NMIS Doctorate Centre in Advanced Manufacturing

Studentships now available

We are now accepting applicants for new studentship opportunities within the NMIS Group.

About our Doctorate Centre

The NMIS Doctorate Centre in Advanced Manufacturing is focused on industry-based research, designed to make a difference to manufacturers and engineers.

We offer students an opportunity to carry out in-depth research to develop solutions to industry-relevant challenges. By undertaking an NMIS Doctorate our ambitious and able students will be equipped with the technical, business, and personal skills they need to pursue a successful career in advanced manufacturing.

For our industry partners, having a dedicated researcher to conduct a specific area of work, serves as an ideal opportunity to work on advanced manufacturing production techniques with the time and flexibility to explore new solutions to manufacturing problems.

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Information for industry

Do you have a manufacturing research project that’s been on hold due to a lack of funding and resource? Perhaps you lack the necessary equipment, technology, and facilities?

Taking part in the NMIS doctorate programme could help to turn these challenges into an opportunity.

By part-funding a studentship, we can offer access to a network of ambitious students ready to bring new and innovative ideas to the forefront, allowing you to accelerate your research project.

And it doesn’t just stop there. Further benefits to your company could include:

  • complete projects which could generate significant social and economic impact
  • gain access to world-class research facilities, technology, and equipment
  • create lasting links with academia
  • enhance your reputation as a forward-thinking employer and make your company an attractive place to work

If you would like to explore the idea of becoming an industry partner and finding out more about the benefits on offer, get in touch with our team to have an initial discussion and find out what is involved for you and your business.

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Information for students

Find out what’s involved when you undertake a studentship at one of the leading manufacturing research centres in the country.

If you love learning and have a keen interest in improving your knowledge and skillset within the manufacturing industry, have you considered pursuing a PhD or EngD with NMIS?

Focusing on advanced manufacturing techniques as well as the forming and forging of metallic materials, our programmes will enable you to build on your understanding of manufacturing issues while gaining valuable industrial experience.

Undertaking an NMIS studentship can:

  • advance your skills in research and engineering, allowing you to use your capabilities to find innovative solutions to real-world challenges
  • accelerate your career pathway and expand your network
  • make a contribution to research projects which could generate significant social and economic impact
  • offer access to our world-class research facilities, technology, and equipment
  • develop your transferrable skills. Think teamwork, communication, analytical, organisational, and leadership to name but a few

 Current studentship opportunities

Projects

Eleanor Smith Industry Doctorate Project NMIS
Industry 4.0 and augmenting the millennial worker

2017 | Data driven manufacturing

Eleanor Smith

Booth Welsh

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Kyle Nelson Industry Doctorate Project NMIS
Flow forming of materials for aerostructures

2019 | Near net shape manufacture

Kyle Nelson

Collins Aerospace

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James Mills Industry Doctorate Project NMIS
Aerospace manufacturing energy efficiency through intelligent sensing and control

2018 | Material processing

James Mills

Boeing

Read more about Aerospace manufacturing energy efficiency through intelligent sensing and control

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Industry Doctorate Programme in Advanced Manufacturing

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council, this doctorate programme is operated by the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) - the pan-Scottish university research pool in engineering.