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  Delivery Work: Exploring Labour Process Change in the Parcel Delivery Sector.
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof K Newsome
Applications accepted all year round

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The burgeoning expansion of e-commerce has increased demand for home delivery and has facilitated the growth in parcel delivery companies, subcontracted from retailers.
  Exploring the impact of the #MeToo campaign on workplace culture, practices and policies about voice
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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#MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.
  Exploring the role of formality in voice and silence research
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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When employees voluntarily communicate suggestions, concerns, problems, or work-related opinions to a more senior person, they are engaging in voice.
  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.
  PhD Studentship – Synthesis of new Chromophors to use in Optoelectronic applications
  Dr R Rios Torres
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas sensing plays a key role in enabling many different technologies used to monitor the emissions from different sources. Photonic gas sensors exhibit unique advantages of building a CMOS-compatible, cost-effective, and portable sensing system fully integrated on a single chip.
  CMEES-FSI-571: Evaluating the efficiency of rowers and rowing equipment.
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr J Banks
Application Deadline: 19 September 2019

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PhD Type

The sport of rowing presents the engineer with a complex multi-physics challenge where marginal performance gains can make the difference between success and failure.
  Hollow Core Fibres in emerging applications
  Dr R Slavik, Prof D Richardson
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for candidates with an interest in fibre opitcs and a degree or masters’ degree in physics or electronics to join us in researching novel optical fibres (hollow core fibres) manufactured in our Cleanroom complex for use in emerging applications (such as 5G networks, latency-sensitive communications, etc.) in collaboration with our recently-formed spin-off company, Lumenisity.
  Ultra-stable fibre optics using new-generation optical fibres
  Dr R Slavik, Dr F Poletti, Dr E Numkam Fokoua, Prof D Richardson
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for a candidate with an interest in fibre optics and a degree or masters’ degree in physics or electronics to join us in researching the applications of brand new hollow core optical fibres developed at the University of Southampton (see ‘Further information’ below).
  Developing a multiscale description of complex fluids from the molecular to the continuum scales
  Dr L Lue, Dr D Kivotides
Applications accepted all year round

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Engineers have traditionally used continuum equations to model processes, such as the Navier-Stokes equation for fluid flow. These methods require constitutive relations that encode the properties of the fluid; these are typically determined empirically and have limited predictive capabilities.
  In-Space Manufacturing
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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In-space manufacturing has the potential to replace ground based manufacturing for space systems to reduce the launch cost and ground inventory of spare parts.
  Probing Quantum States With Silicon Carbide Nanoelectronics
  Research Group: Quantum Technologies
  Dr A Rossi
Applications accepted all year round

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Description. Unbreakable cryptography, teleportation of information and ultra-fast computing will soon cease to be figments of science fiction literature.
  Deep ultraviolet LED devices for few-photon optical communications and imaging
  Prof M Dawson, Dr J Herrnsdorf
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Duration. 3.5 yrs. Background. Conventional optical communications is based on fibre-optic networks operating in the near-infrared.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including medical and industrial imaging, treatments and processes, cleaning, robotics, sonar, haptics, energy transfer, and communications.
  Studentship Opportunity in Positive Pulse Plasma Technology
  Dr M Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will focus on the development of new instrumentation and equipment for the thin film and coating sector. It is part of ongoing research at our University providing scientific background to the advanced manufacturing sector.
  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.
  Fully funded MSc + PhD 4 year studentships in Analytical Science

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Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Science. A new generation of Analytical Scientists.
  Synthesis of medicinally important macrocycles via Successive ring expansion
  Dr W Unsworth
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally, medium sized rings and macrocycles are made by forming a chemical bond between the two ‘ends’ of a long linear molecule (A), but competing side reactions and/or dimerisation reactions usually dominate in such processes, leading to inefficient reaction processes.
  Autonomous cooperation of bio-inspired adaptable lightweight mobile robots
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Dr M A Post, Prof A M Tyrrell
Applications accepted all year round

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In challenging planetary environments such as Mars, a diverse range of terrains must be traversed to deliver sensing instruments and achieve scientific goals.
  Body composition measurements in a reverberation chamber
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr M P Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Measurement of the components that make up the human body has important medical applications in kidney and heart diseases, and in nutritional studies.
  Development of a spin transistor beyond CMOS
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A Hirohata
Applications accepted all year round

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Alongside with the Departmental research theme, "Advanced Computational Technologies," we seek a PhD student who is interested in developing a next-generation transistor using not electron charges but electron spins.
  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.
  Electromagnetic dosimetry in a reverberant environment
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr M P Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim is to assess how much power is absorbed in the human body from exposure to radiation from mobile phones, hand-held radios, and other microwave sources.
  Energy-harvesting based MAC protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr P D Mitchell
Applications accepted all year round

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A plethora of energy-efficient MAC protocols have been developed for wireless sensor networks based on the assumption of readily available (if somewhat limited) battery power.
  Hybrid molecular electronic devices: developing a hybrid molecular-electronic technology to store and process information
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Dr S D Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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The interest in biomolecules as materials for computation stems originally from the massively-parallel information processing that can be achieved using combinatorial molecules.
  New waveforms for asynchronous 5G communications
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof A Burr
Applications accepted all year round

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Most current wireless systems, including the first release of the fifth generation (5G) standards, are based on OFDMA, because it is very effective for broadband transmission on multipath wireless channels.
  Spintronics with Topological Semimetals
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof Y Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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According to Moore’s law, the number of transistors in integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. If this trend continues, the atomic length scales will be reached within several years.
  Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Using Exchange Bias
  Dr G Vallejo Fernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) is considered to be the next technology to improve current magnetic recording densities. The principle of HAMR is that a laser delivers heat pulses via near field optics to the surface of a conventional disc with grains oriented in the perpendicular direction.
  Towards measuring the magnetic field of single atoms: EMCD in electron microscope
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr V Lazarov, Dr D Kepaptsoglou
Applications accepted all year round

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The desire for investigation tools with the ability of detecting very localized magnetic properties down to atomic scale is driven by the need of drive of developing ultrafast, low power and non-volatile data and logic devices.
  Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University—Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Opportunities

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The University is now offering PhD opportunities at Humanities and Social Sciences cluster, and we welcome applications from high caliber candidates interested in pursuing a research degree in the areas listed below.
  Theoretical and computational methods for sensory biology
  Prof IS Solov'yov
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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The overall goal of this research project is to advance computational modelling techniques such as the molecular dynamics (MD) or free energy perturbation approaches to permit computational studies of biological macromolecules and molecular assemblies that are central to the molecular basis of many sensory processes (including vision, hearing, magnetoreception).
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