UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate in High Performance Ductile Composite Technologies- HiPerDuCT 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
21 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate in High Performance Ductile Composite Technologies- HiPerDuCT 

Job number  ACAD102862 
Division/School  Queen's School of Engineering 
Contract type  Fixed term contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £32,004 -£36,001 
Closing date for applications  25-Sep-2017  

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol.
 
You will be working on the EPSRC funded Programme Grant ‘High Performance Ductile Composite Technology’ (HiPerDuCT) to realise a new generation of high performance fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites which overcome the key limitation of conventional composites: their inherent lack of ductility.
 
The successful development of ductile composite materials will lead to many new opportunities and will potentially revolutionise their application in areas previously deemed impractical or inappropriate. This project offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in this ground-breaking technology development.
 
You will carry out experimental assessment of novel FRP composite materials by designing, manufacturing and characterising composite materials with novel hybrid continuous fibre configurations under a range of different loading conditions. You will also work with industrial collaborators on applications of a novel overload sensor concept.
 
You will interact closely with and input to aligned projects (modelling and experimental) being undertaken both at Bristol and collaborating universities.
 
You will have a PhD in Engineering/Materials Science (or closely related discipline) and good experience of composite materials and their manufacture, testing and modelling.
 
This full time, fixed-term post is available from October 2017 (upon appointment), and will initially be funded for up to 9 months.
 
Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Michael Wisnom M.Wisnom@bristol.ac.uk 
 
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