Fully-Funded PhD Studentships

University of Wales

Funding for: Home/EU Students

Funding amount: £14,439 per annum (2017/18 subject to 1% increase p.a.) for 3 years, plus £5,000 Research Development Grant.

Wales Centre for Advanced Batch Manufacture (CBM)

CBM is an exciting new development that has been jointly established by the University of Wales and University of Wales Trinity Saint David. CBM is a manufacturing and research facility centred on the creative application of advanced technologies and techniques across a wide range of manufacturing sectors. CBM’s research seeks to engage in ground breaking and rigorous academic research, utilising our in-house technology platform. Our research is aimed at providing practical and innovative solutions to industrial problems.

PhD researchers are integral to CBM’s research activities. Our researchers have full access to CBM’s staff and expertise, product development tools and additive manufacturing technology to support their research. Our PhD students thus play a key role in developing the research profile of the centre and enhancing our capabilities. 

For more information on CBM see: www.cbmwales.co.uk  

Fully-Funded PhD Studentships

CBM is offering fully-funded PhD studentships to undertake applied research in the following areas:

Optimisation of Additive Manufacturing Processes

CBM’s in-house technology has been applied to a diverse range of industrial sectors. This research project will take an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation and optimisation of these novel applications of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology. This is likely to cover materials science characterisation, modelling of complex part geometries, and the validation of production-quality additive-manufactured products.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation

Advanced manufacturing technology is a key driver for innovation. However, there is a need to orientate additive manufacturing technology within a framework that addresses both the engineering and technical challenges of this technology, and the commercial opportunities associated with developing innovative products. This project seeks to build on CBM’s advanced manufacturing expertise, and develop a framework for engineering and technology innovation that can be deployed and tested across a range of international and industrial settings.

For further details on each project see: www.cbmwales.co.uk/research-news 

As part of the above research projects, candidates will have opportunities to undertake research and advanced training at a number of partner institutions, organisations and companies, in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Candidate requirements: Minimum of 2:1-level degree in a relevant discipline

Candidates must demonstrate an interest in the commercial application of research.

Funding: Home/EU: Full payment of tuition fees and maintenance stipend of £14,439 per annum. Studentship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees.

A Research Development Grant of £5000 is also available for each candidate to support advanced research training for the duration of the studentship.

How to Apply

Deadline: 5.00pm Friday 10 November 2017

Candidates are asked to complete and return the application form available from: www.wales.ac.uk/en/AboutUs/Vacancies/Vacancies.aspx

Completed applications should be returned to the address specified on the application form.

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to contact Dr Neil Strevett and/or Dr Huw Millward for an informal discussion before submitting their application.

Dr Neil Strevett: Neil.Strevett@wales.ac.uk Tel: 02920 375053

Dr Huw Millward: Huw.Millward@cbmwales.co.uk Tel: 01792 346245

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