About the Project
This project aims to develop conductive 3D printing filaments from different types of composite waste including carbon fibre reinforced and carbon-carbon composites. The anticipated products cannot be made using injection moulding in relation to wide range of properties enabling the production of high-quality structures as well as saving cost. The project includes the functionalisation of the recycled additives (e.g. composite machining waste) which has to take place prior dispersion and mixing with the host matrix. The fibre orientation can be also controlled via additional magnetic or electrophoretic fields. The project is experimentally based and will include using equipment such as 3D printers, CNC machining centre, optical and electron microscopy.
This project is supervised by Dr. Islam Shyha.
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. SF19/EE/MCE/SHYHA) will not be considered.
Start Date: 1 March 2020 or 1 October 2020
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.
Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters.
Based on your current search criteria we thought you might be interested in these.