Engineering Doctorate in X-Ray Computed Tomography

Calibration of X-ray Computed Tomography X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) is increasingly being used for dimensional measurement in industry. The method is a potential measurement solution for the sophisticated components found in, for example, modern aero and automotive engines. In particular, XCT allows the measurement of both external and internal structures.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading a nationwide integrated project team to address the challenge of calibration for XCT, so that measurements made on the systems are traceable back to national standards. We are recruiting for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) student to work as part of the project team, which includes the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Loughborough University, NPL, Nikon Metrology and the University of Southampton.

Photon-component Interactions – Manufacturing Technology Centre, Loughborough University

The project looks at the interaction of the X-ray beam with components of complex geometries, with the aim of developing an appropriate calibration approach. You will be supervised by Loughborough University. You will spend the majority of your time working at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (, will have
the opportunity to work at NPL and will be enrolled on the Manufacturing Technology 4 year EngD programme.

This role has a target start date of October 2013.

To discuss details of this project informally, please contact the centre manager:
David Shipley, e-mail:, tel: 0115 9513836

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a very strong backgrounds in mathematics and computing and an excellent first degree in physics, engineering, computer science or applied mathematics (or a related

To be eligible students need to have UK status or be a European Union (EU) national who has been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the commencement of studies.

Engineering Doctorates
Engineering Doctorates include a one-year taught component and therefore offers a unique opportunity to acquire an advanced doctoral degree whilst gaining valuable industrial experience, providing the ideal foundation

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