|Salary:||£36,333 to £43,155 Grade 7|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||30th April 2023|
We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to join an exciting EPSRC funded research project, SENSYCUT, on wireless sensor integrated systems for manufacturing. You will join a diverse team of researchers at the Sustainable and Intelligent Manufacturing Group within the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Centre at the University of Bath.
About the role
In this interdisciplinary project, you will work alongside researchers from top UK Universities (Bath, Sheffield and Nottingham) and collaborate with world-leading industrial partners to design and produce new technologies for improving precision in manufacturing. We will build integrated sensors systems for data collection, wireless data transmission, sophisticated models and AI based smart systems comprising of hardware and analytical methods for precision manufacturing.
The demand for high performance and quality assured mechanical parts requires high precision, often over a large scale. Aerospace and jet engine parts are all examples of manufactured products that require accuracy at large scale. It has become a rule of thumb that precise machines with large and stiff structures are required for machining precision parts. Consequently, machining costs grow exponentially as the precision increases.
This has led to development of expensive off-line verification and error compensation methods, which has so far failed to consider the impact of cutting tool/workpiece geometry, cutting forces and time variable errors. Using new sensors, advanced signal processing and intelligent systems can provide an insight into the machining condition to improve part quality and reduce environmental impacts. However, the type and position of the sensors, reliable data transmission, real-time data analysis and decision making are still unresolved.
This role is fixed-term full time for an expected end date of 14/12/2024.
We expect applicants to possess a PhD in relevant subject area such as electronics and electrical engineering, mechatronics, computer science, etc. and research experience in academia or industry.
About the Department
The academics in the Centre are leading in the field of Design and Manufacturing and in the last year have been successful with over £6M in EPSRC funding. The Centre is housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We are a welcoming Department dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all to study and work in. We have a reputation for outstanding teaching, innovative research and collaborative links with industry.
For informal enquiries about the role contact Dr Alborz Shokrani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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