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Materials Science (complex systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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UCL SECReT is the international centre for training in security and crime related research degrees, the first centre of its kind in Europe.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Development of photo emission spectroscopy from planar to 3D structure
  Dr W Vandervorst, Dr T Conard
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Surface and interface analysis, within the semiconductor industry, has reached a level of refinement beyond that imaginable 25 years ago.
  Time resolved IR and photoemission studies of EUV-Matter interactions
  Dr S DeGendt, Dr T Conard
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Surface and interface analysis within the semiconductor industry has reached a level of refinement beyond that imaginable 25 years ago.
  PhD Studentships in the School of Physics & Astronomy

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The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to offer PhD studentships.  .  . in the subject areas of.
  Design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications
  Dr J Gautrot
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A studentship in the design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications is available in the group of Prof J.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
  Dr L Joss
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
  Designing efficient search strategies for new material discovery in complex phase and data space
  Prof M J Rosseinsky, Dr J Claridge, Dr M Gaultois
Applications accepted all year round

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As we search for higher-performance materials with a particular function, we need to explore systems that contain more chemical elements, referred to as more complex phase space.
  Investigating the Causal Biological Effects on Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) Occurring Within Components of Advanced Maritime Systems
  Dr B Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. The project is supported by BAE Systems, who will provide both industrial supervision, access to research facilities and secondments during the studentship.
  Development of an Aeroelastic Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Framework for Large Wind Turbine Systems (SAM32)
  Dr T Kim, Dr S Theodossiades
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  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.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

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4-year PhD programme in quantum technology and quantum systems engineering. • Quantum technologies involve control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter, transforming measurement, communication and computation.
  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.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology
  Dr GP Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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Active matter is a class of materials in which the individual constituents continually consume energy to generate work or motion, maintaining the system in dynamic, self-organised, nonequilibrium states [1].
  Slope stability and climate change in high-mountain regions: Understanding and predicting geo-hazards.
  Dr A Abellan, Dr B Murphy, Dr J West, Dr D Quincey
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS. ------------------. Timely project. a game changing approach is urgently needed to improve understanding, model and forecast landslides in mountainous areas.
  Development of ex vivo tissue culture models for developing next-generation biomaterial scaffolds for acellular regenerative medicine.
  Prof I Gibson, Prof N Vargesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Bone repair and regeneration can be influenced by various guidance cues, including pharmacological cues, hypoxia environment and chemical cues released from scaffolds [1-3].
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  Augmenting indoor and outdoor building environment by optimising the effect of urban heat island (UHI) (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/ABE/ZINGRE)
  Dr K Zingre
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The urban and indoor thermal environments are complex outcomes of a number of factors including urban morphology, building materials, weather conditions, etc.
  Leaky Wave Acoustics - 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 March 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.
  Effects of Radiation Damage on ALM produced components
  Prof K Whittle
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Layer Manufactured (ALM) components are currently being developed for use in a range of industries, and variants of ALM have been investigated since the 1980s.
  Nanotribological properties of organic surfaces
  Prof GJ Leggett
Applications accepted all year round

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Friction is ubiquitous in all sliding contacts. Much energy is dissipated in sliding contacts, and the minimisation of friction can make a significant contribution to the efficient use of fuels.
  Micro-rheology of active matter
  Dr V Kantsler, Prof R C Ball
Applications accepted all year round

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The project concerns microrheology of active matter - to study properties of biological microscopic constituents and its complex environment via optical microscopy and microfluidic methods.
  Developing a Computer Aided Design Interface for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different materials at extremely small scales to produce multi-functional structures.
  Modelling Gas Turbine Blade Degradation in a High Fidelity Digital Twin
  Dr J Sumner, Dr N Simms
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Sponsored by EPSRC and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  Origin and physical mechanisms of ferroelectricity in binary oxides
  Dr W Vandervorst, Dr U Celano
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Ferroelectricity is a very powerful, yet still complex and somewhat mysterious property that has been under investigation for over 70 years.
  Discrete element modelling for acoustic emission generation in granular media
  Dr A Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Proportions of the energy dissipated during deformation of particulate materials are converted to heat and sound. The high-frequency (>10kHz) component of this sound energy is called acoustic emission (AE).
  Development of New Fluid-powered Artificial Muscles for Soft Robots
  Dr M Pan
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal queries should be directed to Dr Min Pan ([email protected]). Animals exploit soft structures to move smoothly and effectively in complex natural environments.
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