Applications from highly motivated graduates that have achieved or are expect to achieve a good honours degree in a relevant subject, eg. Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Chemistry, Physics etc. are invited for a PhD studentship in the integrity of high pressure die castings at Brunel University London.
The position is supported by EPSRC industrial Case Award Programme with Jaguar Land Rover for at least 3.5 years and is open to UK and international students. Funding covers tuition fees and annual maintenance payments for eligible applicants.
The successful candidates will work on the integrity of high pressure die castings, targeting to establish the relationship between tool design, casting integrity and materials performance (especially for fatigue properties) for high pressure die castings. It is also important to understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for the defects, microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminium die castings for automotive applications. He/she is expected to interact with other researchers in BCAST and research engineers from industry. It is also expected that throughout the project, the student will acquire a set of skills in advanced materials characterization.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The successful candidates should desirably have a Masters level qualification or expect to obtain a first class or upper second-class honour in suitable engineering discipline. The experiences or skills in solidification process, metallic materials, microstructural characterisation, and mechanical testing of metallic materials are beneficial for application. In addition, he/she should have good communication skills and be a team player.
Interviews will take place during May 2017 with a proposed start date of September 2017
Closing date for applications: 21 April 2017
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