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  Hearing colour and seeing sound - switchable polymer molecular imaging agents for visualizing disease progression
  Dr N Boase
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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Molecular imaging aims to use non-invasive techniques to probe and visualize molecules in the body, which can be used to measure biochemical processes and disease progression.
  PhD vacancy (4 years) on nondestructive testing (NDT) of composites using Guided Waves
  Prof W VAN PAEPEGEM
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop robust guided waves NDT methods that can detect defects in Fiber reinforced plastic parts (focus on aerospace and automotive industry).
  Neuromorphic Sensing Processing
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Alex Serb. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  Ultra-stable fibre optics using new-generation optical fibres
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Radan Slavik. Co-supervisor Professor Francesco Poletti, Dr. Eric R. Numkam Fokoua. Project description.
  Artificial Magnetic Conductor Surfaces for Conformal Antenna Design
  Prof J R Sambles, Prof A P Hibbins
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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External partner. Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL). Metamaterials are a rapidly developing area of modern physics and technology that have enormous potential.
  New metasurfaces for acoustic control - meta-atoms as passive resonant elements to yield highly directional radiation or detection of sound
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Joint supervisors. Prof Alastair P Hibbins, Prof J Roy Sambles. External partner. Dr Ben Hodder (QinetiQ). ***. The ability to emit or receive sound with directional dependence is of great relevance to acoustic imaging and navigation applications.
  SHINERS for the study of electrochemical and catalytic processes
  Dr LJ Hardwick
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The PhD project in partnership with the global science and chemicals company Johnson Matthey (JM) will involve the growth of SHell Isolated Nanoparticles for Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SHINERS) and their use in-operando to study electrochemical and catalytic processes.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  Building bionanohybrid circuits: understanding and applying single protein molecule function
  Prof J E Macdonald, Dr D Jones, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Merging ideas and principles from biology with the physical sciences has proved pivotal in improving our fundamental understanding of nature and the generation of new technologies that impact on our everyday lives.
  Optical and electronic low-dimensional nanomaterial devices
  Dr R Krahne
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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Tutor. Roman Krahne. We aim to develop new concepts for optoelectronic devices based on state-of-the-art nanomaterials. One interesting material class are low-dimensional semiconductor materials such as 2D layered perovskites.
  Fully Funded PhD Position in the Area of Coherent Raman Spectroscopy/Microscopy for biomedical applications
  Dr B Hennelly
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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The objective of this project is to design, build, and test a proof-of-concept label-free flow cytometer based on the current state-of-the-art for high-speed broadband coherent spectroscopy.
  Characterization and early detection of hydrogen embrittlement in offshore boltsusing Acoustic Emission - NSIRC228 PhD Studentship - sponsored by Lloyd’s Register
  Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The effect of hydrogen on steel has been the subject of several investigations due to its ability to cause corrosion and cracking which has costly consequences on several industries.
  Mobile Phone-Based Disease Detection: Towards Single-Molecule Approaches
  Dr M Thomas, Dr S Frank
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The last 10 years have seen a number of breakthroughs in diagnostic technologies for protein biomarker detection in patient derived samples.
  Beaming light in new directions - metasurfaces for tuneable control of optics: All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces
  Prof C D Wright, Dr I.J. Luxmore
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Joint supervisors. Prof C David Wright and Dr Isaac Luxmoore. ***. In recent years, electromagnetic metasurfaces have generated huge interest due to their ability for precise control of the amplitude, phase and polarisation of waves, from the microwave region right through to the optical part of the spectrum.
  Miniaturised helical antennas for superdirectivity
  Prof J R Sambles, Prof A P Hibbins
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Beginning from fundamental physics, over a century ago, Marconi pioneered radio communication.
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