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  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.
  Life enhancement of aerospace structures using laser surface modification
  Prof M Fitzpatrick
Application Deadline: 24 June 2019

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This project will investigate the application of laser shock peening to aerospace alloys, combining experimental and modelling approaches to optimise the application of the technique to trial components for current development programmes.
  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.
  Improving the aerodynamic performance of offshore wind turbines.
  Prof S Hogg, Dr G Ingram
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in improving the aerodynamic performance of offshore wind turbines. Supervisors. Prof Simon Hogg & Dr Grant Ingram.
  PhD Studentship: Next-Generation Fracture Modelling
  Dr A Paluszny
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Fractures transform Earth materials. They change their mechanical and flow properties and create intricate subsurface networks that enhance permeability at local and regional scales.
  Energy Harvesting Technologies for Developing Countries
  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.
  Design the next generation of electromagnetic systems for 3D printing applications
  Dr J Katrib, Dr Chris Dodds
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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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.
  Atmospheric dispersion of greenhouse gases using novel tracers - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Prof S O'Doherty, Dr M Rigby, Prof P Simmonds
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Emissions of greenhouse gases are now widely recognised as a potential threat to the long-term stability of the Earth’s climate.
  Numerical modelling of wind-wave-current-sediment interaction
  Dr Z Xie, Dr S Pan
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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The main aim of the proposed project is to quantify the sediment transport and morphodynamics subjected to various ambient environments.
  Smart BIM Compliance
  Dr H Li
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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BIM (Building Information Modelling) processes and implementation technology has brought about revolutionary change for construction industry.
  Dynamic modelling of linked circular economies
  Dr M Van De Wiel
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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In many urban areas, pathways of essential resources such as food, water and energy are subject to multiple inefficiencies. Circular economies try to minimize wastages by reusing or recycling the waste products within each resource stream.
  Enhanced bio-minerals production using catalysts to accelerate resource recovery in wastewater treatment plants PhD
  Dr A Soares, Prof T Stephenson
Application Deadline: 13 July 2019

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This PhD position offers an exciting opportunity to resolve key questions around nutrient resource recovery in waste streams in a project sponsored by EPSRC, Severn Trent and Microvi.
  Taking 20th Century drinking water treatment assets into the 21st Century
  Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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This exciting fully funded PhD, with an enhanced stipend of £19,000 per annum and working in collaboration with Thames Water, will research the means of delivering effective drinking water well into the future against a backdrop of significant challenge.
  Robust power converter design and analysis
  Dr C Crabtree, Dr P Matthews
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Offshore Wind Energy Power Converters and Reliability. Department of Engineering, Durham University.
  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.
  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.
  Non-thermal plasma technology for environmental protection
  Dr R Erfani
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. SciEng-RE-2018-1. Project Summary. This project aims to advance air pollution reduction technology by developing Non-thermal plasma reactor design.
  PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation) – Crack Tip Constraint in Typical High Strength Steel Components in Arctic Conditions
  Dr R Kulka, Ms S Walker
Applications accepted all year round

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  PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering - Novel materials for intensified bioenergetic biomass production and aquaculture wastewater treatment
  Dr S Velasquez-Orta
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2019 for 4 years. Overview.
  Economic and environmental impact analysis of wind turbine based on alternative materials (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CHEUNG)
  Dr W Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Cleaner environmental technologies offer various benefits such as reduced emissions, less waste and cost savings from minimum energy and resource requirements during production and operation.
  Investigating the impact of climate change on riverine flooding (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/MOTTA)
  Dr D Motta
Applications accepted all year round

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Riverine flooding evaluation typically includes a hydrologic analysis to estimate the flood peak discharge or hydrograph for a reference return period, and a hydraulic model to compute the corresponding water surface elevations and flooded areas.
  Unified whole-system of environmental risk assessment for contaminated-lands and a corresponding computer-aided model/tool (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/BUTT)
  Dr T E Butt
Applications accepted all year round

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  Use of random regression for optimum modelling of growth curves for body weight in UK beef cattle and sheep and estimation of Genotype x Environment interactions
  Dr R Mrode
Application Deadline: 20 June 2019

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Currently multivariate systems are utilized for the computation of breeding values in the UK national Beef and Sheep herds but these models are inadequate in modelling the growth curves of animals.
  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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SECReT. The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees View All CDTs UCL SECReT SECReT.
  Sustainability Assessment of Future Food Systems
  Dr S Parsons, Dr C Chuck
Application Deadline: 16 June 2019

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Industrial Biotechnology has the potential to revolutionise the way in which we obtain dietary protein - from microbial proteins to artificial meat.
  Numerical Simulation of Sustainable Anaerobic Baffled Reactors for Wastewater Treatment
  Dr B Fraga, Dr S Sharifi
Application Deadline: 10 August 2019

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Diseases that originate in poor sanitary conditions cause 2.1M deaths every year. This situation particularly affects developing countries, as indicated by UNICEF and WHO, with only 56% of the population having access to sanitation facilities in 2010.
  Skills Shortage Assessment and Training Provision for Local Energy Projects - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr R Chitchyan
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project.
  The changing nature of UK flooding - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr M Pregnolato, Prof T Wagener
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. In the last centuries, flooding has produced devastating societal and economic losses in the UK, as well as in other countries.
  Soft and Micro Robots for Exploration and Remediation Underground
  Dr J Rossiter
Application Deadline: 17 June 2019

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This project will develop soft and micro robots that can navigate through sandy or granular soils, can burrow under roads and can move though underground ducts that have become unusable through cable congestion and twisting, silting and contamination, ingress of roots and collapse.
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