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  26 Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Environmental Research NERC

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The NERC Panorama DTP has around 24 fully funded studentships for October 2019 starters to study the science of the Earth's atmosphere and climate, Earth processes and the living world.
  Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticle-Based Systems using Cryogenic and Volume Approaches
  Dr N Hondow
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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In order for engineered nanoparticles to be successfully applied in the real world, detailed and representative characterisation is first required.
  The physics of glass - fundamental mechanisms and novel applications
  Dr J Mattsson
Applications accepted all year round

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The formation and behavior of glassy disordered non-equilibrium solids is one of the deepest unsolved fundamental questions in physics.
  Life Sciences Postgraduate Open Evening

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Join us and explore our postgraduate opportunities that span across the Life Sciences within the Faculty of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine.
  Rheology and Processing of Polymer Films - Dyson Technology Ltd Funded Studentship
  Research Group: Mechanical and Process Engineering
  Prof T Gough
Application Deadline: 21 October 2019

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An exciting opportunity is now available for a PhD studentship fully funded by Dyson Technology Ltd, in connection with a current extensive research project on processing of precision polymer films.
  SENTINEL: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) - one position available Keysight Technologies Austria
  Dr P Actis, Dr FK Kienberger
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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This opportunity is part of the SENTINEL programme and will be based Keysight Technologies R&D Laboratory in Linz, Austria. PhD enrolment will be through Johannes Kepler University.
  Automatic Activity Analysis, Detection and Recognition for Efficient Visual Surveillance
  Research Group: Visual Computing
  Mr I Mehmood
Applications accepted all year round

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The detection and recognition of human actions from real-time CCTV video data streams is a popular challenge, with the potential to aid in video surveillance and anomaly detection of, for example, potentially hazardous scenarios in factories.
  ISIS Beamline Facility Development Studentship: Opto-Electronic Control of Magnetism
  Dr O Cespedes, Prof S Langridge
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This is a joint project to be carried out in collaboration between the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Oxford, and the University of Leeds.
  Reconfigurable Polymers via Supramolecular Self-Sorting
  Prof A J Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to mimic the ability of biological materials to force macromolecular reconfiguration using photo-switchable non-covalent self-sorting.
  TRANSCEND: Advanced ultrasonic characterisation of slurry flows
  Dr T Hunter
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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We present an opportunity for STEM graduates to be a part of an exciting new consortium in nuclear waste management and decommissioning, with a fully funded PhD in advanced ultrasonic characterisation of waste slurry flows, for remote process control of nuclear waste transfers.
  Magnox sludge immobilisation in bespoke acid-based geopolymers
  Dr S Bernal, Dr S Adu-Amankwah, Dr L Black
Applications accepted all year round

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Disposal of magnesium-bearing intermediate level waste sludge arising from reprocessed spent fuel from Magnox reactors in the UK presents significant decommissioning challenges.
  Developing pluripotent stem cell models of inherited retinal diseases
  Prof C A Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Inherited retinal dystrophies are a leading cause of blindness and visual loss in the UK working age population. However, despite the widespread diagnostic use of next-generation sequencing, a molecular genetic diagnosis is unavailable for many patients world-wide.
  Epigenetic therapy using ultrasound-mediated microbubble drug delivery for cancer treatment
  Dr E Valleley, Dr L Coletta
Applications accepted all year round

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The project is an interdisciplinary, pre-clinical study that aims to investigate the response of human tumour cells to treatment with epigenetic inhibitors (such as DNA methyltransferase inhibitors), as a potential combination therapy for colorectal cancer (CRC).
  Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel polysialyltransferase inhibitors as anti- metastatic agents
  Research Group: Institute of Cancer Therapeutics
  Dr R Falconer, Dr S Shnyder
Applications accepted all year round

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Polysialic acid plays an essential role in neuronal development, but by adulthood is absent from the human body. Its biosynthesis is regulated by two polysialyltransferases (polySTs).
  Design and control of magnetic soft robot for surgical applications
  Prof P Valdastri
Applications accepted all year round

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This vacancy is created by a major European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant awarded to the STORM Lab, which aims to define a new generation of surgical tentacle-like robots that can be magnetically guided within the human body by magnetic fields.
  Impact of Sediment Transport and Vegetation to the Reservoir Hydrodynamics within Fluvial Environment
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Prof F Hu, Dr J Pu
Applications accepted all year round

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Reservoirs and dams are popular control mechanisms for different water resources around the world. However, lately, there have been increasing incidences of reservoir failure linked to sediment transport and vegetation within its environment, that have caused massive financial and social impacts.
  Water Engineering: Complex Natural River Flow Modelling and Flood Analysis
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Dr J Pu
Applications accepted all year round

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The study on flooding, and identifying suitable ways to mitigate floods, have become a top priority for Government and the Environmental Agency, due to increasing flood frequency and intensity around the UK.
  Core and core-shell nanomaterials synthesis for Optoelectronics
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Hickey, Dr W Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoscience and technology, which involves the manipulation of materials using the property of size to bring about specific desired changes in the electronic structure of materials, has proven to be a powerful additional tool permitting the materials scientist to effect greater control over the charge transport properties in materials.
  Development of highly stable porous composite membranes for separation of greenhouse gases
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Prof S Rimmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-organic frameworks or MOFs are a class of porous materials made of metal ions and rigid organic linkers, which are known as secondary building units or SBUs.
  Nanomaterials as White Light Emitters for Low Cost Lighting
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Hickey, Dr W Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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White-light emission (WLE) from semiconductor nanostructures is presently a research area of intense interest especially where the primary objective is to replace conventional light sources by environmentally friendly materials in order to minimize energy costs and therefore the global energy consumption for lighting.
  Oxidic Nanomaterials for High Density Storage in Li-ion Batteries
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Hickey, Dr W Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The oxides of a number of materials are very appealing candidates as substitutes for conventional anodes in lithium-ion batteries because of their high theoretical capacity, high electric conductivity low potential of lithium ion intercalation, as well as superior electron mobilities, with one such material, SnO2 being particularly appealing.
  Strategic synthesis of magnetically interesting high nuclearity complexes of 3d-4f metal ions
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr C Seaton
Applications accepted all year round

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Molecule-based magnets are highly interesting with their potential applications in high-density data storage devices and quantum computing.
  Synthesis and functional studies of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) derived from high oxidation state metal ions
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr K Afarinkia
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-organic frameworks or MOFs are a class of porous materials made of metal ions and rigid organic linkers which are known secondary building units or SBUs.
  Continuous monitoring of pharmaceutical hot melt extrusion using ultrasonic and infrared techniques
  Research Group: Advanced Materials Engineering
  Dr E Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Extrusion is a processing technology developed and widely used in polymer and food industries, and now under exploration within the pharmaceutical industry as an alternative to traditional batch processing.
  Development of a regime map for the process of seeded granulation
  Research Group: Mechanical and Process Engineering
  Dr N Rahmanian
Applications accepted all year round

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Granulation of powders is a key unit operation in many chemical industries. In particular, the detergent and pharmaceutical processing industries, where uniform granular products are essential for optimum operation of the active ingredients contained within the particles.
  Simulation and Optimisation of Reverse Osmosis Based Desalination Process
  Research Group: Mechanical and Process Engineering
  Prof I Mujtaba
Applications accepted all year round

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Potable water supply is becoming a limited resource now days due to the increase in size of the community. Desalination process to compensate the shortage in potable water is necessary.
  Developing a tissue engineered/polyurethane blood vessel using bioengineering techniques
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof S Rimmer, Prof A M Graham, Dr K Riches-Suman
Applications accepted all year round

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Vein graft failure is a significant issue in cardiovascular disease patients, with restenosis caused by alterations in flow patterns leading to remodelling and disease progression.
  Evolutionary algorithms for engineering applications: developing computational methods and optimisation frameworks to solve engineering optimisation problems
  Research Group: Mechanical and Process Engineering
  Dr JP Li
Applications accepted all year round

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This highly multidisciplinary PhD project will develop computational methods and optimisation frameworks to solve engineering optimisation problems.
  Planning and Design of Distribution Networks with Integration of Smart Grid Technologies
  Research Group: Communication and Networks
  Dr G Mokryani
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK Government’s target is to achieve 15% of electricity generation from renewable energy sources (RES) by 2020. The installation of large amounts of RES in distribution networks introduces several economic and technical challenges to distribution network operators (DNOs).
  Synthetic Virology: Development of gene delivery vectors/synthetic vaccines
  Research Group: Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  Prof P G Stockley
Applications accepted all year round

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There is worldwide interest in exploiting our modern understanding of genomics to target gene expression therapeutically via a variety of mechanisms, such as transgene insertion and CRISPR-Cas gene editing.
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