PhD Studentship: Design of a hybrid 3D printer for additive manufacturing of multi-material products
Reference number: ESWS2019
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019
Closing date of advert: 19 August 2019
Primary supervisor: Dr Ehsan Sabet
Secondary supervisor: Dr Daniel Engstrom
This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in manufacturing industry. This project runs under a consortium between Loughborough University and a British innovative industrial partner, Photocentric Ltd.
Loughborough University 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.
Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/
Industrial partner of this project, Photocentric Ltd, is a patent holder in visible light curing technologies, specialising in photopolymerisation and inventors of LCD based 3D printing. Photocentric is an award-winning specialist 3D resin and LCD printer manufacturer based in Cambridgeshire, UK and Arizona, USA. https://photocentricgroup.com/3d
Full Project Detail It has been always a struggle to fabricate multi material components in a smooth manufacturing process with freedom of choices in geometric and choice of materials. 3D printing of multi materials via SLA can open doors for potential high-resolution high-efficiency objects made of ceramic, metals and other material for a broad range of novel applications such as solid-state batteries, catalysts, antennas, aerospace, automotive, sensors, and electronics.
This research aims to develop a hybrid daylight screen-based AM process, and the focus of the research is to design, prototype, and validate a 3D printer with capabilities to process and produce multi-material and complex products. The candidate will work closely with a team of material scientist and engineers to develop this system.
Please contact Dr Ehsan Sabet for further information.
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering, product design engineering, manufacturing, or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage but not essential: Additive manufacturing, product design, manufacturing methods, etc.
Contact details Name: Dr Ehsan Sabet
Email address: [Email Address Removed]
How to apply All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Please quote reference number: ESWS2019
This studentship is partially funded by the school and partially funded by Photocentric Ltd. 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.