The University of Bath wishes to appoint a Research Associate to work on the EPSRC funded project “Design simulation tools and process improvements for non-crimp fabric (NCF) preforming”. The research is a Core Project of the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub and partners Bath with the Universities of Cambridge and Nottingham as well as industrial collaborators which are invested in composites design and manufacturing. The Future Composites Manufacturing Hub engages academics from across the UK to deliver a step-change in the production of polymer matrix composites.
We would like to appoint a composites research engineer who will work on the fundamental underpinning science of NCF preforming and will develop software tools for designers. The successful candidate will benefit from existing composites expertise at Bath and from frequent interaction and knowledge exchange with the project partners.
Applicants should hold a PhD in Engineering or a relevant subject area, or equivalent significant relevant experience. In addition, we require proven experience of structural modelling and/or composites manufacture. Experience in some of the following areas will be a distinct advantage but are not essential: mechanical testing, geometric modelling, software development, metrology, composite design and automation. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess project management and technical communication skills.
This role is fixed term to start ASAP with an expected duration of 12 months.
For informal enquires please contact Dr Evros Loukaides (E.Loukaides@bath.ac.uk), Dr Andy Rhead (A.T.Rhead@bath.ac.uk) or Prof Richard Butler (R.Butler@bath.ac.uk).
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