PhD Studentship: Modelling the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Polymeric Materials

University of Nottingham - Mechanical Materials & Manufacturing Engineering

Location: University Park

We are searching for a highly motivated PhD student to work on a prestigious Programme Grant within a multi-institution, multidisciplinary team, spanning both basic and applied sciences and engineering. The programme is a collaboration of three universities (Nottingham, Birmingham, Warwick, eight industrial partners (AstraZeneca, AWE, Defence Science & Tech Lab DSTL, Nanoscribe GmbH, Oce Technologies, Pfizer, Rogers Corporation, Texas Instruments Inc) and three National Research Laboratories (National Physics Laboratory (UK), Lawrence Livermore National Labs (US) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)).

The successful candidate will work on the modelling of polymeric materials via inkjet printing and/or multi-photon fabrication methods. We are particularly interested in modelling the transition from fluid to solid phase (including mechanisms such as diffusion and chemical reaction), reactions between deposited materials and substrates and the post deposition behaviour and properties. It is expected that a range of modelling techniques will be needed to fulfil this brief, potentially including both solid and fluid mechanics, mass transport and the kinetics of reactions.

Requirements of the studentship:

  • Due to funding restrictions, the position is only open to UK/EU candidates.
  • Candidate must have a first-class or 2:1 degree in Engineering, or Science related discipline.
  • Please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and academic transcripts to CfAM@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note applications without academic transcripts will not be considered. 
  • Candidates will be available to start on 1st October 2018.
  • Please refer to the project title when sending your application.
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PhD

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Midlands of England