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University of Birmingham, School of Metallurgy & Materials PhD Projects

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  A fully funded PhD in Autonomous Mobile Robotic Systems for dismantling electrical vehicle`s battery pack
  Prof R Stolkin, Dr A Rastegarpanah
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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About the Extreme Robotics Lab. The University of Birmingham Extreme Robotics Lab (ERL), is one of the leading university robotics labs in Europe dedicated to practical applications of robotics and AI to extreme environments.
  A microstructure-informed model to predict the deformation and shear bands formed during a nickel superalloy machining operation
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Metallurgy and Materials is seeking a high calibre candidate for a PhD studentship in materials modelling.
  Funded PhD position in variable autonomy Human-Robot systems in extreme environments
  Dr M Chiou, Prof R Stolkin
Applications accepted all year round

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Robotics systems used in time- and safety-critical domains (e.g. disaster response, nuclear decommissioning) are often remotely teleoperated, with little or no autonomy used to assist the human operator.
  Improving design against fatigue
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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Fatigue life prediction in the aerospace components relies on fracture mechanics for relatively long cracks (>1mm). Nevertheless, most of the fatigue life is spent while the crack is relatively short (.
  Li-ion Batteries; Recovery and Reconditioning
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded 4-year Faraday Institution studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Novel Vanadium-based Alloys for Structural Applications in Nuclear Fusion Reactor
  Dr B Cai
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham.
  Production of ceramic matrices and ceramic composites for low observable applications for BAE Systems
  Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems and involves the University of Birmingham.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Applications accepted all year round

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The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
  Synthesis of non-oxide ceramic powders via routes that suit industry
  Prof J Binner, Prof M Simmons
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is funded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and involves Kennametal and Novamat, two UK companies, and the University of Birmingham.
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