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Materials Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

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  Understanding the properties of van der Waals heterostructures from transmission electron microscopy imaging
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof A Geim
Applications accepted all year round

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The possibility to create new ‘designer’ materials by stacking together atomically thin layers extracted from layered materials with different properties…
  Cleaner Fuels via Atomic Imaging and Elemental Engineering
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis is a method to produce high performance fuels with a decreased environmental impact. For example, Fischer-Tropsch fuels can be generated from municipal waste and have 80% lower environmental impact compared to traditional fuel approaches.
  Development of microfluidic devices to support actinide analysis
  Dr C Sharrad, Dr B Treves Brown
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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The primary objective of the project is to develop methods for the analysis of actinide materials using minimal sample amounts and generating the lowest volumes of radioactive wastes requiring costly treatment and disposal processes.
  Processing and characterisation of ceramics for nuclear applications
  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
  Prof P Xiao
Applications accepted all year round

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The successful candidate(s) will join the ceramic coating group in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop ceramics for nuclear applications.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Microstructure control in metal additive manufacturing
  Research Group: Imaging and Characterisation
  Dr W Mirihanage
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is rapidly emerged as a viable alternative to subtractive manufacturing. Among various AM techniques.
  Microstructure and defect formation in metal additive manufacturing
  Research Group: Imaging and Characterisation
  Dr W Mirihanage
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a futuristic technology for rapid production of net-shaped or near-net-shaped components without the design constraints of traditional manufacturing routes.
  Understanding cellulose synthesis in plants
  Prof S Turner, Prof S High
Applications accepted all year round

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It is clear that there is now enormous pressure to develop much better replacements for plastics derived from fossil fuels. One possibility is to develop novel plastics based on polymers from plants.
  Polymer Processing in a Circular Plastic Economy
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Prof M Shaver
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The Green Materials Laboratory within the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester and housed in the Henry Royce Institute has a PhD position open now to an enthusiastic and collaborative chemist to develop the next generation of sustainable polymers.
  “Smart” scaffolds for preventing post-surgery infections and evaluation in a simulated in vivo microenvironment
  Dr A Anastasiou
Applications accepted all year round

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Infections associated with bacterial colonisation around implants and scaffolds is a significant clinical problem both in orthopaedics and regenerative dentistry.
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