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  The role of entropy in crystal structures
  Prof S Parsons
Applications accepted all year round

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A 3 year fully-funded PhD studentship is available to work on a collaborative project held between The University of Edinburgh and The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre to work on the role played by entropy in molecular crystal structures.
  Endohedral Fullerene Molecular Switches
  Prof E Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Prof. Eleanor E.B. Campbell FRS, School of Chemistry University of Edinburgh [email protected] Co-Supervisors.
  3D printing of micro-scale graded shape memory components for in-vivo actuated medical devices
  Prof D P Hand
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro-robots for medicine require highly controlled actuation at a micro-scale to provide controlled motion, testing of tissue compliance, biopsy, etc, and this is a prospect offered by functionally-graded shape memory alloys (SMAs).
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Multiscale modelling of shale gas flows
  Dr M Borg, Dr L Gibelli
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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The University of Edinburgh is seeking an excellent student to award a prestigious PhD scholarship to investigate the behaviour of methane gas inside porous rock media.
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
  Novel nanostructured materials for distinguishing molecules and ions with small size difference
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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All across the world, people are facing a wealth of new and challenging problems, particularly the energy and environmental issues.
  Water treatment with membranes in Scotland: what affects their performance, and how to improve their lifespan?
  Dr A Semião, Dr S Romero-Vargas Castrillon, Dr M Graham
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Mankind cannot survive without potable water. Despite this, our potable water resources are becoming more polluted due to human activity (e.g., mining, industry and agriculture), rendering them unfit for consumption.
  New numerical integration approaches for finite element simulations
  Dr S Papanicolopulos
Application Deadline: 21 December 2019

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Numerical integration of area and volume integrals (also known as cubature) is a fundamental, but often overlooked, component of many computational techniques in continuum mechanics.
  Tracking granular flows using instrumented grains
  Dr S Papanicolopulos
Application Deadline: 21 December 2019

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Granular materials are ubiquitous in nature (e.g. sand and other soils) and in industry (e.g. corn, sugar, detergents, pharmaceutical tablets, pellets).
  Flow synthesis of microporous organic polymers
  Dr S Lau
Application Deadline: 19 April 2020

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A PhD project is available to scale up the production of advanced polymers through the Flow synthesis of porous organic polymers.
  Developing renewable strategies to overcome physical aging of polymers
  Dr S Lau
Application Deadline: 8 May 2020

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A PhD project is available for developing new strategies to overcome physical aging of polymers – the bane of many applications within chemical engineering.
  Transforming plastic waste into devices for water treatment
  Dr S Lau
Application Deadline: 19 April 2020

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A PhD project is available to transform plastic waste into devices for water purification. The successful applicant will work closely together with a collaborative network of researchers designing next-generation filters to remove organic, inorganic and metallic toxicants and pollutants from various waste water streams.
  New optical components and devices from micro-structured fibres
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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A range of hollow core micro-structured fibres have been developed over the past 10 years with promising and unique optical properties.
  Laser controlled nanoparticle deposition
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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Jetting of nanoparticle inks is a key additive manufacturing technology enabling direct writing of multi-material multi-functional components.
  Index-near-zero-embedded optical resonators
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Optical cavities (nanoantennas, micro-ring resonators, Fabry-Perot nanocavities, etc.) immersed in an index-near-zero environment will be modelled, fabricated, and characterised.
  Ultra-nonlinear epsilon-near-zero flat optics
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Design and characterisation of different artificial materials for the design of ultra-fast tuneable photonics devices. Giant epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities are targeted to allow subwavelength manipulation of light in both classic and quantum regime.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  Processing of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) for CWA capture and destruction
  Dr M Ferrari, Prof N McKeown
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) are microporous materials that are characterized by a very large volume of interconnected pores.
  Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling using Membrane Technology
  Dr Y Huang
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled.
  PhD in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation

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CMAC, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation, is a major initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing technologies for high value chemical products such as pharmaceuticals.
  PhD in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation

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CMAC, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation, is a major initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing technologies for high value chemical products such as pharmaceuticals.
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