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  Modern use of gypsum as inorganic binder for constructions (Advert Reference: SF18/ABE/PESCE)
  Dr G Pesce
Applications accepted all year round

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Gypsum-based mortars for outdoor coating were widely used in the past centuries in a number of European countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  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.
  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.
  Transport of radioactive waste along the Sellafield shoreline: climate change impact and mitigation strategies through nature based solutions
  Dr N Leonardi, Prof A Plater
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposal aims to build on previous collaboration across the Department of Geography and Planning and NNL on the ARCoES project.
  Data synthesis and integration for improved climate impact assessment, modelling and policy
  Dr R Cornforth, Dr E Tarnavsky
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change is already demonstrated in changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
  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.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Wider benefits of the National Pollinator Strategy
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  De-commodifying agriculture – a critical hindsight & foresight analysis of one of the world’s oldest CSAs – (Community Supported Agriculture Farm Temple Wilton, NH, USA)
  Dr U Schmutz
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship. Temple Wilton Community farm (www.twcfarm.com) in New Hampshire, USA is one of the oldest CSAs in the world.
  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.
  Community Resilience – Benefit or Burden?
  Dr T Coates
Applications accepted all year round

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Community resilience has become a central part of disaster management approaches over recent years, adopted by policymakers and practitioners’ worldwide.
  Trace element and isotopic signal in hominid teeth in the Pleistocene
  Dr R Joannes-Boyau
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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In teeth, mineralisation of enamel and dentine occurs incrementally and thus retains a sequential record of an individual’s early-life chemical exposure - both external and internal (e.g., metabolites).
  Chemical cocktails: understanding the combined effects of nanoparticles and pharmaceutical on microbial species and populations.
  Dr I Lynch
Applications accepted all year round

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Given that pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials (NMs) used in consumer products such as sunscreens and cosmetics have the same discharge pathways (i.e.
  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.
  What Would A ‘Just Transition’ In Bristol Look Like?
  Dr E Atkins, Dr J House
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. In November 2018, Bristol declared a ‘climate emergency’ and pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2030. This comes with radical policy implications, with such action likely to have far-reaching and cross-sectoral consequences.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics?. Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  Natural capital, ecosystem services, decision-making and the commons
  Dr D Smith, Dr C Holt
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Natural capital, ecosystem services, decision-making and the commons. The aim of this project is to build a values-based approach to decision-making that reflects the interrelated and interdependent consequences of land-use choices and associated changes across socio-cultural, ecological and economic value domains.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics?. Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  EPSRC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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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.
  New EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures

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A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Strathclyde will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy.
  EPSRC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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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.
  School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

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The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at Kent is one of the leading and largest research centres for social science in the UK and Europe.
  Marine ecology and spatial planning for changing coral reef ecosystems
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr M Beger
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an open call for international or self-funded students who wish to develop their skill base in marine conservation science.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics?. Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  Soil microbiome function controlling radionuclide bioavailability and soil-to-plant transfer
  Dr J Pittman, Dr C Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the behaviour and environmental impacts of radionuclides such as radium (Ra) and uranium (U) is of critical importance for the management and risk modelling of sites with elevated concentrations of these radionuclides.
  Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences

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Join a research community that transcends disciplinary boundaries to tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity. United, we're tackling global challenges such as environmental sustainability, climate change, business innovation, social justice, poverty and conflict response.
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