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  Non-contact handling of small particles

   School of Engineering

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  Dr Sina Haeri  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project


In this multi-disciplinary project, the successful candidate will concentrate on non-contact handling of fine powders. We are interested in stabilisation and uniform bulk delivery of micron-sized particles with application to advanced manufacturing processes. To achieve this, phased transducer arrays will be designed including the required control systems. During their PhD the successful candidate will develop a prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of the designs and the developed control systems.


At least a 2:1 Undergraduate degree in mechanical/electromechanical/electrical engineering, physics, or closely related subject areas (MSc/MEng preferred). Strong lab and computer skills. Some experience in programming/using Raspberry Pi, Arduino or other SBCs/MCUs is required. Additionally, experience in any of the following would be beneficial

·      Fine powder handling and characterisation

·      Aeroacoustics

·      FPGA programming

·      Machine learning

Engineering (12) Physics (29)

Funding Notes

Fully funded for home students / partially funded for International students.
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