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  Suppression of electron cloud in future particle accelerators using Laser Ablation Surface Engineering
  Prof A Wolski, Dr O Malyshev, Dr R Valizadeh
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A PhD studentship is available from October 2020 to study Laser Ablation Surface Engineering (LASE) for the suppression of electron cloud in future particle accelerators.
  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  Surface texturing of coated surfaces for demanding nanotribology applications
  Dr B Inkson, Dr A Leyland
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Plasma-assisted CVD and PVD coatings, such as Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and transition-metal ceramic nitrides (eg. CrN; TiN), provide improved friction control and/or wear resistance in bearing applications involving rolling/sliding.
  Deposition of Antibacterial Coatings on Textiles using Plasma Techniques
  Dr G Taghavi Pourian Azar
Application Deadline: 9 March 2020

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This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Deposition of Antibacterial Coatings on Textiles using Plasma Techniques
  Dr G Taghavi Pourian Azar
Application Deadline: 9 March 2020

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PhD Type

This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Laser Assisted Cold Spray for Structural Repairs
  Dr T Hussain
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the world-leading Coatings and Surface Engineering Group at the University of Nottingham.
  Tensorial Impedance Surfaces for Antennas
  Prof A P Hibbins, Dr S Horsley, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  Pulsed fluid pumping for remediation of leakage from geological storage
  Dr J Roberts, Dr G Johnson
Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

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Geological energy (geoenergy) options such as CO2, hydrogen or compressed air energy storage and hydrogen or natural gas extraction are deemed fundamental to achieving the necessary transition to a low carbon future.
  Uptake of ozone to the sea surface
  Prof L J Carpenter
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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This funded PhD project is part of a £2M European Research Council (ERC) Advanced grant to study how gaseous ozone (O3) interacts with the ocean surface or “sea surface microlayer” (SML).
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Surface-modified silicone elastomer for medical and drug delivery devices with reduced bacterial adherence and biofilm formation
  Dr L Carson, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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All implanted medical devices, including those fabricated from silicone elastomers, are susceptible colonisation with communities of microorganisms that colonise the surface of the device and rapidly establish biofilm populations.
  Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality
  Prof G Dearden, Dr S Edwardson
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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The project will investigate optical techniques for modulating and manipulating light from solid-state pulsed lasers operating in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regime, and applying these to explore novel mechanisms of interaction with engineering materials.
  NSIRC226 PhD Studentship – Development of laser-based decontamination techniques Coventry University
  Mr A Wilson, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). PhD Supervisor. Prof. Jonathan Lawrence; Dr Andrew Wilson. Application deadline.
  PhD in Engineering - Intelligent reflecting surface for Future Wireless Communication
  Prof M Imran, Dr Q Abbasi
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is a novel concept that is been introduced in beyond 5G communication. It will reconfigure the wireless propagation environment via software-control reflection.
  Manipulation of Geometrical Effects at the Nanoscale to Control Catalysis
  Prof M.O. Coppens
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020

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VACANCY INFORMATION. The group of Professor M.-O.
  Data Analytics For Pore Water Pressure - New Tools For Sustainable Groundwater and Engineering Projects
  Prof W Timms
Applications accepted all year round

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This new PhD scholarship will develop advanced pore pressure analysis for groundwater systems with engineering applications in civil construction, mining operations and water supply systems.
  Heat Energy Transfer – Nanomaterial, Nanofluid for Heating & Cooling (PHDCEPS192004)
  Dr M Yaseen
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Inter disciplinary research –chemical and engineering science graduate welcome. Fully funded for UK or EU students. With the global requirement for energy consumption increasing efforts to find alternative energy source as well as to increase the efficiency of available energy usage are in now paramount.
  Materials Science: Fully Funded EPSRC DTP and Salts Healthcare PhD Scholarship: Development of Green Low Surface Energy Materials for Superhydrophobic (Waterproof) Coatings
  Dr S Alexander
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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This scholarship is funded by the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership and Salts Healthcare. Start date. July 2020. Subject areas.
  Time-domain characterization of Terahertz surface scattering and inhomogeneous media for communication and remote sensing
  Dr M Navarro-Cia, Dr C Constantinou
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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The frequency range between 0.1 and 3 THz holds promise for a myriad of applications such as high-speed communication and remote sensing.
  Cost and efficiency focused optimisation of domestic waste water heat recovery application
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Dr A Ramezanpour
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  NSIRC236 Development of online inspection and monitoring of WAAM
  Dr C Nageswaran, Ms H Stedman, Mr J Lambert
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a suite of processes that “join materials to make parts from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer”.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  Optimisation surface characterisation
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof J A Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Many projects in Engineering and Computer Science involve global multivariate optimisation. Classical methods include genetic algorithms, simulated annealing and particle filters.
  PhD in Engineering - Intelligent reflecting surface for Wireless Coverage Enhancement
  Prof M Imran, Dr Lei Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is a revolutionary and transformative technology for wireless communication coverage enhancement, in addition to achieving spectrum and energy-efficient wireless communication.
  Accelerate chemical reactions - decoupling adsorption and reaction kinetics
  Dr N Cherkasov
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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We found that a reactant mixture may react faster than the individual compounds. This rather contradicts a common sense and Langmuir-Hinshelwood model of reaction.
  Using Catalytically Powered Microfluidic Transport to Enable Medical Diagnosis
  Dr S Ebbens, Dr X Zhao
Applications accepted all year round

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Microfluidic devices have the potential to enable diagnostic tests to be performed rapidly at the "point-of-care" enabling rapid responses to medical emergencies, and allowing patients to self-monitor medical conditions in their homes.
  The Migration of Droplets in Multi-Material Problems and Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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The relevance of droplet dynamics and related non-equilibrium phenomena in several industrial applications and manufacturing techniques calls for new advanced studies using the tools of thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  Getting a Grip on Artificial Turf!
  Dr P Fleming, Dr F Palaiologou
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/Labosport. Start date of studentship. by 1 July 2020. Closing date of advert. 8 March 2020.
  Process and material design and enhancement for the additive manufacturing and 3D printing of the wax materials
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This research project is on designing the process and material for 3D printing of the wax objects used in the investment casting process of automotive and aerospace parts.
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