The project is an international interdisciplinary collaboration between researcher at University of Manchester and ARTC and SIMTech in Singapore. We would investigate the potential of machine learning to exploit the use of hyperspectral X-ray CT with a case study applied to the identification of different phases in metal alloys. Hyperspectral images acquired from different 2D/3D modalities (new 6x2 HEXITEC hyperspectral detector, EDX, EBSD, SIMS or XRF techniques…) will be correlated with X-ray CT images of Additively Manufactured parts and friction welded joints used in the aerospace and medical sector to build a multi-dimensional image dataset for model training.
In Collaboration with ARTC (A*STAR Singapore), application of ML in hyperspectral and tomographic imaging for waste management and remanufacturing will be investigated.
Applicants must have obtained or be about to obtain a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science, engineering or technology.
Before you Apply
Applicants must make direct contact with preferred University of Manchester supervisors before applying. It is your responsibility to make arrangements to meet with potential supervisors, prior to submitting a formal online application.
How To Apply
To be considered for this project you MUST submit a formal online application form - full details on eligibility how to apply can be found on our website. On the online application form select PhD Materials Programme. Please ensure you include the full project title in your application, i.e. (A*STAR) EMLASCI: Experimental Machine Learning for Advanced Spectral and Correlative Imaging.
Your application form must be accompanied by a number of supporting documents by the advertised deadlines. Without all the required documents submitted at the time of application, your application will not be processed and we cannot accept responsibility for late or missed deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any queries regarding making an application please contact our admissions team [Email Address Removed]
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