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  Law at Queen's: Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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Profile Description. Research at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. Law has been taught at Queen's University Belfast for over 150 years and we are proud of our long tradition of delivering first-class legal education in stunning surroundings.
  Bioresorbable scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of natural bone
  Dr K Manda, Dr F Buchanan, Dr A Lennon
Applications accepted all year round

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QUB – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD project 2019-2020.
  Bovine TB: Reconstructing the molecular evolution of Mycobacterium bovis
  Prof P Prodohl, Dr R Hynes
Application Deadline: 21 February 2020

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Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious mycobacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis, a pathogenic member of the M.
  Proton radiography investigations of laser-plasma interaction dynamics in high-intensity regimes
  Prof M Borghesi, Dr C Brown
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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The interaction of ultra-intense laser pulses with matter generates large currents of relativistic electrons whose flow into the irradiated targets and through their surfaces leads to the generation of very large, highly transient electric and magnetic fields.
  QUADRAT DTP: Investigating the timing and causes of nitrogen cycle changes in Bronze Age Ireland
  Dr G Plunkett, Dr K Britton
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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A fundamental alteration in the nitrogen cycle during the Bronze Age in Ireland has been identified through isotope analysis of wild and domesticated faunal remains and attributed to intensified land management during this time (Guiry et al.
  QUADRAT DTP: The impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on cyanobacteria blooms in lakes
  Dr H Roe, Dr A Douglas
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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There has been an increased awareness in recent years of the problems associated with harmful cyanobacteria algal blooms (cyanoHABs) in freshwater systems.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Repositioning histone modifying enzyme (HME) inhibitors as next-generation flukicides
  Prof K Hoffman, Prof A Maule, Dr I Chalmers, Dr J Tomczak
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) infection costs the UK livestock industry >£300m/year. The global impact of liver fluke infection across the livestock sector is estimated at over US$3.2b/year.
  CFD of Flow and Temperature Control Using Porous Materials
  Dr Y Mahmoudi Larimi
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of porous materials (i.e. solid medium permeated by a network of pores), in particular, for passive control of flow and thermal purposes has received considerable academic and industrial attention over the past five decades.
  Development of finite element-based computational framework for assessing the structural performance of advanced composite structures
  Dr Z Ullah, Dr Z Kazanci
Applications accepted all year round

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Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites consisting of two-dimensional reinforcement are used in a variety of industrial applications such as aerospace, automotive, marine, rail, energy, civil structures, biomedical, and oil and gas.
  Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for energy or healthcare applications
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Geotechnical Properties of Glacial Tills: Engineering and Environmental Applications
  Dr D Hughes, Prof B Rea
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The geotechnical properties of a substrate (e.g. grain-size, permeability, shear strength) determines how it responds to natural and anthropogenic processes.
  QUADRAT DTP: Assessing the restoration of UK Carbon sinks using geophysics and microbiology
  Dr R Doherty, Dr J C Comte
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Occupying just 3% of the Earth’s land surface, peatlands are our largest carbon store on land. Worldwide they store 550 gigatonnes of carbon, representing 42% of all soil carbon and exceeds the carbon stored in all other vegetation types, including the world’s forests.
  QUADRAT: Multidisciplinary Quantification Ecosystem Services to Streams, Provided by Formerly Afforested Blanket Bog.
  Dr R Flynn, Dr V Louca
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Extensive areas of upland blanket peat have been developed for commercial coniferous forestry over the past 70 years. The modification of these areas has resulted in extensive changes to the bogs that host them and the ecosystem services they provide.
  SALine INtrusion in coastal Aquifers (SALINA): Hydrodynamic Assessment and Prediction of Dynamic Response
  Dr G A Hamill
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Currently 53% of people live on the 10% of the earth’s surface that is within 200km of the coast. Meeting the needs of coastal communities forms one of the major challenges facing society in the 21st Century and in particular an engineering solution is needed to the provide sustainable fresh water supplies.
  Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast 2020-21

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Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast 2020-21. The School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast invites applications for fully funded PhD opportunities in the following areas.
  PhD Education

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OVERVIEW. You'll be part of a dynamic doctoral research environment and will study alongside students from over 25 different countries; we supervise students undertaking research in key educational areas including.
  PhD English

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OVERVIEW. The School of Arts, English and Languages offers programmes which map broadly onto the following research areas. Broadcast Literacy.
  PhD History

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OVERVIEW. Modern History is a dynamic and growing research area at Queen's, with additional appointments adding to our strength in intellectual and religious history, modern Ireland, modern Britain and its empire, the United States and twentieth-century Europe.
  PhD Law

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OVERVIEW. The School of Law at Queen's has a long and distinguished record of achievement in both education and research.
  PhD Politics

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OVERVIEW. The School has a strong international reputation for innovative research, across a wide range of specialist research strengths.
  QUADRAT DTP: The cost of being a fussy eater – Oligolectic pollinators and environmental change
  Dr F Manfredini, Dr L Scott
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Insect pollinators provide fundamental ecosystem services to natural and human-dominated communities. Different pollinators have different abilities to cope with environmental changes, due to differences in their behaviour, physiology and life-history traits.
  Laser-driven generation of muons for material inspection and radiography
  Dr G Sarri
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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During the last 15 years muon-based imaging and inspection has experienced an impressive development. Different techniques and detection methods are currently being studied and some interesting proof-of-principle experiments have been carried out.
  QUADRAT DTP: Dynamics of carbon capture in Scottish and Irish peatlands over the past centuries
  Dr M Blaauw, Dr D Mauquoy
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Peatlands store and potentially release large amounts of carbon, and thus it is essential to predict their role in future warming (e.g., Gallego-Sala et al., 2018; Ferretto et al.
  QUADRAT DTP: Investigation of the growth of molds (fungi and bacteria) in bio-based materials made from agro-waste food
  Dr M Sonebi, Dr Q Gan
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The production of insulating materials for buildings obtained from the valorization of agro-resources is a promising way both in terms of ecology and hydrothermal performances of these composites.
  QUADRAT DTP: Landscapes of Production: Exploring the Palaeaoenvironmental Context of Stone Tool Quarrying, Manufacture, Use and Deposition on Neolithic Shetland
  Dr W Megarry, Dr J E Schofield
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The Landscapes of Production project will explore the palaeoenvironmental context of felsite tool quarrying in Neolithic Shetland.
  QUADRAT DTP: Medical Geology: The Impact of the Natural Environment on Health in Past Populations from Ireland and Scotland
  Prof E Murphy, Dr R Crozier
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The natural environment is inextricably connected with human health. The composition of underlying rocks and minerals have an impact on the air humans breathe, the water they drink, and the food consumed.
  QUADRAT DTP: PALLADIA: ParAíba do suL deLtA seDImentary dynAmics
  Dr R Flood, Dr C North
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Approximately half a billion people live on or near deltas, often in megacities with deltas understood as sensitive environments under pressure.
  QUADRAT DTP: Source-to-sink dynamics and palaeo-environment reconstruction from a dynamically evolving glacial foreland
  Mr A Ruffell, Prof B Rea
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The pathways of glacial meltwater, from surface ablation through to proglacial discharge, are a key component in understanding the role of hydrology and its influence on glacier dynamics.
  PhD Finance

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OVERVIEW. The finance group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship.
  PhD Management

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OVERVIEW. The management group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship.
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