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Rolls-Royce Funded PhD Project
University of Nottingham -
Faculty of Engineering - Division of Manufacturing
Applications are invited from suitably qualified manufacturing/mechanical/material science graduate for a PhD studentship within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing Technology at the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. The Department has an excellent international reputation for high quality theoretical and experimental research funded by EPSRC, DTI, EU and manufacturing industry.
The Rolls-Royce funded Studentship is the result of the expanding machining activities sponsored at the Rolls-Royce UTC dealing with in-depth investigations of the response of difficult-to-cut materials to various machining operations in the scope of robust manufacture of safety critical aero-engine components.
The project will deal with the influence of different machining operations and their local influence of surface integrity followed by selection of appropriate methods leading to the generation of damage-free surfaces with satisfactory lifing performances. This will involve using a wide range of sophisticated testing and analysis techniques including Scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) for residual stress measurements, signal processing and data acquisition and the possibility to test component lifing under low cycle fatigue tests.
These projects will involve machining (turning, drilling and milling) trials, workpiece surface quality analysis (e.g. metallurgy, integrity, residual stresses), followed by investigations on innovative methods to improve the quality of local surfaces. Internationally recognised Rolls-Royce specialists in the field will be available throughout the project to provide the PhD student with support and guidance if required.
For mutual interest the project can be offered as a "package" - this will include:
Appropriate training within Rolls-Royce for a period to be agreed. The training will enable the understanding of the technical issues related to the project, as well as developing a good partnership with the appropriate technical teams.
Joint academic and industrial supervision. In this way, the student will develop both academic and industrial skills with multiple career opportunities at the end of the PhD study.
For PhD students wishing to pursue an academic career, the opportunity to participate in teaching activities will be sought.
The bursary covers the tuition fees and provides a tax-free stipend of approximately £1,200 per month for the duration of the project (three years) - starting from 1st October 2012. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic first or upper second class graduate in mechanical/manufacturing/materials science to build strong knowledge in both manufacturing and material science while building strong relationships with both academic and industrial areas at international levels. Graduates finishing their degrees on June 2012 are also encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is only available to UK/EU citizens.
The Research Group has excellent facilities in precision machining, process monitoring, metrology/surface inspection to support this research project. Students will benefit from the strategic partnerships with industry and collaborations with world-class specialists in manufacturing technologies.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. D. Axinte, tel: 0115 951 4117 or Email: Dragos.Axinte@Nottingham.ac.uk .
Applications, with a detailed CV and letter of application, together with the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to directly to Prof. D. Axinte ( Dragos.Axinte@nottingham.ac.uk ).
Please quote ref. ENG/583
Closing date: 31 August 2012.
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Date of expiry: Friday,
31 August 2012
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The bursary covers the tuition fees and provides a tax-free stipend of approximately £1,200 per month for the duration of the project (three years)
Midlands of England
Type / Role:
Engineering and Technology
Production Engineering and Manufacturing
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