Image processing EngD in 3D defect detection £20,090 (currently tax-free).
Heriot-Watt University and Rolls-Royce, Derby
Academic Supervisor: Prof Mike Chantler
The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students who require considerably more industrial involvement.
Candidates should be full UK nationals with a 2.1 or 1st class honors degree in Physics, Computing, or Engineering. Experience in signal or image processing is required.
This project will investigate novel illumination, point cloud and high-resolution 2D imaging techniques for detecting and charactering 3D defects in complex, 3D curved surfaces.
The candidate will spend about 75% of their time working directly with Rolls-Royce Derby and will receive advanced-level training in the form of technical and business courses delivered by Heriot-Watt and St Andrews Universities.
Doctoral students – known as Research Engineers – receive an annual stipend of £20,090 (currently tax-free). On completion students are awarded the PhD-equivalent of an Engineering Doctorate.
For further details of the EngD scheme and the project please visit: http://www.idcphotonics.hw.ac.uk/content/automated-extraction-and-characterisation-3d-defects-2d-data-sets