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The Manufacturing Metrology Team (MMT) at the University of Nottingham is offering PhD Studentships

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 13 Jun 2021
  • United Kingdom | University of Nottingham: Manufacturing Metrology Team
  • Date posted: 14 Apr 2021
  • Job type: Academic: PhD/MSc
  • Discipline: Metrology & measurement science 

The world-renowned Manufacturing Metrology Team (MMT) at the University of Nottingham has a range of PhD positions to carry out research into the cutting edge of metrology. Our research combines a deep understanding of the physics of a measurement process with advances in artificial intelligence, to develop the next generation of measurement and analysis tools for engineering and manufacturing. MMT is an international and diverse team that thrives on openness and cooperation – students work in teams to achieve joint goals in a friendly but professional cohort setting. MMT has state-of-the-art lab and office facilities in the new Advanced Manufacturing Building on the beautiful Jubilee Campus. All projects are supported by industrial partners and/or national research labs and provide the PhD candidate with an enhanced stipend as well as opportunities for collaboration with major international groups. A range of three- to four-year projects are available with the balance of theory to experiment to be subject to the candidate’s expertise and requirements.

The below topics are available for start in October 2021 or earlier. See our website for full project details:

  • In-process sensing and machine learning for surface measurement.
  • Intelligent 3D scanning for complex objects.
  • Quantum surface metrology.
  • Uncertainty evaluation with point cloud data.
  • Super-resolution metrology of image-forming diffractive waveguides for augmented and mixed reality displays.

Please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and academic transcripts (or informal enquires) to We especially welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Funding notes

Full fees and enhanced stipend are available. The positions are available for UK home fee candidates, but International and EU applicants who can pay the difference between the Home and International Fees would also be welcome to apply. MMT encourages international travel to conferences during the course of the PhD, which would be fully funded.

Candidates must possess or expect to obtain, a high 2:1 or 1st-class degree in science, engineering, computer science, or other relevant discipline.


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