Aircraft ancillary structures can be exposed to harsh environments and extreme temperatures. Currently structures are manufactured from steel, but potential issues can be caused when the equipment is moved from one region to another. To design and manufacture aircraft structure equipment to be used in any part of the world will require a detailed research of advanced materials that are available, whilst keeping design specification of the equipment in mind. Coating solutions to conventional material used will also be investigated to develop the most robust solution with new water-based products to give the equipment the longest service life possible.
This project will evaluate the production method and throughput of a growing aircraft support organisation in terms of:
Background in Chemistry or Materials EngineeringSponsoring Company AMSS Ltd
Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience.
Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:
Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility
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.Funding
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a.Closing Date 28 February 2018