Next Generation Multi-Laser Based Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Alloys

Supervisor: Dr Kamran Mumtaz


Are you interested in pushing the boundaries of metal additive manufacturing? We have an exciting PhD opportunity within the MAPP Future Manufacturing Hub to develop the next generation of laser based additive manufacturing systems.

This PhD will work on developing a novel laser based additive manufacturing system for processing of highly reflective metallic alloys (e.g copper, aluminum based) with potential to enhance component properties through microstructural control. The new system will use a standard 200W fibre laser and galvanometer scanning system (as typically used within commercial selective laser melting systems) but also integrate new and novel arrays of fibre/diode lasers at variable wavelengths (visible to near-infrared to maximise material absorbance) combined with laser optical pre-heating enabling control over residual stress build up and microstructural development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a completely unique system that has potential for uptake within high value industries such as automotive and aerospace.






Funding Notes

Funding covers home tuition fees and annual maintenance payments of at least the Research Council minimum for eligible UK and EU applicants (£15009 in 2019/20). EU nationals must have lived in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the programme to be eligible for a full award (fees and stipend for up to 3.5 years). 






More Information

Candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or 2:1 degree in Engineering, Physics or Science related discipline.

To apply, please send a copy of your covering letter, CV to Dr Kamran Mumtaz at k.mumtaz@sheffield.ac.uk 

Start dates are flexible, however should ideally fall within a few months of MAPP PhD cohort start dates (October 2019 or February 2020).

Closing date: 31st August 2019