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  Potential use of Recycled/Secondary Aggregates in Geotechnical Engineering
  Dr A Royal
Applications accepted all year round

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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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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

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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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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.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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.
  Neural mechanisms underlying pain interference with motor learning in the human spinal cord
  Prof D Falla, Dr A Khatibi
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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PhD Type

The project involves simultaneous imaging of the brain and spinal cord using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Humans. The successful applicant will conduct a project evaluating changes in the connectivity between the brain and the spinal cord following the acquisition of new motor skills during the experience of pain.
  Development a portable fuel cell device as an APU system for heavy duty vehicles or power supply for portable applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

A funded project with an industrial sponsor. This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for heavy duty vehicles or power supply for portable applications.
  Characterisation of novel human disease proteins involved in chromosomal instability.
  Prof G Stewart, Dr R J A Grand
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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PhD Type

Genome instability is a fundamental feature of cancer and can arise via many different pathological mechanisms.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Funding Type

PhD Type

This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for small military vehicles or as a power supply for soldiers’ operation.
  Development of high performance calorimetry for future collider experiments
  Dr Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Future collider experiments require much higher performance calorimetry than we can build at present.
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