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  UCL Bartlett: PhD studentships in Digital Building Services Engineering or Sustainable Facilities and Asset Management

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Digital Building Services Engineering with Skanska Facilities Services Ltd and Modus Services Ltd based at Ministry of Defence Main Building London.
  Fully funded three-year PhD studentships in Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you'll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  ONE Planet DTP - Developing a methodology to measure and optimise the impacts of climate change on urban building environment (Ref: OP20283)
  Dr Z Qian
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Following the Government heating and energy target guidelines to improved building performance it is important to consider building design and human activities when examining the impact of changing microclimate due to climate change.
  Motivations and barriers of homeless people accessing and using primary care services
  Prof J Reeve, Prof L Walker, Dr P Whybrow, Dr N O'Leary
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Being homeless significantly increases a person’s risk of numerous health issues including mental health problems and chronic diseases.
  Homeless hospital admissions and discharge: a mixed methods study of service users and providers
  Prof J Reeve, Dr P Whybrow, Mrs K Brady, Prof T Phillips
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Homeless people underuse primary care services but are more likely to attend emergency services and to stay in hospital for longer.
  A pressure governing approach for modelling of variable flow systems in Building Performance Simulation (BPS) tools
  Dr M Shahrestani, Dr S Smith, Assoc Prof E A Essah
Applications accepted all year round

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Heating and cooling distribution systems are the most common parts of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems, which account for a significant portion of energy used in HVAC&R systems.
  BIM Enrichment for inclusion of Building Automation System information
  Dr J O’Donnell
Applications accepted all year round

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To map the data requirements between Building Automation System (BAS) standards, specifically LonTalk (ISO/IEC 14908) and BACnet (ISO 16484), and IFC-based BIM standards.
  Exploring the homeless perspectives and experiences of chronic illness, self-care and healthcare
  Prof L Walker, Dr P Whybrow, Mrs K Brady, Dr N O'Leary
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. ‘Homelessness’ is complex concept that refers to large heterogeneous group of people.
  Reducing the risk of healthcare associated infection from the built environment
  Prof B Hare, Dr J Riley
Applications accepted all year round

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The buildings we deliver healthcare in, and the environment in which healthcare delivery happens, contributes to preventing and controlling the risk of transmission of infection.
  Routing in VANETS: building new routing and forwarding protocols to support driverless and driver-controller vehicles
  Dr I Phillips
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Both driverless and driver-controller vehicles will benefit from increased services that can be provided by internet-style connectivity.
  Enhance Your Academic Career at the Blizard Institute

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The Blizard Institute (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/blizard/) is the largest institute of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
  City-scale big data in urban mobility
  Dr H He
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/HH. Start date of studentship. 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 26 January 2020.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Developing a theory of change for a complex programme; a systematic framework for ensuring delivery of outcomes in a new Wellbeing Hub for the Nantlle Valley.
  Dr M Lynch
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Masters by Research. This is a research opportunity that may be attractive to a range of students as it covers a wide field of interests.
  An AI-driven approach to proactive Internet Of Things (IoT) based systems - Project ID SOC0008
  Prof X Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects such as smart devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to interact autonomously and intelligently.
  An Exploration of the Impact of UK Austerity on Local Community Resilience to Natural Hazards
  Dr C MacRae, Dr J Adekola
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number - GSBS-2019-103. Local government increasingly focus efforts on identifying and managing risks. A central part of this process is building resilience amongst Scottish communities to deal with local risk(s) including those from natural hazards.
  Developing and testing culturally adapted suicide prevention interventions for Postnatal Mothers in South Asian Countries (GCRF)
  Dr M Panagioti, Dr N Husain, Dr R Ramkisson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The University of Manchester (UoM) and global partner, Pakistan Institute of Living and learning (PILL) has been awarded funding by the Global Doctoral Research Network (GOLDEN) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) – (through their PHD Programme Awards in Health and wellbeing in Global Inequalities to support one studentship (from April 2020/September 2020).
  How do we achieve routine alcohol screening in inpatient mental health settings? (KhadjesariZU19SF)
  Dr Z Khadjesari, Prof K Sanderson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Improving the physical health of people with mental illness is a priority for the NHS. Compared with the general population, alcohol consumption among people with a mental illness is three times higher, yet people with mental illness have comparatively limited access to physical healthcare services.
  Compartment fire-fighting and fire dynamics - Fire Service Research and Training Trust Scholarship
  Dr R Carvel, Dr R Hadden
Applications accepted all year round

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Fire Service Research and Training Trust Scholarship. Fire adapts to its environment. When a fire becomes established in a compartment within a building or structure, the fire behaviour depends upon the nature of the fuel, the airflow dynamics in the space and the heat exchange between the fire and its environment.
  Postgraduate Research Scholarships Scheme

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 The University of Hull is delighted to announce the launch of its flagship Postgraduate Research scholarships scheme. We are awarding a total of 19 scholarships across five interdisciplinary research themes, all addressing major global concerns.
  Automotive crowdsourcing
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Among innovation experts crowdsourcing is considered to be a highly cost effective manner for businesses to connect with their customers, identify new design concepts and outsource work.
  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.
  NSIRC182 PhD Studentship - Digital Manufacturing - In-process quality monitoring of friction stir welding (funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation)
  Mr S Cater, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a solid state joining technique invented at TWI which is used in a variety of industries worldwide.
  NSIRC187 PhD Studentship - Digital Manufacturing- Electron beam welding process quality prediction using BeamAssure technology (sponsored by Lloyd’s Register Foundation)
  Mr C Ribton, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. High power electron beams are used for welding critical components in aerospace and nuclear industries due to their inherent advantages.
  NSIRC239 PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation): Development of WAAM process to achieve consistent bead geometry and microstructure with optimised feedstock chemistry
  Mr A Addison, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a suite of processes which “join materials to make parts from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer”.
  ONE Planet DTP - The role of soil ecology and microbiology in sustainable carbon capture (carbonate precipitation) within artificial soils incorporating industry wastes (Ref: OP20305)
  Dr M Prendergast-Miller
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Project Description. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions it is recognised that sequestration of carbon (geoengineering) is a vital requirement for the future of the planet in mitigating the effects of climate change.
  Customer Experience to Customer Engagement: Tracking the Consumer Journey
  Dr S Resnick
Applications accepted all year round

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The increasing complexity of the customer journey, which involves interaction with organisations through multiple touchpoints and channels, has raised the need to understand the customer experience within this journey (Resnick et al., 2014).
  Computational design of metal-carbonaceous catalysts for the CO2 transformation into added-value chemicals
  Dr D Di Tommaso, Dr R Crespo-Otero
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Environmental degradation of plastics in coastal ecosystems
  Dr O Eyice, Dr K Spencer
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  Exploring stillbirth associated co-morbidities (GCRF)
  Dr T Mills, Prof T Lavender
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Described as a ‘double tragedy’, women are left incontinent (urine &/or faeces), and without a baby, resulting in community stigmatisation, hardship and emotional dysfunction.
  PhD studentship in ‘Optical network for the cloud’: in collaboration with Microsoft Research
  Prof P Bayvel
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, fully funded by Microsoft Research, to work in the Optical Networks Group (Head - Professor Polina Bayvel), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL) on the next generation of optical communication infrastructure and technologies to underpin the cloud connectivity.
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