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  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Artificial microbial photosynthesis: development of biohybrid systems to produce solar chemicals and fuels from waste-carbon (Ref: ET20/HLS/APP/BLACK2)
  Prof G Black
Application Deadline: 8 May 2020

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Solar energy is the most abundant energy source and can act as a green and sustainable energy supply. It is worth noting that one-hour sunlight can satisfy the one-year energy demand of the entire world.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Development of a Lift-Based Wave Energy Converter
  Dr C Frost
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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The project involves the numerical and physical modelling of a novel wave energy converter that exploits wave-induced lift forces.
  Geometric Control of Autonomous Vehicle
  Prof W Holderbaum
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The project will focus primarily on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. The general research theme involves theoretical and experimental study of Underwater Vehicles with emphasis on advanced motion control for unmanned marine vehicles.
  Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch
Application Deadline: 31 March 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.
  Novel Hybrid Wind and Wave Energy System and Its Structural Dynamic Responses Subjected to Combined Wind and Wave Loads
  Dr L Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The sustainable development of offshore wind and ocean energy needs an efficient use of the natural resources, optimising their exploitation and reducing costs.
  GeoNetZero CDT

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The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) entitled GeoNetZero is a new program of PhD research and training created to address key areas in Geoscience and its role in the Low Carbon Energy Transition and Challenge of Net Zero.
  Numerical simulation of Deflagration, Detonation and DDT in large scale inhomogeneous reactive mixtures
  Dr A Heidari, Dr S Dembele, Dr K Volkov
Applications accepted all year round

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Demand for energy and petrochemical products has been on the raise in recent decades leading to huge production, transportation and storage infrastructures all around the world.
  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).
  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).
  Encapsulated Phase change materials for built environmental thermal management (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/QIAN)
  Dr Zi Qian, Prof Stewart Franks
Applications accepted all year round

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The project is seeking to develop the use of phase change materials encapsulated within a metal structure to passively control the local environmental temperature within an office or domestic dwelling within the comfort range of 20-30oC.
  ENDS: Explainability of Non-Deterministic Solvers - A collaborative studentship with Robert Gordon University, University of Stirling, British Telecom, ARR Craib & the Data Lab
  Prof J McCall, Dr A Brownlee
Application Deadline: 10 April 2020

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Applications are sought for A Research Studentships (PhD) in Computational Intelligence at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and at University of Stirling (UoS).
  Cap Rock Integrity Degradation in Geosequestration of CO2 in Depleted Petroleum Reservoirs
  Dr R Sanaee, Dr N Faisal
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

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Robert Gordon University, through the School of Engineering is offering a PhD studentship with tuition fees funded for Home/EU or International applicants.
  Nanomaterials for energy storage
  Dr V Sofianos
Application Deadline: 31 December 2020

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Project Description. This research project will focus on the synthesis and characterisation of low-cost and high-performing nanomaterials for energy storage.
  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).
  PhD Degrees in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

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Our interdisciplinary approach to research, encompassing the fields of Architectural History and Theory, Architectural and Structural Conservation, Lightweight Structures, Hydraulics and Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics.
  Hybrid DC Circuit Breaker for Electric Aircraft
  Dr X Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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Enquiries should be addressed to Dr Xiaoze Pei ([email protected]). Project. Electric and hybrid aircraft is a transformative technology to meet ambitious environmental emission and noise reduction targets.
  Simulations of charge transport in organic polymer semiconductors
  Prof A Walker
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Prof Alison Walker in the Department of Physics.
  Detailed particle modelling for clean carbon applications
  Research Group: Energy Technologies
  Dr L Armstrong
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong. Project description.
  Effect of Climate Conditions on Performance of Timber Structures
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Dr S Afshan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Sheida Afshan (Infrastructure). Co-supervisor Adrian Campbell (industry supervisor). Project description. Description.
  Resource recovery from municipal wastewater with forward osmosis membrane based process
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Yongqiang Liu (WEEG). Project description. In modern society, municipal wastewater needs to be purified to remove organic carbon pollutants and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus before discharge into natural water bodies to protect environment and human health.
  Sustainable future yacht and small craft structures
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr J Blake
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. James Blake & Jeanne Blanchard (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Most small sailing and motor craft are constructed from glass reinforced polymers (GRP) and the industry represents, by volume, one of the most prolific constructors of worldwide glass composites.
  System design on co-production of transport fuel and value-added chemicals from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a national and global imperative to reduce reliance upon fossil fuels and, at the same time, to improve the efficiency of natural and renewable resource utilisation.
  Helix Scaffold Fabrication Study using Electrohydrodynamic Printing应用电喷技术制造螺旋支架
  Prof J Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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Three-dimensional (3D) cell-culture models have recently garnered great attention because they are capable to promote the levels of cell differentiation.
  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.
  Bio-inspired joints for metal-composite structures
  Prof M Kashtalyan, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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Combining dissimilar materials such metals and fibre-reinforced composites in structural components has potential to reduce weight and improve structural performance in many applications.
  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.
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