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  Theoretical and numerical studies of relativistic laser-plasma interaction and applications
  Prof Z Sheng
Applications accepted all year round

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You might be a potential candidate if you are interested in using high performance computing to discover novel physics or solve key problems in high intensity laser-matter interactions and their applications, particularly in advanced particle accelerators and radiation sources (from THz to X-rays).
  Astrophysically-relevant QED plasmas in the laboratory
  Research Group: York Plasma Institute
  Dr K Lancaster, Dr C Ridgers
Application Deadline: 21 February 2020

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Our ability to compress more laser energy into shorter duration pulses, has enabled a dramatic increase in the achievable laser intensity and thus the exploration of new regimes of light-matter interaction.
  Femtosecond synchronization for externally-injected laser wakefield acceleration at CLARA
  Dr L Corner, Dr E Snedden
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship from Oct 2020 on the development of synchronisation, timing and feedback mechanisms in laser plasma wakefield acceleration (LWFA), held at the University of Liverpool and the Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (AsTeC) at the Daresbury Laboratory.
  Coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions
  Prof D Jaroszynski
Applications accepted all year round

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PhDs are offered in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.
  Hybrid beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration for highest brightness beams
  Prof B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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We are on a quest towards ultracompact electron accelerators and 5th generation light sources -- transformative ultrafast microscopes for the 21st century.
  Probing metamaterials dynamics by high repetition rate attosecond pulse from multi-colour synthesised strong laser field.
  Dr A Zair
Applications accepted all year round

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Attosecond pulses production and characterisation were a tremendous breakthrough is ultra-fast science that enabled the observation in real time of electronic motion in molecular system in gas phase.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  Plasma-assisted technologies for clean combustion
  Dr K Volkov
Applications accepted all year round

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The successful ignition of a combustible mixture not only initiates the combustion but also influences the subsequent combustion process.
  High-quality electrons and high-brightness x-rays from wakefield acceleration
  Dr E Boella
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser wakefield accelerators (LWFA) are able to sustain accelerating gradients orders of magnitude larger than radio-frequency accelerators.
  Evaluation of Metal Leaching from Implantable Medical Devices
  Dr A Managh, Dr B Cousins
Application Deadline: 28 March 2020

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This PhD studentship seeks to apply state-of the art laser ablation technology developed at Loughborough University to improve understanding of heavy metal ions in biomaterials research.
  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  Stereodynamics of Molecular Collisions
  Prof M L Costen
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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You will study the dynamics of inelastic energy transfer and reactive scattering relevant to atmospheric chemistry, combustion or astrochemistry using state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methods, to determine the underlying mechanisms and improve our understanding of chemical interactions in these important environments.
  Interpretation of Features in Biological Images
  Dr A Managh
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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We are seeking applicants with an interest in data analysis and programming to develop methods to extract information from high resolution images of metals in tissue.
  Feline hyperaldosteronism: immunohistochemical, genetic and functional characterisation of the adrenal gland in hypertensive cats
  Prof H Syme, Prof M Brown
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Hypertension is a common problem in geriatric cats, particularly those with renal disease and often results in blindness. Improved understanding of the pathogenesis of feline hypertension could result in earlier identification of those cats that are most at risk, or lead to novel targets for treatment.
  (STFC DTP) Isotopic tracers of geological processing in the lunar regolith
  Research Group: Isotope Geochemistry & Planetary Science
  Dr R Tartese, Dr K Joy, Dr J Pernet-Fisher, Prof J Gilmour
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The European Space Agency is sending an experiment package called PROSPECT to the Moon on the Luna 27 mission. The mission will analyse soils and determine the abundance and isotopic composition of light elements and noble gases.
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