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  Sensor driven process control for robotic 3D printing of concrete
  Dr P Kinnell, Dr R Buswell
Applications accepted all year round

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Concrete 3D printing is an emerging manufacturing process that uses industrial robots to build large-scale components for a range of construction applications.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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PhD Type

In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  Ultraprecision machining in Silicon Carbide - Ref: ARUF2518
  Dr A Roy
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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PhD Type

Silicon carbide is of great importance as a structural ceramic as it is amongst the hardest materials known. Machining silicon carbide parts into the required shape and form for a given application is extremely difficult, yielding unwanted defects.
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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Texture in materials plays a crucial role in metallic products. A thorough study of the underlying morphology and its evolution is relevant for producing cast parts of innovative technological products.
  Simulation Modelling of Distortion and Shrinkage in Stereolithography 3D Printing.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  Porosity tailored titanium scaffolds for bone engineering
  Dr C Torres-Sanchez, Prof P Conway
Applications accepted all year round

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Replacing a part or a function of the body in a safe, reliable, long-lasting and economic manner is the main motivation of this study.
  Manufacturing 4.0: Design of Smart Manufacturing Systems
  Dr J Milisavljevic-Syed
Application Deadline: 1 November 2020

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PhD Type

BACKGROUND. Conventional manufacturing processes are designed for mass production at a low cost. In recent years, globalization of markets has imposed demands on enterprises to respond rapidly to technological advances and changing preferences of a large customer base.
  High Speed Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic/Metal Multi-material Structures
  Dr D Engstrom
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference number. DEUF2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019, 1 January 2020 or 1 April 2020. Interview date. TBC. Supervisors.
  Development of New Design and Manufacturing Strategy for Additive Manufacturing 3D Metal Printing
  Dr H Dhakal, Dr M Dotcheva, Dr K Dotchev
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3-year full-time or 6-year part-time PhD project, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020.
  Process and material design and enhancement for the additive manufacturing and 3D printing of the wax materials
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This research project is on designing the process and material for 3D printing of the wax objects used in the investment casting process of automotive and aerospace parts.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Advanced manufacturing processes to enable the heterogeneous integration of power electronics - Ref: CL1UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Heterogeneous integration of power devices refers to the assembly of separately manufactured power semiconductors, passive components and control elements into a single package, i.e.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  Coach’s Companion: A Sport Based Joint Cognitive System
  Prof J Harding, Prof C Dickerson, Dr P Sherratt
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Knowledge to support coaching and team selection is diverse, ranging from tacit knowledge, obtained through interactions with people, to statistical data based on performance.
  Design of cranial reconstruction plates: integrating engineering analysis and understanding
  Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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Customised medical implants are widely used in healthcare for applications such as craniofacial reconstruction after trauma or tumour removal.
  Sustainable Manufacturing of 2D and 3D RFID Tags (DHUF2019)
  Dr D Hutt, Dr D Whalley, Prof A West
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is widely used in ID cards and as a method to identify and track products within factories, warehouses and shops.
  Advanced electron beam sources
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Electron beam technology is a unique technology that enables joining dissimilar and otherwise hard to weld metals with very precise and clean welds while minimizing the heating of the material outside the working area.
  Advanced Laser Processing Control Strategies for Radioactive Decommissioning
  Prof J Tyrer, Dr E Long, Dr L Jones
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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PhD Type

Reference number. JT2019#2. Start Date. 01 Oct 2020. Closing date of advert. 2 December 2019. Supervisors. Primary supervisor. Professor John Tyrer.
  Finite element modelling of heart valve deformation and mitral regurgitation after mitraclip implantation - Ref: LG2UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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he mitral valve (MV) is a complex structure regulating forward flow of blood between the left atrium (LA) and left ventricle (LV) of human heart.
  Modelling of Dislocation-Microstructure Interaction at a Short Crack Tip - Ref: LG1UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Nickel-based superalloys are particularly used in applications involving high temperatures and stresses, such as the critical gas-turbine blades and discs in aerospace and power-generation industries.
  Optimisation of Industrial Food Production using Ultraviolet Fluorescence
  Dr EB Woolley, Dr P Webb
Application Deadline: 2 May 2020

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Food manufacturing is the largest and one of the most resource intensive sectors in the world. Within this industry, cleaning of food processing equipment is a critical operation to control safety, cross contamination of allergens and maintain food quality.
  Investigating Strategies for Manufacturing of a New Rotary Blood Pump for Right Heart Support
  Dr J Pauls
Applications accepted all year round

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The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG), based at the The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Brisbane, Australia, is seeking highly motivated, skilled and committed PhD candidates to join our multidisciplinary and international research team to commence a PhD project.
  Advanced power supplies for novel plasma applications
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 24 May 2020

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Non-destructive inspection based on acoustics is today one the primary methods for the identification of damage precursors in components and structures.
  Emerging application of gas plasma technologies
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  Mechanics of biomaterials: characterisation and quantification of interaction between microstructure and mechanical properties - Ref: VS1UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Understanding mechanical properties and performance of various biological materials and tissues and their responses to different loading and environmental conditions is becoming increasingly important for development of new medical procedures and devices.
  Manufacturing of Ventricular Assist Devices with new Materials
  Dr J Pauls
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG), based at the The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Brisbane, Australia, is seeking highly motivated, skilled and committed PhD candidates to join our multidisciplinary and international research team to commence a PhD project.
  Analysing radioactive laser cutting emissions
  Dr L Jones, Dr E Long, Prof J Tyrer
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Reference number. LJ2019#2. Start Date. 01 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 2 December 2019. Supervisors. Primary supervisor.
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