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UCL Mechanical Engineering has a trailblazing history, having spent the last 175 years pioneering in the development of engineering education. We currently have over 70 countries represented in our diverse community and regularly recruit for new talent. If you are interested in working with us, please see below for our latest opportunities and vacancies, including details of how to apply.

    PhD Studentship in Bioinspired Nanoengineered Surfaces With Antimicrobial Properties

    Deadline: 05 December 2022

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship to work on a new class of materials based on bioinspired antimicrobial nanopatterns. Such surfaces repel or kill microbes upon contact by imparting mechanical forces to the cell membrane. This project aims to deepen mechanistic understanding on how such surfaces operate to ultimately, provide guidelines how to engineer the interactions mechanics between the bacteria cells and nano/micropatterns. The project will be embedded within a multidisciplinary research team at UCL and will also have opportunities to collaborate with leading technology companies. 

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    PhD Studentship in Using Bioinspiration and Body’s Morphology to Improve the Adaptability of Robots to the Environment

    Deadline: 15 December 2022

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in bioinspired robotics. Using a multidisciplinary approach and working jointly with collaborators from other fields such as biologists and veterinarians, the project will investigate to what extent the body's dynamics can contribute to robots' adaptability to the environment. Working alongside researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering's robotics lab, the successful candidate will conduct research employing a range of advanced computational, design and experimental approaches.

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    PhD Studentship in Modelling, Design and Optimisation of Three-Dimensional Metamaterials for Extreme Conditions

    Deadline: 31 December 2022

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship to model, design and optimise three-dimensional micro- and nano-architected metamaterials for engineering applications in extreme environments. The PhD research will be conducted in one, or more, of the following topics: (i) multifunctional carbon microlattices, (ii) highly morphable metamaterials, (iii) damage tolerance enhancement through engineered metamaterials, and (iv) multi-objective topological optimisation through latticing. The successful candidate will benefit from research training in mechanical engineering, solid and structural mechanics, high-performance computing, and experimental methods.

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    PhD Studentship in Optical Imaging of Corneal Biomechanics

    Deadline: 15 January 2023

    Applications are invited for a fully funded studentship to work on the development and application of imaging technologies to measure corneal biomechanics and quantify and model the effects of interventions such as refractive surgery, corneal crosslinking and novel treatments for keratoconus. The goal of this research is to enable earlier and more specific diagnosis of diseases such as keratoconus and to develop new, safer, patient-customised procedures for treatment of disease and to address vision correction in the general population. The successful candidate will join a world-leading institution in medical imaging, with an established network with world-leading refractive surgeons, leading companies in ophthalmic device development, and active collaborations with research groups both in the UK and internationally.       

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    PhD Studentship in Improving Additive Manufacturing Productivity Using Correlative Chemical and X-ray Imaging

    Deadline: ongoing

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship to develop next-generation chemical imaging techniques to study metal vaporisation during additive manufacturing (AM). Combining this new technology with our flagship X-ray imaging experiments, the project will provide a detailed understanding ofn the fluid flow behaviour and defect formation during AM. You will join a research group that aims to develop novel process monitoring technologies to improve machine intelligence that enables machines/users to observe, understand, evaluate, and deploy optimum process parameters.

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    PhD Studentship in Making Additive Manufacturing Sustainable Using Functionalised Coatings

    Deadline: ongoing

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship to develop next-generation functionalised powder materials to improve the laser absorption of powder materials, and then upscale the production of these materials for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) and other powder-based additive manufacturing processes. You will perform extensive materials characterisation techniques and use flagship X-ray imaging experiments to design next-generation engineering tools for process and product optimization.

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    PhD Studentship in Shaping the Additive Manufacturing Process through an Engineering Lens

    Deadline: ongoing

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship to develop novel processing technologies to minimise metal vaporisation during laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) to produce components with smooth surfaces. The end goal is to develop a sustainable manufacturing framework to produce next-generation advanced propulsion components with desirable properties.

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    PhD Studentship in Multi-Scale Modelling of Shear Transformations in Advanced Materials for Nuclear Fusion

    Deadline: ongoing

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship to develop new computational models to describe across the scales how steel nanostructure forms during shear transformations and use this understanding to develop new alloys with improved mechanical performance. We offer a unique opportunity to collaborate with a highly interdisciplinary team of academics and industrialists using state-of-the-art techniques on computational modelling and material characterisation.

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    Associate Professor in Advanced Electrical Machines

    Ref: 1885377 | Deadline: 11 September 2022

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    We are recruiting for an academic to deliver multidisciplinary research and teaching activities. The postholder will lead on the development of research promoting the future of electric propulsion, carry out and publish high-quality research, support postdoctoral research staff and PhD students and develop national and international partnerships with industry, academic institutions and other relevant organisations.
     

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