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  Unsteady aerodynamics of micro drones for Offshore Wind Farm Monitoring
  Dr IM Viola, Dr F Giorgio-Serchi
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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4-year PhD with Integrated Studies. Aim of the project. The aim of the project is to investigate, through bio-inspired fundamental research, a mechanism to exploit wind gusts to keep small flyers afloat.
  Global potential for bamboo in construction: a dynamic flow analysis and impact assessment coordinating long-term production and consumption SEBE0034
  Dr FP Pomponi, Dr BD D'amico, Dr J Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Many countries have committed to net-zero carbon targets in the coming decades, and the world as a whole must embark on an unprecedented carbon reduction journey to address the current climate crises and keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C.
  Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Tall Buildings and Long Span Structures SEBE0033
  Dr J Zhang, Dr BD D'amico, Dr FP Pomponi
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The UK and several other EU countries are the leading countries on developing advanced sustainable construction materials such as timber and engineered wood products.
  PHD in Miniaturised Cellulose Nanomaterial-based Antennas and Arrays Design and Performance Evaluation for Internet of Things applications. SEBE0029
  Dr C H See, Dr M Dorris, Dr D Sun, Prof H Yu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The advances in wireless networks and electronics have led to the emergence of Wireless Sensor networks (WSNs), which are considered to be one of the most important technologies that can revolutionize healthcare systems.
  Buildings as a global carbon sink: investigating realistic pathways addressing the temporal mistmatch between supply and demand SEBE0027
  Dr FP Pomponi, Dr BD D'amico, Dr G Fountas
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The built environment contributes some 40% to global greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, and in similar shares to the consumption of finite resources and the generation of waste flows [1].
  Novel methods for recycling spent lithium ion batteries to develop of electroactive materials for energy storage applications
  Dr CK Kirk, Prof JB Love
Applications accepted all year round

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A joint PhD studentship is available between the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Dr Caroline Kirk (http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/dr-caroline-kirk), and Prof Jason Love (https://jasonlovegroup.wordpress.com/) and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) A*STAR, Singapore under the supervision of Dr.
  Understanding amorphous explosives
  Prof CR Pulham, Prof C Morrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Amorphous explosives offer a number of advantages in comparison to conventional (crystalline) explosives. They are generally safer, can be more powerful, and easier to mould and shape.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Sustainable formulations based on cellulose based colloid-nematic gels.
  Dr T Wood, Dr M. Dorris
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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An opportunity has arisen for a 4-year PhD studentship within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh funded by the BBSRC through the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC).
  Experimental and Computational Studies of Nitrocellulose, Nitroglycerin formulations
  Prof C Morrison, Prof CR Pulham
Applications accepted all year round

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Double base propellants are complex formulations of nitrocellulose (NC), nitroglycerin (NG) and other stabilisation and performance-enhancing additives.
  Understanding the role of lead-based ballistic modifiers in the combustion of double base propellants
  Prof CR Pulham, Prof C Morrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Ballistic modifiers are additives in double base propellants that stabilise the burning rate of the propellant mixture to changes in pressure.
  Wearable Sensors and Soft Robots for Biomedical Applications
  Dr M Amjadi
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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The Integrated Soft Machines Lab in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore wearable sensors and soft robots for biomedical applications.
  Developing new concepts and novel optical devices (EPS2020/25)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The candidate will explore the novel optical properties of various nanostructures based on metals (e.g., gold and silver) and dielectrics (e.g., amorphous silicon, titanium dioxide).
  Compact polarization imaging system (EPS2020/23)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Polarization of light contains valuable information that is usually absent in colour and intensity.
  Flat Optics for System Integration (EPS2020/24)
  Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Flat optics has provided new opportunities for the development of ultrathin devices with unusual functionalities, which are ideal for device miniaturization and system integration.
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