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Condensed Matter Physics (computational physics) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of dynamics due to gradients in living cells, drying paints and other out-of-equilibrium liquids
  Dr R Sear
Applications accepted all year round

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The Soft Matter research group of the Department of Physics of the University of Surrey has a PhD studentship for an October 2020 start.
  Physics of cutting and reshaping of cell membranes
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry.
  Uncertainty in phase diagram simulations with interatomic potentials
  Dr J Kermode
Applications accepted all year round

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Atomistic simulations with interatomic potentials are very widely used throughout computational chemistry, physics and materials science.
  Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology
  Dr GP Alexander
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Active matter is a class of materials in which the individual constituents continually consume energy to generate work or motion, maintaining the system in dynamic, self-organised, nonequilibrium states [1].
  Understanding quantum materials using high magnetic fields and applied pressure
  Dr P Goddard
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Many of today’s most interesting, innovative and potentially useful materials display states of matter that seem to be explicable only by applying quantum mechanical models that are on the edge of our current understanding.
  X-ray studies of dynamic fluctuations in Nano-scaled artificial Spin-Ices
  Dr T PA Hase
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Geometric frustration, in which pair-wise interactions are incompatible with the underlying lattice can be found in many fields. Exploring the effect in bulk crystals is limited by the inability to modify the interactions in a systematic manner.
  Quantum control of a spin in a levitated nanodiamond
  Dr G Morley
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Single nitrogen-vacancy (NV-) centres in diamond have isolated electronic and nuclear spins which can store quantum information at room temperature for over one second.
  The physics of flowing suspensions with viscoelastic continua
  Dr C Ness
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Suspensions of particles in liquid are found throughout nature and industry, for instance slurries and ceramics. We are just beginning to understand the dramatic influence that particle-particle interactions have on their flow behaviour when the liquid is Newtonian.
  Computational materials engineering of interfaces in alloys
  Dr C Brandl
Applications accepted all year round

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Research field. We are working in Computational Materials Science which is an interdisciplinary area. It’s a challenging mix of physics, materials science, engineering, mathematics, and computational science.
  Modelling the compositional variation of the properties of magnetic refrigeration materials
  Prof J Staunton
Applications accepted all year round

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Refrigeration using magnetic materials has emerged as a promising new, energy efficient and environmentally friendly solid state cooling technology.
  Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to exploit electronic and vibrational properties of nanoscale materials that are 1000 times smaller than diameter of a human hair to discover new materials for energy harvesting and cooling in consumer electronics such as mobile phones and laptops.
  Quantum Plasmonics: theory and simulations on the non-locality of nanoplasmonics
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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When light illuminates nano-sized metallic structures, the free electrons in the metal collectively oscillate, creating `plasmons’.
  Band structure measurements in van der Waals heterostructures
  Dr N Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) beautifully reveals the momentum-resolved electronic structure at the surface of crystalline solids.
  Computational Discovery of Conduction Mechanisms in Lithium-Ion Solid Electrolytes
  Dr B Morgan
Application Deadline: 26 February 2020

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship in theoretical / computational chemistry is available in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.
  Intense infrared pulses give defects in diamond a shakedown
  Dr J Lloyd-Hughes, Prof M E Newton, Dr V Stavros
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently developed methods based on ultrafast infrared absorption spectroscopy that can be used to uncover the energetic structure of the vibrational modes of defect complexes in diamond.
  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.
  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.
  Design principles for active solids
  Dr A Souslov
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Soft materials surround us and compose us. Biological functions rely on active components embedded in soft biological matter. For example, muscles move because molecular motors convert chemical energy into work.
  Machine learning for inverse design of materials for skyrmionics
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr O Hovorka
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Ondrej Hovorka. Co-supervisor Prof Hans Fangohr. Project description. Skyrmionics is emerging as one of the most significant areas in magnetism with prospects to shape the research over the next few decades.
  2D Material Heterostructures and novel Twistronic Devices
  Dr N D M Hine
Applications accepted all year round

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Combining high performance and ultra-low power usage is the ultimate goal of materials technology for information processing. This research has led to whole new paradigms including “spintronics” and “valleytronics”.
  Atomistic modelling of fracture for irradiated materials
  Dr J Kermode
Applications accepted all year round

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Reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels used in nuclear power plants have very complex behaviour due to the large number of alloying elements.
  Electronic and phononic transport in highly heterogeneous nanomaterials and devices
  Dr N Neophytou
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Two thirds of all energy we use is lost into heat during conversion processes, a loss which puts enormous pressure on the planet, the use of fossil fuels, and energy sustainability.
  Next generation sampling of organic molecules
  Dr L Bartok-Partay
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Models of simple flexible organic molecules, such as methane or carbon dioxide, have surprisingly rich phase diagrams showing numerous (and sometimes spurious) stable and metastable crystal structures.
  The Structure of Metal-Organic Interfaces
  Prof D P Woodruff, Dr G COSTANTINI
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Metal/organic interfaces (MOIs) play a crucial role in a range of practical applications. They strongly influence the performance of organic electronic devices (OEDs), but they also play an important role in a range of corrosion inhibitors and in the biocompatibility of medical implants.
  Tiny objects causing giant strength: Precipitate formation in superalloys
  Dr P Brommer
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The extraordinary strength of superalloys (used e.g. in aeroplane engines) is caused by nanoscale precipitates formed in an ageing process.
  Developing a Combined 105Pd NMR and XRD/Neutron Diffraction Approach to Enable the Study of Pd Metal Nanoparticle Systems Used in Industrial Catalytic Processes
  Dr J Hanna
Applications accepted all year round

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An ability to clearly relate local (short range) structure to the function of any material is a critical feature for any catalytic system.
  Highly frustrated magnetic materials by neutron scattering
  Dr O Petrenko
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of the project is to experimentally investigate the low-temperatures properties of several highly frustrated magnets using various neutron scattering methods.
  Rational Design of Stable Electrocatalysts on Corrosion Free Carbon Supports: Improving Fuel Cell Performance
  Prof J Macpherson, Prof M E Newton, Dr C Dancer
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Two of the main global challenges that humanity faces, climate change and the depletion of traditional fossil fuel energy resources, are intrinsically connected.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
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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.
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