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  Investigating the Causal Biological Effects on Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) Occurring Within Components of Advanced Maritime Systems
  Dr B Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. The project is supported by BAE Systems, who will provide both industrial supervision, access to research facilities and secondments during the studentship.
  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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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 Opportunity in The Control of Corrosion in Cast Iron Trunk Main
  Dr M Mulheron, Dr D Jesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Extensive research has been undertaken to determine the mechanisms of corrosion in cast iron, and the factors that affect corrosion rate.
  Reliability of pipelines under spatially varying corrosion defects
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr H Tan
Applications accepted all year round

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The integrity of pipelines is greatly affected by the initiation and progression of corrosion defects. It has been widely recognised that random variations in these characteristics can be rationally quantified with probabilistic approaches.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  PhD Studentship (NSIRC230) - Magnetic-based approach for qualitative and quantitative characterization of localized and general corrosion in pipelines (Brunel University)
  Dr S Soua
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Studentship (NSIRC230) - Magnetic-based approach for qualitative and quantitative characterization of localized and general corrosion in pipelines.
  Molecular modelling insights into the performance of polymeric coatings containing active corrosion inhibitors
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Prof X Zhou, Dr C Avendano
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  Formation mechanisms of corrosion-resistant oxide films in steel reinforced alkali-activated materials
  Dr S Bernal
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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The corrosion of steel reinforcement in conventional concrete materials is the most prevalent global challenge for cities and their infrastructure.
  Modelling of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel based alloys (NBAs) in nuclear (PWR) primary coolant
  Prof M C Smith, Dr A Jivkov
Applications accepted all year round

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Nickel based alloy (NBA) materials and their associated weld metals are of interest to new build and advanced nuclear reactors due to their superior structural performance when compared with traditional steel materials.
  NSIRC243 Scaling modelling for annulus environments.
  Miss M Mitzithra, Dr S Paul
Applications accepted all year round

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NSIRC243. PhD Studentship (Sponsored by TWI Ltd) - Scaling Modelling for annulus environments. Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC).
  Development of high performance coatings for geothermal drilling applications (NSIRC 220)
  Dr M Riley, Dr S Paul
Applications accepted all year round

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  High-performance smart ceramic coatings on light alloys
  Dr B Mingo
Applications accepted all year round

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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).
  Microbial survival and activity in bentonite clay: relevance to the safety case for geological disposal of radioactive waste
  Dr H Sass, Dr S Gregory
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. The disposal of radioactive waste in geological disposal facilities (GDF) deep underground is being planned by several countries including the UK.
  Modelling Gas Turbine Blade Degradation in a High Fidelity Digital Twin
  Dr J Sumner, Dr N Simms
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Sponsored by EPSRC and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation) - Local detection of hydrogen in steels using neutron diffraction imaging (NSIRC 177)
  Dr K Govender
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Steels used in offshore flowlines, pipelines and risers are susceptible to corrosion fatigue in the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and moisture present in oil and gas production fluids.
  Exploring the processes of nucleation and growth in the oxidation of zirconium alloy fuel rods
  Dr P Shanthraj, Dr C Race
Applications accepted all year round

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The pellets of uranium oxide fissile fuel in pressurised water reactors are contained within tubes of zirconium alloy - the fuel clad.
  A Data-Driven Approach to Predict the Extent of Surface Oxidation during Hot-Rolling and Annealing of New Steels
  Dr M Auinger, Prof C Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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Sponsor Company. Tata Steel. PROJECT OVERVIEW. The development of new steels to meet modern marked demands cause significant challenges with respect to reduce corrosion during production.
  PhD Studentship NSIRC 229 – Prediction of Step Wise Cracking due to Hydrogen attack in steel vessels using finite element stress analysis and acoustic emission.
  Dr S Soua
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Corrosion has been prevalent in our lives since ancient times. It can be caused by many chemicals and substances such as hydrogen.
  Laser Assisted Cold Spray for Structural Repairs
  Dr T Hussain
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the world-leading Coatings and Surface Engineering Group at the University of Nottingham.
  Research Studentship in Behaviour Of Perforated Stainless Steel Plated Structures
  Prof B Rossi, Prof Z You
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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3.5-year D.Phil. studentship. Project. Behaviour Of Perforated Stainless Steel Plated Structures. Stainless steel has mechanical characteristics (in terms of strength and ductility) reasonably similar to traditional carbon steel equivalents.
  New Zr alloys for fusion applications
  Dr D E J Armstrong, Prof C R M Grovenor
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is currently a lot of activity in the UK in selecting the materials from which key components in new designs of small fusion reactors will be fabricated.
  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.
  Modelling the effect of the electric double layer on electron transfer kinetics
  Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Electron transfer between molecules in solution and a surface (e.g., a metallic electrode or semiconducting substrate) occurs in a wide variety of important areas, including catalysis, corrosion, electrodeposition, photochemistry, etc.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  Behaviour of stainless steel reinforced concrete structures in fire
  Dr K Cashell
Applications accepted all year round

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Premature deterioration and failure of concrete buildings and infrastructure due to corrosion of the reinforcement is a severe challenge facing the structural engineering community from a technical perspective and the wider public from a convenience and economic point of view.
  Functional nickel coatings obtained by electrodeposition and electroless deposition.
  Prof A Cobley
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Nickel coatings have applications in high value sectors such as electronics, automotive, aerospace etc.
  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Evaluation of Metal Leaching from Implantable Medical Devices
  Dr A Managh, Dr B Cousins
Application Deadline: 28 March 2020

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This PhD studentship seeks to apply state-of the art laser ablation technology developed at Loughborough University to improve understanding of heavy metal ions in biomaterials research.
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