Research Fellow in Advanced Metal Powder Production Techniques

University of Leeds - School of Chemical & Process Engineering

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background powder metallurgy or gas atomisation processes? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated Research Fellow to develop gas atomisation techniques with improved powder size distribution control and for the production of heterogeneous powders. This role is part of an EPSRC funded collaborative project the ‘EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes’ (MAPP). The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Oxford, Manchester and Imperial College, together with 17 industrial partners and seven high value manufacturing Catapult centres. The project brings together modelling and experimental expertise to address the complex challenge manufacturing using advanced powder processes for additive manufacturing.

Your research will primarily involve developing an integrated experimental and computational programme of research to improve the stability and efficiency of the gas atomisation process leading to improved control of the powder product.

Holding a relevant PhD (or close to completion), in Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar, you will have demonstrated expertise in the use of high speed video in process monitoring and control and a demonstrated understanding of powder metallurgy and the techniques used for the production of powder metals.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Andy Mullis, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2568 or email:

Please note that the University is closed for the Christmas break from Thursday 21st December 2017 and reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We are therefore unable to respond to any queries relating to your application during this time.

Further information

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering

Category: Research

Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding))

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