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  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
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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.
  It’s all in the Structure: Transforming drug design by bringing together molecular simulations and machine learning
  Dr G.C. Sosso
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The solubility of pharmaceutical drugs determines to what extent they can be absorbed. Machine learning algorithms can predict the solubility of novel drugs without the need of actually synthetizing them - thus saving substantial time and money.
  Next generation sampling of organic molecules
  Dr L Bartok-Partay
Applications accepted all year round

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Models of simple flexible organic molecules, such as methane or carbon dioxide, have surprisingly rich phase diagrams showing numerous (and sometimes spurious) stable and metastable crystal structures.
  Step into the unknown: modelling titanium alloys at extreme conditions
  Dr A Bartok-Partay
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Titanium alloys are very popular in industrial and medical applications due to their excellent mechanical and chemical properties.
  The Structure of Metal-Organic Interfaces
  Prof D P Woodruff, Dr G COSTANTINI
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal/organic interfaces (MOIs) play a crucial role in a range of practical applications. They strongly influence the performance of organic electronic devices (OEDs), but they also play an important role in a range of corrosion inhibitors and in the biocompatibility of medical implants.
  Tiny objects causing giant strength: Precipitate formation in superalloys
  Dr P Brommer
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The extraordinary strength of superalloys (used e.g. in aeroplane engines) is caused by nanoscale precipitates formed in an ageing process.
  Computational neuroscience: Statistical signal processing for multivariate neuronal data, Neural computing with Spiking neural networks.
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Dr D Halliday
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How does the human brain work? As you read this text, the pixels on your screen are converted into a series of spike trains passing along the neural pathways in your brain, allowing you to understand the content.
  Computer-aided molecular design: improved ligand docking using electronic structure and molecular dynamics simulations
  Dr R A Bryce, Dr N Burton
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In structure-based drug design, computational modelling techniques are frequently used to predict the orientation and affinity with which a ligand binds to its protein receptor.
  Deciphering the neural code of the hippocampus
  Dr M Montemurro, Dr J Gigg
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Background. The brain processes and stores information about our lives and the world that surrounds us. At the neural scale, information is encoded through the precise timing of activity across populations of neurons.
  Cosmic-Ray Muons in Different Applications
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cosmic-ray muons are known to be useful in applications beyond particle astrophysics. They have helped with mapping structure of volcanoes and with finding voids in various geological structures.
  Diamond Formation in Giant Ice Planets
  Dr D Gericke
Applications accepted all year round

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The internal structure of a planet, that is its radial material and density distribution, is largely defined by hydrostatic equilibrium.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Computational Techniques for the Flat Imager
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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MBDA has patented a novel infrared (IR) imaging device known within the company as the Flat Imager. The Flat Imager is similar in design to a TOMBO* imaging system, in so far as the device will capture multiple similar images of a scene.
  Computational Methods for High-Dimensional Problems in Finance using PDE Methods and Deep Learning
  Research Group: Probability and Applications
  Dr K Glau
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London invite applications for a PhD project commencing either in September 2020 for students seeking funding, or in January 2020 or April 2020 for self-funded students.
  Finite temperature superfluid turbulence flow-structure interactions via immersed boundary methods
  Dr D Kivotides
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This is a multidisciplinary research project that combines the quantum physics of superfluid turbulence flows with advanced computational fluid dynamics for flow-structure interactions.
  Next Generation Medical Design Tools: Full device Design Modelling of Aneurysm Repair Stents
  Dr B Dempster, Prof D Nash
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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A 48-month PhD Studentship with strong industrial collaboration is available to develop computational design methods for stents used to mitigate rupture in aneurysms of the large arteries.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of skin absorption of chemicals
  Dr T Chen, Prof G Lian
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Human skin is a complex organ of human body with multilayer tissues and multiple components such as sweat ducts and glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
  Developing a Combined 105Pd NMR and XRD/Neutron Diffraction Approach to Enable the Study of Pd Metal Nanoparticle Systems Used in Industrial Catalytic Processes
  Dr J Hanna
Applications accepted all year round

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An ability to clearly relate local (short range) structure to the function of any material is a critical feature for any catalytic system.
  Highly frustrated magnetic materials by neutron scattering
  Dr O Petrenko
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of the project is to experimentally investigate the low-temperatures properties of several highly frustrated magnets using various neutron scattering methods.
  Rational Design of Stable Electrocatalysts on Corrosion Free Carbon Supports: Improving Fuel Cell Performance
  Prof J Macpherson, Prof M E Newton, Dr C Dancer
Applications accepted all year round

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Two of the main global challenges that humanity faces, climate change and the depletion of traditional fossil fuel energy resources, are intrinsically connected.
  PhD in the computational design of organic materials
  Dr Kim Jelfs
Applications accepted all year round

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A 36 month PhD position in computational chemistry is available within the research group of Dr.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
  Next generation solid-state sodium electrolytes for battery and sensor applications
  Prof P S Salmon, Dr A Zeidler
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project is on the development of sodium-based solid-state electrolytes for re-chargeable battery and sensor applications.
  Unlocking accurate macroscopic predictions: expanding the boundaries of developing atomic interaction models
  Dr L Bartok-Partay
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A PhD studentship is available in the research group of Livia Bartok-Partay, with anticipated start date in October 2020.
  Gravitational waves from pulsars
  Dr M Pitkin
Applications accepted all year round

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Gravitational wave are ripples in space-time emitted by some of the most extreme events in the Universe. colliding black holes and neutron stars.
  Laser Driven Relativistic Particle Acceleration
  Prof S Jamison
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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We seek a PhD candidate to undertake computational and theoretical research on laser driven relativistic particle beam acceleration.
  iCASE: Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Dr A Patti
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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A fully-funded iCASE PhD position in Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces is available in the Multiscale Modelling Group at the University of Manchester, working with Dr Flor Siperstein and Dr Alessandro Patti, in collaboration with Dr Breanndán Ó Conchúir from IBM Research UK.
  Computational design of metal-organic framework photocatalysts for solar fuel synthesis
  Dr R Grau-Crespo
Applications accepted all year round

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"Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous crystalline materials consisting of metal atoms or clusters connected by organic linkers.
  Simulation of large-amplitude gust interaction with rigid wings
  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 nonlinear computational aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
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