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Mechanical Engineering (surface engineering) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Laser Assisted Cold Spray for Structural Repairs
  Dr T Hussain
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the world-leading Coatings and Surface Engineering Group at the University of Nottingham.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality
  Prof G Dearden, Dr S Edwardson
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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PhD Type

The project will investigate optical techniques for modulating and manipulating light from solid-state pulsed lasers operating in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regime, and applying these to explore novel mechanisms of interaction with engineering materials.
  NSIRC226 PhD Studentship – Development of laser-based decontamination techniques Coventry University
  Mr A Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). PhD Supervisor. Prof. Jonathan Lawrence; Dr Andrew Wilson. Application deadline.
  Surface Modification of Metal Powders for Improved Additive Manufacturing (SAM18)
  Dr D Hutt, Dr C Torres-Sanchez
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - Optical sensors for monitoring and control of ultra-short pulsed laser manufacturing processes (MTC)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D P Hand
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  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.
  A stereo vision based craft shock correlation on rough sea
  Dr Y Huang, Dr A Bucchi, Dr H Yu
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Ya Huang, Dr Andrea Bucchi and Professor Hui Yu.
  A Data-Driven Approach to Predict the Extent of Surface Oxidation during Hot-Rolling and Annealing of New Steels
  Dr M Auinger, Prof C Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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Sponsor Company. Tata Steel. PROJECT OVERVIEW. The development of new steels to meet modern marked demands cause significant challenges with respect to reduce corrosion during production.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  Engineering functional partial joint replacement: a soft solution to a hard problem
  Dr M Bryant
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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PhD Type

Arthritis is a common problem and typically treatment includes replacing the articular surfaces with hard metal on both sides of the joint with intervening plastic or ceramic.
  Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications
  Prof D Axinte
Applications accepted all year round

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Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, The University of Nottingham. Applicants are invited to undertake a 3-year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  3D Vision for Robots with Photonic Chip Interferometers (SAM10)
  Prof J Huntley, Dr P Ruiz
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
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