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  Fibre Optic Shape Sensing for Robotics
  Dr Tom Charrett
Application Deadline: 28 August 2020

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PhD Type

A fully funded PhD studentship (up to £17k pa tax-free bursary and fees paid) is available to develop novel optical instrumentation for robotics and automation.
  RADON Assay Instrumentation with Industry
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is of increasing interest in the environment for health reasons but also has potential uses in many areas of science.
  Ground to space laser communications through atmospheric turbulence
  Dr J Osborn, Prof G D Love
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a 3.5 year fully funded EPSRC PhD research studentship to develop concepts and technologies to advance the capabilities of free-space optical communication links.
  Astrophotonic technologies for exoplanet hunting
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Photonic technologies facilitate the manipulation of light in ways that are simply not possible using traditional optical technologies e.g.
  Microphotonic Materials and Structures for Chipscale Sensors
  Dr N Laurand, Dr M Strain
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Our team at the Institute of Photonics is at the cutting-edge of research in photonic materials and devices for the application of light to solve challenges.
  Non—invasive instrumentation development for particle accelerators on the basis of Cherenkov diffraction radiation
  Dr P Karataev
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Cherenkov diffraction radiation appears when a charged particle moves in the vicinity of and parallel to a dielectric interface. The intensity is proportional to the length of the radiator.
  NUCLEAR Radiation Assay Instrumentation with Industry
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This PhD. project concerns the development of new ultra-sensitive nuclear radiation and assay detector technology to be conducted with close links to the UK defence, homeland security and nuclear sector.
  3D imaging for healthcare, robotics and smart devices
  Dr T Kissinger, Prof R P Tatam, Prof S W James
Application Deadline: 28 August 2020

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PhD Type

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Engineering Photonics in the area of 3D imaging.
  OIST International PhD Program

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PhD Type

The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.
  Optical Communications for Small Satellites
  Dr N Rattenbury, Dr J Cater
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The Faculties of Science and Engineering are jointly developing a space systems programme at The University of Auckland.
  Open hardware and software for modular, automated microscopy
  Dr R Bowman
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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PhD Type

The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Dr Richard Bowman https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/richard-bowman/ in the Department of Physics.
  Ultra high resolution SRAS
  Prof M Clark
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of development of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  Frontiers of ultrafast laser fabrication
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Ultrafast lasers offer unprecedented fabrication capabilities in terms of precision and three-dimensional flexibility. These capabilities are opening up previously impossible capabilities, such as three-dimension nano-lithography in bulk crystals [1], and the creation of unique mode-selective fibre Bragg-gratings [2].
  ONE Planet DTP - Developing novel geophysical tools to investigate urban plant-water processes.
  Dr R Stirling
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

This PhD aims to improve our understanding of how street vegetation influence soil-water capacity in the built environment through the use of geophysical tomography.
  Combined modulation excitation neutron and X-ray methods to understand catalytic systems
  Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A longstanding challenge in liquid phase chemical science, is understanding the evolution of atomic and molecular structure of catalytically active sites during chemical reaction processes.
  Crystallisation in nano-droplets
  Dr A Squires
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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PhD Type

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science (CAS) is inviting applications for a PhD research project at the University of Bath under the supervision of Dr Adam Squires https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/adam-squires.
  Developing geopolymer wasteforms for safe and sustainable disposal of radioactive waste
  Dr B Walkley, Prof J Provis
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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PhD Type

This project will for the first time resolve the reaction mechanisms, rate of reaction and structure of cement-based wasteforms for safe and sustainable disposal of radioactive waste.
  Geopolymer cementation of spent inorganic cation exchangers for safe disposal of radioactive waste
  Dr B Walkley, Dr MD Ogden
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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PhD Type

This project will resolve the mass transport properties, reaction mechanisms and kinetics of cement-based wasteforms encapsulating inorganic ion exchangers (IEX) for safe disposal of radioactive waste.
  Processing and fluxes of DOM in peat-pools and lochans
  Dr P Gilbert, Dr D Mayor
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Peatlands are the UKs largest carbon store, yet they have been largely degraded by poor land management. Combined with predicted increased likelihood of extreme weather events e.g.
  Automation of THz imaging for Medical Diagnosis
  Dr E MacPherson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

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.
  QUADRAT DTP: Improved pattern recognition in environmental signals using machine learning
  Dr A Gilligan, Dr M Karimirad
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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PhD Type

The identification of patterns in, and the classification of, different types of environmental signals is crucial for understanding the processes that generate them.
  Remote sensing and advanced spectral analysis for coaching and rehabilitation
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  Experimental quantum strain engineering of graphene
  Dr A. Champagne
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This PhD project starts with a focus on developing an applied theoretical model, while getting trained on experimental methods. The student will gain a deeper understanding of quantum transport, strain-engineering of band structure and Hamiltonians, and magic-angle bilayer superconductors.
  Thermal Properties of Energetic Materials PhD
  Dr C Stennet, Prof J Akhavan
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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PhD Type

Slower burning materials such as propellants develop much lower pressures compared to detonating explosives, but over a longer time period, that may well lead to an effectively-static load on a structure.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

Laser-based spectroscopic techniques - encompassing LIBS, Raman and deep-infrared absorption spectroscopy – offer unprecedented performance for molecular and elemental diagnostics.
  Ultra-high resolution microendoscopy
  Prof R Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Microendoscopy is a remarkable imaging technique that exploits single optical fibres with thousands of light guiding cores to image structures in confined regions of the body with ~ micron level resolution.
  PhD Studentship in Shell University Technology Centre in the field of Fuels and Lubricants
  Dr J Wong
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of Fuels and Lubricants, leading to the award of a PhD degree. Lubricants are used in engines to reduce friction, to improve machine efficiency and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  Self-organized collective patterns on graphs (ESR 3)
  Prof M Hutt
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Over the last few years, diverse studies have established that many forms of dynamics self-organize on networks to give rise to large-scale collective patterns.
  Development of a novel Stimulated Raman Scattering microscopy system
  Prof C Liberale
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

An innovative high-speed broadband Stimulated Raman Scattering system will be designed and implemented in our laboratory, in the framework of a recently awarded grant, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
  PhD position on the T2K and Hyper-Kamiokande experiments
  Dr J Wilson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Measuring leptonic CP violation is a key ingredient to explain the current matter-antimatter asymmetry according to Sakharov’s conditions, which could be achieved from the study of neutrino oscillations.
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