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  PhD Studentship: Metal 3D-printing: a simulation and prediction model for dimensional accuracy
  Dr E Sabet
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive research project in the high-value manufacturing, and is jointly sponsored (at EU/UK rates) by the additive manufacturing research group at Loughborough University (one of top-ten rated university in England for research intensity), and the world’s leading LCD 3D printer manufacturer, Photocentric Ltd.
  PhD Studentship: School of Design and Creative Arts

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. DS2019DEG. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Rapid Infrastructure Shielding from Legacy Unexploded Ordnance: Modelling & 3D Printing
  Dr S Clubley
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. UKCRIC/DSTL1. Start date of studentship. 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 February 2020.
  Mechanical behaviour and optimisation of laser-cut rebar embedded in cementitious matrix
  Dr S Cavalaro
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. UKCRIC/MTC. Start date of studentship. 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 16 February 2020.
  Visualizing architectural inter-relationships and uncertainties between constituent systems within a systems of systems
  Prof R Kalawsky, Dr M King
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. RKWS2019. Start date of studentship. 01 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Enhancing the long-term performance of advanced engine materials by controlling microstructure
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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PhD Type

Reference number. KBUF2019. Start date of studentship. 01 July 2019, 01 October 2019, 01 January 2020 or April 2020. Closing date for applications.
  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 24 May 2020

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PhD Type

Non-destructive inspection based on acoustics is today one the primary methods for the identification of damage precursors in components and structures.
  Optimisation of Industrial Food Production using Ultraviolet Fluorescence
  Dr EB Woolley, Dr P Webb
Application Deadline: 2 May 2020

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PhD Type

Food manufacturing is the largest and one of the most resource intensive sectors in the world. Within this industry, cleaning of food processing equipment is a critical operation to control safety, cross contamination of allergens and maintain food quality.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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PhD Type

Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Ultraprecision machining in Silicon Carbide - Ref: ARUF2518
  Dr A Roy
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Silicon carbide is of great importance as a structural ceramic as it is amongst the hardest materials known. Machining silicon carbide parts into the required shape and form for a given application is extremely difficult, yielding unwanted defects.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Texture in materials plays a crucial role in metallic products. A thorough study of the underlying morphology and its evolution is relevant for producing cast parts of innovative technological products.
  Sensor driven process control for robotic 3D printing of concrete
  Dr P Kinnell, Dr R Buswell
Applications accepted all year round

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Concrete 3D printing is an emerging manufacturing process that uses industrial robots to build large-scale components for a range of construction applications.
  Development of next generation thin film solar cells
  Prof M Walls, Dr J Bowers
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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PhD Type

In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  Anti-reflecting and Anti-soiling coatings for solar panel cover glass
  Prof M Walls, Dr P Isherwood
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Engineering Medicine Manufacture Processes for Cell and Stem Cell Based Therapies
  Dr R Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Cell and Stem Cell based therapies are revolutionising medical treatment. Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cells are effectively treating previously terminal diseases and are poised to reach mass markets.
  Massive MIMO and large Intelligence Surfaces for 5G and Beyond 5G networks
  Prof S Lambotharan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Massive MIMO is seen as a revolution in wireless communications that can fundamentally overcome the problems of interference and fading and enhance data rates significantly.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Adaptive self-learning vision systems
  Dr P Kinnell, Dr N Lohse, Dr A Soltoggio
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Many computer vision systems make use of artificial neural networks to undertake complex image analysis tasks, such as locating objects in a clutter scene.
  The effects of mechanical and electrical stimulation on the maturity of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Skeletal muscle undergoes hypertrophy in response to exercise and mechanical loading, however although this response is well studied and established, the molecular sensors and signaling pathways which produce this response are not fully elucidated.
  Vascularisation of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Tissue engineering strategies have created a large number of functional tissues constructed from cells and matrix components over the past two decades.
  A multi-tissue in vitro model of osteoarthritis
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr D Player
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disorder which is predominantly found in elderly individuals (Lee et al., 2013), but has recently been linked to sports participation at high levels (Vannini et al., 2016).
  A bottom-up approach to Muscle Mechanics
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Muscles exhibit highly complex behaviour made up of thousands of individual muscle fibres, each with different properties, interacting with each other and the surrounding bio-mechanical structures.
  Advances in Vibration Measurements using Laser Dopper Vibrometry
  Prof S Rothberg
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Laser Doppler vibrometers (LDVs) are now well-established as an effective non-contact alternative to traditional contacting vibration transducers.
  High data-rate communications interconnects for body-worn electronic systems
  Dr C Panagamuwa, Dr R Seager
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

In recent years, body-worn electronic systems have gained in popularity and show great potential in the commercial and military sectors.
  Numerical modelling of cold recycling of sheet metals
  Dr E Demirci, Prof V Silberschmidt
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This research focuses on assessment of cold recyclability of sheet metal products using numerical simulation and Finite Element simulation along with experimentation.
  Design of cranial reconstruction plates: integrating engineering analysis and understanding
  Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Customised medical implants are widely used in healthcare for applications such as craniofacial reconstruction after trauma or tumour removal.
  Establishing a Circular Economy for Leather Products
  Prof S Rahimifard
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The world’s first footwear recycling system was developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough.
  Process and material design and enhancement for the additive manufacturing and 3D printing of the wax materials
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This research project is on designing the process and material for 3D printing of the wax objects used in the investment casting process of automotive and aerospace parts.
  Deep Reinforcement Learning for Human-Robot Interaction
  Dr Q Meng
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. QM/CO/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
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