Supervisors: Dr E Jewell and Mr M Litz
Tata Steel is a major steel manufacturing company in both Europe and the UK, having a portfolio comprising automotive, engineering and packaging steels.
The packaging production volume of 1.2 million tonne is manufactured in The Netherlands, Wales and Belgium. Packaging Steel is a highly demanding market with clean, highly formable steel and exceptional surface properties. TATA Steel Packaging (TSP) sells its product to the major packaging producers of Europe, UK, and US. These customers use lacquer application systems to give their cans corrosion protection and the desired surface appearance. TSP use a small amount of oil on the tinplate to prevent scratching during cutting and processing. However, this oil applied incorrectly, can result in problems during the lacquering process at the customer. In such cases the surface tension of the tinplate is not compatible with the lacquer / solvent system.
The Research Engineer will:
Swansea University is a top 30 UK institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) in the College of Engineering is a Swansea University initiative which provides postgraduate research training in partnership with industry; providing access to world-class laboratories and a wealth of academic and industry expertise. The M2A is committed to delivering high quality collaborative research opportunities within an inclusive environment, funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Swansea University and Industry partners.
Interwoven through the research study are business, technical and entrepreneurial courses, designed to support and prepare participants for a senior role in industry or academia, on completion of their studies. Research Engineers may participate in our career mentoring system, offering opportunities to engage with M2A alumni and other senior staff from across the University.
The Athena SWAN charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committee to addressing unequal gender representation.
Applications from women are particularly welcomed. As a positive action to address gender imbalance, female undergraduates considering a career in research are invited to join our two-day laboratory taster session and learn about a typical day in the life of a research engineer.Sponsoring Company TATA Steel Packaging.
We welcome applications from candidates with an Engineering or Physical Science degree (minimum level 2:1), or a combination of degree and equivalent relevant experience to the same level to join the M2A community of research engineers.
To be eligible for WEFO funding, applicants should:
To be eligible for EPSRC funding, applicants should:
Full fees at Home/EU rate for a period of four academic years.
Maintenance stipend at £20K per annum for a period of four years.Closing Date 15 March 2019