3D printing as a new screening and manufacture method for agrochemical products
The doctoral project will be based at the School of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Over the course of this project you will have access to one of the most comprehensive Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) laboratory as well as the facilities in the School of Pharmacy.
For more information, please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/additivemanufacturing/index.aspx and http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/biomaterials-discovery/index.aspx .
We have developed 3D printing for the manufacture of many different and complex formulations and devices for a range of applications in pharmaceuticals, healthcare and engineering. Many of the principals developed can be applied to new application areas and specifically for this PhD, to agrochemical products. In partnership with Syngenta the PhD will explore the potential application of 3D printing in the development and manufacture of multi-functional agrochemical products. The PhD will include a significant emphasis on the chemical and physical characterisation of the materials developed for printing and the products produced, using techniques such as microscopy (electron and probe), various vibrational spectroscopies, calorimetry and rheological characterisation.
The PhD will be part of a large multidisciplinary project funded by the EPSRC spanning Engineering, Chemistry and Pharmacy between the Universities of Nottingham, Reading and Birmingham aiming to meet this need.
• Due to funding restrictions, the position is only available for UK or EU candidates
• Candidates must possess or expect to obtain, a 2:1 in Engineering, Pharmacy or science related discipline.
• The candidate will be available to start on 1st October 2017.
Please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and academic transcript to [email protected] Please note applications without academic transcript will not be considered. Please refer to the title of the project in your e-mail