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  Seeing photosynthesis at the nanoscale: mapping physical properties of light-harvesting biomembranes by high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr P.G. Adams
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding photosynthesis could provide valuable clues for future solar technology and help our understanding of food crops.
  Direct characterisation of TRPC channel dynamics triggered by drug-like modulators using high-speed atomic force microscopy
  Dr G Heath
Applications accepted all year round

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The rapid expansion in the structural understanding of membrane proteins through recent progress in electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography is leading to an ever greater need for techniques which provide high temporal resolution dynamics.
  Skyrmions under strain: a joint Diamond Light Source-University of Leeds studentship
  Research Group: Condensed Matter
  Dr T A Moore
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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There has been an explosion of interest in skyrmions in recent years, with the very first x-ray images of skyrmion dynamics being released recently.
  A crystal engineering approach for novel Pickering formulations with controlled release properties
  Dr E Simone, Prof B Murray, Dr A Sarkar
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This PhD project aims at developing novel sustainable, biocompatible multiphase formulations (e.g., emulsions, foams) for the controlled release of active ingredients, applying a unique crystal engineering approach.
  Change in the ice speed and mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, from Earth Observation satellite data
  Dr A Hogg
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Satellite Earth Observation has revolutionized our understanding of the remote and inaccessible Polar Regions.
  BioDAR: Using Weather Radars to Examine Biodiversity
  Dr R Neely, Dr C Hassall
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Overview and Scientific need. Weather radar scan the entirety of the UK every 5 minutes, and similar types of radar are used around the world.
  CMOS-Based Nanocapacitor Arrays
  Dr P Actis, Prof S Lemay
Applications accepted all year round

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This opportunity is part of the SENTINEL programme (https://sentinel-itn.com/) and will be based at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
  Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticle-Based Systems using Cryogenic and Volume Approaches
  Dr N Hondow
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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In order for engineered nanoparticles to be successfully applied in the real world, detailed and representative characterisation is first required.
  Improving the accuracy of displacement measurements and earthquake hazard maps from radar interferometry
  Prof A Hooper, Prof T Wright
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This exciting project aims to improve the accuracy of deformation measurements made from Space and apply this to improve our understanding of where earthquakes will occur.
  Understanding the new environmental risks posed by pollution from the digital economy
  Dr I Burke, Dr R Newton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The growing consumption of materials in our digital society represents an ever increasing waste stream containing novel and complex mixtures of chemicals, including many oxyanion forming contaminants (OFCs, e.g.
  Reliability analysis, fault diagnosis and optimization in dynamic small data environment using explainable AI
  Research Group: Applied Computing
  Dr Q Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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The smart system consists of the man-made machine and the intelligent decision making. Mostly, the machine will be designed with automation purpose and the decision making can be achieved based on big data training and AI technology.
  Probabilistic stability analysis and optimisation for smart power systems using stochastic distribution shaping
  Research Group: Applied Computing
  Dr Q Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Future power systems will be significantly different from their present states. The main factor we have to consider is the uncertainties.
  Oil Drilling Process Condition Detection and Prediction based on Real-time Dynamic Electrical Resistivity Tomography
  Research Group: Applied Computing
  Dr Q Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Oil drilling is an essential process for Petroleum engineering and it is a complex time-variant process with multi-operational points.
  Molecular Basis of Interfacial Interactions in Crystalline Organic Materials
  Dr E Simone
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Crystallization of organic compounds is a separation and purification technique widely used across industrial sectors. pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, foods, healthcare and many formulated household products contain crystalline particulate components.
  Single-molecule fluorescence-activated cell sorting (smFACS): sorting cells molecule by molecule
  Dr A Ponjavic
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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This project will develop a novel microfluidic device that can characterise and sort cells, with unprecedented (single-molecule) sensitivity.
  Graphene-Modified Nanoelectrode Sensors for In-Situ Sensing in Regenerative Medicine and Electro-Catalysis
  Dr R Menzel
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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The project will adapt a novel nanosensor technology, based on ultrafine nanoelectrodes, to enable accurate in-situ measurement of diagnostic, small-molecule analytes in biological and electro-catalytic systems.
  How do membrane channels sense and respond to forces?
  Dr G Heath, Dr C Pliotas
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Mechanosensitive channels are found throughout all kingdoms of life acting as sensors for a number of systems including touch, hearing, gravity, osmotic pressure and cardiovascular regulation.
  Imaging nanoscale electronic structure at interfaces in molecular magnetic films
  Dr S Collins
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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PhD Type

Molecular films exhibit emergent magnetic properties arising from the interface between the molecular film and the support material, properties of interest for next generation device technologies.
  Towards Production of Bulk Phase, Rare Earth-Free Magnets
  Dr O Cespedes
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Towards production of bulk phase, rare earth-free magnets via novel nanocarbon-metal hybrids with high energy products at room temperature.
  Nanopore barcoding for detecting metastases in liquid biopsies
  Dr M Castronovo
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Liquid biopsy is set to revolutionized the capacity to detect, assess and monitor the evolution of cancer. This technology has a central role to play in precision medicine and population screening approaches, but remains limited by sensitivity and specificity.
  Antiferromagnetic Spintronics: Understanding the strain
  Dr J Barker
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Ferromagnetic materials have underpinned data storage technology for decades. This is not just for the data storage but also for ‘spintronic’ components such as magneto-resistive field sensors and magnetic tunnel junctions.
  3D Spectrum Imaging and Visualisation of Chemical Microstructure
  Dr J Leng
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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This PhD studentship will make a key contribution to the development of a methodology to produce 3D chemical maps of a multiphase material (or the interface between two different materials) from the visible to the atomic scale by utilising the state of the art electron microscopy facilities in the Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy centre (LEMAS).
  Raithby Studentship: PhD in Health Data Science
  Dr C Smith
Application Deadline: 6 December 2019

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This scholarship provides an opportunity to develop and apply novel methods for the analysis of health data to explore the interaction between physical and mental health.
  Topological insulator plasmonics
  Dr J Freeman
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Topological insulators (TIs) are a new type of material that has recently been discovered. They have highly conductive surface states, while their ‘bulk’ remains insulating.
  Engineering functional partial joint replacement: a soft solution to a hard problem
  Dr M Bryant
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Arthritis is a common problem and typically treatment includes replacing the articular surfaces with hard metal on both sides of the joint with intervening plastic or ceramic.
  Formation mechanisms of corrosion-resistant oxide films in steel reinforced alkali-activated materials
  Dr S Bernal
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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The corrosion of steel reinforcement in conventional concrete materials is the most prevalent global challenge for cities and their infrastructure.
  Stress modulated antiferromagnetism in thin film heterostructures
  Prof A J Bell
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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In the challenge to develop new, high- density logic and memory devices, the concept of employing electron spin transport as the data vector (i.e.
  The global carbon cycle budget imbalance
  Dr A Rap, Dr D Spracklen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project will use state-of-the-art models to investigate the extent to which improved representation of biosphere-atmosphere processes reduces the global carbon cycle budget imbalance.
  Biodegradable composite materials (Bio-PolyMOFs) for applications in targeted delivery of drugs to improve healthcare and reduce antimicrobial resistance in developing countries and worldwide
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr A L Kelly, Dr M Katsikogianni
Applications accepted all year round

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Growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major global challenges and is linked to the use of unnecessarily high doses of orally administered antibiotics following medical surgery and infections.
  Presence, morphology and size distribution of nanoplastics and natural fibres in the environment
  Dr P Kay
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Introduction. Plastics in the environment has been seen as one of the most important contemporary environmental issues since David Attenborough’s recent coverage of the topic on Blue Planet.
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