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PDRA and PhD studentship opportunities to join us! November 2022

30 November 2022

Please find below exciting opportunities to join our group!

Experimental Officer

This post will help run and operate the MSMaH group’s world leading laboratories and in situ additive manufacturing and tomography equipment. Your role will include: 1. Ensuring effective operation of the group’s laboratories and equipment, 2. Helping perform research experiments both in the laboratories and at synchrotrons worldwide, 3. And training researchers on materials characterisation and manufacturing techniques. Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire. Application deadline: 18 Jan 2023. For more details, check out the advert.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions:

Synchrotron Tomographic Imaging of Joint Mechanics

This post will use tomographic and SAXS imaging and in situ rigs to quantify the impact of physiological loading conditions on the behaviour of our joints. You will further develop experimental methodologies and analysis codes to measure strains at the nanoscale using digital volume correlation (DVC). The post will also work as part of the CZI funded HiP-CT project scaling these techniques up to large animal and potentially human (ex vivo, ethic) joints. Location: London. Application deadline: 15 Jan 2023. For more details, check out the advert.

Machine learning for Multi-scale, Correlative, Biomedical Imaging

This post will work on Machine Learning based correlation of HiP-CT to clinical imaging modalities including MRI and CT. This will involve developing new ML methods for both segmentation, and multi-scale/modal correlation and registration. This is an opportunity to speed the clinical impact of this technology, and contribute to mapping the whole human body. Location: London. Application deadline: 15 Jan 2023. For more details, check out the advert.

In situ synchrotron imaging of performance-driven aluminium alloys for additive manufacturing

This post will be to adapt an existing in situ blown powder additive manufacturing (AM) rig (working with a Design Engineer) for wire AM, enabling ultra-fast synchrotron X-ray imaging and correlative optical and infrared (IR). This post will determine the mechanisms governing the effective deposition of novel aluminium alloys.  Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire. Application deadline: 15 Jan 2023. For more details, check out the advert.

Research Fellow in chemical imaging of Additive Manufacturing

This post will be developing a chemical imaging instrument for additive manufacturing (AM) machines that is capable of imaging and analysing the plume composition. This will enable users to dynamically control and minimise the plume and defect generation during LPBF. This post will verify findings using correlative X-ray and chemical imaging coupled with machine-learning models. Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire. Application deadline: 15 Jan 2023. For more details, check out the advert.

Funded PhD Studentship:

Improving additive manufacturing productivity using correlative chemical and X-ray imaging

The successful PhD candidate will develop next-generation chemical imaging technique to study the metal vaporisation during AM; combining this new technology with our flagship X-ray imaging experiments, you will provide a detailed understanding on the fluid flow behaviour and defect formation during AM. Open to students worldwide. Lead Supervisors:  Dr Chu Lun Alex Leung. For more details, check out the advert.

Shaping the Additive Manufacturing Process through an Engineering Lens

The successful PhD candidate will develop novel processing technologies to minimise metal vaporisation during LPBF to produce components with smooth surfaces. You will develop novel beam shaping techniques whilst performing flagship X-ray imaging of the LPBF process to evaluate the impact of such technologies. You will utilise a data-driven approach to provide an in-depth understanding of the laser-matter interaction, including multi-phase flow, and solidification behaviour, and ways to design next-generation engineering tools for process and product optimisation. Open to UK students only. Lead Supervisors:  Dr Chu Lun Alex Leung and Prof Peter Lee. For more details, check out the advert.

Making Additive Manufacturing Sustainable Using Functionalised Coatings

The successful PhD candidate will develop next-generation functionalised powder materials to improve the laser absorption of powder materials, and then upscale the production of these materials for LPBF and other powder-based AM processes. You will perform extensive materials characterisation techniques to fully understand how these novel materials functionalised the powder bed; using flagship X-ray imaging experiments to provide an in-depth understanding of the laser-matter interaction, including the absorption mechanisms, multi-phase flow, and solidification behaviour and instructions to design next-generation engineering tools for process and product optimization. Open to UK students only. Lead Supervisors: Prof Peter Lee and Dr Chu Lun Alex Leung. For more details, check out the advert.