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Conceived to deliver a step change
in Irish manufacturing competitiveness
and to be a world-leading centre of
expertise in advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has been established by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to deliver high-impact, innovative science and engineering research. I-Form - ‘manufactured’ in Irish - has particular focus on additive manufacturing (‘3D printing’) combined with advanced digital technologies applied in a precision manufacturing environment. The Centre brings together a multi-disciplinary team of over 70 PhD and Post-Doc researchers in manufacturing engineering, materials and data science, in fundamental and translational research. The Centre is supported by University College Dublin, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Technology Sligo and Waterford Institute of Technology. I-Form operates in close collaboration with a global network of companies and collaborators.

A Unique Integration of Physical and Cyber System Technologies

Scientific Focus


The I-Form Centre’s research focus involves an innovative combination of material science, modelling, advanced process monitoring, data analytics and process feedback. By utilising this groundbreaking approach, the aim of the Centre is to facilitate the manufacture of high-value components exhibiting enhanced material performance, while reducing processing times and achieving enhanced process reliability. The applications are numerous and across nearly all industrial sectors, from aerospace to medical implants, from architecture to sports equipment.

Centre Research Focus

The I-Form Centre’s research focus involves an innovative combination of material science, modelling, advanced process monitoring, data analytics and process feedback. By utilising this groundbreaking approach, the aim of the Centre is to facilitate the manufacture of high-value components exhibiting enhanced material performance, while reducing processing times and achieving enhanced process reliability. The applications are numerous and across nearly all industrial sectors, from aerospace to medical implants, from architecture to sports equipment.

The I-Form Centre research falls under three main platforms:

The fundamental outputs from the three Research Platforms will feed into the technology solutions required for the Spoke projects. Each of the five Spokes have Targeted Projects defined in collaboration with industry partners.

Centre Recruitment

The Centre is looking to fill a number of vacancies in its research and operations teams.

The following operations team roles have been listed to-date:

Further operations team positions will be listed shortly.

More than 70 postdoctoral and PhD positions are to be filled, with some commencing from 1st November 2017. These are in specific areas of Additive Manufacturing Process Control, Sensor Development for Additive Manufacturing, Laser Material Interaction Modelling, Metallurgy and Nanocomposites Development and Data Analytics. Open positions will be advertised directly by the hosting partner institutions. If candidates wish to express interest but are unclear on the appropriate contact, they are invited to send their CV and expressions of interest to inamul.ahad@dcu.ie.

Contact

Prof. Denis Dowling
Centre Director

t :  +353 1 716 1747
e :  denis.dowling@ucd.ie

UCD Engineering Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4,
D04 V1W8, Ireland

Prof. Dermot Brabazon
Centre Deputy Director

t :  +353 1 700 8213
e :  dermot.brabazon@dcu.ie

DCU Stokes Building
Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
D09 FW22, Ireland

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