The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) is a world renowned research centre investigating the underpinning science behind Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing. To support this, CfAM is home to several multi million pound government and industry funded research projects, including prestigious EPSRC Programme and Platform Grants, an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training and a large initiative looking at new materials for AM.
With a research focus around processes, materials, computational methods and AM implementation, CfAM aims to deliver both single and multimaterial AM solutions in a single process step. Through close collaboration with industry, the Centre tackles major research challenges, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of AM research and its application to industry. The successful commercial exploitation of the Centre’s research will deliver cutting edge technology to meet both industrial and societal needs, for example contributing to the low carbon economy and personalised healthcare. Further information is available here.
With more than 100 researchers, the CfAM has over 50 postgraduate students working on AM-specific research, these students are supervised and supported by a passionate group of academics, postdocs and technicians. To contribute and build on our existing success, we are looking to recruit high calibre and enthusiastic students from engineering and science related backgrounds who have a strong interest in AM across a range of sectors (automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, bio, etc.) , to undertake doctoral-level study. Our fully funded (EU, UK and limited number of overseas) studentships offer a unique opportunity to study in a multidisciplinary and diverse environment, which also provides access to one of the best equipped AM labs in the UK.
|Projects currently available||Availability|
|Ultrafast AM of Novel Materials|
|Hybrid bioinstructive / delivery particles fabricated through microfluidics and two photon polymerisation for immune modulation|
|Novel micro/nano scale characterisation of interfaces in multimaterial additive manufacturing (3D printing)
|Embedding structural health monitoring (SHM) capabilities into additive manufactured (AM) metallic parts for military applications|
|Multi-Material AM for Tailored Electromagnetic Properties and Bespoke Antennas|
|Vulcan – Vat photopolymerization on wafer printing|
|Neptune – Inkjet printing digital image generation and compensation for surface chemistry effects|
|Gemini - Inkjet printing of non-solvent polyimide materials|
|Production and Use of oligomers (controlled low molecular polymers) in Additive Manufacture|
|Preparation and Use of Polymeric Surfactants in Additive Manufacture|
|3D Printing with 1D Functional Nanomaterials|
|Thermofluid optimisation of AM high heat flux components for fusion|
|Novel approaches to the long term release of biomacromolecules|
|Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems|