PhD project

Characterisation of alloy reactivity for additive manufacturing

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Application deadline

31 January 2023

The development of alloy systems requires the formation of chemically resistant ceramic materials which can be implemented into the manufacturing equipment used in the alloy fabrication by casting. Developing these materials can be a challenge owing to the different alloy constituents and non-equilibrium phases present within the alloy.  The study is to investigate the chemical reactivity between alloys based on steel, aluminium, and copper, and the ceramic materials; and to consider the alloy performance in roles related to Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).

How to apply

  1. Email Dr Thomas Jones to:
    1. Send a copy of your CV
    2. Discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date).
  2. After discussion with Dr Thomas Jones, formal applications can be made via our direct application system.

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PhD funding

The Chinese Scholarship Council provides opportunities for Chinese Students to undertake a PhD programme in any research field at the School of Life Sciences and the School of Science and Engineering. Successful applicants will receive support to enter the China Scholarship Council (CSC) competition scheme.

Funding eligibility: China