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  Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB) PhD Studentship 2020: Imaging cortical codes for learning and memory in models of Autism spectrum disorders
  Dr G Surmeli
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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Project title. “Imaging cortical codes for learning and memory in models of Autism spectrum disorders” (project code. SIDB-Surmeli-2020).
  Predicting fracture risk in metastatic bone disease: A combined finite element modelling and machine learning approach
  Prof P Pankaj
Application Deadline: 18 December 2020

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The femur (or thighbone) is a common site for the growth of tumours due to different types of cancers that originate elsewhere but spread to the bone.
  James Watt PhD Studentship in Ultrathin Optical Devices for Polarimetric Imaging
  Dr X Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Polarization of light contains valuable information that is usually absent in colour and intensity.
  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.
  PHD in RF-Powered Battery-less Wireless Sensor Network Design and Peformance Evaluation for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications SEBE0028
  Dr C H See, Prof H Yu, Dr K Goh
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Wireless sensor network (WSN) is a cutting-edge technology with applications in every corner, ranging from space exploration, process/production, environment monitoring to healthcare inspection and disease diagnosis, and essentially forms the core of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
  Targeted Anti-Microbial Photodynamic Therapy: infection model development and evaluation
  Research Group: Centre for Inflammation Research
  Dr KD Dhaliwal, Dr B Mills
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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As part of a recently awarded EPSRC grant, we are seeking a microbiology student with excellent practical laboratory skills to develop a range of infection models; including skin, wound and cornea, and evaluate these with photodynamic therapy (PDT), imaging and sensing techniques utilising low-cost devices built within the broader project.
  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].
  Data Access and Movement Modelling for HPC
  Dr OT Brown, Dr D Holmes
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The future of high-performance computing is heterogeneous, and with that heterogeneity comes increasingly complex decisions about where data should be located for optimal performance.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Advanced holography for augmented reality head-up displays (Ceres Holographics Ltd.) - University of Dundee
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr T Vettenburg
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.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Hybrid Optical-Digital Coherence Tomography
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr T Vettenburg
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Optos Plc is a leading provider of diagnostic devices for the eyecare professional. Since 2015, Optos became a part of Nikon, and today the company has offices worldwide in 4 continents.
  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.
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