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  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  Exploitation and production from Methane Hydrate reservoirs (Arctic and Subsea porous media)
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Naturally occurring gas (mostly methane) hydrates along the continental margins (coastal offshore) and permafrost sediments are the clean source of energy outnumbering the rest forms of conventional energy sources.
  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.
  Stratified shear flows in inclined pipes
  Dr Y Tanino, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Stably stratified shear flows are ubiquitous in the environment and industrial systems. In the atmosphere such flows are associated with clear air turbulence.
  Biodiversity footprint of quarry restoration
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden
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.
  The visual field of nature futures:  Experiencing Mulligans Flat
  Assoc Prof G Smith
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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We are seeking PhD applicants to contribute to an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method collaboration which explores the complex relationship between natural and social systems in various biodiversity conservation domains in the Australian Capital Territory.
  Waterloo Uncovered: Using large-scale geophysical survey to investigate the world’s most famous battlefield
  Dr S Eve
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

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Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice.
  Investigation of Tectonic Effects on Pipeline Stabilty
  Dr S Ullah
Applications accepted all year round

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Pipelines make an important group of structures called lifelines, as they support conducting water, oil and gas essential for life.
  Characterisation of human respiratory exposure to automotive particulate matter emissions
  Dr S Aleksandrova
Application Deadline: 11 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Increasing urbanisation of developing countries means that most communities suffer from air pollution.
  Impact of Soil Hydrophobicity on Flooding and Erosion Hazards
  Dr R Holtzman
Application Deadline: 11 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Water repellency (hydrophobicity) is widespread in natural and agricultural soils.
  Swirling flows for air and water filtration
  Dr S Aleksandrova
Application Deadline: 11 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Swirling flows are commonly present in flow separation devices used for air and water filtration (e.g.
  A study of the Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic tectonostratigraphy of South China and using this to test reconstructions of the supercontinent Nuna
  Prof Z Li, Dr S Pisarevsky, Dr L Coucet
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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The Earth Dynamics Research Group at Curtin University has an open PhD research project involving a tectonostratigraphic study of Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic South China.
  Data Analytics For Pore Water Pressure - New Tools For Sustainable Groundwater and Engineering Projects
  Prof W Timms
Applications accepted all year round

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This new PhD scholarship will develop advanced pore pressure analysis for groundwater systems with engineering applications in civil construction, mining operations and water supply systems.
  Full waveform seismic processing for mineral exploration
  Prof G Fabien-Ouellet
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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The search for very deep deposits is becoming more and more important in mineral exploration. Due to the absence of surface indicators and the prohibitive cost of deep drilling, indirect methods, such as geophysical surveys, are essential in such context.
  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.
  PhD position (m/f/d) in Model-Driven Machine Learning for Climate and Earth Science
  Dr D Greenberg
Application Deadline: 28 April 2020

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Reference code. 50015248_2 – 2020/KS 3. Commencement date. as soon as possible. The Model-Driven Machine Learning group aims to understand and predict the complex dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, land and ice.
  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.
  Fully funded PhD opportunity in Seismology which aims at characterizing the active tectonics along with the seismic and volcanic hazards in the Red Sea and western Saudi Arabia, with particular focus on the transform fault systems
  Dr L Parisi, Dr S Jonsson, Dr M Mai
Applications accepted all year round

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We seek a highly motivated PhD student to join our research teams in Computational Earthquake Seismology (CES) and Crustal Deformation and InSAR (CDI) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
  Concerning the properties and stability of resonant interfacial waves arising at the interface of two immiscible fluids under the actions of surface tension and gravity.
  Dr M Jones, Dr G Hunter, Dr M Davis
Applications accepted all year round

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The evolution and stability of interfaces which arise between two fluids of finite vertical extent, caused by the interaction of two different harmonics of the fundamental, are very important for a number of applications, for example, stabilizing stratified oil and water in pipe flow, the creation of rogue waves and the understanding of the role of dissipation.
  Tomographic imaging for geophysics and medical physics
  Dr L Lok, Prof C Paoloni
Applications accepted all year round

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Tomography is an imaging modality that is widely exploited across the electromagnetic spectrum in diverse fields such as geophysics and biomedical engineering.
  Dynamics of Jupiter’s magnetosphere and aurora
  Dr S Badman
Applications accepted all year round

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We are entering a new era of understanding of giant planet environments thanks to the Juno mission at Jupiter, and concurrent Hubble Space Telescope images of Jupiter’s UV aurora.
  Arctic-sourced mineral dust fluxes: quantification, drivers and impacts
  Prof J E Bullard, Dr M Baddock
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU3. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.
  Archean tectono-magmatic evolution of the Yilgarn Craton, PhD project based at Monash University, Australia
  Prof R Weinberg
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD project integrating field-work, structural geology, petrology, geochronology and geophysics based at Monash University, Australia and in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Western Australia.
  Fully funded PhD Scholarships in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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Fully funded PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Potential immediate start. School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Scholarship opportunity's with immediate or early 2019 start for applicants with exceptional tertiary qualifications.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems - 4 year PhD Studentships

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for up to 10 fully funded 4-year (1+3) PhDs at Newcastle University and University of Nottingham.
  A combined framework of machine learning and full waveform inversion for electromagnetic sensing of infrastructure (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/WARREN)
  Dr C Warren, Prof J Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Electromagnetic sensing systems, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), are critical tools to allow us to evaluate the condition of surface and sub-surface infrastructure.
  OIST International PhD Program

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The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.
  Microbial life and activity on glaciers and in Arctic soils
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Dr A Jungblut, Prof K Heppell
Applications accepted all year round

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The Arctic plays host to a diverse range of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, and viruses.
  Microbial survival in the energy-limited deep biosphere
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Prof M Trimmer, Prof L Belyea
Applications accepted all year round

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The deep subsurface biosphere contains a vast proportion of Earth’s microbial life and organic carbon. In deep, energy-limited settings, microorganisms persist over extraordinarily long timescales with very slow metabolisms – constituting an important analogue to the potential for life beyond Earth.
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