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  PhD Studentship - Upgrading lignocellulose waste biomass using thermochemical and biological conversion routes
  Dr P Blanco-Sanchez, Dr AFC Fernandez-Castane
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a three-year Postgraduate studentship funded by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University.
  Doctoral Researcher - Degradation Analysis of Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers
  Prof S Thiele
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 part of Forschungszentrum Jülich and works in close collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB).
  PhD position for additive manufacturing of membrane-electrode assemblies for PEM fuel cells and water electrolysers
  Prof S Thiele
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 part of Forschungszentrum Jülich and works in close collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB).
  Sustainable Production of Bioinspired Vesicles for Crop Protection
  Dr M Dragosavac
Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CG-MD-2002. Start date of studentship. 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 17 March 2020.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: A new generation of functional nanomaterials: solvent–free synthesis of size-selected nanoparticles, atomic imaging and applications in catalysis, medical sensing, quantum optics and energy
  Prof R Palmer
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship. A new generation of functional nanomaterials. solvent–free synthesis of size-selected nanoparticles, atomic imaging and applications in catalysis, medical sensing, quantum optics and energy.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Sustainable Paints - Removing the Reliance on Fossil Fuels
  Dr I Mabbett
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Start date. October 2020. Supervisor. Dr Ian Mabbet (Academic Supervisor) and Dr Peter Barker (Industrial Supervisor). Sponsoring company.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: The failure mechanisms of organic coatings on Zinc Aluminium Magnesium substrates under exposure to natural conditions and accelerated corrosion environments
  Dr N Wint
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Start date. October 2020. Supervisor. Dr N Wint. Coil coatings are used to protect aluminium and steel from natural environments, whereby adhesion and anticorrosive protection are the essential properties to maintain good corrosion resistance.
  Atomic/Molecular insights into the formation of valuable products from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Lignocellulosic biomass is a green alternative fossil resource to produce fuels (e.g. transport fuel, aviation fuel) and value-added products (e.g.
  System design on co-production of transport fuel and value-added chemicals from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

There is a national and global imperative to reduce reliance upon fossil fuels and, at the same time, to improve the efficiency of natural and renewable resource utilisation.
  ImplantSens: Enzyme immobilization and modelling
  Prof P N Bartlett
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Supervisor. Prof P N Bartlett. Project description. The studentship is funded by a Marie Skłodowska Curie European Training Network and the successful applicant will be appointed and paid as a fellow at the University.
  Efficient upgrading of biogas via plasma catalysis - LEVERHULME
  Dr P Kechagiopoulos, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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In recent years, plasma-catalysis has emerged as a promising technology to improve the performance of existing catalytic processes.
  Synergetic effect of surface-active metallic additions on structure modification in aluminium alloys
  Prof D Eskin
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Applications are invited for a full-time EPSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) PhD studentship for the project “Synergetic effect of surface-active metallic additions on structure modification in aluminium alloys” at Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Brunel University London starting from the 1st October 2020.
  Taking old drinking water treatment processes into the 21st Century
  Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Sponsored by EPSRC, Thames Water and Anglian Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of £19,000 per annum (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  Development of catalytic membrane microreactors for biorefining (EPS2020/33)
  Dr A Sanna
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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In this project, we aim to produce high value chemical intermediates from biomass by catalytic transformations using catalytic composite membrane microreactors for process intensification.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Funded PhD Studentship in Engineering: An acoustic analysis tool for detecting hydrogen gas in sealed pressurised storage packages and containers
  Dr P Holborn
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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PhD Type

A funded PhD research opportunity exists to develop an acoustic analysis tool for detecting hydrogen gas in sealed pressurised storage packages and containers.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  Simulation Modelling of Distortion and Shrinkage in Stereolithography 3D Printing.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  OIST International PhD Program

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The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.
  “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.
  The evolution of microstructure and toughness in multipass welds that contain acicular ferrite
  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems CDT
  Dr J Francis, Dr E Pickering
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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With industrial partner – Framatome, France. This project involves a fundamental study on the toughness of multipass steel welds.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Advanced multiscale modelling and simulations of nucleate boiling on special surfaces – EMBOSS project
  Dr P Valluri, Dr T Krueger
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

Boiling is a common but fundamental phenomena required in modern manufacturing equipment. Typically, boiling begins with nucleation on a heated surface.
  Bioinspired nanotopographies to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation
  Dr R D'Sa
Applications accepted all year round

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By 2050, it is predicted that the rise of resistant strains of bacteria and the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be the cause of 10 million deaths annually, and will burden the global economy by £64 trillion.
  EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry Atoms-2-Products: An Integrated Approach Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships

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EPSRC and SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry. Atoms-2-Products. An Integrated Approach. Fully funded 48-month PhD studentships. The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemistry.
  Future of Chemical Engineering Education: Research and Development in Curriculum Design and Delivery
  Prof M Zandi
Applications accepted all year round

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The pace of development in engineering industry has dramatically overtaken the development of learning and teaching methods used in higher education institutions.
  Using Catalytically Powered Microfluidic Transport to Enable Medical Diagnosis
  Dr S Ebbens, Dr X Zhao
Applications accepted all year round

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Microfluidic devices have the potential to enable diagnostic tests to be performed rapidly at the "point-of-care" enabling rapid responses to medical emergencies, and allowing patients to self-monitor medical conditions in their homes.
  Novel synthesis & characterisation methods for metal-organic nanosheets
  Dr J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanomaterials are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives from electronics to medicine. The remarkable properties shown by graphene have led to the development of a wide variety of other two-dimensional materials.
  Synthesis and Structural Characterisation of Calcium Thickened Greases
  Dr OM Mykhaylyk, Prof A Ryan
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Lubricants have been in use for centuries. Their primary purpose is to increase efficiency of movement and reduce friction and wear between components.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
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