Sunday, July 13, 2008

PhD Studentship in Robotic Abrasive Finishing Technology Development - University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

PhD Studentship in Robotic Abrasive Finishing Technology Development

Centre for Precision Technologies

Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year full-time research studentship leading to a PhD. This studentship is fully funded by the University of Huddersfield and is open to UK, EU and overseas candidates. The studentship offers a stipend of £10,000.00 tax-free per year as well as payment of tuition fees. The successful candidate will work on a research project in the field of “Robotic Abrasive Finishing Technology Development” under the supervision of Dr. Xun Chen in the Centre for Precision Technologies - a world renowned centre of precision engineering.

The project will develop a new generation abrasive finishing technology which will combine both advantages of grinding and polishing to simultaneously achieve high efficiency materials removal as grinding and excellent surface quality as polishing. The successful candidate will work closely with industrial partners to apply the new techniques to aerospace, energy and biomedicine productions

The candidates should have a good degree in mechanical manufacturing engineering, materials science, physics or other related disciplines. The candidate with work experience in machining process monitoring and control, robotics and artificial intelligence will be an advantage. We are looking for outstanding, highly motivated individuals with relevant background to work in our multidiscipline team.

Applicants should initially send a full C.V. to Dr Xun Chen , followed by sending a completed application form with 2 references. For further details, please contact Dr Xun Chen, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2008

Project to start: 1 September 2008 or thereafter as soon as possible.