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EngD Studentship: Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Aerospace Actuation Systems (Sponsors: University of Sheffield AMRC, EPSRC and Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems)

University of Sheffield - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Qualification Type: Professional Doctorate
Location: Sheffield
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £18,000 annual stipend
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 14th January 2019
Closes: 31st January 2019
 

Duration – 4 years

Funding Stipend: £18,000 per annum with additional in-kind support from Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems through industrial supervision, access to facilities and case studies.

Funding Body - EPSRC and Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems

Vacancy Information – Applications are invited for a fully funded 4-year EngD studentship covering UK fees and stipend /EU fees only, as part of The EPSRC sponsored AMRC Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC).

The Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems business is a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of actuation systems for large commercial, regional, business and military aircraft as well as for helicopters and precision weapons.

Actuation Systems delivers a range of technology options including electric and hydraulic powered actuators and advanced carbon-fibre products for commercial aerospace and defence applications.

In order to facilitate improvements in lightweight design there is an ever increasing motivation to move away from hydraulic actuation systems to electro-mechanical actuators. There is however a gap in the UK manufacturing market surrounding the production, design and manufacture of the critical ball screw elements required in these systems.

This project will develop an understanding of the current technologies used in ball screw manufacturing and generate a knowledge base of the opportunities and limitations facing the manufacturer of ball screws. 

All applications should be submitted online. See the How to Apply section of the IDC in Machining Science website. Please follow the instructions carefully, and ensure that you specify which project you are applying for and include in your statement why you are interested in the project and how you will contribute.

Applicants must have, or expect to get, a 1st or good 2:1 degree (or Masters with Merit) in a relevant science or engineering subject such as Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics.

Due to EPSRC residency requirements, this project is open only to UK and EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of the course. Applicants must meet EPSRC eligibility requirements found here

https://www.ms-idc.co.uk/entry-requirements

http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/studentships/help/eligibility/

Candidates must also be able show that their English language proficiency is at a level which allows them to successfully complete the EngD. All applicants require an English language qualification, typically a GCSE or an IELTS test (a score of 7 or above is required, with a minimum of 6 in each component).

https://www.ms-idc.co.uk/how-to-apply

For an informal discussion, please contact the IDC Centre Team, idc-machining-science@sheffield.ac.uk.

   
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