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

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  Surface texturing of coated surfaces for demanding nanotribology applications
  Dr B Inkson, Dr A Leyland
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Plasma-assisted CVD and PVD coatings, such as Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and transition-metal ceramic nitrides (eg. CrN; TiN), provide improved friction control and/or wear resistance in bearing applications involving rolling/sliding.
  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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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, Ms H Stedman
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.
  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.
  NSIRC236 Development of online inspection and monitoring of WAAM
  Dr C Nageswaran, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a suite of processes that “join materials to make parts from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer”.
  Getting a Grip on Artificial Turf!
  Dr P Fleming, Dr F Palaiologou
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/Labosport. Start date of studentship. by 1 July 2020. Closing date of advert. 8 March 2020.
  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: 28 February 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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Next generation hybrid-hybrid machining of critical aerospace parts
  Dr A Roy, Dr L Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Please describe the project, up to 250 words. *. The application of laser assisted machining/processing has shown promise in reducing tool wear in the machining of difficult-to-machine aerospace materials, such as, metal matrix composites (MMCs).
  Durability in concrete: understanding the influence of capillary pressures for controlling shrinkage and cracking in early age concrete (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MCE/MENDES)
  Dr J Mendes
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The build-up of capillary pressures in the pore space in early age concrete can be responsible for the formation of cracks throughout a concrete element that can be ultimately responsible for the failure of a structure.
  Controlling Droplet Impact and Penetration
  Dr JRCP Castrejón-Pita
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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In this PhD project we aim to expand our understanding of the physics of liquid droplet impact on to structured surfaces (including fabrics).
  Solute transport and precipitation in porous media
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, we will combine modelling and experimental approaches to extend our understanding of the processes controlling solute transport and precipitation in drying porous media.
  (BBSRC DTP) Flying underwater: multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the swimming dynamics of penguins
  Dr B Parslew, Dr K Smith, Prof W Sellers
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Penguins are highly adapted for both efficient cruising and rapid manoeuvring during underwater locomotion. From a biomechanical perspective some progress has been made into understanding the fluid dynamics surrounding their morphology, including the potential role of bubbles in reducing drag.
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Suppression of coffee-ring effect for printing pharmaceuticals (ASKOUNISAU20SCIEC)
  Dr A Askounis, Dr S Qi
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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PhD Type

The coffee-ring effect (CRE) is ubiquitous in our lives from the drying of a spilled coffee drop (hence the name) to the drying of rain drops on our windows.
  PhD inTurbulent Flow Induced Vibration
  Dr A Krynkin
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This is the opportunity for a PhD research student to join a cross-disciplinary project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which is based in Sheffield and will be carried out in collaboration with University College London (Prof.
  Bioinspired sensing: distributed sensory surface
  Dr T Assaf
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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PhD Type

Informal enquiries. Dr Tareq Assaf ([email protected]). Robotic perception is crucial for robotic systems to advance and perform more and more complex tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously.
  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.
  NSIRC232 Use of Microwave (MW) frequencies for NDT of non-metallic pipes.
  Mr G Asfis, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Microwaves (MW) are part of the electromagnetic spectrum with wave lengths in the centimeter range and frequencies from 0.3 to 300 GHz.
  A combined framework of machine learning and full waveform inversion for electromagnetic sensing of infrastructure (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/WARREN)
  Dr C Warren, Prof J Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Electromagnetic sensing systems, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), are critical tools to allow us to evaluate the condition of surface and sub-surface infrastructure.
  Experiments of rain droplet penetration of porous media using laser diagnostics
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor Bharath Ganapatrhrisubramani. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex self assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Improving the Performance of Flexible Packaging Adhesives
  Mrs N Hartley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is in collaboration with Huntsman Polyurethanes based in Everberg Belgium. Polyurethanes are used in many technological applications ranging from adhesives for a variety of products to foams for furniture and sandwich panels.
  Various treatments of Crumb Tyre rubber to improve concrete properties
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of this project is to study the effectiveness of surface pre-treatment by Ultraviolet (UV) light and Ultrasonic treatment as a replacement for the natural aggregate in concrete mixtures on the rubberised concrete properties.
  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.
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