applications and impact. Typical application areas are in the Future Reconfigurable Manufacturing and Aerospace Manufacturing.
You will work with an established and dynamic team of researchers in the new Sensor Enabled Automation Robotics and Control Hub (http://search.eee.strath.ac.uk/) established at Strathclyde University, dedicated to high-value manufacturing. This new facility is a £2.6M state-of-the-art robotics and sensing hub that supports non-destructive testing and measurement in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE). The lab is closely linked with the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS), https://www.nmis.scot/ and the new Aerospace Innovation Centre https://www.spiritaero.com/programs/research-technology/research-centers/ established by Spirit AeroSystems at their Prestwick manufacturing facility.
Applications are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines and experience; you will have an engineering/ physics/ computer science and programming background, qualified to 1st class or 2(1) degree level.
This studentship covers all university fees and offers an attractive tax-free monthly stipend. Also, a generous £1,500/year training and development budget is included.
Interested applicants should contact Dr Randika Vithanage at Strathclyde for more details -
Number of places: 1
Candidates will be shortlisted and invited for an interview
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