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Materials Science (processing) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Particle Processing for Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes
  Dr R Smith, Dr D Cumming
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project is an exciting opportunity to apply new particle processing techniques to the manufacture of lithium ion battery electrodes.
  Development of new innovative materials and processing routes
  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
  Dr M Jackson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Machinability of Ni-based super alloys is a constantly evolving topic, driven by the development of improved alloys for the aerospace industry.
  Powder Metallurgical Processing For Graded Alloy Microstructures
  Dr R Thackray, Dr K Christofidou
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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PhD Type

The understanding of microstructures and their effect upon alloy properties is a key part of metallurgical processing as developers seek materials for harsh applications such as those found in the oil & gas, chemical and aeroengine industries.
  Processing of highly structured polymer nanocomposites
  Research Group: Nanocomposites
  Prof T Peijs, Prof T McNally
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally, polymer nanocomposite processing has focused on the optimization of nanoparticle dispersion in a polymer melt or solution.
  Deep Reinforcement Learning for Smart Steel Processing
  Research Group: Data Science
  Prof C Davis, Prof G Montana
Applications accepted all year round

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Sequential decision making describes a situation where the decision maker makes successive observations of a process before a final decision is made.
  Towards personalised coronary artery disease consideration using medical image processing and computational modelling
  Dr S Beier
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is highly interdisciplinary, and will involve working with (and extending) a suite of existing software and computational models based on clinical imaging data.
  Exploiting formability in ultra-lightweight magnesium alloys
  Dr D Collins
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship (UK/EU only) is offered in the School of Metallurgy & Materials, University of Birmingham under the supervision of Dr David Collins.
  Development of Advanced High Modulus Steels for Automotive Applications
  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
  Prof E Palmiere, Dr M Jackson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Although there has been much activity in the automotive sector in the area of advanced high strength steels (AHSS), with the objective of achieving high strength while exhibiting high stretch formability, there is a new generation of steels under consideration for automotive applications (Fig.
  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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PhD Type

The successful candidate(s) will join the ceramic coating group in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop ceramics for nuclear applications.
  Optimisation of Industrial Food Production using Ultraviolet Fluorescence
  Dr EB Woolley, Dr P Webb
Application Deadline: 2 May 2020

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Food manufacturing is the largest and one of the most resource intensive sectors in the world. Within this industry, cleaning of food processing equipment is a critical operation to control safety, cross contamination of allergens and maintain food quality.
  Corrosion of Additively Manufactured Ni-Superalloys
  Research Group: PROCESSING
  Prof M Attallah, Dr S Cruchley
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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PhD Type

Applications are invited from graduates with a first class, or upper second-class degree in an appropriate discipline such as, materials science and engineering, physics, aerospace, nuclear materials, or mechanical engineering for a PhD project on the understanding the corrosion properties of additively manufactured Ni-superalloys.
  Joint PhD with University of Bayreuth: Synthesis and Manipulation of Semiconducting Block Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaic active Layers
  Assoc Prof D Jones
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

We are looking for a suitably qualified graduate student to work on a jointly funded PhD project between the University of Melbourne and the Universität Bayreuth on the induction of block copolymer self-assembly for high performance organic photovoltaic devices and the characterisation thereof.
  Motion and in-operando detection of superparamagnetic particles
  Dr L O'Brien, Dr F Jaeckel
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Magnetic nano- and micro-particles find uses in a wide array of sectors, for example as a contrasting agent for NMR; as a key component of magnetic bearings; and as a potential means for cancer therapy.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  A soft sensor for die melt temperature profile prediction of polymer extrusion (DTA)
  Research Group: Polymers and Composites
  Dr C Abeykoon, Dr W Mirihanage
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Polymeric materials play a major role in production industry and hence advanced process monitoring is invaluable for improving the product quality and process efficiency.
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