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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


PhD Studentship: Understanding phase transformations during additive manufacturing

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

Vacancy Information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK national candidate to join a 3-year study program in UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. The aim of this studentship is to enable technology that produces components with complex shapes directly from digital designs in materials from polymers to aerospace alloys, enabling unprecedented design freedom.

Studentship Description

A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Understanding phase transformations during additive manufacturing.

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 keen interest in additive manufacturing, including materials, mechanical properties and process control. Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, along with a stated interest in interdisciplinary research, are essential.


The position is open to students on Home Fees. Please do not enquire about this studentship if you are ineligible. Please click here 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. Regrettably, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful at the shortlisting stage.
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Interview Date:
Closing Date:
30 Apr 2019
Studentship Start Date:
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