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  Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Production of Chemicals and Materials

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The University of Aberdeen has been awarded over £1million in funding to establish a centre that will train a new generation of researchers to develop technologies that convert organic waste into sustainable materials.
  PhD studentships in Biological and Geosciences (QUADRAT DTP)

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Applications are invited for fully funded PhD studentships starting 1st October 2020. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2020.
  Accountants in the hospital: a hidden professional group
  Dr W Jackson, Dr A Paterson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Healthcare has long been a large segment of national economies, with it typically representing 10% of the GDP of economies in the developed world.
  Climate change-related disclosures: a legitimacy perspective from accounting professionals
  Dr T de Aguiar, Dr S Haque
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Concern about the undeniable, unpredictable, and risky nature of climate change increases pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
  Globalisation, accounting and the war against corruption in public sector organisations
  Dr A Paterson, Dr W Jackson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Fraudulent and corrupt practises, whether they occur in business, or in the public and third sectors are the antithesis of ethical behaviours.
  Producing chemicals and materials sustainably: Understanding the economic implications and firms decision making
  Prof E Phimister, Dr J Cai
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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There are a range of potential novel processes and techniques which would allow the sustainable production of chemicals and materials from organic waste particularly involving anaerobic digestion.
  Renewable transition: Strategies and discourses
  Prof J Canales, Dr T de Aguiar
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Many international policies have been set to tackle climate change. The Paris Agreement is an example of such policies. In preparation to comply with these agreements, countries are set internal policies and targets.
  Role of civil society organisations and corporate transparency in relation to Modern Slavery.
  Prof M Islam, Dr S Haque
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The ongoing modern slavery regulations (such as the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, Australian Modern Slavery Act, 2018) appear quite broad and setting minimum (and to some extent voluntary) transparency and accountability requirements, leave discretion to both businesses and public sector organisations to comply with the regulations and public expectation.
  The effects of securitization on financial and economic stability in China
  Dr C Jiang, Dr H Vu
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Chinese government has recently announced a string of measures to open up China’s financial markets to foreign capital by removing various restrictions and granting international investors unfettered access to the world’s second-largest capital market – the mainland stocks and bonds.
  The impact of credit ratings on corporate policies
  Dr C Jiang, Dr H Vu
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Credit ratings assigned by external credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings play an important role in shaping important corporate financing and investment policies.
  Antimatter Chemistry: reactive scattering collisions of antihydrogen atoms with hydrogen molecules
  Dr M Law, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently interest in antimatter research has increased as facilities such as CERN have succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms to study their properties [1].
  Chemo-enzymatic Synthesis and Potential Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Alkaloids
  Dr H Deng, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  Developing an enzymatic toolbox to make complex modified peptides
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr W Houssen, Dr L Trembleau
Applications accepted all year round

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The pharmaceutical industry has identified a major gap in its portfolio. On the one hand, they are excellent at discovering small molecules that act via a lock and key type mechanism.
  Discovery of novel pharmaceuticals from marine and desert microorganisms
  Prof M Jaspars, Dr R Ebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms from extreme environments such as the deep seas, cold seas and hyper arid deserts have been shown to produce a range of complex natural products with high biological activity.
  Electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Storage
  Prof A Cuesta Ciscar
Applications accepted all year round

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Electrochemistry allows to convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy, and vice versa, with high efficiency and, therefore, electrochemical systems are excellent candidates to store energy from renewables and convert it back into work when needed.
  Genome mining of novel antimicrobial natural products from new bacterial strains
  Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. In Europe alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths annually and cost more than US$1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses.
  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  The synthesis and photolysis of photoacid generators used in polymer resists for making silicon chips
  Dr M J Plater, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymer resists are used as thin films in the manufacture of silicon chips. They are spin coated onto a silicon wafer and irradiated through a pattern in a mask.
  Accountable autonomy of software agents
  Prof W Vasconcelos, Dr N Oren
Applications accepted all year round

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Many tasks once performed by humans are now carried out by autonomous artificial intelligence systems. An important aspect of such systems is their accountability, that is, how their decisions and behaviours can be recorded, scrutinised and, if necessary, revised.
  Complex Norm Synthesis via Deep Learning
  Dr N Oren, Prof W Vasconcelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will investigate how agents operating as part of a group should learn behaviours that benefit the group as a whole. These behaviours are commonly referred to as norms, and describe obligations, permissions and prohibitions on actions in specific contexts.
  Early Stage Researcher in Explaining Bayesian Reasoning
  Prof E Reiter
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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People have a hard time understanding probabilistic and Bayesian reasoning, because we don’t naturally think in probabilistic terms.
  Explainable Autonomous AI Systems
  Dr N Oren, Prof W Vasconcelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will investigate how the decisions made by an AI system operating as part of a group can be explained.
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Sustaining partnership approaches – evaluating effectiveness, health and longevity of agri-environmental collaboratives
  Dr K Prager, Dr T Potts
Applications accepted all year round

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A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  Algebraic groups, geometric invariant theory and boundedness
  Prof B Martin, Dr E Meir
Applications accepted all year round

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Group theory is the mathematical study of symmetry. Algebraic groups are certain groups of matrices with entries coming from a field such as the real numbers, the complex numbers or the integers modulo a prime.
  Algebraic Methods in Musical Composition
  Dr W Turner, Dr E Henke
Applications accepted all year round

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Algebraic operations have been used as compositional tools for centuries. For example, the group theoretical operation of translation on the integers can be identified with the musical operation of transposition.
  Applications of topology to soft matter physics
  Dr M Grant, Dr R Hepworth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will address mathematical problems in the research field of algebraic topology, inspired by the theory of topological defects in soft materials.
  Applied Algebraic Topology in Geometry
  Dr R Hepworth, Dr M Grant
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years the techniques of algebraic topology have been applied to data analysis with great success, and the resulting subject areas of Applied Algebraic Topology and Topological Data Analysis have seen rapid growth.
  Combinatorial Representation Theory: Partitions and Basic Sets
  Dr J.B. Gramain, Dr W Turner
Applications accepted all year round

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The representation theory of many families of finite groups can be presented in terms of combinatorial objects. The most famous example is the symmetric groups, where the irreducible complex representations are parametrized by partitions.
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