Wed, 15 November, 2023
Exciting PhD Studentships available with NSIRC at TWI Cambridge
Are you passionate about innovation and eager to contribute to groundbreaking research in your field? Then here is some fantastic news for you! NSIRC is delighted to announce that we are offering three funded PhD studentships in some of the most exciting and important areas of research today.
No.1: Portable cold spray as a means to economically repair light metal components
The first studentship focuses on the investigation of portable cold spray technology as a means to economically repair light metal components.
This is a crucial area of research for the aerospace industry, where environmental degradation due to wear, fatigue cracking, and corrosion is a common issue.
With this studentship, you'll have the opportunity to explore the cutting-edge technology of portable cold spray and work towards developing viable solutions to this problem.
- This project is supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, TWI and Coventry University
- Available to UK/EU students with a stipend of £16k/year and will cover the cost of tuition fees
- Overseas applicants are welcome to apply. Total funding capped at £20k/year
No.2: Investigation into in-line process monitoring for improved quality assurance using artificial intelligence in EBPBAM
Our second studentship is all about investigating in-line process monitoring for improved quality assurance using artificial intelligence in electron beam powder bed additive manufacture (EBPBAM).
This is an area of research that offers great advantages for the production of plasma-facing components for fusion reactors, as it enables the building of components with complex internal structures in high-temperature alloys.
With this studentship, you'll be able to collaborate with some of the top industry players in this field, such as Freemelt AB and/or Arcam AB, and their clients in or near production, such as Airbus, GKN and Rolls-Royce.
- This project is supported by Lancaster University, Lloyds Register Foundation and TWI
- The funding covers the cost of Home/EU tuition fees and a standard tax-free RCUK stipend for three years
- Non-UK students are welcome to apply, but the funding will only cover the cost of overseas tuition fees and the applicant needs to self-fund their living cost for three years
No.3: Understanding of the effect and mechanism of hydrogen on fatigue performance of pipeline welded joints
Finally, our third studentship in Cambridge is focused on understanding the effect and mechanism of hydrogen on the fatigue performance of pipeline welded joints.
As the energy industry increasingly promotes hydrogen as an alternative energy source to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is crucial to fully understand the effect of hydrogen on mechanical properties, especially in applications such as transportation.
During this studentship, you'll have the opportunity to study the mechanism of hydrogen-induced degradation in welded pipelines and work towards developing predictive models for reducing conservativeness in design and operations.
- The project is supported by TWI Ltd, Coventry University and is in association with the Advanced Structural Integrity Innovation Centre (ASIIC)
- The Studentship will cover the tuition fees for UK or International students and a £16,000 per annum stipend for three years
- Additional allowance includes a high specification laptop, plus £250 annual allowance in each year and £350 conference allowance
How to learn more and apply
These studentships offer a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your skills, work with leading industry players, experts in your field, and contribute to groundbreaking research that has real-world impact.
To begin your application and learn more simply email email@example.com.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of something truly innovative and impactful.
Apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding and exciting career in research!