PhD students from a variety of backgrounds are carrying out doctoral research in the context of the EPSRC Centre and at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing.
PhD title: Design of metal structures of custom composition using additive manufacturing
Supervisors: Dr Marco Simonelli and Prof Chris Tuck
Laser based additive manufacturing (AM) processes, such as laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB), offer a great degree of control over how materials are processed during manufacture. Adding the capability to seamlessly change materials within a single part will offer greater design opportunities. As such, desirable functional properties can be promoted in selective regions of an additive manufactured part.
My research aims to establish guidelines for the transition from one metal to another using PBF-LB, ensuring that reliable parts are fabricated with no structural defects.
PhD title: Incorporating complex anatomical features in hepatic tissue models through PµSLA
Supervisors: Dr Yinfeng He, Dr Lisa White, Prof Ricky Wildman and Prof Richard Hague
PhD title: Formulating functional materials for the additive manufacturing of flexible electronics
Supervisors: Dr Lyudmila Turyanska, Prof Chris Tuck, Prof Richard Hague, and Dr Feiran Wang
The project will focus on the development and formulation of low-dimensional materials, as well as functional polymers, for inkjet printing. The properties of these materials (electronic, optical, mechanical, etc) will be tailored for specific applications. This project has the potential to further our fundamental understanding of materials formulation, as well as lead to the development of inks with commercial value.
PhD title: Inkjet printing of non-solvent polyimide replacement materials
Supervisors: Prof Derek Irvine, Prof Chris Tuck and Prof Richard Hague
PhD title: A theranostic agent for cardiac disease
Supervisors: Prof. Derek Irvine, Dr. Tracy Farr and Dr. Peter Harvey
PhD title: Inkjet deposition of low dimensional materials for flexible healthcare devices
Supervisors: Dr Lyudmila Turyanska, Prof Ricky Wildman, Prof Felicity Rose and Prof Richard Hague
PhD title: Additive Manufacturing of Bioactive Glass-Ceramics by Selective Laser Melting
Supervisors: Dr Luke Parry, Prof Ruth Goodridge, Prof Ian Ashcroft
This project seeks to process glass-ceramics destined for bio-medical applications using the Additive Manufacturing technique of laser powder bed fusion, specifically selective laser melting (SLM), using a combination of experimental and numerical methods. The project will utilise cutting-edge SLM apparatus, investigating novel processing strategies in tandem with characterisation and modelling to enable the processing of glass-ceramic materials such as bioactive glasses. This group of materials possess advanced biocompatibility and therapeutic properties, which can be augmented by the flexibility of additive manufacturing, enabling multi-scale material design and bespoke structures for producing highly efficacious implants in a reproducible and cost-effective manner. Successfully processing these materials via SLM will generate impact by paving the way for the wider adoption of bioactive glasses in bespoke medical implants.
PhD Title: Creating new energy-absorbing structures for automotive using additive manufacturing of lightweight steels
Supervisors: Dr Ian Maskery, Dr Marco Simonelli and Prof Richard Hague
PhD title: Targeted Near-Infrared Quantum Dots for Next Generation Health Diagnostics
Supervisors: Dr Lyudmila Turyanska, Prof Neil Thomas and Dr Tracey Bradshaw
My research aims to transform near-infrared quantum dots into targeted imaging probes. This will involve the synthesis of stable QD’s with emission in the NIR region, and then the attachment of targeting molecules such as affibodies. Biocompatibility and targeting will also be assessed.
PhD title: Synthesis of Novel High Performing Polymers for the Additive Manufacture of Bacterial Biofilm Resistant Surfaces
Supervisors: Prof Derek Irvine, Prof Richard Hague, Dr Geoffrey Rivers, and Dr Adam Dundas
PhD title: Additive manufacturing of photon sensors based on hybrid low dimensional 0D/2D heterostructure
Supervisors: Dr Lyudmila Turyanska, Prof Richard Hague, Prof Chris Tuck and Dr Oleg Makarovskiy
My Research involves the development of optoelectronic devices containing 0D perovskite nanocrystals and 2D materials (graphene) with the use of inkjet-printing.
My research focusses on the development and studies of 0D and 2D inks for additive manufacturing of photosensitive devices. The overall aim of my project is to develop up-scalable production of photon sensors with extended detection range.
PhD title: 4D Printing for delivering drugs and agrochemicals
Supervisors: Prof Joel Segal, Prof Ricky Wildman, Dr Vincenzo Taresco and Dr Valentina Cuzzucoli Crucitti
PhD title: Developing multi-material structures using additive manufacturing.
Supervisors: Dr Marco Simonelli, Dr Ian Maskery and Prof Chris Tuck
PhD title: 3D Printing of Electronic Materials
Supervisors: Dr Lyudmila Turyanska, Prof Chris Tuck and Prof Richard Hague
PhD title: Progressing Flow Chemistry through the Additive Manufacturing of Novel Functionalised Systems
Supervisors: Dr Lyudmila Turyanska, Prof Ricky Wildman, Dr Feiran Wang and Dr Simon Attwood
“The research focuses on the development of 3D printed glass for use in flow chemistry systems. Polymers have extensive use in the fabrication of microfluidic systems due to their controllable properties such as shape fidelity and applicability to different 3D printing methods. However, limitations around chemical compatibility, temperature tolerance, material leeching and air-permeability are yet to be suitably addressed. Glass is a desirable material for use in AM due to its chemical inertness, high transparency and physical tolerances. Additional work will be undertaken in adding both sensing and reactive functionality to the printed glass.
As part of the EPSRC/SFI - CDT in Sustainable Chemistry, this work is supported by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Grant Number - EP/S022236/1”
PhD Title: Biomechanics and Biomimicry of Marine Mussel Plaque Substratum Interaction
Supervisors: Dr Tao Liu, Dr Yong Pang, Dr Ian Maskery, Professor Ian Ashcroft
PhD Title: Additive Manufacturing of Bulk Metallic Glasses for E-mobility via Inverse Modelling
Supervisors: Dr Marco Simonelli, Prof Adam Clare, Prof Chris Tuck and Dr James Rouse
PhD title: AC Losses Reduction in Electrical Machines using Additive Manufacturing Process.
Supervisors: Prof Richard Hague, Dr. Michele Degano and Dr Marco Simonelli
PhD title: Towards continuous production of core-shell particles for additive manufacturing
Supervisors: Prof Derek Irvine, Prof Richard Hague, Prof Clive Roberts and Dr Yinfeng He
PhD title: Novel micro/nano scale characterisation of interfaces in multimaterial additive manufacturing (3D printing)
Supervisors: Prof Clive Roberts, Prof Richard Hague and Dr Gustavo Ferraz Trindade
PhD title: Optimisation of Additively Manufactured Immobilised Enzyme Reactors
Supervisors: Dr Anca Pordea, Prof Ricky Wildman, Prof Derek Irvine and Dr Simon Attwood
Supervisors: Prof Richard Hague, Dr Marco Simonelli, Mark East, Dr Negar Gilani and Dr Nesma Aboulkhair
MetalJet is an emerging AM process that facilitates the digital deposition of various metal materials. This EPSRC-funded PhD study concentrates on the extension of MetalJet technology from its original single-material capability to a multi-material potential, based upon insights gained from previous MetalJet studies. The project started with constructing a dual-head MetalJet system equipped with an innovative control system. The primary objective of this project is to address the emerging issues associated with multi-material printing, namely relevant to printhead alignment, jetting temperatures and substrate temperature. This study will investigate material pairings at both low and high temperatures.
PhD title: The Synthesis and Continuous Manufacture of Novel, High Performing Polymeric Lubricants for the Next Generation of Electric Transportation
Supervisors: Prof Derek Irvine
PhD title: Improving passive magnetic shielding using the design freedom of additive manufacturing
Supervisors: Dr Ian Maskery, Dr Peter Hobson, Prof Mark Fromhold
Current high performance magnetic shields for quantum technologies and fundamental physics experiments use thick layers of high permeability metal in order to reduce the magnetic field in the enclosed volume. This is very effective, but leads to cost and weight issues due to the amount of material used, which is especially a problem in space-based and portable applications. By manufacturing the magnetic shield using laser powder bed fusion, it should be possible to tailor the shield’s geometry and topology in order to make a lighter shield that still meets the application’s magnetic shielding requirements.
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