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Chemical Engineering (processing) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Development of new innovative materials and processing routes
  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
  Dr M Jackson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Machinability of Ni-based super alloys is a constantly evolving topic, driven by the development of improved alloys for the aerospace industry.
  Processing of highly structured polymer nanocomposites
  Research Group: Nanocomposites
  Prof T Peijs, Prof T McNally
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally, polymer nanocomposite processing has focused on the optimization of nanoparticle dispersion in a polymer melt or solution.
  Development of Advanced High Modulus Steels for Automotive Applications
  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
  Prof E Palmiere, Dr M Jackson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Although there has been much activity in the automotive sector in the area of advanced high strength steels (AHSS), with the objective of achieving high strength while exhibiting high stretch formability, there is a new generation of steels under consideration for automotive applications (Fig.
  Processing and characterisation of ceramics for nuclear applications
  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
  Prof P Xiao
Applications accepted all year round

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The successful candidate(s) will join the ceramic coating group in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop ceramics for nuclear applications.
  Exploiting Carbon Laydown on Solid Catalysts for Petrochemical Processing
  Dr J McGregor
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbon laydown, known as coking, is a well-known challenge in heterogeneous catalysis typically leading to catalyst deactivation.
  Optimisation of Industrial Food Production using Ultraviolet Fluorescence
  Dr EB Woolley, Dr P Webb
Application Deadline: 2 May 2020

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Food manufacturing is the largest and one of the most resource intensive sectors in the world. Within this industry, cleaning of food processing equipment is a critical operation to control safety, cross contamination of allergens and maintain food quality.
  Processing of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) for CWA capture and destruction
  Dr M Ferrari, Prof N McKeown
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) are microporous materials that are characterized by a very large volume of interconnected pores.
  High-Speed Millimetre Wave Wireless Communications
  Prof X Huang
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing demand for high speed wireless communications systems means that new signal processing algorithms and hardware implementations are necessary to meet low cost and high performance requirements.
  Readying Miniaturized Reactors for Flow Biocatalysis
  Dr M Marques
Application Deadline: 12 December 2019

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In almost all engineering sectors there has been a successful transition from batch to continuous processing. One particularly promising area for continuous processing in biochemical engineering is the biocatalytic synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and value-added chemicals.
  Investigating Ohmic Heating as a novel food process on the deactivation of microbial cells, especially the spores.
  Dr T Miri, Dr T Overton, Dr H Onyeaka
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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PhD Type

The traditional thermal processing method, which is widely used in the food industry, can certainly destroy microbial cells and provide safe food.
  Continuous monitoring of pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion using ultrasonic and infrared techniques
  Research Group: Advanced Materials Engineering
  Dr E Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Extrusion is a processing technology developed and widely used in polymer and food industries, and now under exploration within the pharmaceutical industry as an alternative to traditional batch processing.
  A soft sensor for die melt temperature profile prediction of polymer extrusion (DTA)
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Dr C Abeykoon, Dr W Mirihanage
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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PhD Type

Polymeric materials play a major role in production industry and hence advanced process monitoring is invaluable for improving the product quality and process efficiency.
  Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for energy or healthcare applications
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
  Development of microfluidic devices to support actinide analysis
  Dr C Sharrad, Dr B Treves Brown
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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The primary objective of the project is to develop methods for the analysis of actinide materials using minimal sample amounts and generating the lowest volumes of radioactive wastes requiring costly treatment and disposal processes.
  Process analytical technology (PAT) informing the manufacture and formulation of monoclonal antibody based products. Project with Lonza
  Prof O Thomas
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

The stringent requirements for proving that biotherapeutic protein products are correctly folded into the active three-dimensional structure is a vital concern of the biopharma industry, as slight changes to the process environment can lead to loss of structural integrity, in turn reducing a drug’s therapeutic efficacy and invoking immune responses in patients.
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