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Engineering: M2A Fully Funded EngD Scholarships at Swansea University: 36 projects available

The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) is a Swansea University initiative which provides industry-led postgraduate research training in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing. The Materials and Manufacturing Academy is offering 36 fully-funded EngD scholarships at Swansea University, covering a variety of subject areas:

Creating bright scratch resistant tinplate products

Coil Coatings – An Investigation into Expedited Plastisol Degradation Related to Poor Coating Adhesion

Investigating the long term effects of creep with chromate free primers

Oxide Engineering on TCCT packaging steel

Development of slag corrosion test

Performance of novel tinplate products: adhesion of polyester to new, REACH-compliant steel substrates

Utilisation of waste hydrogen and heat for efficiency improvement at Cogent HTCA process

Development of electrical steel coating and annealing simulator

Surviving 1600°C – Characterisation and Improvement of Steel Ladle Materials

Advanced Clean Water Treatment at Tata (ACWAT)Development of sensors and non-destructive analysis to determine the performance of coatings in construction

Forensic analysis of weathered organic coatings to understand mechanisms of degradation

Addition of alloying agents to improve the performance of Zn/Al metallic coated steel

Development of Advanced High strength steel tubes for construction applications

Development and integration of Industry 4.0 into Engine Manufacture

Big data analytics of the Port Talbot Hot Strip Mill

Sensing the microstructure of steel at 700C

Passivation layers on U-AHSS and HSS

Effects of Minerealogy on reduction of sinter and Blast Furnace Performance

Advanced analytics of sinter plant operations to minimise particulate emissions

Optimisation of Coke Oven Gas Cleaning to Maximise Value in use of Coke Oven By-products

Effect of injection coal volatile matter on Blast Furnace top gas carbon

Wind main and waste gas systems optimisation through use of CFD techniques

Effect of Steel Cleanness & Solidification on Product Performance

Development of next generation of high quality coated steel for automotive applications

Development of improved formability Advanced High Strength Steel

Effects of residual elements from scraps on steel processing and service properties of typical strip steel products

Wettability and bonding of coating alloys on substrates

Use of Advanced Analytics to Predict Defects in Surface Inspection Systems

Improving the air knife process in Hot Dip Galvanising

Using Rapid Alloy Prototyping to understand the effects of Tramp elements in increased Scrap Steel Recycling

Development of new surface treatments for automotive utilising chemcoater

Modelling the heat transfer of molten metal during the steel making process

Material Selection for extreme temperature variation and coating optimisation for corrosion resistance, aesthetics and preparation for new water-based products

Granular Flow Impact and wear analysis using 3D DEM simulation

Semi-transparent printable solar cells for energy generating windows


Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. Please see individual project adverts above for specific eligibility criteria.Please visit our website for more information.

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Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a.


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