Two PhD studentships are available to work in the area of digital manufacturing. Digital manufacturing is the application of digital information [from multiple sources, formats, owners] for the enhancement of manufacturing processes, value chains, products and services. These PhD positions will examine research issues of interest to both Siemens and Cambridge and might include ¿ for example ¿ development of low cost industrial automation solutions; the application of internet of things (IoT) in an industrial context; development and use of digital models of processes and products (so called digital twins); automation systems as a service offering; and digital applications in maintenance and asset management. The successful candidates will be based in Cambridge but would be expected to undertake case study work with Siemens and their industrial partners as part of the project.
Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree (and preferably a Masters degree) in Engineering or Physical Sciences. Some understanding of computer systems applications in industry would be an advantage.
This studentship will cover UK University fees and a maintenance allowance of at least £14,582 per year.
Overseas students are not eligible for this Studentship and should not apply.
Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions web pages http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/apply/ with Prof Duncan McFarlane identified as the potential supervisor.
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