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Ph. D. Studentship in Casting Integrity of High Pressure Die Castings

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 Ph. D. 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.

BCAST at Brunel University London is a speciality research institute focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation. Our research covers fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing. BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation.

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.

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.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your application comprising all of the documents listed below by 16th June 2017 to Shouxun.ji@brunel.ac.uk:

• Your up-to-date CV

• A personal statement detailing why you are interested in undertaking this project

• Evidence of English language skills to IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), if appropriate

• Names and contacts of three references


PhD Studentship in advanced microscopy of ultra-high performance Al-alloys for automotive applications

Applications are invited for a full time 3-year EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentship in advanced microscopy of ultra-high performance Al-alloys for automotive applications in BCAST at Brunel University London and in collaboration with Constellium. Applicants who are non-native speakers must possess an English language qualification acceptable by the university.

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and hosts the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Future LiME Hub). BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. We cover fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing. See www.brunel.ac.uk/bcast for more information. The work will take place in BCAST’s Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) and Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC), which are new scale-up facilities that bridge the gap between fundamental research and full scale industrialisation and are aimed at meeting the short, medium and long term needs of the automotive industry. The project will be part of the activities of the Constellium University Technology Centre (UTC) established with BCAST.

The successful candidate will join a team working on the development of ultra-high performance 6xxx aluminium alloys for automotive applications. He/she will focus on the understanding of the interactions between precipitates and dislocations using advanced electronic microscopy techniques. A strong background in physical metallurgy is essential, and experience in microstructural characterisation is desirable.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have an upper second or first class undergraduate honours degree (or a recognised equivalent from an overseas university) in metallurgy/materials science or another related engineering or physical science. A Masters level qualification is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work within a team and have good communication skills.

Informal enquiries and applications should be directed to Dr. C. Mendis (email: chamini.mendis@brunel.ac.uk / Tel: +44-1895-268502)

If you wish to apply, please email the following by 16th June 2017:

•           An up to date CV;

•           A single page (A4), single spaced personal statement setting out why you are interested in undertaking this project;

•           Names and contact details of 3 referees;

•           A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;

•           Copy of your English Language qualification, if appropriate.


PhD Studentship in modelling and simulation of manufacturing induced performance enhancement

Applications are invited for a full time 3-year EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentship in modelling and simulation of manufacturing induced performance enhancement in BCAST at Brunel University London and in collaboration with Constellium. Applicants who are non-native speakers must possess an English language qualification acceptable by the university.

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and hosts the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Future LiME Hub). BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. We cover fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing. See www.brunel.ac.uk/bcast for more information. The work will take place in BCAST’s Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) and Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC), which are new scale-up facilities that bridge the gap between fundamental research and full scale industrialisation and are aimed at meeting the short, medium and long term needs of the automotive industry. The project will be part of the activities of the Constellium University Technology Centre (UTC) established with BCAST.

The successful candidate will join a team working on the development of ultra-high performance 6xxx aluminium alloys for automotive applications. He/she will focus on the understanding of manufacturing induced mechanical properties through computer modelling and simulation of both materials and processes. A strong background in physical metallurgy is essential, and experience in in computer modelling and simulation of materials and/or processes is desirable.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have an upper second or first class undergraduate honours degree (or a recognised equivalent from an overseas university) in metallurgy/materials science or another related engineering or physical science. A Masters level qualification is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work within a team and have good communication skills.

Informal enquiries and applications should be directed to Professor. A. Jacot (email: alain.jacot@brunel.ac.uk/ Tel: +44-1895-265358)

If you wish to apply, please email the following by 16th June 2017:

•           An up to date CV;

•           A single page (A4), single spaced personal statement setting out why you are interested in undertaking this project;

•           Names and contact details of 3 referees;

•           A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;

•           Copy of your English Language qualification, if appropriate.


PhD Studentship in microstructural control during Melt Conditioned DC (MC-DC) casting process

Applications are invited for a full time 3-year EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentship in microstructural control during melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) casting process in BCAST at Brunel University London and in collaboration with Constellium. Applicants who are non-native speakers must possess an English language qualification acceptable by the university.

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and hosts the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Future LiME Hub). BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. We cover fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing. See www.brunel.ac.uk/bcast for more information. The work will take place in BCAST’s Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) and Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC), which are new scale-up facilities that bridge the gap between fundamental research and full scale industrialisation and are aimed at meeting the short, medium and long term needs of the automotive industry. The project will be part of the activities of the Constellium University Technology Centre (UTC) established with BCAST.

The successful candidate will join a team working on the development of ultra-high performance 6xxx aluminium alloys for automotive applications. He/she will focus on the understanding of the formation mechanisms and developing effective approaches to control secondary phase particles during the melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) casting process developed by BCAST. A strong background in physical metallurgy is essential, and experience in solidification research and/or solidification processing of Al-alloys is desirable.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have an upper second or first class undergraduate honours degree (or a recognised equivalent from an overseas university) in metallurgy/materials science or another related engineering or physical science. A Masters level qualification is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work within a team and have good communication skills.

Informal enquiries and applications should be directed to Professor. Z.Fan (email: zhongyun.fan@brunel.ac.uk Tel: +44-1895-266406)

If you wish to apply, please email the following by 16th June 2017:

•           An up to date CV;

•           A single page (A4), single spaced personal statement setting out why you are interested in undertaking this project;

•           Names and contact details of 3 referees;

•           A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;

•           Copy of your English Language qualification, if appropriate.


 

PhD Studentship in novel processing of 6xxx alloys for automotive applications

Applications are invited for a full time 3-year EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD studentship in novel processing of 6xxx aluminium alloys for automotive applications in BCAST at Brunel University London and in collaboration with Constellium. Applicants who are non-native speakers must possess an English language qualification acceptable by the university.

BCAST is a speciality research centre focusing on solidification related research with an international reputation and hosts the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the EPSRC Future LiME Hub). BCAST is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for both solidification processing and materials characterisation. We cover fundamental research, technological development and industrial applications in the field of solidification and materials processing. See www.brunel.ac.uk/bcast for more information. The work will take place in BCAST’s Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) and Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC), which are new scale-up facilities that bridge the gap between fundamental research and full scale industrialisation and are aimed at meeting the short, medium and long term needs of the automotive industry. The project will be part of the activities of the Constellium University Technology Centre (UTC) established with BCAST.

The successful candidate will join a team working on the development of ultra-high performance 6xxx aluminium alloys for automotive applications. He/she will focus on the understanding of the interactions between heat treatment and deformation processing aiming to achieve significant improvement of mechanical performance. A strong background in physical metallurgy is essential, and experience in heat treatment and deformation processing of light alloys is desirable.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have an upper second or first class undergraduate honours degree (or a recognised equivalent from an overseas university) in metallurgy/materials science or another related engineering or physical science. A Masters level qualification is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate should be highly motivated, able to work within a team and have good communication skills.

Informal enquiries and applications should be directed to Professor. I.Chang (email: isaac.chang@brunel.ac.uk/ Tel: +44-1895-268491)

If you wish to apply, please email the following by 16th June 2017:

•           An up to date CV;

•           A single page (A4), single spaced personal statement setting out why you are interested in undertaking this project;

•           Names and contact details of 3 referees;

•           A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;

•           Copy of your English Language qualification, if appropriate.