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  Synthesis of porous carbons with controlled microstructure
  Dr Z Schnepp, Dr B Pauw
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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PhD Type

Porous carbons are essential for a wide range of applications such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and water treatment.
  The synthesis of metal carbide and nitride nanostructures for electrochemical reduction of CO2
  Dr Z Schnepp
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. The project will be cosupervised by Dr Zoe Schnepp and Dr Paramaconi Rodriguez.
  A New Paradigm for Quantum Materials Discovery: S = ½ Kagomé Magnets in the Two-Dimensional Limit
  Dr L Clark
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

We are seeking applications for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD candidate to join the research group of Dr Lucy Clark in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.
  Engineering Microbial Physiology through Polymer and Computational Sciences
  Research Group: Materials Chemistry
  Dr F Fernandez-Trillo, Dr S Jabbari
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Recently, there has been an increasing use of polymers to interface with bacteria and other microorganisms, either to treat microbial infections, to prevent and control biofilm formation, or as a platform to grow and maintain microbial cultures for biotechnology.
  PhD in Degradable Biomaterials Chemistry
  Prof A Dove
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

A funded PhD studentship is available in the group of Prof. Andrew Dove at the University of Birmingham (group website. http://www.dovegrouplab.com).
  PhD in Depolymerisation of Plastic Waste
  Prof A Dove
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A funded PhD studentship is available in the group of Prof. Andrew Dove at the University of Birmingham (group website. http://www.dovegrouplab.com).
  Development of precise polymer nanoparticles
  Prof R O'Reilly
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

This studentship is only open to UK or EU nationals. The successful applicant should possess a good (1st or 2.1 UK or equivalent) degree in chemistry from a well-regarded institution.
  Quantum nanoplasmonics: Theory for the interaction of plasmons with quantum emitters
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

When light illuminates nano-sized metallic structures, the free electrons in the metal collectively oscillate, creating `plasmons’.
  Quantum Plasmonics: theory and simulations on the non-locality of nanoplasmonics
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

When light illuminates nano-sized metallic structures, the free electrons in the metal collectively oscillate, creating `plasmons’.
  Hierarchical composite electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A fully funded 4-year studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Novel Cathodes for Lithium ion Batteries
  Prof E Kendrick
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

A fully funded 4-year studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Corrosion of Additively Manufactured Ni-Superalloys
  Research Group: PROCESSING
  Prof M Attallah, Dr S Cruchley
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Applications are invited from graduates with a first class, or upper second-class degree in an appropriate discipline such as, materials science and engineering, physics, aerospace, nuclear materials, or mechanical engineering for a PhD project on the understanding the corrosion properties of additively manufactured Ni-superalloys.
  PhD in Bcc Titanium Superalloys for Aerospace Gas Turbines
  Dr S Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

A funded 3-year UK/EU PhD studentship is available in the group of Dr Sandy Knowles within the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, with a stipend of at least £14,777 per year (industrial top up of ~£2000 expected).
  PhD studentship in Novel High Temperature Zirconium Alloys for Nuclear Fusion
  Dr S Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

A 3-year UK/EU PhD studentship is available in the group of Dr Sandy Knowles within the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, with a stipend of at least £14,777 per year (industrial top up of ~£2000 expected).
  Polymer-derived ceramics for high temperature applications with BAE Systems
  Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems and involves the University of Birmingham. It is focused on developing high temperature materials with tailored electromagnetic and structural performance.
  Ceramic composites for enhanced radar absorbing applications with BAE Systems
  Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems and involves the University of Birmingham.
  Exploiting formability in ultra-lightweight magnesium alloys
  Dr D Collins
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (UK/EU only) is offered in the School of Metallurgy & Materials, University of Birmingham under the supervision of Dr David Collins.
  Metal-nitrogen-hydrogen materials for solid state electrolytes
  Dr J Makepeace
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Applications from enthusiastic and motivated students are invited for a PhD project with Dr Josh Makepeace at the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham.
  Catalysts for the low-temperature production of hydrogen from ammonia
  Dr J Makepeace
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Applications from enthusiastic and motivated students are invited for a PhD project with Dr Josh Makepeace at the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
  3D Printed Synthetic Bone Graft Substitutes
  Dr K Essa, Dr A abdelghaffar
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

The advanced manufacturing lab at the School of Engineering, University of Birmingham is looking for talent student to join the group and work on new project for 3D printing of synthetic bone.
  Potential use of Recycled/Secondary Aggregates in Geotechnical Engineering
  Dr A Royal
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

The amount of primary aggregates, a finite and non-renewable resource, used annually in Europe is in the Gigatonne range, whilst more than a Gigatonne of wastes are landfilled each year.
  Numerical modelling of cement-bentonite barriers under various in situ loading, and hydrogeological, conditions
  Dr A Royal
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Hardened low permeability slurry walls are used to control groundwater/contamination plume flows in various engineering applications.
  Investigating the Interactions between Drilling Mud and Surrounding Soil in Horizontal Directional Drilling
  Dr A Royal, Prof D N Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Horizontal directional drilling is a technique that offers the ability to install pipes and cables without the need for open cut excavation.
  Use of polymer concrete as a lining material for small diameter tunnels installed using Microtunnelling Machines
  Dr A Royal, Prof D N Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Trenchless technologies are used to install buried infrastructure without the need for open cut excavations. One such technique is microtunnelling; this uses microtunnelling machines to excavate the bore whilst the lining is traditionally installed via pipe jacking or auto-erecting segmental systems.
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Improving design against fatigue
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Fatigue life prediction in the aerospace components relies on fracture mechanics for relatively long cracks (>1mm). Nevertheless, most of the fatigue life is spent while the crack is relatively short (.
  A microstructure-informed model to predict the deformation and shear bands formed during a nickel superalloy machining operation
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

The School of Metallurgy and Materials is seeking a high calibre candidate for a PhD studentship in materials modelling.
  Synthesis of non-oxide ceramic powders via routes that suit industry
  Prof J Binner, Prof M Simmons
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

This project is funded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and involves Kennametal and Novamat, two UK companies, and the University of Birmingham.
  Production of ceramic matrices and ceramic composites for low observable applications for BAE Systems
  Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Project Description. This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems and involves the University of Birmingham.
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