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  The role of individual lifestyle choices in sustainability transformation
  Prof L Jack, Dr L Stafford, Dr C Bowyer
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. This studentship belongs to ‘Transforming Portsmouth’, a cross-university interdisciplinary research programme designed to provide actionable evidence to underpin Portsmouth’s transformation to a sustainable city.
  Climatic responsive heating and cooling for indoor thermal environments
  Dr R Yao
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change and regional climates significantly impact on energy consumption of heating and cooling for achieving thermal comfort.
  Radionuclides in soils in urban regions.
  Prof G Gillmore, Dr P Hooda
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This PhD concerns the collection, analysis and health impact assessment of soil geochemical data in order to.
  PhD in designing high-performance electric cars of the future.
  Prof P H Mellor
Applications accepted all year round

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Be a driving part of the Electric Revolution of transport by designing and testing affordable high-performance electric motors and be part of a global effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
  PhD in SiC and GaN Power Electronics: Innovative semi-conductor materials, GaN and SiC, offer significant design and performance-based benefits over silicon and are a real competitive advantage.
  Prof B Stark
Applications accepted all year round

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Innovative semi-conductor materials, GaN and SiC, offer significant design and performance-based benefits over silicon and are a real competitive advantage.
  PhD in Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Power Electronics for Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
  Dr S Jahdi
Applications accepted all year round

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Help tackle the big issues in global warming by enhancing green energy generation and consumption through next-gen power electronic solutions.
  Urban Tree for Cooling Cities
  Prof L Shao
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to gain new and in-depth understanding of urban tree – built environment interactions. It will be carried out in the context of prevention of summer overheating and creation of comfortable outdoor and indoor living environments for city dwellers.
  Direct integration of electronics and photonics for next generation chip-scale systems
  Dr M Strain, Prof M Dawson
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Optical communications systems have driven the massive increases in bandwidth and energy efficiency of networks from long haul down to chip-chip dimensions.
  High-speed high-density structured illumination with gallium nitride micro-LEDs
  Prof M Dawson, Dr J Herrnsdorf
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The Institute of Photonics is a recognized international pioneer of micro-LEDs, arrays of micron-sized light-emitting diodes constituting a new high-brightness microdisplay and backlighting technology – being applied, for example, to advanced virtual and augmented reality headsets.
  Microphotonic Materials and Structures for Chipscale Sensors
  Dr N Laurand, Dr M Strain
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Our team at the Institute of Photonics is at the cutting-edge of research in photonic materials and devices for the application of light to solve challenges.
  Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Cuprous oxide (Cu2O) is one the oldest, and yet least well-known, semiconductor material. It has a slightly larger band gap than silicon, which means that the single crystal form of the material is slightly transparent in the visible part of the spectrum.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Coupled flow-geomechanics for prediction of propagation and collapse of wormholes in matrix acidizing
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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Acidizing is an established technique to stimulate enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from carbonate reservoirs.
  Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
  Dr L Joss
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
  Gas-solid processes for decarbonised steel industry
  Dr V Spallina, Prof A Azapagic
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Hydrogen and Ammonia production integrating high pressure chemical looping
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Low-field NMR studies to probe motion and dynamics in rock pore structures
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Quantification of transport and dynamics in rock pore structures is essential for understanding, optimising and enhancing oil and gas recovery as well as assess the capacity and effectiveness for CO2 storage.
  Numerical modelling and design of geothermal heat recovery from subsurface systems
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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In the geothermal energy technology, this is a common practice to drill a doublet (i.e. an injection and production well pair) system.
  Hierarchical composite electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A fully funded 4-year studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Novel Cathodes for Lithium ion Batteries
  Prof E Kendrick
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

A fully funded 4-year studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  PhD studentship in Novel High Temperature Zirconium Alloys for Nuclear Fusion
  Dr S Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A 3-year UK/EU PhD studentship is available in the group of Dr Sandy Knowles within the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, with a stipend of at least £14,777 per year (industrial top up of ~£2000 expected).
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Applications accepted all year round

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The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
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