PhD Studentship in Product Lifecycle Engineering

Digital Product Lifecycle Management Lab., Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick, UK

The D-PLM group develops methodologies that integrate product design,
manufacturing and service
to create a novel closed-loop life-cycle modelling and synthesis framework,
self-resilient production
system, which can self-recover from engineering changes and 6-sigma faults.
In doing so, it breaks
new ground by establishing a research field on the interface between
tangible product design,
manufacturing and intangible services. This will impact a range of high
value products, with
potentially profound effects on PLM methodologies in a number of industries
including automotive,
aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare.

This PhD studentship will investigate the development of algorithms for
closing the loop of product
life-cycle specifically between Design, Manufacturing and Service Phases.
The mathematical
framework will be developed to integrate this information that will
contribute towards
improvements in product quality and reliability during different phases of
PLM. The research will
also develop guidelines for effective use of models during engineering

Candidates should be motivated to work with multidisciplinary teams of
researchers developing
mathematical frameworks and methodologies for automotive industries.
Candidates with
Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, computer engineering or
equivalent background are
needed with good knowledge and experience of one or more of the following
subjects is essential:
numerical programming, need a good experience in any of the programming
languages (C, C++, java,
etc), experience in software (such as SAS, MATLAB, etc.), knowledge of
database programming,
simulations. Excellent communication skills and mathematical skill would be
required in this PhD.
The PhD studentship is available immediately. Potential applicants should
contact Professor Darek
Ceglarek (d.j.ceglarek@...) or Professor Eduardo Izquierdo


Background information about
University of Warwick
School of Engineering
Warwick Manufacturing Group (with full rights of an academic department)
The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an independent academic department at
the University of Warwick, the 5th highest-ranked research institution in
the UK. Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) has an international reputation
for its wide-ranging programmes of educational, research and professional
activities. The WMG has 460 master students within its 9 master programs
and 100 Ph.D./Eng.D students. It collaborates with more than 500 companies
worldwide, has been selected by the EPSRC for one of its £9.5 million ($18
million) Innovative Manufacturing Research Centres (IMRC) and has a £70
million ($133 million) research and development centre for premium
automotive sector.
The Warwick Digital Laboratory is a new £50 million ($95 million) capability
involving the construction of a £13 million ($25 million) very high
specification building on the University of Warwick campus completed in
Summer 2008. It provides state-of-the-art facilities for innovative problem
solving through collaborative research, demonstrators, knowledge transfer
and training.

The Digital Laboratory is a combination of physical and virtual spaces,
comprising a state of the art building at the heart of the Warwick campus.
The purpose-built Digital Laboratory building contains a showcase area where
all stakeholders can engage with the various research activities, research
laboratory and office spaces and a multimedia conference suite with
broadband links to 3rd party locations.

Darek Ceglarek
Professor and EPSRC Research Chair
Co-Director, Digital Products Lifecycle Management
The Digital Laboratory, WMG
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom

Visiting Professor
Department of Industrial and System Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706 USA

E-mail: d.j.ceglarek@...
T: +44 (0)24 7657 2681
F: +44 (0)24 7657 3743
M: +44 (0)78 245 40721
Skype: Darek.Ceglarek
PA (Anona Bisping): +44 (0)24 765 74590 ; e-mail:
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