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Durability of Graphene and Graphite Printed Rubbing Bearings

   School of Engineering

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  Dr J Smerdon  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Applications are invited for an MSc by Research studentship in the School of Natural Sciences and School of Engineering.

It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 October 2022.

The capability to print solid lubricants on a range of materials has opened the possibility to enhance the performance of a range of existing dry bearing products by the simple post-production step of printing a solid lubricant on its surface.

This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of this step on bearing friction while forming a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of the lubricating materials.

Further information

Informal project related enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Joe Smerdon ([Email Address Removed])

For the application form and full details go to: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php .

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email [Email Address Removed]  quoting the studentship reference number RS/22/23

Closing Date: 15th July 2022

Proposed Interview Date: TBC


Funding Notes

The studentship (£15,609) is tenable for up to 12 months full time (subject to satisfactory progress) and tuition fees will be paid by the university at the rate for UK students. Both Home/EU and international Applicants may apply, but EU and international applicants will be expected to pay the difference between the UK student fee and the relevant fee rate.
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