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  The Unknown Unknowns: Quantifying Uncertainty in Deep Machine Learning
  Prof N Robertson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Deep learning has seen incredible success in a huge range of applications ranging from audio visual data to natural language. For all its success, to become truly viable for safety critical or auditable applications, there is a requirement for understanding when it doesn’t work and why.
  PhD Fellowship "Urban Metabolism and Nature-based Solutions" (UMaNS)
  Prof D Perrotti
Application Deadline: 13 July 2019

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PhD position in Engineering Science at the University of Louvain. Project title. Urban Metabolism for Advanced Nature-based Solutions (UMaNS).
  Autonomous Scalable Knowledge Extraction and Decision Making for Complex Systems and Dynamic Environments
  Prof L Mihaylova
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD research is focused on multi-sensor data fusion for decision making. The project aims at dealing with large volumes of data and high dimensional systems.
  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  Growth and Characterisation of Alkali Antimonide Photocathodes for the LHeC prototype accelerator PERLE in Orsay
  Prof G Dearden, Dr T Noakes, Dr L Jones, Dr B Militsyn
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisors. Prof. Geoff Dearden (Liverpool University), Dr. Tim Noakes (STFC Daresbury Laboratory), Dr. Lee Jones (STFC Daresbury Laboratory) and Dr.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Macroscopic capillary pressure in multi-phase porous media flows
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Although multi-phase flow in porous media is an established research field for decades, its theoretical background is still being developed.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Nonlinear topology optimisation of stiffened shell structures
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of stiffened shell structures, considering nonlinear affects.
  Study of Anion Exchange Membranes for Renewable Energy Applications
  Dr F Grynszpan
Applications accepted all year round

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Area of investigation. Green Chemistry and Alternative Energy. Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry. The Project. The main project of the successful candidate will be the design preparation and testing of new anionic membranes for fuel cells.
  Development of an innovative techno-economic model for European biorefineries producing biofuels and chemicals
  Dr K Chong
Applications accepted all year round

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Finding the most efficient way to process biomass is becoming increasingly important as competition for feedstocks increases due to the development of the bio-based industry within Europe.
  Requirements analysis for safe and secure platooning protocols
  Dr J Bryans
Application Deadline: 29 July 2019

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentships, in the areas of Requirements analysis for safe and secure platooning protocols.
  Oil Water Slug Flow in Export Pipelines with Shallow Inclined Elevations – Numerical Investigation PhD
  Dr P Verdin
Application Deadline: 14 July 2019

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Sponsored by BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd, via the Consortium on Transient and Complex Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance (TMF), and the Cranfield Industrial Partnership PhD Scholarships Scheme (CIPPS), this studentship will provide a bursary up to £18,000 p.a.
  Conditional monitoring and fault prognosis for renewable energy systems (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/GAO)
  Dr D Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable energy has contributed more and more proportions of electricity generations in the UK, Europe and around the world. Renewable energy equipments/systems such as wind turbines, photovoltaics and so forth would be subjected to faults or malfunctions due to the age or unexpected events.
  Energy Harvesting Technologies for Developing Countries - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr A Gonzalez-Buelga
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Reliable electric power is key to development. In this project several alternatives of micro-power generation from vibration will be studied for application in developing countries.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing

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University of Bristol, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science Doctoral Training Centre (ACCIS DTC) Four-Year PhD Advanced Composites Programme University of Bristol Advanced Composites PhD Research.
  SILVER: Improving nuclear decommissioning project performance through reference class forecasting
  Prof N Brookes, Dr G Locatelli
Applications accepted all year round

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What is the research area?. This project will focus on ‘reference class forecasting’ which is a technique that has been formulated to improve the estimation of time and cost of in large capital projects, like the nuclear decommissioning projects undertaken at Sellafield.
  PhD studentship: Development of the Sodium-ion battery
  Dr L Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to understand the dynamic chemistry within the sodium-ion battery and to use this knowledge to extend its cycle life.
  Induced fracture and fluid flow in tight oil reservoirs: viscosity and temperature effects
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Swift, Dr G Tozzi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Call for PhD fellowship at SDU Center for Energy Informatics - Implementing the strategic objectives of SDC Strategic Action Plan 2019-2021 in Sustainable Energy Systems
  Prof B Jørgensen
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Call for PhD fellowship at SDU Center for Energy Informatics. SDU Center for Energy Informatics (CEI) invite applications for a 3 years PhD fellowship in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Center (SDC) in Beijing, China.
  Electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Storage
  Prof A Cuesta Ciscar
Applications accepted all year round

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Electrochemistry allows to convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy, and vice versa, with high efficiency and, therefore, electrochemical systems are excellent candidates to store energy from renewables and convert it back into work when needed.
  Carbon footprint of novel uses of organic wastes for sustainable production of chemicals and materials
  Prof J Smith, Dr D Vega-Maza
Application Deadline: 23 July 2019

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PhD Type

There is an urgent global need to develop new and innovative strategies for the sustainable production of chemicals and materials using renewable feedstocks and renewable energy.
  Application of non-thermal plasma-assisted heterogeneous catalysis for the upgrading of methane
  Dr P Kechagiopoulos, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, plasma-catalysis has emerged as a promising technology to improve the performance of existing catalytic processes.
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project , the heavy duty hybrid electric vehicles is considered for the investigation. The propulsion in these trucks is based on parallel operation of a bank of lithium batteries and series of hydrogen fuel cells.
  Hydraulically fractured reservoirs and optimising EOR processes
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati, Dr M Manzari
Applications accepted all year round

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Hydraulic fracturing is a method of producing hydrocarbons from shale reservoirs. Understanding the geomechanics of the reservoir is a key factor to predicting the fracture propagation and fluid flow in this type of rocks.
  Interconnecting two HVDC links using non-isolated DC/DC Converter
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology has been recognized as a solution for long-distance bulk-power transmission, asynchronous AC systems interconnections, interconnection of different regions requiring submarine and underground cables, and transmission of offshore wind power to shore.
  Investigating Long-term Effects of Seawater on Subsea Composite Properties
  Prof M Kashtalyan, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past 20 years, the use of composite materials in the oil and gas industry has seen a slower uptake subsea than in topside applications.
  Investigation of enhanced oil recovery processes in complex fractured reservoirs
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati
Applications accepted all year round

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Oil recovery from fractured reservoirs is a complex process due to the presence of high-permeability fracture networks. Many processes that have been used successfully in sandstone reservoirs may not be economically feasible in fractured reservoirs.
  New responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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Fuel cells have high efficiency, generate low levels of emissions, and can consume renewable sources, in combination with energy vectors, making them excellent candidates as for alternative power production technologies.
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