Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships
Five fully funded Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships are available to students to work on discipline specific projects, coming together for manufacturing operations.
Our aim is to develop researchers with a high degree of carbon literacy and climate change awareness.
Together, we will accelerate our innovative technology towards net zero manufacturing of the built environment and accelerate reductions in emissions.
3DCP and Hybrid Construction studentship projects
We are delighted to have successfully recruited to the majority of opportunities described below, but please do review the projects our students are engaged in. Applications are still welcome from candidates for the following programme:
- 3D concrete printing processes for efficient manufacture and production: minimising material waste
Road mapping Life Cycle Assessment and approaches for circular manufacture, using hybrid 3D Concrete printing
You will develop an understanding of the embodied carbon and approaches to circular manufacture that apply to Hybrid 3D concrete printing, using modelling based on real-world data to benchmark these new processes against existing ones, and quantify the extent and nature of the challenges of achieving net-zero manufacturing.
Design and performance of high-volume, low-carbon printing materials for 3DCP and hybrid manufacturing processes
You will develop new printing mortars and concretes using different aggregates and binders. You will also explore methods for improving printed material performance - maximising manufacturing speeds and volumes while developing material models for implementation in design tools.
Durability and in-service performance of 3DCP structures to maximise component life
You will assess the durability of printed and finished materials, and the long-term performance of reinforced material. In addition, you will use novel analysis techniques to analyse structural performance data in 3DCP and hybrid manufactured structures.
3D concrete printing processes for efficient manufacture and production: minimising material waste
You will create process precision models, inflation algorithms based on physical experiments using additive and subtractive processes to enable design tool development, tool path generation optimisation and process simulation to minimise material waste and enable production simulation for maximum productivity.
New approaches for Design for Manufacture to enable disassembly of construction, using 3D Concrete printing and hybrid manufacturing processes
You will use your materials and process know-how to create novel DfAM workflows that can be applied to the digital design and manufacture of connections and joints for efficient assembly and disassembly in construction and the built environment, targeting energy and material minimisation in manufacture and circularity.