Looking for a fulfilling role working to develop the next generation of advanced powder processes?

MAPP is recruiting for two PhD posts at the University of Sheffield and a position is being advertised for a Project and Network Manager for the UCL Advanced Materials Characterisation Team.

Development of novel powder routes for the manufacture of electrical drives and motors, University of Sheffield, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Additive manufacture (AM) of metals is starting to become more widely accepted technology for the production of critical structural components. There is also evidence that we can, through careful control of processing conditions, generate materials with site-specific properties e.g. controlling the magnetic behaviour to make the material paramagnetic or ferromagnetic on demand. In this PhD we will seek to build on these observations and develop novel; routes for the manufacture of functioning electrical motors – looking at methods for developing and controlling magnetic and other material properties directly in the AM process.

The application deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019. Visit findaphd.com for more information.

FAST-forge of AM metal-metal composites, University of Sheffield, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Critical aerospace components manufactured from titanium alloys and nickel superalloys tend to be over-engineered due to the restrictive melt-wrought-machining route. Even powder processing routes utilising hot isostatic pressing for nickel superalloys have limitations due to the requirement of downstream thermomechanical processing. 

Over recent years hybrid powder consolidation processes FAST-forge and FAST-DB have demonstrated that titanium and nickel superalloys powders can be consolidated and forged in two steps to produce near net shape demonstrator parts such as rocker arms and connecting rods. Higher strength (and higher cost) alloys can be graded into different subcomponent regions to provide cost-effective subcomponent or site-specific properties. 

In this project, through EPSRC MAPP partners we aim to create a new processing route that will combine FAST-forge and AM technologies.

The application deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019. Visit findaphd.com for more information.

Project and Network Manager for the UCL Advanced Materials Characterisation Team 

Project managing a dynamic team academics, researchers and students from UCL working on innovative and world-leading projects from additive manufacturing to volcanology to biomaterials. The key network the post holder will run is ImagingBioPro, a new UKRI funded Network focussed on developing imaging technology that touches life. The main project they will manage is the UCL portion of MAPP. They will actively engage in the development of new proposals, both for the group at Harwell, across the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and more broadly support UCL / Harwell Campus interactions. 

The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of academics, beamline scientists, post-docs and PhD students using in situ synchrotron X-ray and neutron techniques to study advanced materials and their processing. The group, led by Prof. Lee, is based in the Research Complex at Harwell on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, the UK’s largest site for national laboratories, including the UK’s synchrotron light source, Diamond and ISIS Neutron Source. 


The application deadline is Sunday, February 3rd. Click here for more information.