Middlesborough, Middlesborough, TS6 6US
£ 30,000 - £ 31,000
PHD Metallurgy or Materials Science
30 June 2019
KTP Advert Ref:
The post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with contributions from Liberty Powder Metals. The
successful applicant will work closely with research teams in the Royce Translational Centre and the EPSRC Future
Manufacturing Hub (MAPP) both of which are part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield and with our industrial partner Liberty Powder Metals, who are a powder metals supplier and innovation incubator, and part of the global Liberty House Group.
The principal aim of the project will be to embed relevant knowledge, skills and technical capabilities to; understand the
magnitude and causes of batch-to-batch variation in industrial scale powder production, introduce additional atomisation
process controls including new sensing and monitoring methods alongside data-driven analytics and closed-loop control systems, and to complete technological and commercial evaluation of the power metallurgy industry to direct future strategy including production, marketing and investment recommendations. The industrial partner is open to innovative solutions and the successful candidate will have the support of a multi-disciplinary team for the implementation.
There is also a training budget associated with this post, which the successful applicant can use for relevant professional
Applicants should have a PhD degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science (or equivalent experience) and will be expected to
have a sound understanding of metallurgy and metals characterisation techniques.
Knowledge Base Partner:
Sheffield, The University of
Liberty Speciality Steels Limited
Company business area:
Supply alloy and stainless steel grades for use in demanding sectors such as Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Engineering.
Dr Richard Thackray
, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building,
S1 3JD, Tel: 0114 222 5963R.Thackray@sheffield.ac.uk