PhD Studentship: Airborne Ultrasound for Real-time Measurement of Physical Structures
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Physics and Astronomy,Mathematics and Statistics,Mathematics,Computer Science,Computer Science,Engineering and Technology,Mechanical Engineering,Production Engineering and Manufacturing,Chemical Engineering
Short info about job
Company: University of Nottingham
Hours: Full Time
Type / Role: PhD
Phone: +44-1524 2499359
Fax: +44-1536 7101257
Detail information about job PhD Studentship: Airborne Ultrasound for Real-time Measurement of Physical Structures. Terms and conditions vacancy
Location: University Park
The world is full of multi-component products such as foods biscuits and fruits and automotive components Hybrid materials . The physical structure of these products affects their performance and there is a need for methods to characterise them during manufacturing. This project will utilise a novel airborne ultrasound instrument to develop techniques to characterise these structures. Airborne ultrasound systems use high frequency sound waves such as those used for medical imaging and non-destructive testing. However, they do not require direct contact with the sample under inspection, making them suitable for industrial environments. The project will focus on how the sound propagates through these systems and how data is recorded by the instrument. State of the art machine learning algorithms will also be developed to characterise different industrially relevant multi-component structures.
Funding: The studentship will cover PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend for three years £14,553 for the 2017-18 academic year for UK/EU students. Candidates should be available to start on 1st October 2017.
Requirements of studentship:
1 Students should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or good 2:1 honours degree, or a distinction or high merit at MSc level or international equivalent in Engineering, Physics, Maths or Computer Science.
2 Students should be able to demonstrate an interest in developing instruments and measurement techniques. Students with experience or a willingness to learn software such as Labview and Matlab are encouraged to apply.
3 Informal contact can be sent to [email protected] before submitting an online application. Please send a copy of your CV with your updated relevant experience. Online application can be made via web, please quote the studentship reference and Dr Nicholas Watson http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx