New PhD studentship position: Developing a Data-Driven Framework for Design with Lattice Structures

Lattice ball

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is delighted to offer a new Mechanical Engineering PhD studentship entitled ‘Developing a Data-Driven Framework for Design with Lattice Structures

Lattice structures are type of materials which their structures is usually combined from a repeating patterns or unit cells in small size scales to exhibit extraordinary mechanical properties in larger size scale. These structures have significant impact in reduction of weight, manufacturing time, and energy consumption in engineering systems while they represent appropriate mechanical performance. The aim of this project is to develop a robust data-driven framework to develop a constitutive model for lattice structures. The output of this project is a valuable tool to be used in the innovative industrial product design process in aerospace, automotive and biomedical industries.

The candidate will be based in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and will work under the supervision of Dr Amir Hosein Sakhaei, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate will be required to start in January 2021.

Funding is available at the current home fee rate of £4,407.00 together with a maintenance grant of £15,285.00. Overseas candidates with First Class Degree or Master’s with Distinction classification will be offered an additional honorarium of £5,000 per annum towards their fees.

The application deadline is Wednesday 2 December 2020. Enquiries relating to the project should be directed to Dr Amir Hosein Sakhaei:

Further details about the project, including the application link, can be found here: