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  PhD position (4 years) on Non-Destructive Testing of Mechanically Loaded Composites using the Ultrasonic Polar Scan Method
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM, Dr M Kersemans
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 4-year PhD position in non-destructive testing (NDT) of composites using the Ultrasonic Polar Scan (UPS) method. The Ultrasonic Polar Scan has been developed in our research group, and is a sophisticated inspection method which provides a unique fingerprint of stiffness and/or damage parameters.
  Virtual Human-Robot Collaboration: developing an immersive human-robot collaboration testing environment using virtual reality tools
  Prof A Tiwari
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this research theme is to develop an immersive human-robot collaboration testing environment using virtual reality tools, such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and VR CAVEs.
  AACE-ASTRO-572: Metal Additive Manufacturing for Space Propulsion
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr A N Grubisic
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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A unique opportunity for UK & EU residents to undertake a fully funded PhD studentship in the internationally recognized Astronautics Research Group in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Dr.
  New generation of brake pads – design and tribological testing (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/ZABIEGAJ)
  Dr D Zabiegaj
Applications accepted all year round

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Road traffics and industrial processes that are well-known as exhaust emissions producers; however, released Particulate Matter (PM) originates also from a number of non-exhaust processes, brake and tyres, involving corrosion and mechanical abrasion.
  Vibration Absorber Design using Experimental Testing within a Digital Twin
  Dr Z Jiang, Prof S Neild
Applications accepted all year round

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Type of award. PhD Research Studentship. Department. Mechanical Engineering. Scholarship. £15,009 p.a. Duration. 3.5 years. Eligibility.
  Lightweight composite structures for high-performance applications
  Dr F Martinez-Hergueta, Dr F Teixeira-Dias
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Williams Advanced Engineering Limited (“Williams”) is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group (https://www.williamsf1.com/advanced-engineering).
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  PhD position (4 years) on Air-coupled ultrasound for characterizing elasticity of wooden panels and composite materials
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM, Dr M Kersemans
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 4-year PhD position in non-destructive testing (NDT) and characterization of (natural) fiber reinforced materials (e.g.
  PhD position (4 years) on Ultrasonic Characterization of the Internal Protection Layer in Industrial Lined Pipes
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM, Dr M Kersemans
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 4-year PhD position in non-destructive testing (NDT) of lined pipelines using ultrasound.
  Applications of Advanced Imaging and Simulation Methods in Failure Analysis of Composite Materials
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof I. Sinclair
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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The exploitation of lightweight composite materials represent a vital element in the future efficiency and sustainability of the transportation sector.
  Predicting mechanical properties of nanocomposites with brush-like reinforcement
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will focus on creating the multi-scale three-dimensional models for accurate analytical prediction of the effect of reinforcement with bristled nanowires on the overall performance of the composite material, leading to the optimal usage of very expensive nanomaterials.
  Training Self-Driving Cars using Deep Reinforcement Learning
  Dr D Faria
Applications accepted all year round

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The pathway to make autonomous driving a truly ubiquitous technology is to ensure functional safety with the ability to effectively respond to unexpected events.
  Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
  Dr G Alfano
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reduction of stress concentration and weight.
  Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Condition Monitoring PhD
  Prof I jennions
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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This PhD project offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven engineer, who wants to work on real world problems.
  Multiscale Dynamic Modelling of Carbon-Carbon Friction Braking Materials and Processes PhD
  Prof M Skote, Dr S Goel
Application Deadline: 10 September 2019

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A PhD position sponsored by Airbus in numerical modelling of physical processes, focusing on solving the challenge in landing gear friction by the use of atomic simulation studies is available.
  Intelligent Computational Methods for Advanced Composites
  Dr Z Sharif Khodaei, Prof M.H. Aliabadi
Applications accepted all year round

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The structural integrity group in the Aeronautics department (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/structural-integrity-health-monitoring/) is dedicated to improving integrity of engineering components and structures used in aerospace and other safety-critical industries.
  Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbially-synthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbially-synthesised cellulose nanofibres, more commonly known as bacterial cellulose (BC), is an ultra-pure form of cellulose nanofibers with mechanical performance exceeding that of single E-glass or Kevlar fibre.
  Improving blast and ballistic resistance in composites through design
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced composites are being extensively used in ballistic applications.
  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.
  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.
  Innovative Development of Platform Train Interface Hardware.
  Dr C Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. CIJ-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. This research will look into developing realistic and adaptable technologies for improving the platform train interface for those with a disability or impairment.
  PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation) – Crack Tip Constraint in Typical High Strength Steel Components in Arctic Conditions
  Dr R Kulka, Ms S Walker
Applications accepted all year round

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  PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation) - Protection of offshore wind turbines using low-cost, damage tolerant, sacrificial coatings (ProCoat)
  Dr S Paul
Applications accepted all year round

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Mitigating corrosion of offshore structures requires the use of cathodic protection often in conjunction with dielectric coatings.
  Future retail electricity market structure and operations with increasing customer engagement
  Dr A Foley
Applications accepted all year round

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SSE supply electricity and gas to around 9 million household and business accounts. SSE is one of the UK’s largest QUB - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD Project 2019-2020.
  Advanced Development of Highly Efficient Reconfigurable Automotive Power Converter
  Dr M Baghdadi
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The increasing use of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) has a very important role to play in supporting mobility while reducing the carbon and air quality impact of road transport.
  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  Future Aircraft Electric Generators Technologies
  Dr D Drury
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will develop new modelling / predictive algorithms to quantify the life expectancy of high speed rotating machines operating in a harsh environment.
  Hierarchical design of 3D-printed honeycombs
  Dr P Alam, Dr N Radacsi
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Self-funded students are invited to apply for a project on 3D printing honeycomb structures. In 1859, Charles Darwin considered the hive-bee honeycomb as being “an absolutely perfect structure, economising labour and wax”.
  Rolls Royce sponsored PhD scholarship – Machining of new aerospace materials
  Prof D Axinte
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, The University of Nottingham. Applications are invited to undertake a 3 ½ year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD scholarship- Novel grinding technology with advanced cooling capabilities
  Prof D Axinte
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applicants are invited to undertake a 3 ½ years PhD program in partnership with industry to address key challenges in on-platform manufacturing engineering.
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