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  Application of digital holography for underwater measurements
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Underwater digital holography is a powerful technique to study marine organisms and marine pollution (e.g. micro-plastics), marine evolution, etc.
  Constrained Control of Nonlinear Engineering Systems in The Presence of The Delay
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr S S Aphale
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The real world is inherently nonlinear, and particularly in mechanical systems this nonlinearity arises from one or more of the following reasons.
  Continuous separation of conglomerate forming enantiomers using crystallization process
  Dr A Majumder, Dr D Dionisi
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Enantiomers are the results of chirality or handedness of molecules which are the non-superimposable mirror images of each other.
  Control of nonlinear systems motivated by linear control theory
  Dr S S Aphale, Dr V Vaziri
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Improvements in hardware and software tools has facilitated the probing, understanding and control of complex nonlinear system dynamics.
  Development of a low cost hyperspectral imaging device for remote sensing of environmental flows
  Dr M Stewart, Dr S Cameron
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Hyperspectral imaging is widely used in industry and research but traditional commercial devices tend to suffer from high cost and low portability, as well as lacking information on the ultraviolet range of the spectrum or being unsuitable for underwater applications (Nevala and Baden, 2019).
  Digital twin in micromachining through multiscale simulation
  Dr H Tan, Dr Amir Siddiq
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Digital twin technology in manufacturing is the simulation technology that integrates multi-disciplinary, multi-physical quantity, multiscale and multi probability by making full use of the physical model, monitoring update, operation history and other data.
  Dynamics and Control of Wave Energy Harvesting Devices
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr A Syed
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Energy from the waves is one of the sustainable sources of energy, when harvested efficiently and can play a key role in the energy mix.
  Efficient simulation of the effect of mixing and flow condition on product crystal qualities in a continuous crystallizer using coupled CFD-PBE approach
  Dr A Majumder, Dr J Derksen
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The majority of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used in the pharmaceutical industries are crystals of organic molecules.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr S S Aphale
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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
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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.
  Modelling towed fishing gears on seabed sediment
  Prof A Ivanovic, Dr R Neilson
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The project will involve either/ both numerical and physical modelling of the contact between fishing gear components and the seabed and is part of larger research projects being carried out in collaboration with DTU Aqua (Denmark) to develop fishing gears that are more environmentally friendly, both in terms of fuel usage and bottom contact.
  Novel Fractional-order Control Schemes
  Dr S S Aphale, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
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Fractional-order systems theory and control development has recently gained a lot of attention – mainly due to its potential to address several complex dynamic behaviours within a pseudo-linear system framework.
  Optical Fibre Lasers
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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System modelling and simulation of Optical Fibre Lasers. Optical fibre lasers are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre lasers for various applications.
  Optical Fibre Sensors
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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System modelling and simulation of Optical Fibre Sensors. Optical fibre sensors are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre sensors related to Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF).
  Advanced Study in Machine Learning and Automatic Control. Methods and Application to Immunotherapy.
  Prof M Peet
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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A fully funded PhD position is available in the Cybernetic Systems and Controls Lab (CSCL) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  PhD in Engineering focusing on realistic solar module modelling research
  Dr M Ernst, Prof A.W. Blakers
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Prospective students graduated or going to graduate from Electrical and Electronic, Physics, Mechanical or Mechatronic, Material or Applied Science, and Chemistry Departments, or related disciplines with a GPA above 8 out of 10, or 3.5 out of 4.0, or high distinction (HD), or equivalent are invited to apply.
  Developing and applying genetically encoded proteins as pre-resonant coherent Raman scattering tags for next-generation live-cell imaging
  Dr D Jones, Prof W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Active Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Light Emitting Devices: QD Laser and QD LEDs
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
Applications accepted all year round

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Realization of electrically pumped lighting and lasing with colloidal quantum dots will have a revolutionary impact on many disciplines including display, photonics, optical communication, chemical sensing, and medical diagnostics.
  Confined epitaxial growth of InP on silicon for advanced photonic structures
  Dr Q Li, Dr D Wallis
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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With the widespread use of mobile devices, the level of data traffic in the world is going up very quickly.
  Exciton dynamics in diamond and two-dimensional metal dichalcogenide enabled van der Waals heterostructures
  Prof O Williams, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials offer a platform that allows the creation of heterostructures with a variety of properties. One- atom-thick crystals now comprise a large family of these materials, collectively covering a comprehensive range of features and numerous intrigue scientific challenges.
  Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
  Hybrid Energy Harvester Based on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Nanogenerator
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
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Recent advances in energy harvesting using photovoltaic and triboelectric effects demonstrate outstanding performances of energy harvesters as power supplies.
  Lattice Anchoring Mediated Colloidal Quantum Dot Passivated Perovskite Superlattice Toward High Ambient Tolerance Multiple-Junction Solar Cells
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein
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  Understanding carrier dynamics in CuInZnS3 quantum dots toward high-performance indoor photovoltaics.
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. CuInZnS3 quantum dots (CIZS QDs) is a non-toxic and phosphide free material which has a significant potential to be used in wearable PVs and indoor PVs [1,2].
  EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

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This new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training provides fully funded PhD studentships and comprehensive training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.
  NEG Coating Impact on Future Particle Accelerators
  Dr O Malyshev, Prof R M. Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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University of Manchester & Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, United Kingdom. Supervisors. Dr. Oleg Malyshev, Dr. Reza Valizadeh (ASTeC, STFC), Prof.
  Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening
  Prof M Fitzpatrick, Dr P Shukla, Dr D Tanoko Ardi
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR) are inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU/international graduates for one fully-funded PhD studentship for the project ‘Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening’.
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