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  Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity?

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Explore research at Cranfield University . Research degrees offer you time to pursue your ideas in your chosen specialist area of interest.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

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50 funded PhD studentships will be available over the next 5 years for UK and EU students.
  FoodBioSystems BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership – PhD studentships available

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 Call for PhD Researchers across the Agriculture-Food Value chain. FoodBioSystems is a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) which brings together 6 universities internationally recognised for their expertise in agriculture, food and nutrition, as well as fundamental bioscience disciplines.
  Mechatronics Tracking using Inertial Sensors
  Dr J Economou, Dr D Galvao-Wall, Dr N Hettiarachchi
Application Deadline: 21 June 2020

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Operators when walking or in vehicles would benefit having awareness of their position and posture. This is especially more challenging when GPS is unavailable.
  PhD in Additive Manufactured Antennas and Arrays for 5G Automotive Communication Technologies
  Dr I L Morrow, Dr A Tsourdos
Applications accepted all year round

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Underpinning future automotive wireless communications equipment will be cost-effective, small form factor, low power (yet high performance) reconfigurable antenna array systems.
  Radar Cross Section (RCS) of novel Radio Frequency (RF) countermeasure solutions
  Dr A Balleri, Prof M Richardson
Application Deadline: 12 April 2020

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MSc by Research. The project investigates cutting-edge solutions in the area of RF electronic warfare, with emphasis on false targets generation techniques to deceive hostile radar systems.
  Smart sniffer device for detection of illicit substances
  Dr E Dossi
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The project is of high international relevance due to need to fight organised crime as well as supporting and facilitating the activities of security practitioners at national and EU level and aligns with the CDS strategic priorities.
  Thermal Properties of Energetic Materials PhD
  Dr C Stennet, Prof J Akhavan
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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Slower burning materials such as propellants develop much lower pressures compared to detonating explosives, but over a longer time period, that may well lead to an effectively-static load on a structure.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events
  Dr M Alamar, Dr M Chadwick, Dr S Kourmpetli, Prof L A Terry
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Mangoes (Magnifera indica L.) are the second most consumed tropical fruit in the UK, with imports consistently rising during the last five years.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Reducing potato losses by creating a predictive model for black dot disease
  Prof L A Terry, Prof J Doonan, Ms T Jeary, Dr F Rezwan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 aims to reduce food losses and waste by 50% by 2030.
  3D imaging for healthcare, robotics and smart devices
  Dr T Kissinger, Prof R P Tatam, Prof S W James
Application Deadline: 28 August 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Engineering Photonics in the area of 3D imaging.
  3D printing of components with tunable thermal properties
  Prof K Koziol
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Applications are invited for MSc research project, working on metal powder 3D printing of components with tunable thermal properties.
  Developing an AI enabled platform for the next generation of maintainers PhD
  Dr J Ahmet Erkoyuncu
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Developing an AI enabled platform for the next generation of maintainers PhD. Background.
  Developing digital twins of through-life degradation for high value systems PhD
  Dr J Ahmet Erkoyuncu
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Developing digital twins of through-life degradation for high value systems PhD. Cranfield University and BABCOCK International are seeking a top class candidate to undertake research leading to PhD awarded.
  Fibre Optic Shape Sensing for Robotics
  Dr Tom Charrett
Application Deadline: 28 August 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship (up to £17k pa tax-free bursary and fees paid) is available to develop novel optical instrumentation for robotics and automation.
  Graphene/Nanoparticles Reinforced Multi-scale Carbon/Glass Composites for Advanced Aerospace and Automobile Engineering PhD
  Dr S.S Rahatekar
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Background. We are pleased to announce PhD studentship project in ’Graphene/Nanoparticles Reinforced Multi-scale Carbon/Glass Composites for Advanced Aerospace and Automobile Engineering’.
  Recycled Carbon/Glass Fibre based Sandwich Composites for Automotive and Aerospace Sector PhD
  Dr S.S Rahatekar
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Background. We are pleased to announce a self-funded PhD project in ’Low-Cost Recycled Carbon/Glass Fibre-based Sandwich Composites for Automotive and Aerospace Sector’.
  Designing new porous foam catalysts PhD/ MSc by Research
  Dr P Clough, Dr J Sumner
Applications accepted all year round

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Many chemical processes rely on catalysts to enhance reaction rates and their development from a Material Science and Chemistry standpoint is constantly improving, this PhD (or MSc by Research – MRes) will investigate developing porous catalytic foams using novel methods, with cheap precursors, via sustainable and resource efficient routes.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience (WIRe)

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Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity? Globally, one in four cities is facing water stress, and the projected demand for water in 2050 is set to increase by 55%.
  FOODBIOSYSTEMS - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events PhD
  Dr M Alamar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr MariCarmen Alamar - Cranfield University. Co Supervisors. Dr Martin Chadwick - University of Reading, Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  FOODBIOSYSTEMS - Reducing potato losses by creating a predictive model for black dot disease PhD
  Prof L A Terry
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 aims to reduce food losses and waste by 50% by 2030. Black dot disease (Colletotrichum coccodes) is a significant cause of pre-pack quality loss for the UK potato industry costing £3M per annum.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Biostimulants improve soil and plant conditions to enhance the health-relatedproperties of fresh produce
  Prof J Rickson
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Growing enough food to feed 10 billion people by 2050 is a global challenge. However, less attention is paid to the changing nutritional quality of food and how this affects human health.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of different natural biopesticide formulations of plant extracts for control of economically important cereal and grass diseases
  Prof N Magan, Dr G W Griffith, Dr A Medina Vaya, Dr S Palmer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. In todays’ cropping systems, crop protection chemicals are used extensively to maintain crop productivity and reduce pest/disease damage.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - DSS4Food - Development of a novel and effective post-harvest decision support system (DSS) for stored cereals to minimise mould spoilage and mycotoxins in food
  Dr A Medina Vaya, Prof R Krska, Prof N Magan, Dr J Meneely
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. UK grain production represents a value of £2 Billion in ex-farm gate value. Post-harvest losses and rejection due to fungal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination often represents between 5-10% of this value, especially in wet harvest years.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Evaluating epigenetic and transcriptomic adaptations to climate change in Brasicca napus (oilseed rape)
  Dr F Mohareb, Dr J Hammond, Dr F Rezwan, Dr M Anastasiadi
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. The recent heat wave events witnessed over the past few years across the UK as a result of change in the global climate, represents a serious threat to agriculture.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Evaluating the sustainability and nutritional benefits of alternative production systems and foods
  Dr A Williams, Prof R Murphy, Dr S Lanham-New, Dr K Garnett
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. This is a great opportunity to tackle two major challenges to humanity. environmental degradation and poor nutrition.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Genetics of root vigour in tomato
  Dr A Thompson, Prof J Doonan, Dr Z Kevei, Dr F Mohareb
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Crop root systems provide a new focus for breeding varieties with greater sustainability and resilience; roots function to capture nutrient and soil resources, and provide anchorage and resistance to multiple soil-borne diseases, they also sequester carbon into the soil profile.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Reducing seed loss and waste in umbelliferous crops
  Dr S Kourmpetli, Dr L Bell
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Umbelliferae species flower and set seed over a period of about 6 weeks depending on weather conditions.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Using organic fertilisers to manipulate soil microbiology for improved nutrient bioavailability
  Dr M Pawlett, Dr T Sizmur, Dr E J Shaw, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Soils are essential to food production through the delivery of bioavailable nutrients required for crop growth.
  Intelligent Dynamic Flood Response and Recovery Strategy (iD-FRe2S) PhD
  Prof M Rivas Casado, Dr Y Bajón Fernández
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Flood recovery response in urban areas depends on the type of flood (e.g., pluvial, fluvial, groundwater) and the type of water (i.e., clean, grey or black water) affecting the area.
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