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  Developing a sizing methodology for women’s sports compression garments
  Dr K Brubacher, Dr S Gill
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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SCGs are skin-tight, elastic garments that are designed to apply pressure to the underlying body with the aim to improve exercise performance, shorten recovery and prevent injuries.
  Tackling neurovascular dysfunction in dementia: a cell biology and biomaterials approach
  Prof N Hooper, Dr M Domingos, Dr T Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurovascular dysfunction is a central process in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In the brain, vascular and neuronal structures are tightly integrated forming the multicellular neurovascular unit comprising endothelial cells, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons.
  Understanding and minimizing radiation damage in breast tissues
  Dr M Sherratt, Miss C Kirwan, Prof S Cartmell
Applications accepted all year round

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Human beings are subjected to many forms of radiation both natural (principally ultraviolet radiation [UVR]) and artificial (diagnostic and therapeutic X-rays).
  An Organ on a Chip Platform for Biomedical Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Organ on a chip devices are an emerging technology which employ microfluidics to grow 3D tissues, mimicking the physiological conditions found in vivo.
  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).
  Bone-metal (brittle-elastic) bond durability and fatigue derived from coupled Acoustic Emission and X-ray Computed Tomography
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Tozzi, Prof G Blunn
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Wearable Sensors and Soft Robots for Biomedical Applications
  Dr M Amjadi
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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The Integrated Soft Machines Lab in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore wearable sensors and soft robots for biomedical applications.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Towards a Fundamental Understanding of Stress Relaxation Cracking - NSIRC251 PhD Studentship
  Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Center (NSIRC). PhD Supervisor. Imran Bhamji and Kasra Sotoudeh. Application Deadline.
  4D forensic investigation for Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr T Burnett
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary research programme that aims, for the first time, to connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of protective coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of corrosion protective organic coatings and related nanocomposite materials.
  EPSRC CDT in Advanced Biomedical Materials
Application Deadline: 21 April 2020

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Applications are invited from qualified graduates for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the area of Advanced Biomedical Materials.
  Bioactive Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine aim to either replace diseased or damaged tissue with a functional, laboratory-grown substitute, or stimulate the body’s own cells in order to promote repair.
  Polymeric Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine Applications
  Dr P De Bank
Applications accepted all year round

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Regenerative medicine aims to repair injured or diseased tissues using a multidisciplinary approach to stimulate natural repair mechanisms or promote healing through the transplantation of cells, often the patient’s own stem cells.
  Up to 12 fully funded PhD places available within the EPSRC CDT in Topological Design.

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We have up to ten fully funded PhD places available on this brand new EPSRC CDT in Topological Design.
  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: 30 April 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.
  Next generation metasurfaces: tensorial surfaces for novel antenna functionality: Tensorial Impedance Surfaces for Antennas
  Prof A P Hibbins, Dr S Horsley, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 30 April 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.
  PhD Engineering - In-orbit fabrication of large space structures using novel manufacturing technologies
  Prof C McInnes
Application Deadline: 7 May 2020

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The James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake a 3.5-year PhD project entitled.
  PhD in Engineering: Germanium-Tin Single Photon Detectors for LIDAR and Quantum Key Distribution
  Dr R Millar, Dr V P Georgiev
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Project overview. In this fully funded project (3.5 years) you will develop next-generation single photon avalanche diodes (SPAD) detectors for autonomous vehicle LIDAR and Quantum Key distribution applications.
  PhD Studentship: Modular and Adaptable Myoelectric Prosthetics for Children
  Dr K Goher
Application Deadline: 10 April 2020

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This is a call for applications for a funded PhD studentship, School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, in ‘Modular and Adaptable Myoelectric Prosthetics for Children’.
  Digital soft contact lenses design and validation
  Dr A Abass, Prof A Elsheikh
Application Deadline: 20 June 2020

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Soft contact lenses are medical devices largely used to correct the eye refractive error for more than 125 million people worldwide.
  Modelling Creep-Fatigue Damage and Life Prediction for Gas Turbine Rotors
  Prof W Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Development of novel numerical modelling approaches for evaluation of the response of masonry structures against dynamic loads (ENG1350)
  Dr B Ghiassi
Application Deadline: 11 May 2020

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The main aim of this project is to develop novel modelling approaches for evaluation the safety and resilience of masonry structures against dynamic loads such as impact or earthquakes.
  Modelling Creep-Fatigue Damage and Life Prediction for Gas Turbine Rotors
  Prof W Sun
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems.
  Understanding the interaction of biomolecules with fabrics for improved fabric care
  Dr A Hook, Dr M Piggott, Mr R Sellars
Applications accepted all year round

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Fabric care is a routine part of life. As the environmental impact of fast fashion trends and cleaning products is realised, it is evident that innovative approaches to fabric care are required.
  Manufacturing using Digital Reconfigurable Architectures
  Dr S Pope
Applications accepted all year round

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Would you like to work on an exciting project that has the potential to revolutionise the way we manufacture existing and next generation devices, using an approach that has reconfigurability and sustainability at its core?.
  Metal-organic nanosheets (MONs): Programmable 2D materials for use as sensors, catalysts, membranes and devices
  Dr J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene hold enormous potential for use in advanced electronics, energy, separation and composite materials applications.
  Next generation additive manufacturing using laser diode arrays
  Dr K Groom, Dr K Mumtaz
Applications accepted all year round

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A funded PhD Studentship (UK/EU only) is available for research into next-generation additive manufacturing processes based on a new method for selective laser melting.
  Coupled homogenization and precipitation kinetics during additive manufacture and processing
  Research Group: MAPP - Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes
  Dr M Anderson, Prof H Basoalto
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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The additive manufacture of metal alloys through powder processing is an exciting field where the potential benefits to industry are numerous and the scientific problems are challenging.
  Developing a smart non-antibiotic cerium-containing biodegradable wound dressing for treating chronic ulcers
  Dr I Ortega, Dr J Shepherd
Applications accepted all year round

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The treatment of long-term ulcers is becoming a major clinical problem, being currently the fourth biggest cost to the NHS in the UK.
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