Together we are searching for a Microstructure Modelling Engineer who will be responsible for development of microstructure modelling capability for precipitation hardening aluminium alloys under heat forming process conditions. This position will contribute to improvements in understanding of the fundamental physio-chemical mechanisms of precipitation hardening and its influence on final mechanical properties of components manufactured using heat forming.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- To develop precipitate nucleation and growth model for precipitation hardening aluminium alloys under heat forming process conditions, especially during forming, quenching and ageing.
- To develop precipitate dissolution model for aluminium alloys for prediction of solution heat treatment process.
- To develop material characterisation plan for assessment of process conditions on nucleation and growth of precipitates in aluminium alloys and its effect on final mechanical properties such as YTS, UTS and ductility.
- To carry out or participate in material experimental characterisation.
- To develop model validation techniques.
- To contribute to and support write up of design manuals, procedures and best practices for microstructure assessment and modelling.
- To contribute, attend and present during funded project reviews and trade conferences promoting the companies design capability.
- To support and train customers, OEM’s and TIER 1’s, in use of microstructure modelling capability.
- To work with funded R&D project partners, universities and technology centres on future development programmes.
- To provide support and training to junior team members.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Develop material characterisation plan for assessment of process conditions on nucleation and growth of precipitates in aluminium alloys and its effect on final mechanical properties such as YTS, UTS and ductility within 2 months of start of employment.
Propose concept mathematical model for precipitate nucleation and growth for 6XXX and 7XXX series alloys within 3 months of start of employment.
Develop generation 1 precipitation model with effect on final mechanical properties within first year of employment.
The ideal candidate will be recently out of completed a PHD & have applied their research within an industrial application. You also may be about to complete studying & looking for a full time opportunity.