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Materials Science (vehicle) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Optimization of hybrid heavy-duty diesel vehicle running on biofuels from waste resources.
  Dr O Kuti
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. OA-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. In achieving an ultra-low carbon environment, the UK and other countries have proposed a future ban on vehicles operating solely on internal combustion engines (ICE).
  Investigating Transport System Risks due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats
  Prof S Shaikh
Application Deadline: 16 June 2019

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will be joining the project ‘Investigating Transport System Risks due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats’ in the Systems Security Group at Coventry.
  New generation of brake pads – design and tribological testing (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/ZABIEGAJ)
  Dr D Zabiegaj
Applications accepted all year round

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Road traffics and industrial processes that are well-known as exhaust emissions producers; however, released Particulate Matter (PM) originates also from a number of non-exhaust processes, brake and tyres, involving corrosion and mechanical abrasion.
  High-performance smart ceramic coatings on light alloys
  Dr B Mingo
Applications accepted all year round

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The vision set out by the UK government is that by the year 2050 almost every car and van should be Ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV).
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Investigating Formability of Future Steel Grades Using Rapid Alloy Prototyping (supported by the EPSRC funded Prosperity Partnership on Rapid Alloy Development)
  Dr L Sackett
Application Deadline: 27 May 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Supervisor. Dr L Sackett and Dr H Cockings. Sponsoring company. TATA Steel. This doctorate is supported by the EPSRC funded Prosperity Partnership on Rapid Alloy Development.
  Li-ion Batteries; Recovery and Reconditioning
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded 4-year Faraday Institution studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  DFT Understanding Conversion-Type Electrodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
  Dr HY Tiffany Chen, Dr M Dyer
Application Deadline: 1 June 2019

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Nowadays, Lithium-ion batteries are indispensable in our lives, ranging from small devices such as mobile phones, mobile power supplies, notebooks, to large-scale ones like uninterruptible power systems, electric vehicle batteries, and grid-level energy storage systems.
  Nano Materials for Applications in Energy Recovery
  Prof A.V. Powell
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an opportunity to pursue a PhD in solid-state materials chemistry. The project will involve the synthesis of novel nano-scale materials for applications in thermoelectric energy harvesting.
  Wheel/Rail Interface Tribology PhD - ’Influence of Microstructural Properties on wheel and Rail Wear and Damage’
  Prof R Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is funded by the Virtual Vehicle Research Center in Graz, Austria and will involve close collaboration with another PhD student based there.
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