- Systems Engineering
- Humidity and Temperature Control Cell
- Environment Chamber for DIAD
- Cryogenic Crystal Sorting Robot
- Optimising Machine Vision Metrics
- Anionic Doping
This is a fantastic placement for a Systems Engineering student
This placement is suitable for a student studying Electrical/ Electronics, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics. It consists of a series of projects of 2-3 months duration in support of the facility. You will gain experience working in different teams using a wide variety of tools to solve problems. Projects will involve an element of manufacture and testing to let you see a project from initial idea through to completion. In addition, you will learn about carrying out risk analysis of the designs, Failure mode and effects analysis, writing reports and presenting ideas both verbally and orally.
To apply for this project, select “05 Systems Engineering” on our recruitment portal. Remember that you can apply for up to three projects in your application, if you wish.
In this project you will develop a Humidity and Temperature Control Cell
An integral part of any experiment conducted at Diamond is rigorous control over the conditions that sample measurements are conducted in. As the UK’s national synchrotron facility, part of our remit is to provide careful control over these environments for the scientists who visit us.
The project will involve combining mechanical and electrical engineering to design a sample cell capable of recording its internal environment alongside changing this remotely as requested by a user. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a professional environment, both with scientists and engineers, at a range of levels and backgrounds that will form a major element of their gains from this project.
To apply for this project, select “01 Humidity and Temperature Control Cell” on our recruitment portal. Remember that you can apply for up to three projects in your application, if you wish.
This role will involve looking at the design and manufacture of an environment chamber for DIAD
DIAD has planned for a Controllable Environmental Chamber (CEC) given that environmental conditions (e.g. temperature, humidity, presence of gases) play a key role in determining the mechanical properties of many natural and engineered materials. The objective of this project will be to design, build and test a Controllable Environmental Chamber that is able to meet several key goals. The project will the take advantage of numerical simulation tools and additive manufacturing to accelerate the development process and reduce the time to prototyping.
To apply for this project, select “06 Environment Chamber for DIAD” on our recruitment portal. Remember that you can apply for up to three projects in your application, if you wish.
This project involves a cryogenic crystal re-sorting robot for macromolecular crystallography
We seek a highly motivated student to design, build and test a cryogenic sample-sorting robot for the long-wavelength macromolecular crystallography Beamline I23.This beamline is a unique instrument for crystallography in a wavelength range not available at any other instrument in the world and as recently started successful user operation.
This project investigates a way towards high energy denisity Cathode materials for Li-ion batteries
The work covers the synthesis of cathode materials, processing of the obtained powder, making Li-ion batteries and performing cycling tests. Promising materials will also be the subject of advanced characterization methods like powder diffraction and spectroscopic techniques.