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Pumps and pumping systems in use in the UK consume approximately 13% of all electrical energy. The need to reduce the energy demand of pump and filtration systems is therefore critically important. This ambitious project seeks an excellent engineering graduate with a strong bias towards a mechanical and or manufacturing specialism to work alongside Croft Engineering Services to optimise the design and manufacture of high flow conical in-line filters and associated products. The exploitation of additive manufacturing technology (Selective Laser Melting) as well as new materials and product process development will feature highly in this collaborative research project.
- Croft Engineering Services Ltd
- Lancaster University
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 147
- 31st July 2012