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  New models of Outer Radiation Belt Dynamics
  Dr C Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department hosts a vibrant Space and Atmospheric Electricity group whose research interests span the remit of Space Weather from the Sun through the heliosphere to Earth.
  PhD in Equatorial waves and Tropical cyclons
  Dr K Hodges, Dr G-Y Yang
Applications accepted all year round

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Tropical Cyclones and equatorially-trapped waves are two major components of tropical weather systems. They are responsible for not only high impact weather events (such as extreme precipitation and high speed winds) in the tropics but also weather events in the extratropics through teleconnections.
  PhD in snow microphysics
  Dr C Westbrook
Applications accepted all year round

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The formation and evolution of ice particles (snowflakes) in clouds is an important problem in atmospheric physics. Ice particles in clouds influence the radiation budget of the earth.
  Enhancing predictability in chaotic systems
  Dr F Ginelli, Prof A Politi
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this research program – which involves theoretical analysis and numerical simulations -- is to apply fundamental results and recent developments (to which the supervisors significantly contributed) of dynamical system theory to enhance our ability to predict the future evolution of complex and chaotic dynamical systems -- such as weather and climate systems.
  Fluid flows above and within porous materials
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Fluid mechanics problems often involve fluid flows over porous materials. Examples of practical applications include flow through atmospheric and aquatic vegetation, coastal structures, and movement of biological fluids through various tissues.
  Marine Hg species dynamics and distribution.
  Dr L Heimbürger-Boavida
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Mercury is one of the least concentrated elements in the ocean, and its complex biogeochemical cyling drives ultimately the biomagnification of methylmercury into marine fish.
  Beam management for mmWave communication systems
  Dr N Nilavalan, Prof H Al-Raweshidy
Applications accepted all year round

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The increasing demand for capacity has resulted in communication systems moving towards mmWave frequency bands. The fifth generation of communication standard also incorporate mmWave bands.
  PhD in Chemistry: Surface Engineered Nanocrystals: EPR Radical Detection of Photoactivity
  Dr E Richards
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Heterogeneous photocatalysis is a promising technology to address the global grand challenges of accelerated energy consumption and increased atmospheric levels of toxic gases.
  Global Hg modelling to test scenarios and Hg reduction strategies.
  Dr N Pirrone
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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To develop modelling tools to simulate emission scenarios reflecting future Hg reduction policies on a global scale. To evaluate the impact of global emission changes in Europe.
  Thermal Properties of Energetic Materials PhD
  Dr C Stennet, Prof J Akhavan
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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Slower burning materials such as propellants develop much lower pressures compared to detonating explosives, but over a longer time period, that may well lead to an effectively-static load on a structure.
  Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity?

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Explore research at Cranfield University . Research degrees offer you time to pursue your ideas in your chosen specialist area of interest.
  Data Analytics For Pore Water Pressure - New Tools For Sustainable Groundwater and Engineering Projects
  Prof W Timms
Applications accepted all year round

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This new PhD scholarship will develop advanced pore pressure analysis for groundwater systems with engineering applications in civil construction, mining operations and water supply systems.
  Data fusion approaches for high-speed imaging in highly scattering media
  Dr J Leach
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This PhD project’s aim is to develop a low-power consumption, light-weight video imaging system that can measure in 3D continuously at speeds greater than 1000 frames per second.
  Mechanisms and applications of collisions at liquid surfaces
  Prof K G McKendrick
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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You will study the dynamics of scattering at the gas-liquid interface. You will improve fundamental understanding of mechanisms of collisions at atmospherically relevant surfaces and explore the exploitation of this insight through new methods to probe the surfaces of technologically interesting materials.
  PhD - Advanced optical systems for terabit free-space communications (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr M P J Lavery
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Next generation mobile communications networks, such as 6G will revolutionise the way we interact with technology, enabling super high-speed connections to our mobile devices.
  Semiconductor Single‑Photon Detection in the Short-Wave Infrared (EPS2020/18)
  Prof G Buller
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Development of new experimental approaches to semiconductor based single‑photon detection via hybrid geometry/material single photon detectors.
  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.
  The synthesis of novel alkaline materials for carbon mineralisation to prevent climate change
  Assoc Prof P Renforth
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University.
  Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy using Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres
  Dr D Townsend
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Recent advances in hollow-core photonic crystal fibre technology now permit widely tuneable generation of femtosecond light pulses in the ultraviolet spectral region.
  Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy
  Dr D Townsend, Dr SJ Greaves
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Femtosecond lasers with pulse durations comparable to the “ultrafast” timescales of molecular motion have become a powerful tool for studying the dynamics of energy redistribution following ultraviolet (UV) absorption in real time.
  Fully funded PhD Studentship: Computational / data science techniques to improve and integrate weather forecasting in business decision-making
  Prof M D Piggott
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a four year full-time PhD studentship to work on a research project jointly with Imperial College London (the departments of Earth Science & Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and Shell (the Data Science Centre for Excellence).
  Emerging application of gas plasma technologies
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  Fully funded PhD Scholarships in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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Fully funded PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Potential immediate start. School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Scholarship opportunity's with immediate or early 2019 start for applicants with exceptional tertiary qualifications.
  Tracking changes in Archean ocean chemistry: Experimental constraints on the magnitude of stable isotope fractionation during the development of banded iron formations.
  Dr A McCoy West
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD projects which will place new constraints on the evolution of the early Earth, which encompass both high and low temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and igneous/metamorphic petrology are available at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Tracking changes in Archean ocean chemistry: New insights by applying a coupled stable isotope approach in banded iron formations
  Dr A McCoy West
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD projects which will place new constraints on the evolution of the early Earth, which encompass both high and low temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and igneous/metamorphic petrology are available at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Aerobiology and the Arctic - microbial colonization of remote polar environments.(Ref: SF20/APP/PEARCE3)
  Prof D Pearce
Applications accepted all year round

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The rate of dispersal to an ecosystem can significantly influence ecosystem dynamics. Aerial transport has also been identified as an important source of biological input to remote locations.
  Chemical design of a sustainable reactor for reducing oxygen and potentially carbon dioxide with industrial and climate applications
  Dr Simon Freakley
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has launched a joint PhD programme with Monash University, Australia.
  Novel friction pairs for environmentally-friendly automotive brakes
  Dr S Kosarieh, Dr A Hassanpour, Prof A Neville, Prof D C Barton
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Compared to the massive effort aimed at reducing diesel particulate emissions, wear emissions from friction brakes have received far less attention.
  Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems
  Prof G Phoenix
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
  PhD in Plants and Microbes: crop production and protection, the interaction between plants and other plants, pests and pathogens, and soils, and the interactions of ecosystems with global change
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Plants underpin life on Earth. In Sheffield, world leading plant research is undertaken across all scales from the molecular level through to the leaf and root, whole plant and ecosystem.
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