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Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced 3D-Printing (WS01)

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Gleadall
  • Application Deadline
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
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Full Project Detail

Carbon fibres can be included in polymers to increase the elastic modulus and strength by over 10x. Therefore, it's of great interest to 3D print with carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer. Our research group has developed world-leading capabilities to (i) simulate additive manufacturing processes and material properties, (ii) control the printing process to produce revolutionary geometric structures, and (iii) characterise manufactured parts at the nano-/micro-scale. Combining these complimentary streams of capabilities means you will have the ability to undertake research into structures that are not possible in any other research group worldwide.
This project will develop new capabilities to 3D print carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer and influence the future of 3D printing. Depending on your specific interests and skills, you will (i) develop new ways to simulate the 3D printing process and material properties, and/or (ii) experimentally produce and characterise specimen, to support the next generation of additive manufacturing design methods.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the primary supervisor Andy Gleadall ([Email Address Removed]) to discuss how the project may be tailored to their specific skills and interests.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, design, computer science or another appropriate subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: computer simulation; 3D-printing; interest in programming; biomaterials; mechanical characterisation of materials.

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.
If awarded, each 3-year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,009 p/a, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,327 p/a). While we welcome applications from non-EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th September 2019.

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