EPSRC CASE PhD in Physics: Residual Magnetism in manufacturing: theory, definition and practical principles

Key facts

Application deadline 31 March 2017
Start date 1 April 2017
Duration 3.5 years
Funding body EPSRC
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships 1

In collaboration with an Industrial partner, there is a requirement to consider the fundamental principles of magnetics in order to place a new measurement technology, addressing the worldwide issue of residual magnetism, on a firm scientific footing. Your research will be pivotal in producing the definitive reference body of work, concerning theory, definition and practical principles, in this new technique of magnetic measurement.

Advanced manufacturing is dependent upon even tighter mechanical tolerances, in some cases +/- 0.25 microns, which is impossible if magnetic contamination is present. It is therefore necessary to control residual magnetism levels to avoid contamination through ferrous particles.

Current high-tech manufacturers in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries face a problem; they lack theoretical understanding and valid measurement techniques. The introduction of a new technology capable of accurately measuring residual magnetism requires a scientific basis for practical measurement procedures.

The research project will produce a clear theoretical understanding of the physics involved, defined units of measurement, as well as practical techniques and validating the new instrumentation techniques currently in development. In doing so, we aim to alleviate real and growing problems in worldwide advanced manufacturing technologies.

Supervisors

  • Dr Dan Reed

Contact

School of Physics and Astronomy

  • Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74458

Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Eligibility criteria

Residency Open to all UK/EU students without further restrictions

Contact

School of Physics and Astronomy

  • Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74458

Consideration is automatic on applying for Doctor of Philosophy Physics and Astronomy, with a April start date. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship/grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from EPSRC CASE.

Supervisor: Dr Dan Read

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Contact

School of Physics and Astronomy

  • Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74458
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