Swansea Metropolitan University have a PhD studentship available working with their water jet cutting equipment. It is a 9k tax free studentship working with Vanessa Cutler on extending the parameters of how water jet can apply to glass. If anyone is interested please email Vanessa or Professor Kelvin Donne to find out more. The intention is that the PhD would begin December 2009 completing 2012. Applicants need to have a good degree or Masters, preferably (but not necessarily) in glassmaking. The work will develop on Vanessa’s work carried out from and since her thesis on the subject in 2006, extending the parameters of the machine and investigating the aesthetics of applying waterjet technology. This will include cutting and surface milling, little has been investigated currently that incorporates controlled surface abrasion (milling) which could be the starting point for the PhD.
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