20/06/2019

Engineering: Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Advanced Oil Application and Wettability Of Tinplate and ECCS


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Swansea University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/08/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Swansea
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35

Start date: October 2019

Supervisor: Dr E Jewell and Mr M Litz 

Sponsoring company: TATA Steel Packaging

This post will remain open until a suitable candidate is found and we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

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: 

  • Identify and test technologies which form oil droplets with a more uniform size distribution.
  • Identify and test technologies which measure oil distribution during forming and once applied to the strip.
  • Find correlation between surface tension / surface (free Gibbs) energy / wettability and droplet size distribution.
  • Propose new oils that improve wettability in the light of new lacquer systems, whilst securing scratch resistance and edibility.

Benefits

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a. for a period of four years.

Eligibility criteria

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:

  • Be a UK or EU citizen (eligible for home tuition fees at Swansea University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of their studies.
  • Be resident within West Wales and the Valleys at the time of enrolment and for the duration of the candidature.
  • Must not be financially able to participate in study for a postgraduate research degree without the award of this funding. 

 To be eligible for EPSRC funding, applicants should:

  • Be eligible for home tuition fees at Swansea University.
  • Have settled status in the UK, meaning no restrictions on the length of stay in the UK; and be ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant, apart from temporary or occasional absences.
  • Not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinarily resident in the EU immediately before the period of full-time education.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found here.

Selection process

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

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.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found here.

Specific Requirements

To be eligible for WEFO funding, applicants should:

  • Be a UK or EU citizen (eligible for home tuition fees at Swansea University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of their studies.
  • Be resident within West Wales and the Valleys at the time of enrolment and for the duration of the candidature.
  • Must not be financially able to participate in study for a postgraduate research degree without the award of this funding. 

 To be eligible for EPSRC funding, applicants should:

  • Be eligible for home tuition fees at Swansea University.
  • Have settled status in the UK, meaning no restrictions on the length of stay in the UK; and be ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant, apart from temporary or occasional absences.
  • Not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinarily resident in the EU immediately before the period of full-time education.

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