3 Year Industry-led Funded PhD: Ref. No. CGE48
Using advanced process control to enable the use of bio-polymer materials in the selective laser sintering additive manufacturing process
This industrial-academic collaborative project will develop a robust, economical and flexible advanced manufacturing process which utilises biopolymers, manufactured from castor beans. This new 3D printing process will enable the high speed production of parts with mechanical and geometric properties hitherto unavailable. This disruptive technology will offer significant environmental, manufacturing and economic benefits over traditional techniques.
The project is suitable for an Engineering Graduate with an eye for design. Commercial development of the initiative may offer opportunities for employment beyond the project.
The PhD Project will be supervised by Lancaster University and Euriscus Limited. Since its start in 2004, Euriscus has developed technologies allied to the Additive Manufacturing industry. Its core business is the development application of materials and additives for the SLS process. Following a large investment in 2013, the company is now developing its own SLS machine, which it hopes will be released in 2017. It sponsors research work in a number of Universities, and has been involved in several Innovate UK funded research projects. Its core expertise is in Additive Manufacturing and software development. It also has a marketing arm which works in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will receive £15,000 tax free per year, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth £4,121/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,085/year to £12,964/year), become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D, and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.
This project has now been recruited.
How to apply
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A CV (2 pages maximum)
- PhD Application Form
- Application Criteria Document
- Funded PhD Reference Form
- Reference number: CGE48
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This doctoral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation manages the Low Carbon Lancashire Innovation Hub (LoCaL-i), part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.