Research Fellow in Powder Characterisation for Additive Manufacturing

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7072113 (Ref.No. EPSPE1023)
Posted: November 13, 2020

Job Description

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a passion to uncover the links between powder characteristics and their bulk behaviour in real life problems?  Do you want to apply your expertise in the area to develop and improve the latest manufacturing technologies? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?


We are seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated Research Fellow with expertise in powder flow, to develop innovative powder characterisation techniques that enables understanding of powder behaviour in different processing steps of manufacturing.  This role is part of an EPSRC funded collaborative project ‘the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes’ and is a collaboration between the Universities of LeedsSheffieldOxford,   Manchester and Imperial College and 17 industrial partners, as well as 7 high value manufacturing Catapult centres. The project brings together modelling and experimental expertise to address the complex challenge of the manufacturing steps using advanced powder processes for additive manufacturing. 


You will have a relevant PhD (or close to completion), in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline, with demonstrated expertise in a wide range of particle characterisation (single and bulk) as well as analytical techniques. You will also have demonstrated understanding of the fundamental physics and chemistry associated with particles, their properties and their relevance to their performance in bulk systems, e.g. flow, mixing and segregation, and the ability to design test rigs and analysis systems.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:


Dr Ali Hassanpour, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 34 32405 or email:

Prof. Andrew Bayly, School of Chemical and Process Engineering 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (18 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 12 November 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 09 December 2020
Reference:  EPSPE1023

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