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  Compartment fire-fighting and fire dynamics - Fire Service Research and Training Trust Scholarship
  Dr R Carvel, Dr R Hadden
Applications accepted all year round

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Fire Service Research and Training Trust Scholarship. Fire adapts to its environment. When a fire becomes established in a compartment within a building or structure, the fire behaviour depends upon the nature of the fuel, the airflow dynamics in the space and the heat exchange between the fire and its environment.
  Solute transport and precipitation in porous media
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project, we will combine modelling and experimental approaches to extend our understanding of the processes controlling solute transport and precipitation in drying porous media.
  NSIRC239 PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation): Development of WAAM process to achieve consistent bead geometry and microstructure with optimised feedstock chemistry
  Mr A Addison, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a suite of processes which “join materials to make parts from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer”.
  Catalytic upgrading of C1 compounds
  Dr C Hammond
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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Introduction. C1 compounds such as CO2 and CH4 are increasingly important building blocks for the chemical industry. Yet, methods of converting these abundant compounds into useful chemicals and fuels are hampered by several practical, technical, and economic challenges.
  3D Spectrum Imaging and Visualisation of Chemical Microstructure
  Dr J Leng
Application Deadline: 28 February 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).
  PhD Candidate in Computational (Electro)Catalysis
  Prof M García-Melchor
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications from outstanding and highly motivated students are invited for a fully funded 4-year PhD position (€18,000 per annum + academic fees) in the Computational Catalysis and Energy Materials (CCEM) Group led by Dr.
  (iCASE Award) Towards Particle Design of Pharmaceutical Crystals
  Dr A Cruz-Cabeza
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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This project is being pursued in collaboration with AstraZeneca and the successful applicant will be part of a larger research group supervised by Dr.
  “Smart” scaffolds for preventing post-surgery infections and evaluation in a simulated in vivo microenvironment
  Dr A Anastasiou
Applications accepted all year round

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Infections associated with bacterial colonisation around implants and scaffolds is a significant clinical problem both in orthopaedics and regenerative dentistry.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Coupled flow-geomechanics for prediction of propagation and collapse of wormholes in matrix acidizing
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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Acidizing is an established technique to stimulate enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from carbonate reservoirs.
  Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
  Dr L Joss
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
  Developing NMR methods to characterise water transport through graphene-based membranes
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphene oxide membranes (GOMs) have shown significant promise as filtration devices since they are impermeable to many substances but not to water.
  Development of hybrid machine learning based strategy for bioprocess online control
  Dr D Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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The background of this research is to explore and integrate a range of mechanistic and machine learning based modelling strategies to develop a multilevel digital framework (digital twin) for industrial bioprocess dynamic simulation and prediction, online optimisation (online learning), and product quality control.
  Development of robust and effective downstream purification and analytical techniques for glycolipid biosurfactants
  Research Group: Molecular Systems and Biomaterials
  Dr J Winterburn
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Glycolipid biosurfactants are naturally occurring, microbially produced amphiphiles with a range of unique properties including biodegradability and tolerance of a wide range of temperature and pH.
  Foam Flow in Porous Media: From Fundamentals to Applications
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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During oil production from underground oil reservoirs, only a fraction of oil tends to be extracted during the primary recovery phase, prior to the oil reservoir becoming too depleted to push additional oil out naturally.
  Gas-solid processes for decarbonised steel industry
  Dr V Spallina, Prof A Azapagic
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Hybrid dynamic modelling framework for bioprocess digitalisation and optimisation
  Dr D Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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The background of this research is to explore and integrate a range of mechanistic and machine learning based modelling strategies to develop a multilevel digital framework (digital twin) for industrial bioprocess dynamic simulation and prediction, online optimisation (online learning), and product quality control.
  Hydrogen and Ammonia production integrating high pressure chemical looping
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  iCASE: Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Dr A Patti
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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A fully-funded iCASE PhD position in Formulation Behaviour at Complex Liquid-Solid Interfaces is available in the Multiscale Modelling Group at the University of Manchester, working with Dr Flor Siperstein and Dr Alessandro Patti, in collaboration with Dr Breanndán Ó Conchúir from IBM Research UK.
  Integrated deep learning and model structure detection strategy for physical laws development and photobioreactor design
  Dr D Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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Designing industrial scale reaction systems and unit operations takes a sophisticate procedure and involves a range of multiscale modelling and experimentation steps.
  Low-field NMR studies to probe motion and dynamics in rock pore structures
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantification of transport and dynamics in rock pore structures is essential for understanding, optimising and enhancing oil and gas recovery as well as assess the capacity and effectiveness for CO2 storage.
  Multiscale dynamic visualisation framework for industrial mutants design and biological knowledge discovery
  Dr D Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 August 2020

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Current industrial bio-production processes exclusively uses yeast and bacteria as the microorganism hosts to synthesise valuable commercial compounds.
  New solution methods for online process scheduling
  Dr J Li
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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Scheduling is one of the significant managerial tools for the process industries.
  Novel ways to model complex flows
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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While the equations governing the flow of Newtonian liquids like water or petrol are well-understood and excellent numerical methods exist to make accurate predictions of how such liquids will behave, the situation regarding complex fluids, such as blood, paint, shampoos, etc, is considerably less well understood.
  Numerical modelling and design of geothermal heat recovery from subsurface systems
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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In the geothermal energy technology, this is a common practice to drill a doublet (i.e. an injection and production well pair) system.
  Porous Media for a Green World
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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Sustainable use of soil and water resources is crucial to preserve healthy terrestrial ecosystems and maintaining food security.
  Prediction of sustainability performance of ionic liquids using a group contribution framework
  Dr R Cuellar-Franca, Dr C Avendano, Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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The versatility and wide range of applications of ionic liquids (ILs) offer industry with endless possibilities for sustainable innovation.
  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.
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