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  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  Blockchains as a Distributed Ledger for Attribution of RCM Data in Rail (B4CM)
  Dr J Easton, Prof C Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past decade there has been a significant level of investment throughout Europe in the digitalisation of the rail network; with sensors installed on the infrastructure and vehicles, the deployment of next generation traffic management systems that allow real-time management of the system, and the provision of mobile applications for passengers and staff.
  Rail Innovators PhD Scholarship
  Prof D Creighton, Prof CP Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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The Institute of Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) currently offers an industry-funded PhD scholarship to a student who is ready to enrol on a full-time basis for conducting cutting-edge research in the transport/rail sector at Deakin University, together with our industry partner, Downer EDI Rail.
  The effects of high-speed rail on innovation and developing inter-connected high-tech science landscape in Taiwan
  Dr C Chen, Dr O Sykes, Dr C Wong, Dr C Li
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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This PhD research project aims to examine the impacts of high-speed rail (hereafter HSR) on facilitating innovation and unpack the phenomenal clustering of knowledge spill-over across high-tech and knowledge-intensive activities and actors in Taiwan.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Fatigue Assessment of Riveted Railway Bridges
  Dr B Imam, Prof M Chryssanthopoulos
Application Deadline: 30 October 2019

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The majority of metallic railway bridges in UK, approximately 10,000 in total, are already exceeding 100 years of age and are approaching the end of their theoretical service life.
  PhD Studentship: Digital Twin Technology in Train Servicing and Maintenance
  Prof M Atherton
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a full time doctoral studentship in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences on a research project in Digital Twin Technology in Train Servicing funded jointly by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  Efficiency Enhancement of Class-A Foams by Means of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Self-Organising Swarms of Autonomous UAV to Fight Wildfires
  Dr M Innocente
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ for three straight years (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014−2016) and is ranked in the UK’s top 15 overall for the fifth year in a row (Guardian University Guide).
  PhD in Vehicle Integrity Test and Measurement
  Mr M Samie, Prof I jennions
Application Deadline: 21 December 2019

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PhD at the Boeing founded IVHM Centre with the opportunity for a two-year sponsorship from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A* Star).
  PhD Studentship in Mechanical Engineering - Novel Subsurface Inspection Radar to Inspect Tunnels and Tunnels Linings for improved maintenance
  Prof M Robinson
Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2019 for 3 years. Overview. The PhD study is to prepare for commercialisation and demonstration of a novel, portable radar system that provides a simple non-invasive mechanism for inspecting tunnel infrastructure.
  Flying Trains: The Potential to Harness Ground Effect Aerodynamics for Ultra-High Speed Trains (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/LEUNG)
  Dr P S (Ken) Leung, Prof R Dominy
Applications accepted all year round

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The ’Flying Train’ concept uses ground effect aerodynamics to provide a transport system with the convenience and capacity of rail but at near-flight velocities.
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