Project Title: Micro-structuring Micro-alloyed Steels via Non-metallic Precipitate Formation
This PhD is a 3 year CASE award studentship between WMG and our industrial partner Tata Steel.
The project will be co-supervised by Prof Seetharaman, Royal Academy of Engineering / Tata Steel Research Chair in Low Carbon Materials Technologies, and Professor Richard Dashwood, Academic Director, WMG
The proposed research aims to characterize the precipitation events of non-metallic particles during solidification of micro-alloyed steels in order to develop a fundamental understanding that would provide guidance to optimized alloying, which would enable for direct hot-charging without sacrificing the final micro-structure quality.
Direct hot-charging eliminates the need for re-heating and is an energy efficient option to produce flat steel products.
The approach is to combine a range of high temperature time resolved in-situ methods; synchrotron based methods to identify the evolving phases, and confocal scanning laser microscopy for imaging.Â
Awards available:Â 1 award available.
Funding Details:Â Fees and maintenance at RCUK Level
Length of Award:Â 3 years (CASE PhD)
Eligibility:Â Due to funding regulations application is restricted to UK students only.
Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to Jennifer Kirkwood at [email protected].Â
For further information, please visit: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/researchdegrees
Deadline:Â 31 October 2013