Research Assistant/Associate in Smart Forming Research Base

Imperial College London Department of Mechanical Engineering

United Kingdom

Job summary

The Metal Forming and Modelling group wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct fundamental research on metal forming at Imperial College London.  Our research group covers a wide range of activities in theoretical, experimental and computational solid mechanics and materials research. We have significant contribution in the development of new forming technologies and novel modelling methods, pioneered by Professor Jianguo Lin FREng....

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01824
  • Date posted 7 September 2021
  • Closing date 7 October 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,694 – £49,210 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Metal Forming and Modelling group wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct fundamental research on metal forming at Imperial College London.  Our research group covers a wide range of activities in theoretical, experimental and computational solid mechanics and materials research. We have significant contribution in the development of new forming technologies and novel modelling methods, pioneered by Professor Jianguo Lin FREng.

Leading this group is Dr Liliang Wang. The Metal Forming research area addresses the development of advanced metal forming processes to manufacture light weight structural components with complex shapes and high strength. The Modelling research area addresses fundamental problems involving the evolution of defects, damage and microstructure, and their effects on material deformation behaviour for a wide range of applications, many of relevance to metal forming industries.

Duties and responsibilities

    • You will be doing fundamental research on (one of) the following research topics depending on your experience and skills:
        • Viscoplastic theories and modelling

        • Damage mechanics and modelling

        • Precipitation hardening theories and modelling

        • Interactive friction theories and modelling

        • Interfacial heat transfer theories and modelling

        • Springback modelling and prediction
    • You will develop functional modules and portfolios.
    • You will be required to provide training to colleagues and students within the research group as necessary.

Essential requirements

To be considered for this role you must:

  • have a good undergraduate or master’s degree. For appointment at Research Associate level you must also hold a PhD in a relevant area (e.g. Metal forming or Mechanical engineering) or demonstrate that you have equivalent experience.
  • have practical experience of metal forming and cloud based multi-objective FEA of metal forming processes.
  • have knowledge in developing functional modules/portfolios on SmartForming.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for up to 12 months in the first instance.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694  - £39,888 per annum.

Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Liliang Wang at liliang.wang@imperial.ac.uk or +44(0) 20 7594 3648.


In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com

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