PhD Studentship, University of Nottingham

Updated: over 4 years ago
Location: Nottingham, ENGLAND
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

PhD Studentship

Reference : ENG512
Closing Date : Open until filled

The University of Nottingham is one of the leading internationally renowned research universities in the UK and the Department was awarded a 5* in the last RAE. The Precision Manufacturing Centre at the University of Nottingham is a world leading research centre delivering next generation manufacturing technologies. The research activities are supported by a wide range of state of the art equipment and infrastructure. Fully funded three year research studentships are available for suitable home and EU candidates in the following areas:

• micro electro discharge machining (EDM)
• focused ion beam fabrication (FIB)
• ultra-precision metrology
• micro assembly
• micro-injection moulding
• smart manufacturing cells and systems
• ultra-precision milling and turning
• manufacturing process chains and variability management
• self-learning and self-adaptive tooling and systems
• design for micro-manufacture and assembly
• micro-additive manufacturing

Students should have, or expect to obtain, a first or 2.1 UK honours degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, physics or related disciplines. They should be confident, have good communication skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

This studentship is only available to UK or EU citizens due to funding restrictions and covers tuition fees at the UK rate and an enhanced bursary over three years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Peter Kinnell, tel: 0115 846 7680, email: or Professor Svetan Ratchev, email: 

Application forms and notes of guidance are available at:  Applications should be sent to Miss R Watson, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Email:

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