06/06/2019

Research Opportunity for BSc (Hons) Mechatronics Top-Up Graduate

One of our BSc(Hons) Mechatronics Top-Up graduate has been offered to join the “Fire Materials Research” team in the University of Bolton to continue as a PhD student.

He will work on the research project ‘Lignin Based Carbon Fibres for Composites’ (LIBRE) with other researchers under the supervision by Professor Baljinder Kandola, a world-famous research leader in Materials Fire Science.

In 2016, Professor Kandola was awarded research funding from Horizon 2020, which is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

The main aim of the LIBRE project is to produce carbon fibres from lignin-based products for use in carbon fibre-reinforced structural composites.

Mr Annan Xiang from Hubei University, China came to study BSc(Hons) Mechatronics Top-up course at University of Bolton. Since he is from Materials background, he chose his final year project with Professor Kandola and worked on LIBRE project.

He performed well and produced a good piece of work. Professor Kandola invited him to continue working on the project and offered him a PhD studentship.

Mr Xiang is extremely happy to have this research opportunity and stated that he very much appreciates working in this esteemed research team.

Dr Erping Zhou (Programme Leader)

BSc (Hons) Mechatronics Top-Up

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