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  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.
  Theory of neutral-atom qubit arrays for quantum computation and simulation
  Research Group: Quantum Technologies
  Dr A Daley, Dr J Pritchard
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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PhD Type

In recent years, there have been substantial developments in quantum computing and quantum simulation based on scalable arrays of neutral atoms, especially utilising atoms in highly-exited Rydberg states to generate long-range interactions between atoms.
  Theory of Molecular Scale Thermoelectricity
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Start date. 30 September 2019 or 6 January 2020. This PhD project aims to exploit room temperature quantum and phonon interference in nanoscale junctions to design high-efficiency thermoelectric materials and devices for converting waste heat in consumer electronics and server farms into electricity.
  Theory of Nanoscale Electronics
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Start date. 30 September 2019 or 6 January 2020. The project. PhD studentship in the Theory of Nanoscale Electronics.
  Learning from the past to predict and reduce the risk of infectious disease pandemics
  Dr F Perez-Reche, Prof N Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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The World Health Organisation reports that infectious diseases cause 63% of childhood deaths and 48% of premature deaths. There is the ongoing risk of epidemics and pandemics that can cause widespread morbidity and mortality (Spanish flu, ebola, SARS, E.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
Applications accepted all year round

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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  Quantitative Risk Assessment for Food Safety (allergens, microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants)
  Prof N Strachan, Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use computational methods to assess risks. An expectation of the society we live in is that the food that we eat is safe.
  Computational Photochemical Dynamics of Light Driven Processes
  Dr M Paterson
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

You will use computational and theoretical chemistry approaches to study excited state dynamics. Important photochemistry such as occurring in photodynamic anti-cancer therapies, and photovoltaic devices will be studied.
  Using computational and imaging approaches to uncover mechanisms of spatial organisation
  Dr S Murray
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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We are currently looking for a PhD student to work on the development of a framework for gaining mechanistic insight into spatial sub-cellular processes.
  PhD positions in innovative application of x-rays in materials and tissue analysis
  Prof A Olivio
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at UCL is inviting applications for a studentship in the development in innovative applications of x-rays to materials and tissue analysis.
  Mechanistic mathematical/computational modelling of the PAR polarity network
  Dr N Savage, Dr J Rodriguez
Applications accepted all year round

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Cell function is dependent on cell shape. For example, dendritic spine morphology changes from filopodia, which are thought to be searching structures, to mushroom shaped once a potential synaptic connection is found, increasing the postsynaptic surface.
  MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Our vision in this project is to create a computational framework for the proximal femur that can allow clinicians to take limited clinical imaging data, e.g.
  Beam-beam and crab cavity proton dynamics for the LHC luminosity upgrade
  Dr R Appleby
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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PhD Type

PhD project, starting October 2020. The luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider will increase the delivered instantaneous luminosity by an order of magnitude to search for new, rare, particles and perform precision measurements of the standard model of particle physics.
  Completely rethinking the design of nucleophilic organocatalysts
  Prof S J Connon
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for European Union students wishing to perform research towards a Ph.D. in organic chemistry under the supervision of Professor Stephen Connon (https://chemistry.tcd.ie/staff/people/Connon/Stephen%20Connon.html) at the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
  Peptide modification for enhanced stability and selective delivery.
  Prof J McGouran
Application Deadline: 14 March 2020

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Overview. A fully funded studentship is available with Prof. Joanna McGouran at Trinity College Dublin (http://joannamcgouran.wixsite.com/mysite).
  Correlated non-equilibrium quantum matter
  Dr Arijeet Pal
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The dynamics of interacting quantum systems host a variety of fascinating phenomena. Recent developments include new non-equilibrium phases of matter characterised by many-body localization and time-crystallinity.
  Advanced computational fluid dynamic simulations of boiling CO2 for tracker cooling of the compact muon solenoid at CERN
  Dr M Carnevale, Dr A J G Lunt
Application Deadline: 18 March 2020

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Supervisory team. Dr Mauro Carnevale & Dr Alexander Lunt. Project enquiries. [email protected] or [email protected] Project.
  Novel Camera Technology for Imaging of Cell Collectives - Start date: 1st October 2019
  Prof D Faccio
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Glasgow (UofG) is home to world-leading research in the fields of imaging and computing science. UofG is also home to the UK Hub for Quantum Imaging Technologies, QuantIC (https://quantic.ac.uk/) who are co-funding this PhD research project in collaboration with a Horiba.
  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.
  Computational study of nonadiabatic and quantum tunnelling effects in reactive hydrogen chemistry on metals
  Dr R J Maurer, Dr S Habershon
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

A Ph.D studentship is available with the earliest possible start date in March 2020 and the latest start date in October 2020.
  Automatic face description in computational photography and videography
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof J A Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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The group has recently filed a patent on a method for estimating the attributes of faces detected in pictures. These attributes include the location and orientation and facial "landmarks", such as the eyes, nose tip and chin tip, along with the age, sex, race and facial expression of the person.
  Quantum Chemistry in Phase Space
  Dr M Everitt
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently shown how to construct phase space representations (Wigner functions) of heterogeneous quantum systems that leads to a new capability in the visualization of quantum states of atoms and molecules.
  Mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  Computer Simulations of Biological Macromolecules
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr SA Harris
Applications accepted all year round

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Computational models are invaluable for visualisation in molecular biology, as they employ our best quantitative physical understanding of biomolecules and their interactions to predict their dynamics, which is often missing from biophysical experiments.
  Utilising mechanistic mathematical models to understand cellular heterogeneity of healthy human tendons #NDORMS-2020/7
  Dr S Snelling, Dr A Cribbs, Prof S Waters
Application Deadline: 3 March 2020

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Tendons efficiently transfer force from muscles to the skeleton and are fundamental to all forms of motion. Tendons possess a distinct hierarchical organisation.
  Machine learning in quantum chemistry - using machine learning to improve the results of quantum chemical calculations
  Dr JG Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Machine learning methods have seen a great deal of recent success in a number of technological fields, and these techniques from applied statistics and computer science are poised to change the fields of computational and theoretical quantum chemistry.
  Predicting drug solubility in different solvents using molecular simulation and machine learning
  Dr M Jorge, Dr C Price
Applications accepted all year round

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Predicting the solubility of complex drug-like molecules is crucial at several stages of the drug discovery and manufacture. In particular, solvent selection has been highlighted as a crucial step in process design and optimisation [1].
  Hybrid beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration for highest brightness beams
  Prof B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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We are on a quest towards ultracompact electron accelerators and 5th generation light sources -- transformative ultrafast microscopes for the 21st century.
  Self-organized atomic phases via diffractive light coupling
  Dr G Robb, Prof T Ackemann, Prof G-L Oppo
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent years have seen huge progress in using well controlled cold atom systems to simulate complex quantum phases. Many schemes involve light-mediated coupling in cavities or free space.
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