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  Optimal Operation of Microgrids with High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storage Systems
  Research Group: Communication and Networks
  Dr G Mokryani
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK government’s commitment to cost-effective renewable energy as part of a diverse, low-carbon and secure energy mix requires consideration of gas and low-carbon transport fuels, nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, and renewable energy to provide energy security.
  The Physics and Mechanics of Creep Cavity Nucleation and Sintering in Energy Materials
  Prof P E J Flewitt, Dr K Hallam
Application Deadline: 6 September 2019

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Introduction and Background. Creep strength enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steels are a group of steels which offer the potential for excellent physical and mechanical properties.
  AACE-ASTRO-573: In-Space Propulsion Dual Mode Electron Cyclotron Resonance Gridded Ion Thrusters for all-electric Telecommunication Satellites
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr A N Grubisic
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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A unique opportunity for UK & EU residents to undertake a fully funded PhD studentship in the internationally recognized Astronautics Research Group in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Dr.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Expanding measurement limits of hybrid photonic voltage and current sensors
  Dr P Niewczas, Prof G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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The electricity transmission and distribution networks are undergoing a significant level of transformation because of the massive deployment of renewable energy sources, disrupting the conventional ways the networks are protected, controlled and maintained.
  Coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions
  Prof D Jaroszynski
Applications accepted all year round

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PhDs are offered in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.
  Vertical GaN Power Trench MOSFET
  Dr S Faramehr
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Gallium Nitride (GaN) vertical devices have the potential to enable new and highly efficient high voltage applications for a low carbon society such as electric vehicles.
  PhD Scholarship in thermochemical energy storage materials for concentrating solar thermal power
  Dr M Paskevicius
Applications accepted all year round

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This Research-only PhD is directed towards developing high temperature materials that store thermochemical energy for large-scale solar thermal plants so they can operate 24/7.
  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%.
  Improving lives through the power of football: A realist evaluation of the Foundation of Light’s community and education programmes for children and young people. (Ref: RDFC19/SER/POTRAC)
  Prof P Potrac, Dr S Dalkin
Application Deadline: 27 August 2019

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The Foundation of Light is a pioneering sports charity, which has won multiple awards for their ground-breaking sports, health, community and education programmes.
  To develop an advanced battery monitoring system for single or multi-cell batteries used in standby or emergency power systems
  Dr P Lefley, Dr J Rojas Siles
Applications accepted all year round

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By working with the University of Leicester on this industrial MPhil, the company aims to create a new capability ‘in-house’ which will enable them bring their idea of a unique, new, intelligent battery monitoring system to life and have a product design that can then be manufactured and sold to its customers both nationally and further afield (exports to Europe and the USA).
  Unlocking the Power of Data in the Shipping Industry
  Dr A Coraddu
Applications accepted all year round

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For the Shipping Industry, the Information Age means the availability of ever-growing amount of data coming from multiple sensors present on-board.
  Wireless Power Transfer and Communication Systems for Implantable Devices
  Dr M Leach, Dr J Zhou, Dr E G Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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Every year in the UK, more than 40,000 people will have a pacemaker fitted. The battery of the pacemaker usually lasts up to about six years.
  Voltage uprating for more-electric and hybrid aircraft
  Dr D Clark, Prof M Haddad
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Decarbonisation of the transport sector is a major priority, both nationally and globally. It is estimated that the domestic and international aviation sectors constitute 2% of the global CO2 emissions arising from human activity.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Optical Fibre Sensing for Offshore Renewable Energy (Fraunhofer)
  Dr W N MacPherson, Dr Brian Sellar
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. Project Description. Distributed optical fibre sensing is a topic of great industrial relevance.
  PhD studentship in Market Design for Low Carbon Energy Systems
  Dr D Papadaskalopoulos, Prof G Strbac
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Market Design for Low Carbon Energy Systems. The work will be based within the Control and Power group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

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 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  Sub nano-Ohm resolution surface resistance measurements in a cryo-free environment
  Dr T Junginger
Applications accepted all year round

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State of the art superconducting cavities made of niobium are reaching fundamental limitations in terms of maximum accelerating gradient and power dissipation.
  PhD Scholarship in Whole Energy Systems
  Prof G Maidment
Application Deadline: 20 August 2019

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The School of Engineering at London South Bank University is an ambitious and progressive centre of research strength, ranked 25th nationally for research power in the last Research Excellence Framework.
  Emerging application of gas plasma technologies
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  Innovative manufacturing of refractory metals
  Dr A Shokrani
Application Deadline: 23 August 2019

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The global demand for electricity is increasing at 3.1% and the need for a clean and sustainable source of energy is paramount. Fusion energy research seeks to generate clean, safe, and abundant electricity and this PhD studentship is a lifetime opportunity to have an impact on realisation of fusion power plants.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

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 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  Evolution and biochemistry of photosynthesis - electron transfer reactions, renewable energy production, biotechnology, and chloroplast genomes
  Prof C J Howe
Applications accepted all year round

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The common theme of our work is the biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis.
  Credibility of Predictions of Reactor Core Condition
  Prof EA Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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Typically, about 20% of the UK’s electricity is supplied from nuclear power-stations [http://gridwatch.co.uk/] which are operated by EDF.
  Spintronics-based Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning
  Dr C Moutafis
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to propose new models for neuromorphic computing based on promising spin electronics (spintronics) technologies (i.e.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

Funding Type

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 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

Funding Type

PhD Type

 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  Fibre laser based mid infrared source development
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson FRS, FREng. Co-supervisor. Dr Lin Xu. Project Description. This projects aims to develop a ground-breaking new technology platform for the mid-infrared (mid-IR) and demonstrate the enabling capabilities it provides in several important application areas, with a lice sciences focus.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

Funding Type

PhD Type

 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  Studentship Opportunity in Nanomaterials based energy storage for self-powered IoT devices
  Dr M Shkunov
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Energy generation and storage are key for future electronic devices that can entirely self-power from ambient light, vibrations, radio-waves and temperature differences.
  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

Funding Type

PhD Type

 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
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