Tailored opportunities: PhD position in Manufacturing Engineering (Design the next generation of electromagnetic systems for 3D printing applications) at University of Nottingham


Applications are invited for a collaborative 3-year PhD studentship with CSIRO Australia and the University of Nottingham to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering. The project will seek an understanding of integrating a compact electromagnetic system into a 3D additive manufacturing system. This will involve the design of novel electromagnetic systems, high-speed heating systems and sensors complemented with advanced material characterisation techniques.
The successful candidate will be based in the Advanced Materials Research Group (AMRG) at the University of Nottingham, UK and also at CSIRO’s Metal Industries Research Program in Melbourne, Australia. We are seeking applicants to start on this exciting project in August 2019.
Project Title: Design the next generation of electromagnetic systems for 3D printing applications
Project Details:
The AMRG at the University of Nottingham, having state-of-the-art, purpose built facilities, offers a world-class environment for the realisation of high-impact research projects. The Metal Industries Research Program at CSIRO is industry focused and through its ‘Lab 22 Innovation Centre’ offers a range of state-of-the-art metal 3D printing and robotic platforms for the implementation of the electromagnetic approach. 
This project will also involve analytical/numerical modelling of the material during the deposition process with the aim of understanding and predicting the heating process and limitations. Internationally recognised CSIRO specialists in the field of 3D additive manufacturing will be available throughout the project to supervise and provide the PhD student with support and guidance.
This is an exciting PhD project that has a combination of academic and industrial challenges which will enhance the student’s ability to tackle complex intellectual and practical aspects of electric engineering, manufacturing and materials science.


We are seeking talented candidates with:

  • First or upper second class degree in electrical/electronic/mechatronics/materials science or related scientific discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop precision electrical devices or sensors;
  • Ability to use numerical modelling packages to simulate complex electromagnetic systems;
  • Background or knowledge of metallurgical processes and additive manufacturing;
  • A driven, professional and self-dependent work attitude is essential; and
  • Previous experience of working within industry will be an advantage.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a novel electromagnetic heating system with strong links to industrial applications and key skills and knowledge in preparation for a high-impact, high-technology research or industrial career.


Applications close
31 August 2019


Applications for this studentship are being accepted by the University of Nottingham. Applications with a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of two referees should be sent to Dr Juliano Katrib, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Email: juliano.katrib@nottingham.ac.uk, Tel: 011595 14104

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