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  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  Surface texturing of coated surfaces for demanding nanotribology applications
  Dr B Inkson, Dr A Leyland
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Plasma-assisted CVD and PVD coatings, such as Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and transition-metal ceramic nitrides (eg. CrN; TiN), provide improved friction control and/or wear resistance in bearing applications involving rolling/sliding.
  Laser Assisted Cold Spray for Structural Repairs
  Dr T Hussain
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the world-leading Coatings and Surface Engineering Group at the University of Nottingham.
  Tensorial Impedance Surfaces for Antennas
  Prof A P Hibbins, Dr S Horsley, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality
  Prof G Dearden, Dr S Edwardson
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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The project will investigate optical techniques for modulating and manipulating light from solid-state pulsed lasers operating in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regime, and applying these to explore novel mechanisms of interaction with engineering materials.
  NSIRC226 PhD Studentship – Development of laser-based decontamination techniques Coventry University
  Mr A Wilson, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). PhD Supervisor. Prof. Jonathan Lawrence; Dr Andrew Wilson. Application deadline.
  Manipulation of Geometrical Effects at the Nanoscale to Control Catalysis
  Prof M.O. Coppens
Application Deadline: 16 February 2020

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VACANCY INFORMATION. The group of Professor M.-O.
  Materials Science: Fully Funded EPSRC DTP and Salts Healthcare PhD Scholarship: Development of Green Low Surface Energy Materials for Superhydrophobic (Waterproof) Coatings
  Dr S Alexander
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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This scholarship is funded by the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership and Salts Healthcare. Start date. July 2020. Subject areas.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
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