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  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.
  Nonlinear mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  Quantum coherence and carrier dynamics in colloidal nanostructures from dots to 1D and 2D materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr E Muljarov
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Colloidal nanostructures such as semiconductor quantum dots are relatively simple to manufacture, widely tuneable in shape and size and can be made of a large range of materials.
  High Speed Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic/Metal Multi-material Structures
  Dr D Engstrom
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference number. DEUF2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019, 1 January 2020 or 1 April 2020. Interview date. TBC. Supervisors.
  Probing Quantum States with Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS)
  Dr A Casey
Applications accepted all year round

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Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) represent a new key disruptive technology providing potential solutions for research and industry across a wide range of sectors, from Quantum Information processing through physical sensors to biological sensor applications.
  Macromolecular Diffusion in Crowded Colloidal Suspensions
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr A Patti
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Highlight. The present research has two key goals.
  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.
  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.
  Controlled coherent coupling of single quantum dots in photonic crystal cavity networks
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr E Muljarov, Dr D Beggs
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The proposed project spans from the field of optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically coherent spectroscopy of single quantum dots, to quantum computing, specifically the implementation of quantum operations in quantum dots.
  Adiabatic invariants in adiabatic quantum computers
  Dr A Zagoskin
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Simulation and characterization of large quantum coherent structures, such as adiabatic quantum processors, meets inherent difficulties because of the dimensionality of the corresponding Hilbert space growing exponentially with the system size.
  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).
  Role of the interaction between ions and adsorbed dipoles in Hofmeister’s effect and in the charging of hydrophobic surfaces
  Dr RI Slavchov
Application Deadline: 22 July 2019

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Why is the surface of pure water negatively charged? What are the forces that orientate water molecules nearby interfaces? Why some ions adsorb at lipid…
  Defect structures and spin correlations in disorder-induced quantum spin liquids
  Prof J Goff, Dr L Mangin-Thro
Applications accepted all year round

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Entanglement defines the essential non-classical features of quantum mechanics, and long-range entanglement engenders exotic phenomena such as fractional quantum numbers and emergent topological excitations.
  Machine-learning design of novel magnets
  Prof S Sanvito
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD position is available from September 2019 in the School of Physics and the CRANN Institute (www.crann.tcd.ie) at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
  Design and Discovery of Functional Inorganic Materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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New inorganic materials are needed to advance technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage, and to develop basic science.
  Discovery of new transparent conducting materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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This project aims to develop new transparent conducting materials for optoelectronic applications on glass.
  Graphene oxide-nanoparticles DNA sensors
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Nanomaterials are employed in several fields of science ranging from biology and medicine and the development of new diagnostic methods, drug delivery, and imaging, to physics and engineering and the fabrication of novel devices for energy conversion and storage.
  PhD Studentship in Quantum optics and photonics: integrated components from quantum mechanics to quantum technologies
  Dr A Politi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a postgraduate student to join a new research project in the Quantum nanoPhotonics (QnP) group at the University of Southampton.
  Coarse-Grained Simulation of DNA
  Dr O Henrich
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding for a 3.5-year PhD project at the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow is available from 1 October 2019 for Home/UK/EU students.
  Quantum Dot Spin State Tailoring for Scalable On-Chip Quantum Information Processing
  Dr K Lagoudakis, Prof R Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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A successful implementation of a fault tolerant quantum computer based on solid state spin qubits will most likely involve their arrangement in a regular lattice.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in the Design and fabrication of large area organic solar cells
  Prof S Silva
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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For many decades crystalline silicon solar cells have dominated the solar market. But, this dominance may now be challenged with the emergence of perovskite solar cells as well as organic solar cells which are performing in excess of 15%.
  Selective epitaxial growth of Silicon Carbide thin film materials
  Dr M Myronov
Applications accepted all year round

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Silicon carbide (SiC) is a wide band gap compound semiconductor material attractive for future applications in high power and high frequency electronic devices, UV photonic devices and sensors including those for bio-medical, industrial, IoT and automotive sectors.
  Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy of Next Generation Li-ion Batteries for Large-Scale Energy Storage
  Dr R E Douthwaite, Dr V Lazarov
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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Whilst renewable sources of energy (e.g. wind and solar) are making an increasing contribution to immediate global electricity demand, there is a need to store energy for use on demand.
  Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy of Next Generation Li-ion Batteries for Large-Scale Energy Storage
  Dr R E Douthwaite, Dr V Lazarov
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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Whilst renewable sources of energy (e.g. wind and solar) are making an increasing contribution to immediate global electricity demand, there is a need to store energy for use on demand.
  Tuning Correlated Electron Systems from Magnetism to Unconventional Superconductivity
  Dr P G Niklowitz
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD project in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. In this project you will explore the rich temperature-pressure phase diagrams of strongly correlated electron systems.
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