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  Investigating the Digitalisation, Automation and Augmentation of Sociotechnical Design for Industry 4.0 Innovation in Heathrow Airport
  Dr J Abdelnour-Nocera
Applications accepted all year round

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Digital and automation technologies improve the safety, predictability and reliability of operational processes.
  Adaptive self-learning vision systems
  Dr P Kinnell, Dr N Lohse, Dr A Soltoggio
Applications accepted all year round

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Many computer vision systems make use of artificial neural networks to undertake complex image analysis tasks, such as locating objects in a clutter scene.
  Automation of clothing pattern construction from body scan data
  Research Group: Textiles and Apparel
  Dr S Gill, Dr A Harwood, Dr S Hayes
Applications accepted all year round

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This project seeks to harness new technologies to create pattern blocks for clothing that better reflect the individual’s size, shape and proportion.
  To design a Universal Household Utility Bill Reader for the Purpose of Automation
  Dr E Mirkes, Dr A Akinduko
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Ref. LIH109. Billie Uk Ltd currently works for bills related to energy companies but the company is now looking to extend this service to other household bills like Broadband and TV, Mobile Phones, Home Insurance, Car.
  Automation of metallographic microstructural analysis to support deployment of automated image analysis
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Are you looking to gain direct industrial experience whilst developing your specialist research area of interest?. The manufacturing processes alter the microstructure of materials, which determines their mechanical properties.
  A New Paradigm in “On Demand” Manufacture: Radiation Chemical Functionalisation During 3D Printing
  Dr A Baidak, Prof F Currell
Applications accepted all year round

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The automation of modern economy has an immense impact on our everyday life; the development and implementation of machine learning and artificial intelligence will bring about further socio-economic changes of great significance and scale.
  Decision making through artificial chemical intelligence
  Dr J Slattery, Prof I J S Fairlamb
Applications accepted all year round

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Automation will transform the chemical landscape. Powerful robotic platforms can perform reactions or analyses much more rapidly than traditional approaches.1 Ever faster computers allow huge numbers of molecules to be studied in an automated way using computational chemistry.
  Data-driven design of biological systems – Computational synthetic biology
  Dr G Misirli
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic biology has emerged as an engineering field lately, with the aim of designing novel biological systems. Small biological components can be used together to create devices and systems.
  Digital Process interation Human-robot for improved brazing safety and productivity NPL
  Prof A Kennedy, Dr Y Tian
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Brazing is a well-established manufacturing process for a range of different safety critical components, however, a number steps are still operator dependent.
  The nexus of manufacturing and employability (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/SHYHA)
  Dr I Shyha
Applications accepted all year round

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The employability plays a crucial role in society’s welfare today. Several factors affect employability rates including the industrial development level of the country, investment security, technology awareness and automation of the manufacturing systems.
  (MRC DTP) New strategies for immuno-PET radiochemistry
  Dr A McMahon, Dr M Fairclough, Prof K Williams
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Aims. To enhance immunoPET availability through. 1. Significant reduction in antibody usage. 2. Development of a secondary [18F]affibody approach applicable to all mAbs.
  Four-year EngD scholarship with the National Composites Centre: "Robust Automated Preforming Process"
  Prof IK Partridge
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Faculty/School/Department. Faculty of Engineering (University of Bristol). Location. National Composites Centre, Bristol (BS16 7FS).
  Robot grasping and manipulation for materials discovery in a chemistry lab
  Prof A Cooper, Dr S Luo
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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New materials are the foundation of the development of key technologies such as advanced batteries for electric vehicles, solar cells, catalysts for clean energy, and more.
  Automated Big data analysis
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will focus on the task of automating data analysis tasks, particularly for numerical data but the techniques developed could be applied to other domains such as textual data analysis.
  Software Engineering Ph.D. or Post-Doc Position on Code Analysis Instrument for Microservice-based Enterprise Applications.
  Dr T Cerny
Applications accepted all year round

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This project looks into contemporary issues in Microservice-based Enterprise Application Design. It aims to find efficient instruments to deal with development and maintenance efforts in a distributed environment.
  Repurposing an API for oil drilling simulation software
  Dr C gatzidis, Dr W Tang
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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This project is to be carried out in collaboration and with the support of a Bournemouth-based company called Drilling Systems (https://www.drillingsystems.com/).
  Improving Inertial Only Tracking
  Dr J Economou, Dr D Galvao-Wall
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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This PhD aims to investigate the fundamental enabling sensing technologies and control/estimation algorithms that underpin the design of a system which allows a tracking improvement.
  Astrophotonic technologies for exoplanet hunting
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Photonic technologies facilitate the manipulation of light in ways that are simply not possible using traditional optical technologies e.g.
  Ultra-high resolution microendoscopy
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Microendoscopy is a remarkable imaging technique that exploits single optical fibres with thousands of light guiding cores to image structures in confined regions of the body with ~ micron level resolution.
  PhD Studentship in Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Radar
  Prof A Manikas
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, to be undertaken at Imperial College London (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department) supported by SAAB Research UK.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in BioDesign Engineering

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in BioDesign Engineering aims to train the next generation of leaders at the interface of biology, engineering and data science.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

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 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  Establishing a Circular Economy for Leather Products
  Prof S Rahimifard
Applications accepted all year round

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The world’s first footwear recycling system was developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough.
  Sensor driven process control for robotic 3D printing of concrete
  Dr P Kinnell, Dr R Buswell
Applications accepted all year round

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Concrete 3D printing is an emerging manufacturing process that uses industrial robots to build large-scale components for a range of construction applications.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

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Undertake interdisciplinary, postgraduate research for a PhD degree at Australia's top life science laboratories. Successful students will receive generous scholarships and travel grants while undertaking their PhD at an EMBL Australia laboratory in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide.
  The Development, Simulation and Optimisation of an Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Cell for the Rotational Moulding Process
  Dr P Martin, Mr M Kearns
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Queen’s University Belfast have been at the forefront of developments in rotational moulding technologies for more than 30 years (www.qub.ac.uk/pprc).
  Searching for Dark Matter with the LZ experiment
  Dr A Kaboth
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity on the LZ experiment for direct detection of dark matter.
  Searching for Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry with T2K
  Dr A Kaboth
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity on the T2K experiment. The T2K experiment is a neutrino oscillation experiment which is searching for the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.
  Point-of-care diagnosis of opportunistic fungal infections using innovative molecular biosensors.
  Dr J Tovar
Applications accepted all year round

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Human fungal infections have emerged as one of the most pressing global health problems in recent years.
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