2D Heat


1 year Industry funded Masters by Research (MSc Engineering by Research) Ref.No. 72

Automation of a post-production treatment to produce large surface area uniform heating

This innovative research project with industry delivers immediate practical solutions.  It pays a £14,000 tax-free stipend and has reduced tuition fees for the successful candidate. Fees are just £2,195 for UK/EU students, and £15,510 for non-UK/EU students.

Uniform and efficient surface heating is a fundamental requirement in many markets from commercial food preparation to high tech applications in the CERN Large Hadron Collider.  2D Heat have developed an innovative heating technology which achieves excellent uniformity of surface heat by manually using an “ablation” treatment to selectively and systematically remove deposited material from its heating elements. This project seeks to establish new ways to automate this process using lasers to remove material in a rapid and controlled manner, which also reduces the cost of this treatment.

The project would appeal to a 2.1 graduate in engineering, with experience/interests in automation and manufacturing (preferably laser processing).

Industrial Partner

This project is under the supervision of Dr David Cheneler, Department of Engineering at Lancaster University in collaboration with 2D Heat Ltd.  2D Heat is an innovative research company commercialising “flat” heating elements for many applications.  The unique lightweight heating elements deliver excellent energy efficiency compared to traditional coiled wire elements and are applied directly to flat or contoured rigid surfaces.

Why apply?

• Receive £14,000 tax free per year
• Tuition Fee is just £2,195 for UK/EU students, and £15,510 for non-UK/EU students. This is reduced from the standard fees of £4,195 and £17,510 respectively because the partner business subsidises your studies by £2,000
• Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
• Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas

The post is subject to confirmation of funding.

Application deadline

12th September 2017

Interview: 21st September

Start Date: September/October 2017

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

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.

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.