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separation PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 66 separation PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Epilepsy and the ageing brain

Our ability to remember ‘where I put my car keys today’ instead of ‘where I put them yesterday’ depends on a computational process called pattern separation. Read more

Improving the separation and purification of high technology lanthanides (ref: SF22/HLS/APP/LEWIS)

Lanthanides (or ‘rare earths’) are widely used as key components in high technology devices, including smart phones, digital cameras, computer hard disks, fluorescent and light-emitting-diode (LED) lights, flat screen televisions, computer monitors, high performance magnets and electronic displays. Read more

Gravity separation of emulsions. Collisions of droplets

Supervisory Team.   Dr Anatoliy Vorobev. Project description. The separation of colloidal systems under the influence of gravity is a physical phenomenon encountered in a myriad of industrial processes throughout the food, chemical, petroleum, and hydrometallurgical industries. Read more

Modelling bubble-particle interactions for solids separation

Bubble-particle systems are encountered in a wide range of industrial and environmental applications (flotation, bioreactors, slurry bubble columns) but the complex dynamics and interactions make the design and operation of such systems particularly challenging. Read more

Separation and characterisation of wear flakes generated in rail-wheel interactions.

This project provides a new research activity within rail research at The University of Sheffield, and the resulting techniques will provide a method which can be utilised to drive forward other projects within the group, relating to wear mechanisms and material development. Read more

Multi-body Hypersonic Aerodynamics PhD

This is a full funded PhD (fees and bursary) in hypersonic aerodynamics in collaboration with EPSRC. The overall aim of the research is to investigate what are the aerodynamic interference characteristics, at hypersonic speeds, that are likely to adversely affect multibody separation. Read more

Direct analysis ion mobility mass spectrometry for rapid profiling of edible fats and oils to combat food adulteration

Background. Food safety and authenticity are generally taken for granted, yet food adulteration is one of the most significant challenges faced in the UK, with the total impact of food crime on the UK estimated to be between £409 million and £1.96 billion per year [Food Standards Agency, 2023]. Read more

Green methods to revalorise wastes: transformation into sustainable materials and chemicals

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

AI control of an electromagnetic eddy current particle separator for ore enrichment

There has been significant interest in the dry separation of conducting particles using a rotating magnetic drum [1, 2]. In 2023 the principal supervisors took delivery of a purpose built machine to separate conducting particles from non-conducting material using magnetic fields. Read more

Chemical Recycling of PET Plastic Using Thermo-Responsive Catalyst Supports

There is an urgent need to devise processes for recycling plastics, with an estimated 460 million metric tonnes of plastics being utilised worldwide in 2019 alone, of which only 10% is recycled globally, the remainder going to incineration, landfill or export. Read more
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Design and synthesis of a hybrid compound of RAR and VDR

The doctoral candidate (DC) will perform chemical research on the design and organic synthesis of hybrid compounds at the Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Read more

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