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  Graphene assembly and modification with biological approaches
  Dr H Lu, Prof P Xiao
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) carbon material, has attracted huge attention in recent years due to its unique and outstanding electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology

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EPSRC PhD Studentships in Graphene Technology. Department/Location. Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, UK. Course code.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene-NOWNANO)

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University of Manchester & Lancaster University, North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre. Graphene NOWNANO is a recently established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Manchester in partnership with Lancaster University.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene-NOWNANO)

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University of Manchester & Lancaster University, North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre. Graphene NOWNANO is a recently established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Manchester in partnership with Lancaster University.
  A van der Waals heterostructure with anisotropic transport by stacking atomic 2D crystals
  Dr A Ilie, Dr M Mucha-Kruczynski
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials or device structures with electron transport anisotropy are not trivial to create, while promising unconventional functionalities, such as 2D logic operations or electron waveguiding.
  Building Resilience into Graphene Oxide based Nanofiltration Membranes
  Dr R Thompson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD student to work within the Department of Chemistry at Durham University and at the industrial sponsor G2O Water Technologies Limited (Sedgefield) on Building Resilience into Graphene Oxide based Nanofiltration Membranes.
  Exploiting graphene and nanodiamond to enhance wear resistance of carbide-basedMaterials by Spark Plasma Sintering
  Dr V Garcia-Rocha, Prof SL Evans
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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(a) Scientific Excellence. Structural ceramics and their composites play an essential role in engineering. There is a need to find sustainable manufacturing processes to avoid climate change and at the same time ensure the performance and longevity of materials.
  Fast ions from graphene with potential application spanning fusion and oncology
  Research Group: York Plasma Institute
  Prof N Woolsey
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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Proton and heavier ion acceleration using ultra-intense lasers is being widely investigated for pure science, plasma diagnostics, medical as well as fusion engineering applications.
  Control and Optimisation of Graphene Nano-Platelet Modified Films through the use of Stratification
  Prof K Coleman
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Most industrial protective coatings are multi-layer systems (primer, topcoat etc.) necessitating complex application and curing procedures.
  Developing NMR methods to characterise water transport through graphene-based membranes
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphene oxide membranes (GOMs) have shown significant promise as filtration devices since they are impermeable to many substances but not to water.
  Multiscale modelling and simulation of graphene and graphene-oxide polymer composites
  Prof P Coveney
Application Deadline: 13 September 2019

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The UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science is offering a 4-year fully funded studentship in collaboration with Hexcel (http://www.hexcel.com) to a highly motivated candidate to start in September 2019.
  Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Metamaterial/graphene active terahertz modulators and detectors
  Dr R Degl'innocenti, Dr H Lin
Application Deadline: 28 August 2019

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The Department of Engineering at Lancaster University is pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded PhD studentship in Electronic Engineering, to commence in January 2019.
  Correlative microscopy for studying graphene-based materials in biological environment
  Dr E Prestat, Dr C F Blanford, Dr C Bussy
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The development of nanomaterials for biomedical applications has the potential to provide new solutions to so-far unsolved clinical need.
  Development and application of multi-functional graphene-modified cementitious matrix
  Dr M Su, Dr A Foster, Prof Y Wang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role on a cutting edge project between the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and the pioneering National Graphene Institute.
  Advanced Bandgap-Engineered Two-Dimensional Materials for Photonics Device Applications
  Dr KK Chow
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. KKC-2018-PhD-1. Project Summary. Advanced two-dimensional materials including MoS2, MoSe2, and h-BCN has recently gain much importance in material and photonics research owing to their capabilities of tuning their electronic bandgap hence optical absorption spectra.
  Development of Novel Lightweight and Mutli-functional Architectured Graphene-based Nacre Nanolaminates (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/ELMARAKBI)
  Prof A Elmarakbi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is devoted to design, creation, and development of new multifunctional smart materials and improved performances that will underlie the technologies of the future.
  ’Biomass derived Graphene Composites for Flexible Lightweight High Energy Density Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices’ Fully funded PhD studentship at StrathclydeCDT C-INSPRE
  Dr A Ivaturi
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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The development of low-cost and efficient energy storage devices is a critical component of our sustainable energy future. Electrochemical energy storage systems such as batteries and supercapacitors are the most promising.
  Novel nanoscale thermoelectric and thermal phenomena in two-dimensional materials.
  Dr O Kolosov
Applications accepted all year round

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UK and EU applicants – 3.5 years, full fees and a maintenance stipend. Background. Thermoelectricity (TE) is a unique phenomena allowing to directly convert heat to electric power, and to cool the devices from microelectronic chips to portable fridges.
  Super Lightweight Graphene Aerogel Electrodes for Electrochemical Renewable Energy Devices (Advert Reference: RENU19/MCE/LIU)
  Dr T Liu
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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Graphene aerogels (GAs), a group of carbon metamaterials, have attracted considerable interests for its potential applications, Their unique properties - high porosity, high surface area, ultralight weight, excellent elasticity, high electrical conductivity has enabled wide applications, such as supercapacitors, electrodes, energy storage devices and environmental remediation.
  Photonics with atomically-thin 2D quantum materials beyond graphene
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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The isolation of single-atomic layer graphene has led to a surge of interest in a large family of layered crystals with strong in-plane bonds and weak van der Waals interlayer coupling.
  Graphene oxide-nanoparticles DNA sensors
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Nanomaterials are employed in several fields of science ranging from biology and medicine and the development of new diagnostic methods, drug delivery, and imaging, to physics and engineering and the fabrication of novel devices for energy conversion and storage.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Sensors for Real-Time Environmental Monitoring Applications
  Dr KK Chow
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. KKC-2018-PhD-2. Project Summary. This project will focus on the design and implementation of advanced optical fibre-based sensors for environmental monitoring applications such as quality of fresh water and air.
  Anti-counterfeiting technology solutions based on 2D materials
  Prof C Casiraghi
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Counterfeit goods do not only involve luxury goods, but they do extend to personal identification (eg ID cards and passports), cigarettes, banknotes and pharmaceuticals, by affecting national economies and governments and by strongly undermining the health and safety of the citizens.
  Observing reactions at working catalyst surfaces with X-ray spectroscopy
  Dr R Weatherup
Application Deadline: 30 July 2019

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Catalysis is critical to the efficient conversion of raw materials into the chemicals needed for products such as detergents, soaps, pharmaceuticals, and plastics.
  Ultrafast AM of Novel Materials
  Prof C Tuck, Prof R Wildman
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The aim of the platform proposal is to discover, understand and enable industrial implementation of AM solutions to address the issues of productivity and…
  Nano-magnetism in atomically thin 2D quantum materials and their heterostructures
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Following the discovery of graphene, a large family of layered crystals has attracted significant attention. The properties of these materials range from superconductors and metals, to semiconductors and insulators.
  Industrial funded PhD Studentship – Development of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides through vapour phase deposition
  Dr K Huang
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for an industrially funded PhD Studentship to be filled as soon as possible. This scholarship will fund students for their tuition fees, a bursary to cover living expenses and a Research Training Support Grant for research consumables and conference attendance.
  PhD Studentship on the Isolation of Novel 2D Materials for Future Textile, Electronic and Energy Applications
  Dr C Boland
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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A 3-and-a-half year PhD position in the newly established CSB Materials Research group at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex and housed within the Materials Physics laboratories.
  Development of Spin based Transistors with 2D Materials
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof Y Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past few decades, size of transistors has been tremendously reduced from a few centimetres to a few tens of nanometres. This trend in down scaling the device size has almost reached its ultimate physical limitation, challenging Moore’s Law which has been valid for almost half a century.
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