Research Fellow in Additive Manufacture (Process and Systems)
School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work
37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period
Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per
annum, with potential progression up to £47,105 per annum
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About the Role
The NEWAM (New Wire Additive Manufacturing) is a multidisciplinary and
collaborative research programme with three other UK Universities (learn more
about the research programme here). The programme covers seven research
areas: process development and modelling, material development and modelling,
material performance, non-destructive testing and process monitoring. The goal
of NEWAM is to develop AM processes based on multiple energy sources (MES)
that can achieve high deposition rate, net shape and produce defect free parts
with a microstructure that meets the load/fatigue performance required for the
SAM (Sustainable additive manufacturing) is a new EPSRC project with a
vision of developing novel metal AM processes that utilises recycled swarf as
feedstock, enabling a greatly reduced overall energy and CO2 footprint for
high-value near-net-shaped components, and facilitating much wider
exploitation of near-net-shape AM technologies throughout industry. This
project covers different research areas, including process development,
process modelling, environmental & economic assessment, and material
characterisation (collaborating with the University of Manchester).
Your main role will be innovating on MES process and required system
development, and extending the understanding of MES to the process development
and system development to SAM.
You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in additive manufacturing,
welding system development, advanced welding processes and other advanced
material processing process and system development, and you will have
demonstrable relevant experience and achievements within process development,
process data analysis and system development. You will also have a good
knowledge of processing or process science; hardware and system development.
In addition, you will have a developing track record of publishing in high
quality journals, excellent communication skills, planning and organisation
skills, together with excellent problem solving skills.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise,
large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating
leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and
our unique impact here.
Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in Materials) is
following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a Sustainable
Manufacturing Sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought
leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green
manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers
of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national
aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We offer world-class and niche post-
graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in
our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials'
technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research
with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base
of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on
simulation and modelling, and sustainability. They also include work in
composite manufacture, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings
and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and Wire Arc
Additive Manufacturing (WAAM).
Our Values and Commitments
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we
do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study
together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident
Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We
are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each
role. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and
Inclusion and Flexible Working here.
Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our
Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to
flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing
the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.