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Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarships: Advancing the functionality and sustainability of polymer products within an Industry 4.0 platform

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Start date: October 2019

Supervisor: Dr A Rees and Dr S Kariyawasam

Sponsoring company: Vortex IoT

This post will remain open until a suitable candidate is found and we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

This project aims to deliver a full re-design of an industrial demonstrator to optimise the manufacturing process through injection moulding.

The project will computationally simulate the manufacturing process and optimise the processing/product design further for the novel research application of reduced energy consumption during manufacture. In addition, the project will also investigate the application of smart polymer materials in a bid to integrate a more sustainable polymer circular economy.

Within the project the integration of the underpinning manufacturing process will needed to be embedded within an Industry 4.0 platform.

Swansea University is a top 30 UK institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2019 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) in the College of Engineering is a Swansea University initiative which provides postgraduate research training in partnership with industry; providing access to world-class laboratories and a wealth of academic and industry expertise. The M2A is committed to delivering high quality collaborative research opportunities within an inclusive environment, funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Swansea University and Industry partners.

Interwoven through the research study are business, technical and entrepreneurial courses, designed to support and prepare participants for a senior role in industry or academia, on completion of their studies. Research Engineers may participate in our career mentoring system, offering opportunities to engage with M2A alumni and other senior staff from across the University.

The Athena SWAN charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committee to addressing unequal gender representation.

Applications from women are particularly welcomed. As a positive action to address gender imbalance, female undergraduates considering a career in research are invited to join our two-day laboratory taster session and learn about a typical day in the life of a research engineer.

Eligibility
We welcome applications from candidates with an Engineering or Physical Science degree (minimum level 2:1), or a combination of degree and equivalent relevant experience to the same level, to join the M2A community of research engineers.

Please visit our website for more information on eligibility.

Funding Notes

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a. for a period of four years.

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