Lecturer / Keynote speaker in composites for energy storage and transport employment with CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY



School / Department School of Aerospace, Transportation and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Working hours 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be actively considered
Type of Contract Permanent
Salary The full-time starting salary is normally between £ 43,351 and £ 48,323 per year with potential progression up to £ 60,403 per year (Lecturer) or between £ 53,205 and £ 59,302 per year, with progression potential up to £ 74,126 per year. annum (Keynote speaker)
Apply before 07/06/2021

Description of the role

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unmatched industry partnerships create leaders in technology and management on a global scale. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

We welcome applications for this key position from individuals with relevant research and teaching experience in the field of composites for energy storage and transport, with the ability to set up and manage projects. large and small research projects, doctoral and master’s projects, and academic and industrial collaborations.

About the manufacture

Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in materials) follows the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a sustainable manufacturing sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought leadership by designing and maturing concepts of smart, clean and green manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and at all levels of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. It is about supporting the national aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We provide top level and niche research, education, training and advisory services. We are unique in our multidisciplinary approach by bringing together design, material technology and management expertise. We link basic materials research with manufacturing to develop new technologies and improve the scientific basis for manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with an emphasis on simulation and modeling, and sustainability. They also include work in the fabrication of composites, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings and sensors), low energy molding, thermal barrier coatings and wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM). .

About the role

The role is to develop research, teaching and consultancy activities in the relevant field covering specific aspects of the formulation, manufacture, design and implementation of composite materials capable of meeting the associated challenges. to their use in the field of energy storage and transport. This should cover activities ranging from hydrogen systems to new structural energy applications in the automotive industry, aerospace developments and space applications, with a focus on the opportunities offered by composite materials to develop functionalities currently incompatible with the technology. use of materials in conventional applications. The position is research-oriented with the aim of occupying an international leadership position.

Research activities will include the successful submission of independent funding offers and the successful management and delivery of projects, as well as the effective dissemination of project results through high-quality publications in international scientific journals and activities. high-level TRLs that bring research results to the level required for commercial / industrial application. The research portfolio will include national and international, academic and industrial partnerships and participation in major collaborative programs. Involving in the supervision and recruitment of research students will enhance the low TRL research effort, while providing opportunities for long-term impact through the training of young researchers. The contribution to teaching activities (at MSc and EngD level as well as short courses) will be specialized in the research areas of the post, targeting a wider audience of young scientists and engineers, who will play a role in the impact future through the application and dissemination of specialist knowledge.

About you

With demonstrable experience in the above activities and a PhD in a discipline of materials, science or engineering, ideally in a field related to the application of composites in energy applications, you will have journal publications high quality as the main author. You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to forge effective internal and external collaborations. Ideally, you will have knowledge of numerical simulation / analysis and specialized test methods for energetic materials, and experience in the application of outer space, deep sea, high temperatures or aggressive conditions and / or from additive manufacturing / 3D printing to the processing of composite materials.

In return, you will be at the forefront of leading research and education, joining a supportive team and work environment.

Our values

Our shared and stated values ​​help define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; The respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realize their full potential.

Diversity and inclusion

Our Equal Opportunities and Diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently under-represented within the university and therefore we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from this group. To further demonstrate our commitment to advancing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Flexible working

We actively consider flexible work options such as part-time, compressed or flexible schedules and / or a work-from-home element and are committed to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

How to register

For an informal discussion on this opportunity, please contact Prof. Krzysztof Koziol, Head of the Composites Center, on (E); [email protected]

Apply now online. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details on (E); [email protected] Please cite reference number 3659.


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