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  Autonomous Scalable Knowledge Extraction and Decision Making for Complex Systems and Dynamic Environments
  Prof L Mihaylova
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD research is focused on multi-sensor data fusion for decision making. The project aims at dealing with large volumes of data and high dimensional systems.
  The Development, Simulation and Optimisation of an Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Cell for the Rotational Moulding Process
  Dr P Martin, Mr M Kearns
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Queen’s University Belfast have been at the forefront of developments in rotational moulding technologies for more than 30 years (www.qub.ac.uk/pprc).
  4 year Engineering Doctorate (EngD): Mechanics of deformation and induced surface integrity in micro-cutting (Sponsors: University of Sheffield AMRC and EPSRC)
  Dr M Marshall, Dr P Crawforth
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Start date. 9 September 2018. Stipend. Tax free stipend of £18,000 per year, plus all tuition fees paid at UK/EU rates. Project Description.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Integrated Aero/Hydro/Structural Analysis and Multi-objective Optimisation of Floating Wind Turbines
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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Floating wind energy is potentially a highly scalable future energy source. Almost 80% of the Europe wind resources are in waters with +60 m depth, where floating offshore wind turbines are deemed to be the natural solutions.
  Modelling of joining technologies for novel metal matrix composites for offshore applications
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) present remarkable properties by combining the properties of the metal matrix and of ceramic reinforcement.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Nonlinear topology optimisation of stiffened shell structures
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of stiffened shell structures, considering nonlinear affects.
  Training Self-Driving Cars using Deep Reinforcement Learning
  Dr D Faria
Applications accepted all year round

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The pathway to make autonomous driving a truly ubiquitous technology is to ensure functional safety with the ability to effectively respond to unexpected events.
  Methods and Practices for Automotive Penetration Testing
  Dr J Bryans
Application Deadline: 25 June 2019

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Coventry University is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship, in the areas Methods and Practices for Automotive Penetration Testing.
  Electric field effect on multiphase flow in micro-scale
  Dr A Ismail
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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The behaviour of multi-phase flow in the presence of an electric has been an attractive research topic for many years and still has a huge attention due to its importance in a wide range of applications in energy, manufacturing and health.
  Finite Element Modelling for Optimisation of Renewable packaging
  Dr G Menary
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims at developing fundamental knowledge of the processing behaviour for a new bio sourced polymer that will transform the packaging industry (an industry worth 57 billion) by replacing petroleum based PET containers for the carbonated soft drink (CSD) and water industries.
  Future retail electricity market structure and operations with increasing customer engagement
  Dr A Foley
Applications accepted all year round

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SSE supply electricity and gas to around 9 million household and business accounts. SSE is one of the UK’s largest QUB - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD Project 2019-2020.
  PhD Translational Quantum Technology: translating quantum sensors and metrology devices based on atoms as probe particles into real-world applications
  Prof K Bongs
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum technology has been identified by the UK Government as a key area of innovation, moving science into real-world applications.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing

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University of Bristol, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science Doctoral Training Centre (ACCIS DTC) Four-Year PhD Advanced Composites Programme University of Bristol Advanced Composites PhD Research.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Predicting mechanical properties of nanocomposites with brush-like reinforcement
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will focus on creating the multi-scale three-dimensional models for accurate analytical prediction of the effect of reinforcement with bristled nanowires on the overall performance of the composite material, leading to the optimal usage of very expensive nanomaterials.
  Reliability of pipelines under spatially varying corrosion defects
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr H Tan
Applications accepted all year round

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The integrity of pipelines is greatly affected by the initiation and progression of corrosion defects. It has been widely recognised that random variations in these characteristics can be rationally quantified with probabilistic approaches.
  Stochastic response characterisation and reliability driven optimisation of floating wind turbines
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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As the wind turbine installations move to deep-water environments, there is an increasing focus on the design considerations for floating wind turbines (FWTs).
  Experimental and numerical characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic/viscoplastic crack growth in adhesive joints
  Dr G Alfano
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesive bonding is a widely used technique in the aerospace and automotive industry, whose advantages with respect to more conventional connections of structural components include the great reduction of stress concentration and weight.
  Dynamics and Control of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles Inspired by Monarch Butterflies
  Prof T Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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The Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory (http://fdcl.seas.gwu.edu) at The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA is looking for a doctoral candidate in robotics and control.
  Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbially-synthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbially-synthesised cellulose nanofibres, more commonly known as bacterial cellulose (BC), is an ultra-pure form of cellulose nanofibers with mechanical performance exceeding that of single E-glass or Kevlar fibre.
  An investigation into transonic flows over high pressure gas turbine blade tip
  Dr Z Saleh, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Propulsion, in particular the gas turbine engines are a significantly important theme in the aerospace industry, any enhancement in the performance of these engines will have a great impact on the economics of the aviation sector [Stephens et al, 2007].
  PhD Studentship: 4-year PhD studentship: Multi-physics Simulation in the Automotive Industry
  Dr G Mavros, Dr J Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Characterization of Some Biofuels from Waste Resources for Diesel Engine Applications.
  Dr O Kuti
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Institute Reference Number. OA-2018-2-PhD. Project Summary. Biofuels such as alcohols and biodiesel from waste restaurant foods and agricultural residues have prospects as alternative source of energy for diesel engines in ensuring a low carbon environment.
  Innovative Development of Platform Train Interface Hardware.
  Dr C Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. CIJ-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. This research will look into developing realistic and adaptable technologies for improving the platform train interface for those with a disability or impairment.
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