Application closing date 27 May 2019, employment start date 1 October 2019
Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)
The Materials and Manufacturing Academy at Swansea University delivers EngD opportunities, with financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Welsh European Funding Office (ESF) and our Industry Partners.
We have vacancies for the following projects.
- Investigating formability of future steel grades using rapid alloy prototyping.
- Interactive steel packaging for brand protection and enhanced consumer experience.
- Optimization of thermally driven building cooling systems.
- Materials development for printed electronics and semiconductor applications.
- Re-use of industrial waste heat utilising thermomechanical materials.
- Advanced oil application and wettability of Tinplate and ECCS.
- Semi-Transparent Organic Solar Cells.
- Innovative high-performance coatings for grain orientated electrical steel.
- Use of mini coke oven to increase value in use coking coal blends.
- Forensic analysis of weathered organic coatings to understand mechanisms of degradation.
- Use of sinter pot pilot facility to optimise sinter plant performance.
- Advanced sustainability of PIR foam for the building industry.
- Novel flame-retardant materials based on microporous polymers.
Applications from women are particularly welcomed. As a positive action to address gender imbalance, women considering a career in research are invited to join our two-day laboratory taster session, to experience a typical day in the life of a research engineer.
Applications are sought from candidates either holding or about to receive either an Engineering or Physical Science degree (minimum level 2:1), or a combination of degree and equivalent relevant experience to the same level to join the M2A community of research engineers.