Research Fellow in Additive Manufacture (Process and Materials)
School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 36 Months
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression up to £47,105 per annum
Apply by 04/07/2022
About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to the sustainable additive manufacturing (SAM) project. SAM is a new EPSRC project with a vision to develop novel metal AM processes that utilise recycled swarf as feedstock, enabling a greatly reduced overall energy and CO2 footprint for high-value near-net-shaped components, and facilitating much wider exploitation of near-net-shape AM technologies throughout industry. This project covers different research areas, including process development, process modelling, environmental & economic assessment, and material characterisation (collaborating with University of Manchester).
Your main role will be to design and develop new processes based on direct solid in-fill of the swarf method.
You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in advanced welding processes, additive manufacturing and process or material science, or similar field and have demonstrable relevant experience and achievements within process development and material characterisation. You will also have good knowledge of material properties, processing or process science. In addition, you will have a developing track record of publishing in high quality journals, excellent communication skills, planning and organisation skills, and excellent problem-solving skills.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.
Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in Materials) is following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a Sustainable Manufacturing Sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We offer world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials’ technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on simulation and modelling, and sustainability. They also include work in composite manufacture, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).
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