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  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Chalcogenide-based memory and logic for flexible electronics applications
  Prof C D Wright, Prof M.F. Craciun
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Joint supervisors. Prof C D Wright, Prof M F Craciun. External partners. PragmatIC Ltd (Dr C Ramsdale); University of Southampton (Prof D Hewak).
  All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces
  Prof C D Wright, Dr I.J. Luxmore
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Joint supervisors. Prof C David Wright and Dr Isaac Luxmoore. ***. In recent years, electromagnetic metasurfaces have generated huge interest due to their ability for precise control of the amplitude, phase and polarisation of waves, from the microwave region right through to the optical part of the spectrum.
  Coastal Dynamics from Space. PhD studentship starting 1 January 2020
  Prof G Masselink
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Increased spatial and temporal resolution of satellite imagery has made remote sensing an extremely powerful tool for studying coastal change and dynamics, potentially linked to climate change impacts.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - Ultrafast laser inscription of components for quantum technologies
  Prof A Kar, Prof D Reid
Applications accepted all year round

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The Ultrafast Laser Inscription technique exploits the high fields present at the focus of an ultrafast pulse train to modify transparent materials.
  Flow processes and turbulent exchange in urban canopies
  Dr J Barlow, Dr O Coceal
Applications accepted all year round

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Most of the world’s population now experiences an urban version of weather extremes and climate change. Accurate forecasting of weather and air quality in cities relies on correctly representing the physics of turbulent exchange between the surface and the overlying atmosphere.
  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cement is the most ubiquitous product after drinking water, with 4.1B tons produced in 2017 alone, enough for half a ton per person per year worldwide.
  Development of a new optical sensor that combines plasmonics, RF photonics, interferometry and deep learning
  Research Group: Electrooptics Group
  Prof S Sternklar, Dr Yuri Gorodetski
Applications accepted all year round

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When light interacts with the environment, one or more of its properties change. These properties include. amplitude, phase, wavelength and polarization.
  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.
  PhD Studentship: Next-generation bio-fuels: optical and theoretical analysis of particulate formation
  Dr R Yang
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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Application details. Reference number. RYWS2019. Start date of studentship. 1 January 2020. Closing date of advert. 30 September 2019.
  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.
  Long Period Hydrogel Grating on Optical Fibre for Biosensing
  Dr R Gupta, Dr S. Korposh
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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This is a joint project will bring together the expertise of Dr Ruchi Gupta (University of Birmingham, UoB) and Dr Serhiy Korposh (University of Nottingham, UoN) in hydrogel gratings [1] and optical fibres [2] to deliver a sensing platform.
  Dynamically-tuneable optical metasurfaces for laser implosion fusion applications
  Prof C D Wright, Dr J Bertolotti
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Joint supervisors. Prof. C. David Wright and Dr Jacopo Bertolotti. External partner. AWE PLC (Dr A. J. Comley). Inertial confinement fusion (ICF), a scheme in which powerful lasers are used to compress and ignite a cryogenic pellet of deuterium-tritium fuel, is one route towards a clean energy source of the future [1].
  Experimental topics in the manipulation of sound using metamaterials and metasurfaces
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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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.
  Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance in Extreme Conditions – How will Springing and Ringing Loads Have an Influence on O&M?
  Dr X Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Overview. The mix of energy supply worldwide has changed dramatically in the last few decades. In the UK, in order to tackle climate change and increasing energy consumption, there has been a clear movement from fossil towards renewable and sustainable energy sources.
  Non-invasive imaging of the pathophysiology of early systemic sclerosis; fibrosis and oxygenation
  Dr A Murray, Prof G Parker, Prof A Herrick, Dr M Dickinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a microvascular autoimmune disease that causes lack of blood flow and scarring and thickening of skin and tissues within internal organs.
  A new way to model self-aggregating systems.
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Prof A Masters, Dr C Avendano
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Amphiphilic molecules generally have a polar, water-loving head and a hydrophobic, water-hating tail. Soaps and detergents are everyday examples.
  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.
  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.
  Zero emissions power plants through combustion optimisation
  Prof M Pourkashanian
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The combustion of fossil fuels for power generation will remain to play a significant role to meet the increasing energy demand in the foreseeable future.
  Cosmic-Ray Muons in Different Applications
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cosmic-ray muons are known to be useful in applications beyond particle astrophysics. They have helped with mapping structure of volcanoes and with finding voids in various geological structures.
  4 year Engineering Doctorate (EngD): Simulation and on-line measurement of temperature during milling processes (Sponsors: University of Sheffield AMRC, and University of Strathclyde AFRC)
  Dr M Marshall, Dr P Crawforth
Application Deadline: 23 August 2019

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Start date. 2 September 2019. Duration. 4 years. Stipend. Tax-free stipend of £18,000 per year, plus all tuition fees paid at UK/EU rates.
  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.
  Automated Robotic In-Process Inspection of Metal 3D Printed & Welded Components
  Dr C Macleod, Prof S.G. Pierce
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Traditionally 3D printing and welding of manufactured components and quality control inspection of such joints are distinctly separate processes in the supply chain, which ultimately limits productivity, throughput and increases re-work.
  Coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions
  Prof D Jaroszynski
Applications accepted all year round

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PhDs are offered in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.
  PhD studentship opportunity in applications development for multifrequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) missions
  Dr R Guida
Application Deadline: 10 September 2019

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New multifrequency SAR missions are currently under design - like the NISAR mission - and many SAR missions with carriers in different microwave bands are currently operative.
  EPSRC CASE Studentship "Self-adaptive and machine learning methods for two-dimensional stochastically perturbed shallow water equations" (2019)Using numerical and statistical methods for risk assessment and forecasting of flood phenomena.
  Dr O Lakkis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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PhD project. The computer simulation of flood phenomena, and the influence of rain patterns, including climate change induced variability, play a crucial role in the economy.
  In-situ manipulation of ferroelectric structures at the atomic level
  Prof A Sanchez-Fuentes
Applications accepted all year round

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Ferroelectric materials are characterized by the existence of a finite electric polarization in absence of an external field below the Curie temperature.
  PhD Scholarship in Hydrogen Storage and Sustainable Energy to develop advanced energy storage systems
  Prof F Aguey
Applications accepted all year round

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Earn money whilst you Work and Study!. 3 year term. Scholarships Available, AU$30,000 p.a. Tax Free. Scholarships are available for PhD candidates to contribute to the development of advanced energy storage systems in a multidisciplinary research team.
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