University of Nottingham
PhD title: Data Driven Optimisation of Upper Limb Prosthesis
Supervisors: Prof Ian Ashcroft, Prof Steve Benford and Dr Ruth Goodridge
PhD title: Towards Laser Sintering of Pharmaceutical Applications
Supervisors: Prof Christopher Tuck, Dr Ruth Goodridge and Dr Laura Ruiz Cantu
Laser Sintering (LS) is one of the more established and widely used AM techniques in many industries, and has also potential for use in medical applications. It is a solvent-free method that does not require support structures or significant post processing to achieve densification. However, current materials used for LS may not meet the requirements for the majority of commercial products, due to the narrow variety of applicable polymers that are compatible with LS technologies.
This project is an investigation of the interactions between material properties and process variables in LS, in order to deliver a guideline for the successful production of new LS powders with potential use in drug delivery systems. Screening of the materials in terms of their thermal, physical and rheological characteristics will reveal the level of compatibility with LS that allows the control and optimisation of the scanning strategy with potential production of robust parts. This work will further focus on the development of the scanning strategy and formulation composition, to enhance effectiveness and achieve reproducibility.
PhD title: Additive Manufacturing of Glass
Supervisors: Prof Ian Ashcroft and Dr Ruth Goodridge
Our project aims to investigate and develop glass as a material for additive manufacturing processes, particularly laser sintering and laser melting. A broad understanding of the material, background literature and engineering techniques will be developed and used to further the project. We also have a medical application in mind that aligns with my research interests: biologically active glass.
PhD title: Design for Hybrid Subtractive Additive Manufacturing
Supervisors: Prof Ian Campbell and Dr Daniel Engstrøm
PhD title: Additive Manufacturing of magnetic materials
Supervisors: Dr Mark Everitt, Dr Daniel Engstrøm, Dr Kelly Morrison
University of Liverpool
PhD title: Novel Porous Structures for in situ Tissue Regeneration and Repair
Supervisors: Dr Simon Tew and Dr Judith Curran
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