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Dr T Bamber , Dr L Justham No more applications being accepted Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Reference number: FP-TB-2020
Start date of studentship: 01 April
Closing date of advert: 7 January 21
Interview date: TBC

This project has the chance to change lives by improving manufacturing processes and the way we manufacture. Collaborative robots are increasing in manufacturing but to work with them we need to develop more advanced handling methodologies and technology. This studentship will have the opportunity to focus on the research and development of flexible adaptable handling within a number of possible environments including but not limited to: logistics, healthcare, biological materials, construction, aerospace, automotive, and space.

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.

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Full Project Detail:
The studentship has the opportunity to work within the Intelligent Automation Centre (IAC) ( which is a Multidisciplinary Centre for Advanced Robotics and Digital Automation. The work will build upon world leading research in Electrostatic Adhesion and Soft Robotics, for which manufacturing processes and testing environments have been established at IAC. The fundamental modelling and control investigation will be underpinned with the development of prototype, proof of concept experimental validation.
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Entry requirements:
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Electrical Engineering/ Automation, applied Mathematics or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Mechanical, Robotics/Computer Science or Control Engineering.
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at Under programme name, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering & Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Please quote reference number: FP-TB-2020
Contact details:
Name: Dr Thomas Bamber
Email address: [Email Address Removed]
Telephone number: 01509 (22718)

Funding Notes

The studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,285 p/a, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,407 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.
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