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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


PhD Studentship: Shedding new light on additive manufacturing for aerospace applications – Ref:1788153

UCL Department:
Mechanical Engineering
Location of the work (non-UCL site):
Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire
Duration of Studentship:
4 Years
£18,000 per annum (tax free)
Vacancy reference:

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU national candidate to join a 3-year study program in UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. The aim of this studentship is to help apply and further develop a new generation AM process replicator that enables users to image microstructural feature formation during realistic build conditions, including multi-hatch and multi-layer builds, using a combination of optical, thermal, and high-speed X-ray imaging.

Studentship Description

A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Shedding new light on additive manufacturing for aerospace applications.

Person Specification

Applicants should ideally have a first class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Materials, Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline. You should have a strong interest in additive manufacturing, including materials, mechanical properties and process control. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, along with a stated interest in interdisciplinary research, are essential.


This funding is for UK/EU nationals. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria:

Application Process

Eligible applicants should first contact Prof Peter Lee, ( quoting the Job reference. Please enclose a cover letter (including the names and contact details of two referees), one-page research statement and two pages CV. The supervisory team will arrange interviews for short-listed candidates. After interview, the successful candidate will be given instructions to formally apply online via the UCL website.

For further information, see

Regrettably, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful at the shortlisting stage. Thank you for your interest in this position.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
Contact name:
Closing Date:
18 Mar 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications:
Studentship Start Date:
September 2019
Interview date:
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