This project provides an excellent opportunity to work with Luxfer MEL Technologies, a world leader in the design and manufacture of Magnesium Alloys for a range of industries, including aerospace, military, and biomedical industries. This project will involve fundamental studies aimed at developing and investigating novel, corrosion resistant magnesium alloys.
Magnesium alloys are the lightest structural metals (30% lighter than aluminium alloys) making them ideal candidates for light weighting in weight critical applications such as Formula 1, military, and aerospace applications. However, corrosion and corrosion protection remain challenges for magnesium and its alloys, due to its position on the galvanic series with respect to other metals.
This project involves designing novel, intrinsically corrosion resistant alloys based on 2 fundamental approaches:
- The use of alloying elements to modify the surface oxide layer of the magnesium alloy.
- The use of alloying elements to poison the cathodic activity within the alloy.
The scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a. for a period of four years.
We welcome applications from candidates with a degree (minimum level 2:1) in Materials Science and Engineering and/or Chemistry but will accept other physical sciences disciplines (Engineering, Physics), or equivalent relevant experience that would enable the candidate to fulfil the role.
- Previous experience using some of the techniques mentioned above is desirable.
- A basic understanding of corrosion or how materials may degrade is desirable.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and keen to publish research and present at conferences.
United Kingdom › Swansea
16 July 2021