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  Computer simulations of surfactant self-assembly, adsorption, and friction in oil-based lubricants
  Prof P Camp
Applications accepted all year round

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Academic Supervisor. Professor Philip J. Camp, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. Industrial Supervisor. Dr Beatrice N.
  Modelling the self-organisation of metal-organic molecular networks on active substrates.
  Prof N Caffrey
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to computationally design atomically-thin ‘smart surfaces’ which can change their form or function in response to external stimuli.
  Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology
  Dr GP Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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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].
  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.
  Making monoatomic layers by physical methods
  Dr R Boya
Applications accepted all year round

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Following the discovery of graphene, many self-standing, stable, single atomic layers such as boron nitride (BN), molybdenum disulphide (MoS2), tungsten disulphide (WS2) etc., have been isolated.
  Quantum Dot Spin State Tailoring for Scalable On-Chip Quantum Information Processing
  Dr K Lagoudakis, Prof R Martin
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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.
  Computational design of bio-inspired silica materials for carbon capture
  Dr M Jorge
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials that are porous at the nanoscale are used in a wide variety of applications, like gas separation, carbon capture, catalysis and drug delivery.
  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
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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
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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.
  Modelling Wetting on Structured Surfaces using the Lattice Boltzmann Method
  Dr H Kusumaatmaja
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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The wetting behaviour of liquids on solid surfaces plays an important role for current and emerging technologies involving liquids from the nano- to the macro-scales.
  Atomically precise quantum molecular materials
  Dr S Jarvis, Prof C Lambert
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this experimental project is to develop new materials for use in sub-molecular scale electronics and as surface templates.
  Monolayer Metal-Organics
  Dr R Boya
Applications accepted all year round

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Housed within the world-leading condensed matter physics group and National Graphene Institute, our group focuses on 2D materials and angstrom scale capillaries.
  Quantum Science and Technology at the European Campus.
  Prof J.P. Bucher, Prof M Ruben
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Topic. Quantum criticality of molecular spins probed by scanning tunneling microscopy.
  Correlated non-equilibrium quantum matter
  Dr Arijeet Pal
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The dynamics of interacting quantum systems host a variety of fascinating phenomena. Recent developments include new non-equilibrium phases of matter characterised by many-body localization and time-crystallinity.
  Designing nanomachines using computer simulations and artificial intelligence
  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, computer science, and biology.
  PhD project on molecular dynamics at surfaces of 2D materials
  Prof A Shluger
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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This 3.5 years PhD project combines theory and experiment and will take you for two years to Singapore. It starts on September 28, 2020.
  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.
  Development of multicaloric technologies for low carbon efficient cooling and heating systems
  Dr M Vopson, Prof M Gaterell
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Melvin M.
  Mesoscopic modelling of Polymer Nano-composites
  Dr A Parnell, Dr B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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The statistical theory of transport in polymer networks and gels, which are examples of mesoscale porous structures holds many challenges, including connections between structures across length scales, their associated mechanics, and role of thermal fluctuations.
  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.
  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.
  Atomic imaging for optimising van der Waals heterostructures
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof A Geim
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The possibility to create new ‘designer’ materials by stacking together atomically thin layers extracted from layered materials with different properties…
  Microstructure and defect formation in metal additive manufacturing
  Research Group: Imaging and Characterisation
  Dr W Mirihanage
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a futuristic technology for rapid production of net-shaped or near-net-shaped components without the design constraints of traditional manufacturing routes.
  Microstructure control in metal additive manufacturing
  Research Group: Imaging and Characterisation
  Dr W Mirihanage
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is rapidly emerged as a viable alternative to subtractive manufacturing. Among various AM techniques.
  Pioneering 3D Atomic Imaging for Clean Energy
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof C Hardacre
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Nanoparticle catalysts are crucial for improving energy efficiency, reducing harmful emissions and the production of clean renewable energy via fuel cells.
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