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.
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:
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.
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:
2017 | Data driven manufacturing
2019 | Near net shape manufacture
2018 | Material processing
I am in my final year of the doctoral programme, investigating an aspect of additive manufacturing. Being based at the AFRC has allowed me to carry out experimental research work, keeps me motivated, and receive continual support from the encouraging staff. Throughout the three years, the AFRC has provided me with the material needed to execute a professional project and during Covid, has been forthcoming with all the students and allowed research to continue. There’s an abundance of knowledge wealth across the centres to which one day I hope to be a part.
Taking part in the NMIS Doctorate programme as an industry partner through the AFRC has helped Rolls-Royce secure long-term research focus on strategic materials forming topics that are fundamental to our organisation’s near-net-shape manufacturing strategies. This is an excellent programme that presents potential pathways to researchers securing full-time roles in Rolls-Royce, as has been the case for two of our EngD researchers on materials forming.
Dr Steven Halliday
Rolls-Royce Partnership Manager, AFRC
The NMIS Doctoral Programme has enabled the team to develop new R&D areas, which are now demonstrating impact within the industry. This has also provided a career pathway at NMIS, for the EngD students. Recruiting the EngDs after they have completed, has significantly enhanced the team expertise and technology areas.
Machining and Additive Manufacturing Team Lead
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.