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  PhD Studentship: The Effects of Autonomous Vehicles on Vulnerable Road Users
  Dr A Morris
Application Deadline: 24 November 2019

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Application details. Reference number. 19/20 APM/AF. Start date of studentship. January 2020. Closing date of advert. 24 November 2019.
  Analysing radioactive laser cutting emissions
  Dr L Jones, Dr E Long, Prof J Tyrer
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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PhD Type

Reference number. LJ2019#2. Start Date. 01 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 2 December 2019. Supervisors. Primary supervisor.
  Advanced Laser Processing Control Strategies for Radioactive Decommissioning
  Prof J Tyrer, Dr E Long, Dr L Jones
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Reference number. JT2019#2. Start Date. 01 Oct 2020. Closing date of advert. 2 December 2019. Supervisors. Primary supervisor. Professor John Tyrer.
  Finite-speed Thouless pump
  Dr A Lazarides
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A recent area of significant progress in physics has been that of periodically-driven, many-body quantum systems, in which a number of phenomena which cannot be captured by the usual statistical mechanical framework have been predicted and observed.
  Catalytic production of Hydrogen from waste: Utilising nanostructure catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Reference. CM/SK-Un1/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  Quantum Mechanics in Phase Space
  Dr M Everitt, Dr J Samson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Reference. PH/ME-Un2/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 1 Classroom Based (£4,327).
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  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.
  Innovating knowledge transfer in the fashion textiles and related technology industry using digital fabrication and finishing processes
  Dr T Heinzel, Prof T Bhamra
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. AEDTX2019. Start date of studentship. 1st of January 2020. Closing date of advert. 30th of September 2019.
  PhD Studentship: 4-year PhD studentship: Multi-physics Simulation in the Automotive Industry
  Dr G Mavros, Dr J Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
  Advanced manufacturing processes to enable the heterogeneous integration of power electronics - Ref: CL1UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Heterogeneous integration of power devices refers to the assembly of separately manufactured power semiconductors, passive components and control elements into a single package, i.e.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Finite element modelling of heart valve deformation and mitral regurgitation after mitraclip implantation - Ref: LG2UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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he mitral valve (MV) is a complex structure regulating forward flow of blood between the left atrium (LA) and left ventricle (LV) of human heart.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  Mechanics of biomaterials: characterisation and quantification of interaction between microstructure and mechanical properties - Ref: VS1UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Understanding mechanical properties and performance of various biological materials and tissues and their responses to different loading and environmental conditions is becoming increasingly important for development of new medical procedures and devices.
  Modelling of Dislocation-Microstructure Interaction at a Short Crack Tip - Ref: LG1UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Nickel-based superalloys are particularly used in applications involving high temperatures and stresses, such as the critical gas-turbine blades and discs in aerospace and power-generation industries.
  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.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Ultra compact optical sensors for on-machine measurements
  Dr P Kinnell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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In advanced manufacturing sensor data must be used to achieve the increasingly tight tolerance requirements required for the latest products.
  Engineering Medicine Manufacture Processes for Cell and Stem Cell Based Therapies
  Dr R Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Numerical Modelling of 3D Microstructure of Nonwovens
  Dr E Demirci, Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of the proposed project is to develop a novel scheme for the analysis of a 3D orientation distribution function (ODF) of fibers in nonwovens using non-destructive testing methods, such as, X-ray micro computed tomography (CT), and to benchmark nonwovens analytically & graphically based on their 3D fibrous structure.
  Explosive boiling – the superheat limit of liquid evaporation
  Dr H Zhao
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project aims to understand and model the superheat limit of liquid evaporation which underpins the phenomena of explosive boiling.
  Massive MIMO and large Intelligence Surfaces for 5G and Beyond 5G networks
  Prof S Lambotharan
Applications accepted all year round

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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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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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Many computer vision systems make use of artificial neural networks to undertake complex image analysis tasks, such as locating objects in a clutter scene.
  A bottom-up approach to Muscle Mechanics
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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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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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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In recent years, body-worn electronic systems have gained in popularity and show great potential in the commercial and military sectors.
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