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PhD in Mathematics and Statistics - Multiscale modelling of liquid crystal-filled porous media

Liquid crystals are scientifically fascinating and visually beautiful liquids that are all around us, forming an integral part of the liquid crystal display (LCD) used in almost every smart phone and computer display, and contained in both the cell wall and internal cytoplasm of all biological cells. Read more

Twist-bend liquid crystal phases

Liquid crystals are often referred to as the fourth state of matter and are perhaps most familiar to us through the ubiquitous liquid crystal displays but are far more common than that. Read more

Polar liquid crystal nematic phases

The nematic phase (N) is the least ordered liquid crystal phase, and in which the long axes of the rod-like molecules are more or less aligned in the same direction, known as the director, whereas their centres of mass are randomly distributed. Read more

Mathematics of Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Studentship in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Available from October 2022. Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are advanced, stimuli-responsive materials which can convert light or heat into mechanical work, without the need for batteries, electric wires or gears. Read more

High Speed Materials for Holographic Head-up Displays using Liquid Crystal on Silicon Spatial Light Modulators

  Research Group: School of Physics and Astronomy
A fully funded industrial project to study novel liquid crystal materials and device approaches for use in Liquid Crystal on Silicon Spatial Light Modulators, used in Head up displays for the automotive sector. Read more

Development and implementation of a mesoscopic modelling tool for Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Conventional elastomeric materials (rubbers) have poor shock-absorbing (dissipative) capabilities. In contrast, a sub-class of rubbers called liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) show exceptional dissipative capabilities. Read more

3D printing of liquid crystal elastomers

  Research Group: School of Mathematics
Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are a new class of soft materials which have a myriad of potential uses due to their unique properties. Direct-Ink Writing (DIW) 3D printing provides a potential method to make large and highly complex devices from LCEs, but we need to first understand precisely how to control and optimise the extent of molecular order created in 3D printed devices. Read more

Luminescent Liquid Crystals

Background. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) represent a highly competitive, flat-panel display technology that is increasingly penetrating the market once dominated by liquid crystal displays. Read more

Structural and Dynamic Properties of Nanoparticle Suspensions

This project studies liquid crystals on both the microscopic and macroscopic levels. Successful completion of this PhD programme could lead to worldwide career opportunities in academia and high-tech industrial sectors like software, R&D, biomed, robotics and smart manufacturing alike. Read more

Advanced Functional Dyes

Background. Dyes have many practical applications in a wide variety of contexts. Examples of their use range from providing simple, stable colours on paper and textiles, to providing switchable colours in more advanced technology applications, such as those found in display devices. Read more

Thermally driven flows in solidification processes

PROJECT SUMMARY.  . With this project, we propose a numerical investigation into a variety of dynamics and effects produced by the interaction of an advancing solidification front with thermally-driven convection in the melt. Read more

Amphiphilic Ionic Liquids – Synthesis, Characterisation, Application and Catalysis

Background. Ionic liquids (ILs) are materials of significant interest owing to their low volatility and wide applicability, for example as solvents for catalysis, in the synthesis of nanomaterials, as electrolytes and in cleaning up natural gas streams. Read more

Developing a tuneable ferroelectric nematic materials platform

  Research Group: School of Physics and Astronomy
Nematic liquid crystals are ubiquitous in our lives; we encounter them constantly thanks to their widespread use in display technology. Read more

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