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Join our vibrant and diverse research community, applications are now open for 2020/21 intake of fully-funded PhDs in a wide range of Metrology topics.

You will receive excellent support and have access to impressive facilities.

The Hub has a number of funded PhD research projects listed below. To find out more and how to apply, please click on the project.

Under the Skin of Ultra-Precision Manufacturing.

Manufacturing control through online surface prediction.

Self-calibration of embedded strain sensors for traceable measurement of structure.

Towards metrology systems on a chip using photonic integration.

Application of advanced measurement techniques to tool mark investigation.

Defining and evaluating geometric dimensioning and tolerances for topology optimised additive manufactured components.

Determining the effect of cartridge variability on ballistic toolmark investigation.


Investigating x-ray computed tomography for the characterisation of critical additively manufactured aerospace components.

Intelligent filtration for complex freeform structured surface.

A smart geometric information system.

Sparse data structure for computed tomography measurements.

Development of new generation surface metrology software.

Development of a compact broadband interferometer.

Development of integrated self-aware sensors for manufacturing.

Data-driven intelligent micro and nanomanufacturing technologies for functional surfaces.

Design and manufacture of freeform functional surfaces in novel optical materials.

Development of a virtual integrated ultra-precision manufacturing and metrology system for advanced freeform surfaces.