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Armourers and Brasiers’ Travel Award Winners 2020

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Mon, 27 April, 2020

NSIRC students amongst the winners of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Travel Award 2020

The Welding Institute has named eight National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) PhD students amongst the winners of the 2020 Armourers and Brasiers’ Travel Award.

The award is designed to support PhD students undertaking studies in materials joining and structural integrity. It does this by providing the grant funding to attend international conference related to their post-doctoral research.

Meet the NSIRC winners of 2020

Researcher with Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF) and the University of Birmingham, researching thermally sprayed coatings for mitigating corrosion of steel operating in marine environments.

 

Researcher with LRF and Coventry University, studying the effect of porosity defects on fatigue strength of additive manufactured titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V

 

  • Gowtham Soundarapandiyan

Researcher with TWI and Coventry University, investigating the effect of powder recycling on structural Integrity of additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Material

 

Researcher with LRF and Cranfield University, using small scale mechanical tests to predict the crack arrest properties of modern structural steels

 

Researcher with LRF and Coventry University, examining structural integrity and qualification of 316L austenitic stainless steel by optimisation of additive manufacturing process parameters

 

Researcher with TWI and the University of Leicester, studying the development of novel coatings for the protection of high strength steels

 

Researcher with LRF and Lancaster University, working on approaches to Industry 4.0 implementation for electron beam quality assurance using BeamAssure

 

Researcher with TWI and the University of Bristol, looking into fracture toughness testing of non-sharp defects

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The experience of an international conference is an important part of a researcher’s development. Meeting fellow academics and members of industry is an established networking method. And for those presenting and attending talks, conferences are a vital platform for marketing research, as well as disseminating.

PhD topics at NSIRC are created by combining a call for research from TWI's industrial members, and the affiliated universities of NSIRC. Such universities include not only some of the best universities in the UK for engineering, but also some of the best in the world. For example the University of Cambridge, and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

This unique creation for a research project is part of what makes NSIRC students so well accepted at international industry conference. Previous NSIRC students to win the Armourers and Brasiers' award have used the grant to visit conferences in Australia, the USA, China, Japan and Greece to name a few.

NSIRC PhD Researcher Berenika Syrek – Gerstenkorn. One of the recipients of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Travel Award for 2020. Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC
NSIRC PhD Researcher Berenika Syrek – Gerstenkorn. One of the recipients of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Travel Award for 2020. Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC

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If you'd like to find out more about becoming a full time doctoral student with NSIRC and TWI, conducting your PhD within industry at our base in Cambridge, visit our PhD programme page.

 

An exhibition of industrial PhD research

The NSIRC Annual Conference helps students on the PhD programme develop their research presentation skills before attending international events.

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the conference has been adapted to an online format. The intention is to replicates experience that students can expect from an established international conference.

NSIRC 2020 Live will be the sixth annual conference, and will present the industry-led research of NSIRC PhD and MSc students, alongside keynote speeches from Dr Jeremy Silver and Prof Andrew Curran.

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To find out more about the Armourers and Brasiers’ Travel Awards, visit The Welding Institute website.

From left: Welding Institute representative Lois Appleyard, NSIRC student’s Dibakor Boruah, Somsubhro Chaudhuri, Cui Er Seow, Athanasios Pouchias, Berenika Syrek, Jazeel Chukkan. Winners of the Travel Award in 2019. Photo: The Welding Institute.
From left: Welding Institute representative Lois Appleyard, NSIRC student’s Dibakor Boruah, Somsubhro Chaudhuri, Cui Er Seow, Athanasios Pouchias, Berenika Syrek, Jazeel Chukkan. Winners of the Travel Award in 2019. Photo: The Welding Institute.