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Carbon reinforced 3D printing of personalised prosthetics


   Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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  Dr S Li, Prof V Silberschmidt  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

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About the project

There is an opportunity for a high-caliber candidate to join the multi-disciplinary team of engineers, material scientists and clinicians to work on the high-value manufacturing industry of biomedical engineering.

Building upon the successions of funding from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and medical industry, the project aim to truly disrupt the current manufacturing process of personalised prosthetic socket by realising a fully digital, design to manufacturing solution. The successful candidate has the opportunity to work on the following areas: parametrised CAD/CAE; data (experimental or computational) driven optimisation for additively manufactured carbon fibre reinforced prosthetic socket; Mechanical characterisation of socket performance; material synthesize for prosthetic socket; finite-element analysis. We highly recommend the candidate to contact the primary supervisor of the project prior to the application to discuss in detail.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Continuum Mechanics, Computer Science, Materials Science, Physics or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Mechanical Engineering, Continuum Mechanics, Computer Science, Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Computational Biology.

English language requirements:

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/).

How to apply:

All applications should be made online (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research). Under programme name, select ‘Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering’. Please quote the advertised reference number in your application. Reference: UF-SL-2021

How to apply (continued):

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research-applications/how-start-research-application/).

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