NMIS Internships 2023

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

  • Term: Fixed term (24 months)
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours)

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established near Glasgow’s International Airport. The AFRC is the embodiment of a £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners seeking to establish a world-leading research facility for forging and forming technologies. AFRC is a specialized centre within National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

The AFRC is seeking to appoint an experienced Materials Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate to support the delivery of high value research programmes focused on the materials and residual stresses in forged, formed, welded or additive manufactured components. Recently the Centre has invested significantly in novel forging, advanced materials characterisations and residual stress measurement equipment suitable for large scale investigations and is rapidly developing a multi-disciplinary group that specialises in this area. The Centre is also participating in key NMIS initiatives and programmes like the Digital Factory, with significant contributions to the Additive and Machining activities. The KE Associate will support the delivery of scientific research programmes on management and mitigation of Residual Stresses, processing of materials and general manufacturing, working on measurement, prediction and control of Residual Stresses and distortion, developing experimental techniques for the assessment of Residual Stresses, implementing analytical tools for processing of measurements/results, and simulating industrial-scale thermo-mechanical processes (including but not limited to forging, forming, welding and machining).

The candidate will also be expected to support and contribute to high value industrial funding proposals in support of a range of projects across the Centre. The post holder will be expected to work between the AFRC and its industrial and academic partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange.

To achieve the above the KE will preferably require some research and/or industrial experience in the following technical areas:

  • A good basic knowledge of materials and the way that manufacturing processes can develop or modify material’s microstructure to achieve desired mechanical properties and stress states.
  • The use of finite element based software (e.g. ABAQUS, DEFORM, QForm or similar) for process simulation (e.g. forging, heat treatments, machining), materials modelling and residual stress and distortion prediction
  • Experimental techniques in the measurement of Residual Stresses and characterization of materials
  • Programming and data analytic skills to develop experimental techniques in residual stress measurement, and the post-processing of experimental data

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and PhD for example in Materials Science, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering; we are also interested in candidates with equivalent industrial experience.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, or be educated to a minimum of 2:1 Honors degree in addition to significant relevant experience within a relevant industrial environment.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr. Ioannis Violatos, Materials Modelling Theme Lead (ioannis.violatos@strath.ac.uk / 01415345517).

Formal interviews for this post will be held on a date to be confirmed.

More details here.


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