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Condensed Matter Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Aalto: Ferroelectric strain coupling and gating integration devices for magnetic domain wall motion control
  Prof S van Dijken
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Control of magnetic domain wall motion by electric fields has recently attracted scientific attention because of its potential for energy-efficient magnetic logic and memory devices.
  Applications of topology to soft matter physics
  Dr M Grant, Dr R Hepworth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will address mathematical problems in the research field of algebraic topology, inspired by the theory of topological defects in soft materials.
  Boundary Effects in Active Matter Systems
  Dr F Ginelli
Applications accepted all year round

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he study of collective properties of active matter is a fast-emerging interdisciplinary research field.
  Enhancing predictability in chaotic systems
  Dr F Ginelli, Prof A Politi
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this research program – which involves theoretical analysis and numerical simulations -- is to apply fundamental results and recent developments (to which the supervisors significantly contributed) of dynamical system theory to enhance our ability to predict the future evolution of complex and chaotic dynamical systems -- such as weather and climate systems.
  Modelling the deformation of cells
  Dr F Perez-Reche
Applications accepted all year round

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Cells are the elementary building blocks of living organisms. The correct functioning of living organisms is therefore conditioned to the ability of living cells to withstand forces and deformations and to promptly adapt to their mechanical environment.
  New responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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Fuel cells have high efficiency, generate low levels of emissions, and can consume renewable sources, in combination with energy vectors, making them excellent candidates as for alternative power production technologies.
  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cement is the most ubiquitous product after drinking water, with 4.1B tons produced in 2017 alone, enough for half a ton per person per year worldwide.
  Thermally superconducting and superinsulating nanofluids and their use in nanodevices
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanotechnology is the forefront of a new industrial revolution. As the scale of new devices shrink, the design bottle-neck becomes getting rid of waste heat.
  Spin Dynamics in Multilayer Organic Photovoltaics and Organic Light-Emitting Diode Films (Ref: ReNU/Hindmarch)
  Dr A.T. Hindmarch
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU) is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham.
  2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The project focuses on studying the nonlinear optical properties of numerous 2D materials and how to interface them with low-loss integrated photonics for the creation of novel ultra-fast all-optical devices.
  A Scalable and Coherent Semiconductor Spin-Photon Interface (EPS2020/28)
  Dr B D Gerardot
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Scalability is an outstanding challenge in semiconductor quantum technologies. This project aims to address this by realizing small nodes of coherent spin-photon interfaces.
  Bio-inspired quantum-enhanced light harvesting (EPS2020/22)
  Dr E Gauger
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Bio-inspired nanostructures are ideal candidates for quantum-engineered antennae. This project aims to identify ways of harnessing the interplay of quantum effects and dissipation to underpin next-generation technologies for light-harvesting.
  Dynamic wavefront engineering via epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities (EPS2020/20)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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By exploiting the remarkable nonlinearities of bulk and nanostructured thin films operating in their epsilon-near-zero frequency window, different device configuration will be explored for the efficient and ultra-fast manipulation of the optical wavefront.
  Twisted Quantum Heterostructures (EPS2020/27)
  Dr B D Gerardot
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Two-dimensional moiré spin and exciton lattices will be engineered and investigated for applications in quantum simulators and quantum photonics.
  INRIM: Modelling the impact of E-fields on magnetic interface phenomena
  Prof G Durin
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Together with the position at USAL, this PhD position will complement the experimental projects of the consortium, focusing on the impact of the electrical fields on the phenomena occurring at the magnetic interfaces in nanostructures and multilayers.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
  Two-dimensional materials for Optoelectronic Devices
  Dr N Balakrishnan
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Graphene and two-dimensional (2D) layered materials are hot topic in science and provide a wide range of applications. The family of 2D layered materials includes hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), transition metal dichalcogenides (WS2, MoS2, etc.), metal chalcogenides (InSe, GaSe, GaS, etc.) and many others.
  Funded PhD place in experimental quantum and low temperature physics
  Dr E Laird
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Lancaster University invites applications for funded PhD positions starting in October 2020, working in the fields of quantum and low temperature physics.
  Long wavelength (>1400 nm) GaSb quantum ring VCSELs for consumer applications
  Prof M Hayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are high-speed, compact (low cost) laser diodes used in laser printing, datacoms and other applications.
  PhD Studentship in Nano-electronics: Resistive-switching memory devices (ReRAM/FeRAM/memristor) and its application in neuromorphic and in-memory computing systems
  Prof W Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
  PhD Studentship: Foam Electrokinetic Separation
  Dr D Tseluiko, Dr H Bandulasena, Dr Anna Trybala, Prof A Archer
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. NAN0/MA/DT-2020. Start date. 1 April 2020. Closing date. 17 January 2020.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Magnetic Thin Films for Energy Harvesting
  Dr K Morrison
Applications accepted all year round

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The spin Seebeck effect is a newly discovered phenomenon that manifests as the generation of a spin current when a magnetic material is subjected to a temperature gradient.
  Quantum Mechanics in Phase Space
  Dr M Everitt, Dr J Samson
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. PH/ME-Un2/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 1 Classroom Based (£4,327).
  What’s the Matter with Walruses?
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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Walruses, the tusked and massive marine mammals, spend much of their time resting on polar sea ice, but when that ice recedes in the summer months, they must find shore.
  Friction, Lubrication and Heat Transfer Phenomena In Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains (SAM20)
  Dr N Dolatabadi, Dr R Rahmani, Prof C Garner
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Multi-scale modelling of bone fracture (SLUF2019)
  Dr S Li, Prof V Silberschmidt
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone fracture affects millions of people’s life worldwide. In UK alone, there are approximately more than 850,000 new fractures each year, and the estimated annual cost for bone fracture related treatment reached more than £2 billion.
  Macromolecular Structures from Single Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Experiments
  Prof HG Grubmuller
Applications accepted all year round

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- You are a physicist or chemist who wants to reveal how life works at the molecular level?. - You know how to combine computer power and theory to solve biological problems?.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
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