We have an exciting opportunity in the Materials Science and Engineering department for someone to contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable steel production in the UK.
The SUSTAIN Future Manufacturing Research Hub is a £35M project funded by £10M of EPSRC funds as well as by Universities, Trade Bodies, RTOs and Businesses over 7 years and aims to support the industry as we develop new, more environmentally friendly options to ensure the future of manufacturing of steel in the UK.
You will work in a leading steel research team in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as well as working alongside other steel related research groups at the University of Sheffield and other top UK universities. This project will also be closely supported by industry, and so there will be opportunities to interface with production and research teams from the UK steel industry.
You will be a key contributor to the research activities in Task 5 (Intelligent Steel Production) of the SUSTAIN research portfolio. The principal high level aim of this task is to develop through process models for steel production routes. A key part of this task, which Sheffield is leading, is to assess the efficiency of existing process routes. You will focus on designing suitable methodologies for assessment and inventories of existing steel process routes. You will be responsible for carrying out detailed material and energy efficiency inventories of key parts of the processing and manufacturing routes used by our industrial partners. You will also undertake life cycle assessment (LCA) or other modified environmental assessment of process routes used by our industrial partners.
Applicants will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in materials science, engineering, physical science or other relevant discipline. You must have experience in life cycle assessment, life cycle inventory, material flow analysis or other relevant environmental assessment techniques. You will need effective communication skills and the ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving.
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