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  Fabrication of ceramic coatings for next generation aeroengines
  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
  Prof P Xiao
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

The successful candidate(s) will join large research team in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop thermal and environmental barrier coatings for next generation aeroengines.
  High-performance smart ceramic coatings on light alloys
  Dr B Mingo
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The vision set out by the UK government is that by the year 2050 almost every car and van should be Ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV).
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Forensic Analysis of Weathered Organic Coatings to Understand Mechanisms of Degradation
  Dr M Carnie
Application Deadline: 27 May 2019

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PhD Type

Start date. October 2019. Supervisor. Dr M Carnie and Dr P Barker. Sponsoring company. TATA Steel Colors. TATA Steel Europe is the second largest producer or pre-painted steel in Europe.
  Performance of Die Coatings Used in Injection Moulding of Ceramic Components
  Prof S Blackburn
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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PhD Type

EPSRC supported EngD project. Performance of Die Coatings Used in Injection Moulding of Ceramic Components. Rolls Royce (Derby). Prof S Blackburn (University of Birmingham).
  Photocatalytic and antimicrobial properties of magnetron-sputtered bismuth oxide and its potential for water treatment application
  Dr M Ratova
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Photocatalysis is known as a promising and environmentally sustainable method of water purification. Photocatalytic water treatment is a cheap, yet efficient process as it is initiated simply by light irradiation.
  Anti-reflecting and Anti-soiling coatings for solar panel cover glass
  Prof M Walls, Dr P Isherwood
Applications accepted all year round

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The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Innovative High Performance Coatings for Grain Oriented Electrical Steel
  Dr C Pleydell-Pearce
Application Deadline: 27 May 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Supervisor. Dr Pleydell-Pearce, Dr J Searle and Dr F Robinson. Sponsoring company. Cogent Power Ltd. (Orb Works, Newport).
  Waterborne polymer coatings for sustainable wood protection
  Dr L A Fielding
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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PhD Type

There is currently a major drive within the wood coatings industry to reduce the VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels in solvent based formulations.
  Novel Nanohybrid Coatings for Controlling the Degradation Rate of Bioresorbable Medical Devices
  Dr D Sun, Dr F Buchanan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Bioresorbable implants offer significant advantages over permanent implants for both cardiovascular and orthopaedic applications and offer the potential for restoration of normal tissue function.
  Polymer Photocatalyst Coatings for Waste Water Treatment
  Dr AJ Nedoma
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Waste water contains an increasing load of pharmaceuticals, like un-metabolised oestrogen, that affect the environment into which it is discharged.
  PhD studentship opportunity in enhancing the performance of ceramic armour and protective coatings
  Prof R Dorey, Dr M Whiting
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The performance of ceramic armour and protective coatings is critically dependent on the interface between the ceramic and the underlying substrate.
  New Materials for Anti-corrosive Protective Coatings Applications in Oils and Gas Industry
  Dr V T Kumar
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The composites centre is a leading institution for synthesis, processing and characterization of polymers and composites materials.
  Performance Evaluation and Failure Analysis of Preventive Corrosion/Erosion Coatings Used in Power Plant and Refinery
  Dr D Daniel
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Fossil fuels are currently the major energy source with approximately 80% of total energy consumption of the world. Renewable energy including traditional biomass contributes to about 14%.
  PhD Studentship in Molecular Microbial Biotechnology - Lean Biomanufacture of Surface Binding Proteins for Multi-functional Coatings
  Dr J Stach
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2019 for 4 years. Application closing date. 30 June 2019. Overview. There is an urgent need to replace plastics with materials that are organic and biodegradable.
  Advanced Anti-biofilm Surface Coatings Probed by Spatially Resolved Imaging and Microbiology Techniques
  Prof R Raval
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This position will remain open until filled, so we recommend you apply as soon as possible. A fully funded PhD studentship is available on high-resolution imaging and spectroscopic probing of microbial interactions at surfaces and interfaces.
  Fully-funded PhD Studentship in A novel coating technology based upon polyatomic ions from plasma.
  Dr T Douglas
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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PhD Type

We wish to recruit a full-time Research Associate for 3 years, starting in October 2019. You will work with Dr Timothy E.L.
  Functional PVD-Coated and Textured Engineering Bio-surfaces
  Prof T Liskiewicz
Application Deadline: 16 August 2019

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PhD Type

The use of polymers and metals in-vivo are ubiquitous in biomedical applications. However, the engineering interfaces present in the biological environment often limit the success of a device or procedure.
  Atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition of functional thin films.
  Dr D Sawtell, Dr Z Abd-Allah
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. EMR-DS-2017-1-PhD. Project Summary. Atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition, AP-PECVD, has great potential as an inexpensive method of producing functional thin films over large surface areas.
  Analysis and Treatment of Orthopaedic Pin Site Infections
  Dr J McEvoy
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Pin site infections are a major complication of external fixation of fractures, and bacterial biofilms are known to form on the pin surface.1 This project, in collaboration with Dr Shobana Dissanayeke (RHUL) and St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, will investigate bacterial biofilms that have been obtained from percutaneous pins used in orthopaedic fixation frames.
  Tailored multifunctional aerospace coating developments using bottom-up in silico techniques
  Dr S Hay, Dr J Blaker
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

There are pressing requirements across aerospace vehicles to develop unified coating systems, tailored to deliver a range of targeted multi-functional properties (e.g.
  Bio plastics from C1 Gases– Substitute Sustainable Products for Polymer Coated Steel
  Prof R Dinsdale
Application Deadline: 22 May 2019

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PhD Type

Here is an exciting opportunity to study the production of biopolymers from C1 gases which could lead to entirely new approaches in sustainable biomaterials.
  PhD Studentship: Modelling of Cobalt Hard Facing Encapsulation in Sliding Wear Applications
  Research Group: nCATS
  Prof R J K Wood
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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PhD Type

Cobalt-based hard facings are used extensively within the nuclear industry for sliding wear resistant applications, such as where there is a risk of galling.
  Design Optimisation of Energy Saving Technologies for Energy Efficient Ships
  Dr Y Demirel, Dr W Shi, Prof M Atlar
Application Deadline: 30 July 2019

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PhD Type

Shipping has been, and still is, one of the most important methods of transport, with more reliance and importance now being placed on this mode of transport as a consequence of advances in shipping technology and the ability of ships to store and transport increasing capacities of goods.
  EngD in Multi-layer Thermal Barrier Coating Systems Optimised for Manufacturability and Performance in Demanding Gas Turbine Environments
  Dr C Chalk, Prof J Nicholls
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

As a research engineer on our International Doctorate programme, you will have unrivalled access to some of the best teaching and industrial expertise in the world, across three universities.
  Design and development of graphene-based optical fibre sensors for volatile organic compound detection (HERNAEZMU19SF)
  Dr M Hernaez, Dr S Melendi-Espina
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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PhD Type

Applications are invited to the Engineering Division at the School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia, for a PhD in the field of optical fibre sensors based on nanostructured coatings.
  Formulation of Surface Treatments for Contamination Prevention
  Dr C Crick
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The prevention of surface contamination is an issue of tremendous global importance, relevant to a wide range of different areas.
  Mesoscopic modelling of Polymer Nano-composites
  Dr A Parnell, Dr B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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The statistical theory of transport in polymer networks and gels, which are examples of mesoscale porous structures holds many challenges, including connections between structures across length scales, their associated mechanics, and role of thermal fluctuations.
  Developing a carbazole-base biosensor for the measurement of methacrylate intermediates
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
Application Deadline: 14 June 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

This will be a fully funded studentship for a EU/UK applicant who is keen to develop a sustainable solution to an industry need. Methacrylate (MA) is an organic compound and is produced industrially on a large scale as a precursor.[1] Over 3 million tons of MA are produced annually.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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PhD Type

In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  Synthesis of Novel Optoelectronic Materials Through Supramolecular Self-Assembly
  Dr Mark Del Borgo, Dr Ketav Kulkarni, Prof Mibel Aguilar
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This project aims to create unique optoelectronic materials based on the self-assembly of helical β-peptides.
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