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  Discovery of new transparent conducting materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Alaria, Dr M Dyer
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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An opportunity for a 3.5 year PhD position supported by NSG Group towards the discovery of new transparent conducting materials. This project aims to develop new transparent conducting materials for optoelectronic applications on glass.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 September 2020

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In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  Experimental discovery of new lead-free Photovoltaic Materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science.
  PhD in Understanding the interaction of galling and oxidation in hard facing materials.
  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems CDT
  Dr F Scenini, Prof M Preuss
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Hard facing materials are widely used in valves for industrial applications where wear and galling resistance is a key requirement.
  High pressure hydrothermal synthesis of magnetic and electronic materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge, Dr J Alaria
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science.
  GISMO PhD Studentship: Scalable methods for functionalisation of 2D materials for quantum security and green energy applications
  Dr B Robinson, Prof R Young
Applications accepted all year round

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Launch your career in R&D with an industry-based three year funded PhD in new materials science, using quantum nanotechnology to develop new film materials.
  Strain engineering of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites based on 2D materials
  Dr D Papageorgiou
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Since the discovery of free-standing, monolayer graphene in 2004 and the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010, the worldwide interest in graphene and other two-dimensional materials is still increasing, as can be realized from the number of publications per year and the massive investments in research.
  Chemical functionalisation of 2D materials for composites and energy applications revealed through AFM-IR spectroscopy and mapping
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr A Vijayaraghavan, Dr S Edmondson
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The use of AFM-IR for the characterisation of atomically thin materials is a recent development.
  Nano-magnetism in atomically thin 2D quantum materials and their heterostructures
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Following the discovery of graphene, a large family of layered crystals has attracted significant attention. The properties of these materials range from superconductors and metals, to semiconductors and insulators.
  Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Tall Buildings and Long Span Structures SEBE0033
  Dr J Zhang, Dr BD D'amico, Dr FP Pomponi
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The UK and several other EU countries are the leading countries on developing advanced sustainable construction materials such as timber and engineered wood products.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for solar energy and environmental applications
  Prof Paul Bingham
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for waste immobilisation applications
  Prof Paul Bingham
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply.
  Next-Generation Lithium-ion Cathode Materials
  Dr P Allan, Prof P Slater
Applications accepted all year round

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Wide-spread electrification of vehicular transport is reliant on the development of batteries with high energy density which can extend the achievable range of electric vehicles.
  Data-mining of materials-properties to implement ultra-precision process automation
  Prof D Walker, Prof T.L. McCluskey
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Precise optics underpin diverse applications, including remote-sensing from space, astronomy, laser-physics, medical-diagnostics, security & defense.
  Exploring trirutile materials as a platform for energy storage
  Dr D Arnold
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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DSTL PhD Studentship. Exploring trirutile materials as a platform for energy storage. Supervisors. Dr. Donna C. Arnold (Kent) and Professor Olivier Mentré (Lille).
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