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Materials Engineering MSc by Research


Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Materials Engineering at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

With our main research strengths of aerospace materials, environmental materials and steel technology, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a MSc by Research student in Materials Engineering.This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Key Features

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Materials Engineering ranked joint 8th in the UK.

The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations. These industrial research links provide excellent research opportunities.

Key research areas within Materials Engineering include:

Design against failure by creep, fatigue and environmental damage
Structural metals and ceramics for gas turbine applications
Grain boundary engineering
Recycling of polymers and composites
Corrosion mechanisms in new generation magnesium alloys
Development of novel strip steel grades (IF, HSLA, Dual Phase, TRIP)
Functional coatings for energy generation, storage and release

Links with industry

The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations including:

Rolls-Royce
Airbus
Tata Steel

Rolls-Royce

The Institute of Structural Materials at Swansea is a core member of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Materials.

This venture supports a wide ranging research portfolio with a rolling value of £6.5 million per annum addressing longer term materials issues.

Airbus

Over £1m funding has been received from Airbus and the Welsh Government in the last three years to support structural composites research and development in the aerospace industry and to support composites activity across Wales.

Tata Steel

Funding of over £6 million to continue our very successful postgraduate programmes with Tata Steel.

Other companies sponsoring research projects include Akzo Nobel, Axion Recycling, BAE Systems, Bayer, Cognet, Ford, HBM nCode, Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, QinetiQ, RWE Innogy, Timet, TWI (Wales), as well as many smaller companies across the UK.

These industrial research links provide excellent opportunities for great research and employment opportunities.

Facilities

Within the Engineering department at Swansea University there are state-of-the-art facilities specific to Materials Engineering:

Comprehensive computer systems for specialist and general purposes.

World-leading equipment for characterisation of the mechanical properties of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.

Extensive range of laboratories housing scanning electron microscopes with full microanalysis and electron backscatter diffraction capabilities.

Research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.

World-leading research

The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.

Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.

Highlights of the Engineering results according to the General Engineering Unit of Assessment:

Research Environment at Swansea ranked 2nd in the UK
Research Impact ranked 10th in the UK
Research Power (3*/4* Equivalent staff) ranked 10th in the UK

Visit the Materials Engineering MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!



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Student Profiles
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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Towards an Optimised Injection Moulding Procedure to Enhance Sustainability and Profitability - Single Award

Frontier Medical Ltd, based in Blackwood, is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of consumable products to healthcare providers. Their product portfolio includes, but not limited to, purpose-designed disposable plastic sharps containers for the disposal of clinical waste.Injection moulding is the main manufacturing technique to make these products. The company is certain to make substantial cost savings and improvements in its current manufacturing process (such as lower energy and material usage, shorter production cycle time) by gaining a deeper insight into the fundamental physics governing the injection moulding process. To achieve this, the company plans to develop a systematic production monitoring and control system procedure to enhance its operations in order to improve profitability.Project AimsThis project aims to develop a systematic procedure based on computer modelling feasibility studies with on-site experimental trials to achieve and maintain optimum injection moulding process conditions. Therefore, the intention is to reach sustainable manufacturing by:a reduction of manufacturing costs by optimising energy consumption and raw material usage, and;
an increase of productivity while maintaining or improving product quality.The procedure shall be based on the scientific fundamentals of the moulding process, leading to the transformation of the actual manufacturing process into a highly sustainable and profitable one. In addition, it is anticipated that process and part quality improvement may also help to achieve greener manufacturing conditions and higher customer satisfaction.The successful student, with the help of ASTUTE 2020 team, will assist in the computational modelling and experimental trials to be carried at the company. He/she will later lead the implementation of the optimisation procedures throughout the plant. It is anticipated that the candidate will carry out numerical modelling at Swansea University and experimental work at Frontier.The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in September 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)

UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £12,500 p.a.

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.The suitable candidate should have a good background in engineering, with relevant knowledge in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Understanding of the injection moulding process would be desirable.Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for further details.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-optimised-injection-moulding.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Ferrari Body in White- Weight Reduction - Single Award

As part of the design process, the Ferrari Body in White (BIW) team, in collaboration with Altair Product Design UK, have developed a light weight architecture, through linear optimization (topology, topometry, etc.), suitable for front engine GT cars. The chassis is completely delivered with all necessary physical tests close to the start of production.Project Aims:Starting from an established design solution, close to the start of production, the aim of this project is to investigate the following aspects through multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO) or other relevant techniques.BIWs are designed for many criteria, including noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) or crash, each of which can be evaluated using advanced simulations. This project involves using these advanced simulations along with modern optimization techniques to minimise the weight of the established BIW design whilst maintaining performance in NVH and crashworthiness. The student will have to identify and agree with Ferrari the most important load-cases to be used in the optimisation process and evaluate BIW performance using tools such as Optistruct, Radioss and Hyperstudy.The student will have the opportunity to run complex finite element analyses in a high performance computing (HPC) environment and work with one of the industry leaders in optimisation and light-weighting (Altair UK). As part of the project, the student would be expected to spend time in Ferrari. The result of these activities will be a package of technical solutions that will be applied and validated by the student. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.The ideal candidate would be a motivated and knowledgeable MSc programme student with experience in CAE and who is interested to start a research project focused on automotive BIW design activities which could potentially evolve into an EngD programme.It is recommended that the student is interested to learn and enhance their knowledge in the Italian language despite Ferrari and the University of Modena having international backgrounds.Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-ferrari-weight-reduction.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Ferrari Body in White - Robust Design - Single Award

As part of the design process, the Ferrari Body in White (BIW) team, in collaboration with Altair Product Design UK, have developed a light weight architecture, through linear optimization (topology, topometry, etc.), suitable for front engine GT cars. The chassis is completely delivered with all necessary physical tests, close to the start of production.Starting from an established design solution, close to the start of production, the aim of this project is to investigate the following aspects through multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO) or other relevant techniques.During the construction of the BIW structure, components are manufactured to within specified tolerances. However, they can and will have dimensional and possibly property related variations. In order to have a robust design solution, the effect of these variations on the performance of the BIW architecture in various load cases must be taken into account. This requires exploration and identification of the most important variables (component, assembly and test set-up tolerances) that influence the structural attributes in view to increase the stability/robustness of the design and improve the overall design.The student will have to identify and agree with Ferrari the most important load-cases to be used in the robustness study and as part of the project, the student would be expected to spend time in Ferrari. The student will also have the opportunity to run complex finite element analyses in a high performance computing (HPC) environment and work with one of the industry leaders in optimisation and light-weighting (Altair UK).The result of these activities will be a package of technical solutions that will be applied and validated by the student. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.The ideal candidate would be a motivated and knowledgeable MSc programme student with experience in CAE and who is interested to start a research project focused on automotive BIW design activities which could potentially evolve into an EngD programme.It is recommended that the student is interested to learn and enhance their knowledge in the Italian language despite Ferrari and the University of Modena having international backgrounds.Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-ferrari-robust-design.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Ferrari Body in White - Design for Additive Manufacture for BIW Components - Single Award

As part of the design process, the Ferrari Body in White (BIW) team, in collaboration with Altair Product Design UK, have developed a light weight architecture, through linear optimization (topology, topometry, etc.), suitable for front engine GT cars. The chassis is completely delivered with all necessary physical tests, close to the start of production.The combination of advanced design methodologies, such as topology optimization for structures, with the rapidly emerging additive manufacturing technology for metal parts gives rise to innovative light-weight designs previously not possible to manufacture.Starting from an established design solution, close to the start of production, the aim of this project is to investigate reducing BIW weight by replacing one or more structural BIW components with additively manufactured components, taking full advantage of modern design optimisation techniques. The student will work with Ferrari to identify key components and load cases and as part of the project the student would be expected to spend time with Ferrari. The student will also work with Altair UK, one of the industry leaders in design optimisation and light weighting.The result of these activities will be a design solution that will be applied and validated by the student. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.The ideal candidate would be a motivated and knowledgeable MSc programme student with experience in CAE and who is interested to start a research project focused on automotive BIW design activities which could potentially evolve into an EngD programme.It is recommended that the student is interested to learn and enhance their knowledge in the Italian language despite Ferrari and the University of Modena having international backgrounds.Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-design-additive-manufacture.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Improving the Manufacturing Process of an Industrial Belt Drive System - Single Award

Nerak-Wiese Ltd is a dynamic, fast-growing and forward thinking company based in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. The NERAK brand is trusted worldwide for its innovative vertical conveying solutions. Central to Nerak’s growth plans is the development of a manufacturing capability for the rubber drive chains that lie at the heart of Nerak’s Materials Handling Solutions.Nerak-Wiese Ltd are currently working on projects with high-profile clients such as Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, John Lewis and The Royal Mint. Past projects have included the likes of Kellogg’s, Pringles, Lafarge, Next and Cadbury.Project Aims:To develop a consistent and repeatable process for the production of NERAK rubber chains that incorporate steel cables vulcanised through their core.
To investigate the potential for alternative materials to improve the NERAK rubber chain technology.

Value of Scholarship(s)

UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £12,500 p.a.

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.The suitable candidate will have the ability to think without constraint and will be open to new concepts, technology and software. An ideas’ person, they will be known for their creativity and investigative mind. The candidate will be a strong team-player looking to work collaboratively and capable of adopting a “hands-on” approach when required.Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-improving-manufacturing-process.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Carbon Footprinting the World’s Most Sustainable House - Single Award

Applications are invited for an M2A (Materials & Manufacturing Academy) funded MSc by Research in Engineering.We are developing MI-PAD®, the most thermally-efficient and sustainable house the world has ever seen, that rethinks and re-engineers every aspect of traditional home construction. It requires no footings or concrete and quite literally screws into the ground. The whole three-bedroomed house is delivered on four trucks and can be assembled on-site in just one day with 50 totally-unique features which challenge the construction status quo. It is perfect for hot or cold climates, and its innovative screw system means it also floats, which makes it ideal for flood-prone areas. It uses ten times less energy for heating and cooling than a standard house.The timing for the potential market for MI-PAD® fits with a growing and changing market for housing in the UK - there is a need for new lower cost construction methods, innovative building solutions with lower energy bills and the requirement for more housing.With new construction techniques and philosophies emerging, the aim of the project will be to compare the carbon footprint of a traditional house against that of a MI-PAD house. This study will not only review typical areas such as insulation and thermal comparisons but also the impact of the construction process. This will include assessing items such as;Site
Labour
Engineering
Transport
Demolition
Reversing the site back to green field. The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in September 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)

UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £12,500 p.a.

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.This project would ideally suit an individual with a background in Life Cycle Analysis, Materials Engineering, Environmental Engineering or similar.Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more information.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-carbon-footprinting.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Integrating Buildings as Power Stations into the World’s Most Sustainable House - Single Award

Applications are invited for an M2A (Materials & Manufacturing Academy) funded MSc by Research in Engineering.We are developing MI-PAD®, the most thermally-efficient and sustainable house the world has ever seen, that rethinks and reengineers every aspect of traditional home construction. It requires no footings or concrete and quite literally screws into the ground. The whole three-bedroomed house is delivered on four trucks and can be assembled on-site in just one day with 50 totally-unique features which challenge the construction status quo. It is perfect for hot or cold climates. Its innovative screw system means it also floats, which makes it ideal for flood-prone areas. It uses ten times less energy for heating and cooling than a standard house.The timing for the potential market for MI-PAD® fits with a growing and changing market for housing in the UK - there is a need for new lower cost construction methods, innovative building solutions with lower energy bills and the requirement for more housing.With advances in renewable energy the concept of off grid homes is becoming a reality giving rise to ‘buildings as power stations’. This concept utilises green energy to power and heat homes. However, the challenge for this is not only about how you generate energy but also how you store and release it at times where demand exists. The aim of this project will be to investigate the potential for the integration of ‘buildings as power stations’ technologies into the MI-PAD concept and prototypes. This will include the potential for:Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
Solar-thermal heat generation and storage
Electricity storage and release
Rainwater treatment and reuse
The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in January 2017.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

UK/EU tuition fees, plus a generous tax free stipend of £12,500.

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.The suitable candidate would have a background in systems/electrical engineering or equivalent background in integrating sustainable energy into construction. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-integrating-buildings-power-stations.php

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-integrating-buildings-power-stations.php


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100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/swansea-masters-scholarships-2017.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Advanced Composite Manufacturing for Wind Turbine Blades and Shield - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Based in South Wales, Crossflow Energy has developed a ground breaking new wind turbine. Founded in 2007, the company has completed extensive research and development which has delivered a Prototype design for a robust product. Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling using Swansea University’s world-renowned CFD expertise has been validated by the performance of our large-scale Proof of Concept (‘PoC’) model, and in a series of wind tunnel tests of scale models at the world renowned MIRA testing facility.The first large-scale Crossflow PoC Turbine has been operating at Port Talbot Steelworks since 2016. This innovative turbine is low-noise and offers low cost transportation, installation and operations due to it’s simple, robust design. The company is on track to install its first Pre-production Prototype (‘PPP’) at the Port Talbot site. Results from this demonstration will support our development of a fleet of Crossflow Turbines. The initial product range is expected to be from 10 to 80kW, these will be uniquely positioned to supply electricity and mechanical power; opening up a range of new market opportunities for small-scale wind in remote and heavy industrial locations.Project AimsWork with Crossflow engineering and team to understand the design of the universal PPP turbine and how this can be tailored to the specific geometry for the niche market models identified, likely to include hospitals, island locations, refugee camps etc.
Investigate mass production techniques for the moulding of large blade structures and leading edge of shield (wind diverter) including evaluation of composite manufacturing methods such as pultrusion and other suitable techniques, and limitations of each process and also materials and methods of reducing the weight and cost of components.
In line with Crossflow’s Energy’s aim to integrate sustainability across business functions, consider Green and Sustainable Manufacturing techniques, and feasibility of incorporating composite recyclates.
Deliver optimal production costs for volume production for cost-reduced and large scale manufacturing of blades and shield elements.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a background in materials or manufacturing engineering. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-advanced-composite-manufacturing.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Investigation into the Physical Properties of Steel for Improving Hot Mill Reheat Furnace Model Accuracy - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. TATA Steel UK Ltd is currently undergoing a huge transformation and is looking to the future with its Steel products. Steel is a 21st Century industry with research that is at the scientific and industrial forefront. A research project with TATA Steel UK and Swansea University will give the correct student the opportunity to be heavily involved with industry whilst performing high level academic research in the Swansea Bay Campus facilities. The candidate will be working with multidisciplinary teams, heading up their own research project and gaining invaluable experience at the industry/academia interface.Project AimsThe reheat furnace in the hot mill is a critical unit for dissolution of various precipitates and providing the formability required in subsequent rolling operations. With the expansion of Tata’s product mix through the development of increasingly varied steel compositions, the furnace needs to be aware of the varying incoming physical properties including thermal conductivity, specific heat capacity, density, thermal expansion and emissivity so that its model can predict & control temperature accurately. You will be working closely with some state of the art laboratory equipment to find composition – property relations that can be used to improve the 3.5 million tonnes per annum hot mill in Port Talbot.The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in October 2017.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in Materials Science or Chemistry. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-physical-properties-steel.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Use of Steelmaking Slags in Marine Applications - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. TATA Steel UK Ltd is currently undergoing a huge transformation and is looking to the future with its Steel products. Steel is a 21st century industry with research that is at the scientific and industrial forefront. A research project with TATA Steel UK and Swansea University will give the correct student the opportunity to be heavily involved with industry whilst performing high level academic research in the Swansea Bay Campus facilities. The candidate will be working with multidisciplinary teams, heading up their own research project and gaining invaluable experience at the industry/academia interfaceProject AimsThis master's project will initially involve an options appraisal which will identify all of the marine applications that each steelmaking slag material could potentially be used for. A feasibility study will then be carried out for each application which will assess the considerations to be taken into account when using the materials, including (but not limited to) review of material properties, cost appraisal, environmental impact assessment and environmental legislation implications. The final stage of the project will involve laboratory analysis work which will be used to assess the suitability of each material for each application in terms of their chemistry and physical characteristics.A full list of steelmaking slag material to be included in this project will be agreed with professional mentor at the start of the project.The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in October 2017.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.Sponsoring Company: Tata Steel

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in chemistry, physics, or materials engineering. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-use-steelmaking-slags.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Investigation into Heat Treatment of Weartech Alloys - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Weartech’s alloys used in hardfacing welding consumables and wear resistant cast components benefit from high surface hardness and excellent mechanical properties. Components are routinely heat treated to reduce stress and minimise the chance of cracking. One heat treatment area that has yet to be investigated fully is the age hardening of Weartech alloys. Research work involving similar alloys demonstrates potential improvements to hardness when appropriate heat cycles are used.Project AimsFull investigation into appropriate heat treatment cycles for Weartech alloys, including production trials and metallurgical analysis.The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in October 2017.Sponsoring Company: Weartech InternationalThe Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in Materials Engineering with good metallurgy knowledge. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-investigation-heat-treatment.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Robotics for Automated Temperature Probe Manufacture - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Rototherm design and manufacture a range of temperature probes that measure the temperature inside industrial electric engines in order to optimize performance and detect potential problems occurring.These are manufactured in a high volume basis, and to increase our capacity and reduce unit cost, we would like to explore the opportunity to use robotics for this manufacture. Currently no company in the industry has utilized robots for this particular niche product, therefore, Rototherm is keen to be the first to achieve this and with it take the leading role worldwide in the supply of this product.Project AimsThe project will involve working with Rototherm’s engineering department to understand which of the key processes involved in manufacture have the potential to be automated using robotics, and then prove the concept on one or more of the processes.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.The successful candidate is expected to start their studentship in October 2017.Sponsoring Company: Rototherm

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with an engineering background with an interest in robotics, process innovation and a desire to help make a first in the industry for automating manufacture of this product. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-robotics-automated-temperature.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Infrared Temperature Monitoring of Molten Alloys - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Currently, temperature measurements of Weartech alloys during production involves the use of thermocouples. These require physical contact with the molten metal and are typically restricted to two individual readings before disposal. A non-contact infrared method has been identified as a possible viable alternative. Following on from previous research and early trials, this project would aim to achieve full implementation of the IR device within Weartech operations.The successful candidate of the studentship is expected to start in October 2017.Project AimsInvestigate and understand the use of IR technology with primary Weartech alloy grades. Implement suitable software changes allowing for use in production process.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.Sponsoring Company: Weartech International

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

andidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in Materials Engineering, with an interest in Metallurgy and Computational skills. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-mscbyresearch-infrared-temperature.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Advanced Raman-based Imaging for Printable Solar Cells - Single Award

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Renishaw plc specialises in industrial metrology and spectroscopy and sells its products in the major markets around the world. It is one of the major companies developing and selling Raman spectroscopy/microscopy in the world. Raman spectroscopy is a powerful technique to study the chemical/structural/morphological properties of a very broad range of materials.Raman spectroscopy can be a powerful technique to look at chemical composition/phase. Therefore, it is a very useful technique to look at the degradation. In addition, it is also important to correlate the chemical information obtained to other properties to understand the “structure-property-performance” relationship.Project AimsThe aim of this project is to develop a technique to image the electrical properties of the solar cells as well as the Raman (chemical) imaging at the same region together with photoluminescence (photo-physical/chemical) imaging based on the Renishaw Raman system. These advanced combined techniques will then be applied to study and gain deeper understanding of the degradation mechanisms of the printable solar cells (under controlled environments) to provide feedback for more stable solar cells. A small portion of the research will be on exploring the feasibility of using microspheres to improve the resolution of the Raman imaging from micron-scale to nano-scale.Project deliverables (a key aim of this project is to deliver a scientific paper which will lead to an application note for use by Renishaw plc in its marketing and promotion of Raman for this application):- An advanced Raman technique which can perform the electrical mapping, Raman mapping and photoluminescence mapping at the same sample regions
- Improve the understanding of degradation mechanisms of organic and perovskite photovoltaic devices (disentangle the chemical, photo-physical/chemical and electrical degradation)
- Provide some ideas on the feasibility of using microspheres to improve spatial resolution of Raman mapping
This project will involve working closely with Renishaw on site in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.Sponsoring Company: Renishaw PLC

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

andidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or Engineering Graduates. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-advanced-raman-based-imaging.php


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M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Perovskite Thin-Films - Single Award

The Applied Photochemistry Group within SPECIFIC sits at the interface between applied and fundamental research, complementing current applied lab-scale experimentation on printable photovoltaics (PV) by providing the fundamental understanding of properties and processes in materials sets that are suitable for scaling. Applied Photophysics was created in 1971 by The Royal Institution of Great Britain under the leadership of Nobel Prize-winning Lord Porter, and are world leaders in the design and manufacture of instruments for laser flash photolysis.Efficient commercially successful solar energy conversion has been the holy grail of photochemists for decades. Now the field is ripe for this, with international progress in PV research and technology currently running at an unparalleled rate including major contributions from the SPECIFIC and Sêr Solar groups. Most significantly, developments in the field of organolead halide perovskite based solar cells have introduced an exciting new highly efficient solid state PV technology. These devices show power conversion efficiencies (PCE) of 15-20%, including certified 20.1%, in laboratory-scale devices based on APbX3 (A= CH3NH3, X = I, Br, Cl), which makes them an extremely strong candidate to develop a cost- and performance-competitive PV technology. Thus perovskite based PV could seriously compete with silicon and thin film technologies that require vacuum deposition or other expensive non-trivial processing. However, due to the very recent introduction of perovskite absorbers in PV devices, the nature of charge transport and injection characteristics are not yet well understood.We aim to develop a greater understanding of perovskite device photophysics through ns-ms transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS) using our Applied Photophysics LKS80 instrument. Research will initially concentrate on creating a standard measuring set up for looking at perovskite thin films. This will lead to the ability to analyse the photophysics of perovskites in more depth and will provide information which could shape the global development of this technology. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend of £12,500 p.a plus UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. This project would be suitable for someone with a degree in chemistry, physics, or materials engineering. Please visit our website for more information on eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

For more information on application procedure, please visit our website.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/engineering-m2a-msc-research-transient-absoprtion.php



Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc by Research Materials Engineering is a first or upper second class honours degree in Engineering or similar relevant discipline. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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