PhD Studentship: Dual energy x-ray tomographic reconstruction from arbitrary scan trajectories

United Kingdom
Dec 21, 2016
Dec 20, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
PhD Studentship: Dual energy x-ray tomographic reconstruction from arbitrary scan trajectories

Engineering & the Environment

Location: Highfield Campus

Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 December 2017

Reference: 820616F2


Looking for an opportunity to combine industrial experience with a research project leading to a doctorate? We are looking for a motivated candidate with excellent commercial skills for a collaborative research project with an industry sponsor that will lead to an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). The EngD is a doctoral program that combines advanced technical and commercial skills training with PhD level research, completed in collaboration with an industry sponsor.

The aim of this project is to develop a set of computer algorithm for Computer Tomography X-ray measurements. This project is sponsored by TWI (, who is currently developing a novel, state of the art X-ray imaging system. Your role will be the development of novel algorithms that can be used to reconstruct volumetric images using data generated by this new system.

For this project, the University of Southampton’s world leading x-ray imaging centre ( has teamed up with TWI, which is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry. You will be supervised jointly by Dr Blumensath from the University of Southampton, who is an expert in the use of advanced computational tools for image reconstruction and by experts from TWI, who specialise in innovation, knowledge transfer and in solving problems across all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management.

This project is part of the University of Southampton’s Doctoral Training Centre in Next Generation Computational Modelling ( This doctoral programme is a four-year program, comprising a one-year taught component at the University of Southampton. The remainder of this project comprises a three-year research component during which you will be based at the TWI Technology Centre (Wales) in Port Talbot, South Wales, just minutes from the M4, and within easy access to sandy beaches, beautiful Welsh hills and only 35 minutes from the vibrant city of Cardiff.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Thomas Blumensath, Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 3224.

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