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  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.
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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In practice the application of cathodic protection systems in conjunction with CFRP- strengthening work to RC structures, is often required if the structural element remains exposed to a corrosive environment during its extended service life.
  A Game-Theoretic Energy Management for Home Micro-grids (GTEM4HM) Considering Renewable Resources and Electrical Vehicles (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/MARZBAND)
  Dr M Marzband
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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National Grid’s broad intentions (2015-2025) state that the whole value of environmental costs and benefits by the optimal use of renewable resources and electric vehicles (EVs) through appropriate solutions and sustainable materials should be considered.
  Design the next generation of electromagnetic systems for 3D printing applications
  Dr J Katrib
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a collaborative 3 year PhD studentship with CSIRO Australia and the University of Nottingham to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  Control of Smart Grid Systems to Address the Energy Trilemma
  Dr B Potter
Applications accepted all year round

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Ensuring a secure and affordable supply of electrical energy, whilst also reducing emissions, is a key challenge faced by governments all over the world.
  Algae on a chip – Monitoring and decoding algae signalling
  Dr P Rocha
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Project team. Dr Paulo Rocha, Dr Tom Arnot & Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern. Project enquiries. [email protected] Diatoms are an essential element of the food web of many aquatic ecosystems.
  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.
  Study Engineering in the USA with the George Washington University

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Doctoral students comprise the backbone of research conducted at the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Through funding support from faculty, internal and external grants, doctoral students can expect to take 4-6 years to complete the program through coursework, research credits and writing their dissertation.
  ONE Planet DTP - Designing Electric vehicle Commuter travel ENvironments for fuTure LifestYles (DECENTLY) (OP20309)
  Dr D Dissanayake
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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As a means to mitigate impending climate change and air quality issues associated to transportation emissions, the UK is set a target for 60% of new cars to be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.
  ONE Planet DTP - Developing novel geophysical tools to investigate urban plant-water processes.
  Dr R Stirling
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This PhD aims to improve our understanding of how street vegetation influence soil-water capacity in the built environment through the use of geophysical tomography.
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  QUADRAT DTP: Assessing the restoration of UK Carbon sinks using geophysics and microbiology
  Dr R Doherty, Dr J C Comte
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Occupying just 3% of the Earth’s land surface, peatlands are our largest carbon store on land. Worldwide they store 550 gigatonnes of carbon, representing 42% of all soil carbon and exceeds the carbon stored in all other vegetation types, including the world’s forests.
  Anomaly Detection and Characterisation with Few-Shot Machine Learning
  Dr M Yaghoobi
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This PhD Studentship is sponsored by Thales UK and EPSRC. The successful candidate will seek to solve the problems faced by applying sparse data learning techniques for detection and classification to domains with very limited labelled data.
  EPSRC and NERC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

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A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  EPSRC and NERC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

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A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  3D Printing Chemistry: Non-Solvent Polyimide Materials
  Prof C Tuck
Applications accepted all year round

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As Additive Manufacturing technologies advance and printed electronics (PE) applications continue to mature there will constantly be a need to utilize more electronically friendly materials as opposed to the materials that have been traditionally used in printing.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Techno-economic Analysis of Solar Heat Farms: Hydrogen, Water or Electricity? (MbyRes)
  Dr S Carr
Application Deadline: 26 January 2020

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Here is an exciting opportunity to study the application of solar heat farms (based on arrays of solar thermal collectors and/or solar photovoltaic modules), which could lead to entirely new approaches to providing low carbon heat at scale.
  Control of organic gels for tailored applications
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr P Mulheran
Applications accepted all year round

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Organic gels are widely used in industry and on the laboratory scale to produce materials for a variety of applications in energy and nanomaterials.
  EPSRC and NERC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

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A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  High-Speed Millimetre Wave Wireless Communications
  Prof X Huang
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing demand for high speed wireless communications systems means that new signal processing algorithms and hardware implementations are necessary to meet low cost and high performance requirements.
  Aircraft Electrification
  Research Group: Energy Systems
  Dr J Marco, Dr A Barai
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT OVERVIEW. This fully funded PhD studentship represents a unique opportunity to undertake advanced characterisation, control system design and modelling research in close partnership with Vertical Aerospace (http://www.vertical-aerospace.com).
  Big data in energy
  Dr E Barbour
Application Deadline: 5 July 2020

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With current energy systems generating ever-increasing amounts of data, there are new opportunities arising both in terms of economics and sustainability.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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Texture in materials plays a crucial role in metallic products. A thorough study of the underlying morphology and its evolution is relevant for producing cast parts of innovative technological products.
  Effectiveness of arts-based interventions in multi-cultural environments
  Prof M Henshaw
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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There is an increasing number of examples of art (visual and auditory) being used to influence behaviours in public spaces, but it is recognised that appreciation and response to art is significantly influenced by national and/or ethnic culture.
  Next generation hybrid-hybrid machining of critical aerospace parts
  Dr A Roy, Dr L Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Please describe the project, up to 250 words. *. The application of laser assisted machining/processing has shown promise in reducing tool wear in the machining of difficult-to-machine aerospace materials, such as, metal matrix composites (MMCs).
  Optimisation of Industrial Food Production using Ultraviolet Fluorescence
  Dr EB Woolley, Dr P Webb
Application Deadline: 2 May 2020

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Food manufacturing is the largest and one of the most resource intensive sectors in the world. Within this industry, cleaning of food processing equipment is a critical operation to control safety, cross contamination of allergens and maintain food quality.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Remaining useful life and lifetime extension of wind turbine drivetrains
  Dr J Carroll, Dr S Koukoura
Application Deadline: 21 February 2020

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EngD in the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures at the University of Strathclyde collaborating with Natural Power.
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