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Materials Science (plastic) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Transforming plastic waste into devices for water treatment
  Dr S Lau
Application Deadline: 19 April 2020

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A PhD project is available to transform plastic waste into devices for water purification. The successful applicant will work closely together with a collaborative network of researchers designing next-generation filters to remove organic, inorganic and metallic toxicants and pollutants from various waste water streams.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  Biodegradable plastic composites from renewable or waste sources
  Dr K Johnston, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

To reduce the amount of plastic waste in the marine environment, there is a strong incentive to switch to biodegradable polymers, which are ideally synthesised from renewable or waste streams, rather than from oil.
  Polymer Processing in a Circular Plastic Economy
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Prof M Shaver
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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PhD Type

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.
  Novel Methods for the Photocatalytic Oxidative Degradation of Polymers
  Dr GJP Britovsek, Dr M Roessler
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Project Supervisors. Prof. George Britovsek (Imperial College London), Dr. Maxie Roessler (Imperial CollegeLondon), Dr. Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Kings College London), Dr.
  A New Paradigm in “On Demand” Manufacture: Radiation Chemical Functionalisation During 3D Printing
  Dr A Baidak, Prof F Currell
Applications accepted all year round

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The automation of modern economy has an immense impact on our everyday life; the development and implementation of machine learning and artificial intelligence will bring about further socio-economic changes of great significance and scale.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
  Modelling Creep-Fatigue Damage and Life Prediction for Gas Turbine Rotors
  Prof W Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The current market conditions are such that combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are now considering double two-shift operation, so potentially accruing upwards of 600 starts per year.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication and Applications
  Prof J Canning
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication. Areas can include new Bi fibres (led by Prof. Peng at UNSW; Prof Canning is a Conjoint Professor) for amplifiers, lasers and sensors and novel structured fibres including photonic crystal fibres, Fresnel fibres, spun structured optical fibres and so on.
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