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  King’s College London Centre for Doctoral Training in Biological Physics Across Scales

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The King's College London Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Biological Physics Across Scales (BiPAS) aims to train the next generation of interdisciplinary research leaders to tackle key outstanding questions at the physics-life sciences interface.
  The physics of flowing suspensions with viscoelastic continua
  Dr C Ness
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Suspensions of particles in liquid are found throughout nature and industry, for instance slurries and ceramics. We are just beginning to understand the dramatic influence that particle-particle interactions have on their flow behaviour when the liquid is Newtonian.
  Advanced microscopy for blood flow field mapping in the heart
  Dr J Taylor, Prof A Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD studentship is available in the Imaging Concepts Group at Glasgow University, developing and applying advanced optical microscopy and computational imaging techniques to measure and study the blood flow and heart function in the developing zebrafish heart.
  PhD in Porous Materials for Challenging Separations (Computational)
  Prof A I Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A PhD studentship is available in the research group of Prof. A. I. Cooper FRS, starting in October 2020. This position will be based in the Materials Innovation Factory (MIF), a £82 M research facility that opened in 2017.
  Computational materials engineering of interfaces in alloys
  Dr C Brandl
Applications accepted all year round

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Research field. We are working in Computational Materials Science which is an interdisciplinary area. It’s a challenging mix of physics, materials science, engineering, mathematics, and computational science.
  Direct numerical simulation of polymeric-fluid flows
  Dr D Kivotides, Dr P Grassia
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers and turbulence are two of the most difficult problems in statistical physics. In the past, the study of polymeric liquids was divided in two categories.
  Automation of THz imaging for Medical Diagnosis
  Dr E MacPherson
Applications accepted all year round

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Are you interested in applying physics to situations that could benefit medical diagnosis?. Terahertz (10^12 Hz, THz) pulsed imaging is a new technique with high resolution (about 20 μm) and has only emerged recently as a potential new clinical tool for medical imaging.
  Investigating the impact of equation of state uncertainties on direct-drive inertial fusion energy simulations
  Dr T Goffrey, Prof T D Arber
Applications accepted all year round

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Direct-drive inertial fusion energy1 (IFE) requires high-energy lasers to be focussed on a spherical target. The outer material of the target (usually plastic) ablates, driving an implosion of the core deuterium-tritium (DT) fuel.
  Modelling the compositional variation of the properties of magnetic refrigeration materials
  Prof J Staunton
Applications accepted all year round

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Refrigeration using magnetic materials has emerged as a promising new, energy efficient and environmentally friendly solid state cooling technology.
  Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to exploit electronic and vibrational properties of nanoscale materials that are 1000 times smaller than diameter of a human hair to discover new materials for energy harvesting and cooling in consumer electronics such as mobile phones and laptops.
  Statistics of porous media attributes and mixing processes state variables across scales
  Dr M Mousavi-Nezhad
Applications accepted all year round

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Typical observations of porous media attributes arise from a variety of techniques which have their own spatial resolution and associated uncertainty.
  Discovery of new transparent conducting materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Alaria, Dr M Dyer
Applications accepted all year round

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This opportunity will remain open until filled. An opportunity for a 3.5 year PhD position supported by NSG Group towards the discovery of new transparent conducting materials.
  Sparsification of reduced order models for fluid and fluid-structure problems
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in multi-disciplinary computational aero-sciences driven by the technologies needed for next-generation aerospace systems.
  Band structure measurements in van der Waals heterostructures
  Dr N Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) beautifully reveals the momentum-resolved electronic structure at the surface of crystalline solids.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational Design of Sustainable 2D Catalysts
  Dr M Sacchi
Application Deadline: 22 April 2020

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Catalysis is ubiquitous in chemistry and biology. Catalysts allows chemical transformations to proceed at a faster rate by lowering the overall energy demand for several energy-intensive chemical mechanism, such as those involving covalent bond breaking.
  Intense infrared pulses give defects in diamond a shakedown
  Dr J Lloyd-Hughes, Prof M E Newton, Dr V Stavros
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently developed methods based on ultrafast infrared absorption spectroscopy that can be used to uncover the energetic structure of the vibrational modes of defect complexes in diamond.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Tomographic imaging for geophysics and medical physics
  Dr L Lok, Prof C Paoloni
Applications accepted all year round

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Tomography is an imaging modality that is widely exploited across the electromagnetic spectrum in diverse fields such as geophysics and biomedical engineering.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Design principles for active solids
  Dr A Souslov
Applications accepted all year round

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Soft materials surround us and compose us. Biological functions rely on active components embedded in soft biological matter. For example, muscles move because molecular motors convert chemical energy into work.
  Computational Studies of Novel Cathode Materials for Li Ion Batteries
  Dr M Dyer
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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With the growing use of portable electronics and the environmental drive to electrification of transport, the search for lithium ion batteries with improved performance is an exciting and topical area of research.
  Integrative Computational Biology and Machine Learning
  Dr A Sahakyan
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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In Sahakyan Group, we strive to make computational biology maximally independent from empirical experimental data, by basing our models and predictions on genomic sequences and core biological mechanisms.
  Integrative Computational Biology and Machine Learning
  Dr A Sahakyan
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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In Sahakyan Group, we strive to make computational biology maximally independent from empirical experimental data, by basing our models and predictions on genomic sequences and core biological mechanisms.
  PhD Studentship – Predicting Skin Interactions and Permeation of Chemical Agents using Computational Modelling
  Prof J W Essex
Applications accepted all year round

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Co-Supervisor. Dr Thomas J Piggot (Dstl). The skin is the outermost barrier for most of the human body. The majority of chemicals that come into contact with the body will initially do so through an interaction with the skin.
  Machine learning for inverse design of materials for skyrmionics
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr O Hovorka
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Ondrej Hovorka. Co-supervisor Prof Hans Fangohr. Project description. Skyrmionics is emerging as one of the most significant areas in magnetism with prospects to shape the research over the next few decades.
  2D Material Heterostructures and novel Twistronic Devices
  Dr N D M Hine
Applications accepted all year round

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Combining high performance and ultra-low power usage is the ultimate goal of materials technology for information processing. This research has led to whole new paradigms including “spintronics” and “valleytronics”.
  Adaptive probabilistic meshless methods for evolutionary systems
  Dr T Sullivan
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will develop and implement a new class of numerical solvers for evolving systems such as interacting fluid-structure flows.
  Electronic and phononic transport in highly heterogeneous nanomaterials and devices
  Dr N Neophytou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two thirds of all energy we use is lost into heat during conversion processes, a loss which puts enormous pressure on the planet, the use of fossil fuels, and energy sustainability.
  Gone in a flash: Femtosecond laser ablation of nanostructured alloys
  Dr P Brommer
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser ablation, the removal of material with intense light pulses, is an important subtractive manufacturing technique. Femtosecond (10-15 s) laser pulses can result in superior quality of e.g.
  Heterogeneous materials in extreme environments: multiscale models of chemo-mechanical processes
  Dr L Figiel
Applications accepted all year round

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Extreme volumetric expansion, high temperature gradients, and/or high-frequency vibrations can compromise structural integrity and safety of modern electronic systems (e.g.
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