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University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  A more sustainable wastewater treatment technology: aerobic granular sludge
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Yongqiang Liu. Co-supervisor Prof Sonia Heaven. Project description. Municipal wastewater treatment is moving from energy-intensive conventional activated sludge to more advanced technology for sustainability.
  Aeroacoustics investigation of Drone/UAV installation noise
  Research Group: Acoustics
  Dr C Paruchuri
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Chaitanya Paruchuri. Co-supervisor. Phillip Joseph. Project description. This project offers a unique opportunity to utilize advance measurement techniques and develop analytical methods in order to understand and predict the noise radiated from Drones.
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Efficient Collaborative Design
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. Modern high value engineering design activities can involve collaboration between many engineers across many departments and perhaps even different countries around the world.
  Artificial Intelligence for the Future of SocietyCities
  Prof W Hall
Application Deadline: 8 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Dame Wendy Hall. Co-supervisor. Professor Pauline Leonard. Project description.
  Chemical and biological nano sensors for biomedicine and the environment
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Antonios Kanaras. Co-supervisor. Prof. Otto Muskens. Project description. PhD studentship in the LICNA group (www.licn.phys.soton.ac.uk).
  Chemical synthesis of perovskite nanomaterials for applications in energy
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Co-supervisor. Prof. Pavlos Lagoudakis. Project description. PhD studentship in the LICNA group (www.licn.phys.soton.ac.uk).
  CMEES-WEEG-574: Urban light pollution: understanding impacts on aquatic environments
  Dr A Vowles, Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 20 August 2020

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The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades. From 1950-2018 the number of people living in cities grew from 30% to 55%, and this value is projected to increase to 68% by 2050.
  Data Integrated Modelling of Fluid Flows and Forces
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr G Weymouth
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. G D Weymouth. Co-supervisor , B Ganipathisubramani. Project description. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is increasingly used to analyze the hydrodynamic features of the built and natural environment; from warming ocean currents to high-speed ocean liners.
  Delivery of advanced therapeutic nanoparticles in cells using radical new techniques
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Antonios Kanaras. Project description. PhD studentship in the LICNA group (www.licn.phys.soton.ac.uk). Aim.
  Delivery of advanced therapeutic nanoparticles in cells using radical new techniques
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Antonios Kanaras (Physics). Co-supervisor Prof Myron Christodoulides (Medicine). Project description. Background.
  Design, Fabrication and Characterisation of Optical-based CO2 Gas Sensor
  Dr G Chai
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Grace Chai. Project description. Increased levels of indoor CO2 has been linked to occurrence of illnesses. Understanding and controlling common pollutants such as, CO2, indoors, can help to reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.
  Development of a PMMA- ZrO2 core shell composite for the next generation bone cement
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr R B Cook
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Richard Cook. Co-supervisor Prof. Andrew Hector, Prof. Martin Browne. Project description. Applications are invited for a fully-funded industrially sponsored multidisciplinary PhD aiming to develop a new bone cement formulation for use in orthopaedic surgery.
  Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD)
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Project description. Scaling simulations of biological and chemical systems is reaching limits. the computational cost of simulating a physical system scales at least as fast as the cube of its linear dimension.
  Efficient Topological Decision Making
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. Engineering design essentially involves making decisions with respect to the geometry of a component.
  Embedding Uncertainty In CAD
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. No mechanical component is ever as the designer intended either after manufacture or after time in service.
  Event-based Micromagnetic Simulation of Spintronic Devices
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Co-supervisor Dr Mark Vousden. Project description. POETS - Partial Ordered Event Triggered Systems - technology is based on the idea of an extremely large number (millions) of small cores, embedded in a fast, bespoke, hardware, parallel communications infrastructure - the core mesh.
  Experimental Aerodynamics and Environmental Flows
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr C Vanderwel
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Christina Vanderwel. Project description. There are two openings for PhD students to work on “Simulating urban air pollution in the lab”.
  Experiments of rain droplet penetration of porous media using laser diagnostics
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor Bharath Ganapatrhrisubramani. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex self assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  High finesse rod resonator circuits for quantum sensing
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Peter Smith. Co-supervisor Dr James Gates. Project description. The objective of this project is to develop a platform for real-world deployable high-finesse optical resonators.
  High-speed imaging study of ultrasonic tissue cutting for surgery
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof F Pierron
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Co-supervisor. Dr Aleksander Marek. Project description. The range of surgical tools for interventional procedures that dissect or fragment tissue has not changed significantly for millennia.
  Installation effect on the noise of small high speed fans
  Prof P Joseph
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Supervisor. Phillip Joseph. Co-supervisor Chaitanya Paruchuri. Project description. At the heart of Dysons’s products, such as vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and hand dryers, is an efficient high-speed fan for providing high flow rates at large pressure.
  Integrated optical elements for miniaturised atom traps
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Peter Smith,. Co-supervisor Dr Corin Gawith, Dr James Gates & Dr Christopher Holmes. Project description. This project will involve development of glass on silicon waveguide components to couple light into magneto-optical traps.
  Intelligent human-machine interaction for engineering design
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description.
  ISVR-SPCG-569: Development of a small -scale, low cost underwater vehicle for acoustic noise assessment
  Dr J Cheer, Prof S.R. Turnock, Prof S Daley
Application Deadline: 6 June 2020

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Increasing international trade is leading to an explosion in the amount of shipping worldwide, which in turn is increasing the levels of noise pollution in our oceans.
  Materials for Next-Generation Batteries
  Dr T Schoetz
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Theresa Schoetz. Co-supervisor Professor Themis Prodromakis. Project description.
  Mathematical modelling of poro-mechanics of soil
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  MechEng-Mech-567: Printed electronics for wearable sensing in health-monitoring applications
  Dr S H Pu
Application Deadline: 21 May 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Suan Hui PU. Co-supervisor Prof John ATKINSON, Dr Ju Nie TEY (A*STAR SIMTech). Project description. The technology trend towards smart wearables is apparent from the exponential growth of the wearables market in recent years for consumer, sports, and military applications.
  Modelling soil dewatering and recharge for cost-effective and climate resilient infrastructure
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  NEUROSCAPE - a Virtual Reality Artificial Environment for simulated neural development studies
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Co-supervisor Dr Graeme Bragg, Professor John Chad. Project description.
  P Metal-Oxide Memory Technologies
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 8 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor. Project description. The Electronic Materials and Devices Research Group at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary team delivering novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
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