NTPT says that it is inviting applicants for a new research position, which will lead to a PhD, focusing on thin ply prepregs.

The company, which specializes in lightweight prepreg materials and process automation technologies, is collaborating with the HyFiSyn project, which has funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. It aims to develop inter-disciplinary experts in fiber-hybrid composites.

The position, which combines university studies and a business placement at NTPT, would suit applicants with a background in materials science/process modelling, the company said. The researcher would be trained for three years, developing advanced simulation tools to predict best microstructure for fiber-hybrid composites, make these microstructures, then verify them in industrial applications.

‘We are excited about this vacancy which will enable a student to research and build a depth of knowledge about hybrid thin ply prepregs,’ said Wayne Smith, technical director. ‘The results of this, and other positions available through HyFiSyn, will have a real impact on the wider adoption of composites, which in turn will help the EU achieve its greenhouse gas emission targets.’

Enquiries from applicants should be directed to Wayne Smith. More information can be found here.

This story uses material from NTPT, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.