PhD Studentship: Recycling Aluminium Alloys for the Automotive Application
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Materials Science,Physics and Astronomy,Engineering and Technology,Production Engineering and Manufacturing,Other Engineering
Short info about job
Company: University of Warwick
Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)
Hours: Full Time
Type / Role: PhD
Phone: +44-1520 4565887
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Detail information about job PhD Studentship: Recycling Aluminium Alloys for the Automotive Application. Terms and conditions vacancy
Studentship: JLR Industrial CASE Award
Funding: Funded for UK/EU students for 4 years
Supervisor: Dr Hiren Kotadia
Co-supervisors: Dr Zushu Li, Professor Barbara Shollock, Professor Sridhar Seetharaman
Start Date: October 2017
This project is with leading researchers in WMG’s Steels Processing group at the University of Warwick. The project will focus on understanding the role of iron intermetallics on aluminium alloys and will use conventional aluminium casting and manufacturing process to produce sheet material. You will undertake a comprehensive investigation on the effect that various alloying elements have on processing and mechanical/material properties, and the insight gained will allow for the design of improved recycling aluminium alloys for use in the automotive industry.
The project is funded through a Jaguar Land Rover Industrial CASE award, and you will be encouraged to actively participate and interact with industrial stakeholders in both the automotive industry and material supply chain.
WMG will provide exceptional research collaboration possibility within the group and internationally. You will work with leading academics and access cutting-edge research facilities that are instrumental to this proposal. You will also have the opportunity to participate in various scientific and industrial activity, providing useful networking opportunities.
Applicants should have or be about to receive an honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) in Material Science, Chemistry or Physics.
For funding reasons the applicant must be a UK/EU national
This position provides an annual stipend of £14,000 with an additional industry top up of £3,000 per annum (for UK nationals) for up to 4 years. Tuition fees will also be paid UK/EU nationals for up to 4 years.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Hiren Kotadia ([email protected])
To apply, please complete our online form and upload your CV