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  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  SCENARIO - Occurrence and fate of microplastics in freshwater systems
  Dr D Lapworth, Dr T Bond, Dr M Felipe-Sotelo, Dr D Read
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Microplastics pollution is a global problem and can enter freshwater systems from a variety of sources, including sewage effluent.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication and Applications
  Prof J Canning
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication. Areas can include new Bi fibres (led by Prof. Peng at UNSW; Prof Canning is a Conjoint Professor) for amplifiers, lasers and sensors and novel structured fibres including photonic crystal fibres, Fresnel fibres, spun structured optical fibres and so on.
  Investigating the biomedical implication of microplastic accumulation on human epithelial barriers and associated effects on immune function, fibrosis and premature tissue ageing
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Dyer, Dr D Green, Prof S Cellek
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  NERC GW4+ DTP studentship: Understanding the fate and potential impact of nano-plastics in freshwater organisms and ecosystems
  Prof I Durance, Prof P Borri
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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There is a growing realisation that the widespread use and degradation of plastics has created a legacy of plastic pollution. Mass balance studies have suggested that a large proportion of release plastics waste may now be present as micro- nano-scale particles.
  PhD Studentship in the influence of inelastic damage on the crack growth behaviour of 316H stainless steels
  Dr C Davies
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of fracture mechanics leading to the award of a PhD degree. Please check your suitability at the following web site.
  ONE Planet DTP - From plastics to protein: The potential of entomodigestion to process waste plastics into low-carbon, low emission protein (OP20202)
  Dr D George
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The functional role of biological organisms as decomposers in natural systems is well studied, with bioremediation representing an anthropomorphised function of this key ecosystem service.
  ONE Planet DTP - Deep Sensing of Soil Signals from Sky (Ref: OP20214)
  Dr L Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Background. In our daily life such as in a crowded city, we may never notice minor changes every day which are possibly beyond our perceptible ranges.
  The effect of microplastics on freshwater communities and ecosystems
  Dr Pavel Kratina, Dr O Eyice, Dr JI Jones
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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We are looking for a PhD student to study the effect of microplastics on freshwater environments and ecosystem services as part of our £12 million EU Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund to tackle plastic pollution along the English Channel.
  Microplastic-sediment interactions (MiPSi)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr K Spencer, Prof G Wharton
Applications accepted all year round

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The accelerating global release of microplastics (mP) into the aquatic environment seems inevitable, with long-term consequences for water quality and biodiversity.
  (BBRSC DTP CASE) Controlling interfacial adsorption of bispecific therapeutics using multivalent ions
  Dr R Curtis, Dr A Pluen, Dr C F Blanford
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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ImmTAC molecules are a promising new class of bispecific therapeutics produced by Immunocore for applications in oncology and as new treatments for infectious diseases.
  Thermo-Mechanical Modelling for Structural Ceramics with Johnson Matthey
  Prof S Blackburn
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Fatigue fracture is one of the failure modes in engineering ceramics where crack initiates, propagates, and finally results in failure under cyclic thermal loading.
  Discovery and Development of Biocatalytic Solutions to Mitigate Microplastic Pollution
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr T Swift, Dr R Hamed, Dr U Sivarajah
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastic contamination is a great ecological disaster facing modern society; a burden overwhelmingly heaped on the least economically developed countries.
  Do microplastics enhance marine trace gas production? (HOPKINSUPML20ARIES)
  Dr F Hopkins, Dr G Malin, Dr P Lindeque, Prof P Liss
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. Marine plastic pollution can now be found throughout the world’s oceans, from the remote polar seas to the deepest depths, and there is great concern about the potential effects on the marine environment.
  Tackling microplastics pollution by advanced oxidation processes
  Dr E Chatzisymeon, Prof P Perona
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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The accumulation of plastics in the aquatic environment is a global issue of emerging concern. Small plastic particles known as microplastics (MP) represent about 92% of the total plastic waste.
  Neuronal and biomechanical mechanisms underlying the control and plasticity of aimed limb movements
  Dr T Matheson, Dr R Swidbert
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Most animal movements are driven by muscle contractions controlled by the nervous system, but there is now considerable evidence that passive forces, originating in muscles, tendons or other tissues, interact with active forces to generate limb movements in both vertebrates and invertebrates (Page et al.
  Microplastic characteristics, fluxes and accumulation in the Atlantic Ocean
  Prof R Lampitt, Prof A Cundy, Dr A Horton, Dr K Pabortsava
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Plastic contamination of the oceans is of considerable concern and may cause significant damage to ecosystem structure and function.
  EASTBIO: Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants.
  Dr F Manfredini, Dr L Lancaster, Dr J Stockan, Dr N Bailey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Fabio Manfredini (University of Aberdeen). https://fmanfredini79.wixsite.com/manfredini. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
  Dr G Alfano
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reduction of stress concentration and weight.
  Fish Swimming Dynamics and Behaviour in the Vicinity of a Fish Exclusion Screen
  Dr C A M E Wilson
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This PhD project will examine the effectiveness of different fish exclusion screens, to enable fish to safely remain in the main river system and allow safe passage.
  Investigation of Tectonic Effects on Pipeline Stabilty
  Dr S Ullah
Applications accepted all year round

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Pipelines make an important group of structures called lifelines, as they support conducting water, oil and gas essential for life.
  Centres for Doctoral Training - 4 Year PhD Studentships

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850m a year.
  Developing a Sustainability Index
  Dr K Fryer, Dr G Whittam
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. GSBS-2019-119.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Developmental Responses to Environmental Change
  Dr C Mirth
Applications accepted all year round

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The environment in which animals develop profoundly shapes their morphology and behaviour, a process known as phenotypic plasticity.
  Recycling Composites for Construction Applications (Advert Reference RDF20/EE/MCE/SHYHA)
  Dr I Shyha
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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In the UK, glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) contributes to 75,000 tons end of life waste in addition to 6,200 tons production waste.
  The impact of microplastic pollution on carbon sequestration in urban soils (Advert reference: RDF20/EE/GES/PRENDERGAST-MILLER)
  Dr M Prendergast-Miller
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The growing human footprint of urbanisation demands more intense study of the human impact on urban soils and stresses on urban soil biodiversity.
  Systems analysis of the impact of microplastics in the marine environment
  Prof G Hardiman, Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. One Health is an emerging paradigm that recognizes that the health and well-being of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected.
  3D printed polymer nanocomposites
  Dr O Istrate, Prof B Chen
Application Deadline: 12 March 2020

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Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is one of several new technological breakthroughs that are expected to lead the factories of the future, where conventional equipment will be replaced by smart, flexible and customized systems.
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