PhD in Metal-Forming and Materials Modelling Group Fully funded - (Overseas Tuition paid, Living expenses of £16,500 per year for 3 years)

The Metal Forming and Materials Modelling group in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College London wish to provide a fully funded studentship to exceptional candidates to conduct PhD research work in the Mechanical Engineering department, at Imperial College London. We will provide a full studentship to EXCEPTIONAL UK/EU/Overseas students to support their research activities leading to the award of a PhD degree.

The research work will be focused on the development of novel metal forming technologies, e.g. lightweight metal forming technologies for a wide range of applications, particularly in automotive and aerospace. The Department was the top-ranked Mechanical Engineering Department in the 2014 UK REF exercise. The Metal Forming and Materials Modelling group is recognised as being at cutting-edge research in hot and warm forming technologies for lightweight components and structures, which covers a wide range of activities e.g. theory, innovative testing, materials and process modelling. The Group has made a significant contribution to the development of new forming technologies and novel materials modelling methods. Led by 4 academic staff, the Metal-forming and Materials Modelling Research Group has expanded very quickly during the last five years with 3 industry funded research centres and 1 joint laboratory. It has secured PI funding of over £15 million from EPSRC, Innovate UK, EC and international companies, and has been involved in projects with total funding of over £50 million.

To find out more about research at Imperial College London in this area, go to the Metal Forming and Materials Modelling homepage

For information on how to apply, you can view information about applying for a PhD

For further details of the post contact Dr Jun Jiang, at

Interested applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr Jiang. Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications to be addressed by College Registry.

Closing date: until post filled