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  X-ray studies of dynamic fluctuations in Nano-scaled artificial Spin-Ices
  Dr T PA Hase
Applications accepted all year round

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Geometric frustration, in which pair-wise interactions are incompatible with the underlying lattice can be found in many fields. Exploring the effect in bulk crystals is limited by the inability to modify the interactions in a systematic manner.
  PhD Studentships and Taught Masters in Physics and Astronomy

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The University of Glasgow is a world leading institution and was the first UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall (QS World University Rankings 2015).
  Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies into Enzymatic Degradation of Waste Plastics
  Dr L Wong, Dr C F Blanford
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics are a broad range of solid polymeric materials that have found widespread application as industrial components and consumer goods.
  Fully funded PhD position | Electron spectroscopy studies on oxides and diamond
  Mrs R Krautwald, Prof M Reichling
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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The Department of Physics of Osnabrück University invites applications for the position of a. PhD student (f/d/m) in the area of electron spectroscopy.
  Study Engineering in the USA with the George Washington University

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Doctoral students comprise the backbone of research conducted at the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Through funding support from faculty, internal and external grants, doctoral students can expect to take 4-6 years to complete the program through coursework, research credits and writing their dissertation.
  The Migration of Droplets in Multi-Material Problems and Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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The relevance of droplet dynamics and related non-equilibrium phenomena in several industrial applications and manufacturing techniques calls for new advanced studies using the tools of thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  Novel Methods for the Photocatalytic Oxidative Degradation of Polymers
  Dr GJP Britovsek, Dr M Roessler
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Project Supervisors. Prof. George Britovsek (Imperial College London), Dr. Maxie Roessler (Imperial CollegeLondon), Dr. Ali Salehi-Reyhani (Kings College London), Dr.
  Extending Soft X-ray Spectroscopies to Realistic Catalytic Conditions
  Dr Robert Weatherup
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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In a world of global warming and diminishing resources, we must find ways to efficiently produce useful chemicals from waste products such as carbon dioxide, rather than from the fossil fuels currently used to make detergents, medicines, and plastics.
  Mechanical Behaviour of solid state lithium ion batteries
  Dr D E J Armstrong
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The ceramic lithium ion conductor Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) has been shown to be promising electrolyte materials for solid state lithium ion batteries.
  Index-near-zero-embedded optical resonators
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Optical cavities (nanoantennas, micro-ring resonators, Fabry-Perot nanocavities, etc.) immersed in an index-near-zero environment will be modelled, fabricated, and characterised.
  Ultra-nonlinear epsilon-near-zero flat optics
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Design and characterisation of different artificial materials for the design of ultra-fast tuneable photonics devices. Giant epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities are targeted to allow subwavelength manipulation of light in both classic and quantum regime.
  Molecular interactions in solution for multi-component crystallisation
  Dr K Edkins, Dr J Holbrey
Applications accepted all year round

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Crystallisation is probably one of the most important unit operations in pharmaceutical industry for purification, as well as the generation of materials appropriate for formulation and application to the patient.
  “Operando” Characterisation of oxide-supported bimetallic Pd/Pt Nanocatalysts
  Dr G Held
Applications accepted all year round

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"“Operando” studies of catalyst surfaces under reaction conditions have emerged recently as a very valuable tool for improving catalysts for energy applications and exhaust purification.
  Development, processing and understanding of high entropy alloys
  Prof P S Grant
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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High entropy alloy is a term applied to a relatively new type of metallic alloy system that comprises near equiatomic concentrations of at least three or more alloying elements.
  New Zr alloys for fusion applications
  Dr D E J Armstrong, Prof C R M Grovenor
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is currently a lot of activity in the UK in selecting the materials from which key components in new designs of small fusion reactors will be fabricated.
  Quantum thermodynamics at the nanoscale
  Dr N Ares
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The theory of thermodynamics, commonly associated with the steam engines of the 19th century, is a universal set of laws that governs everything from black holes to the evolution of life.
  Understanding battery chemistry with in-situ electron microscopy
  Dr A W Robertson, Prof P G Bruce
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised the way we think of energy storage, allowing for powerful devices that fit the palm of our hands, and massive battery arrays to supplement intermittent renewables.
  Novel synthesis & characterisation methods for metal-organic nanosheets
  Dr J Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanomaterials are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives from electronics to medicine. The remarkable properties shown by graphene have led to the development of a wide variety of other two-dimensional materials.
  Funded opportunities in a world-class research group - perovskite photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

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We are looking for talented and highly-motivated students who would like to pursue PhD research in a world-class research group in the exciting area of perovskite photovoltaics and optoelectronics.
  Long wavelength (>1400 nm) GaSb quantum ring VCSELs for consumer applications
  Prof M Hayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are high-speed, compact (low cost) laser diodes used in laser printing, datacoms and other applications.
  Development of novel energy-efficient integrated systems for building operation optimization (Application Ref: SF19/EE/ABE/Zingre)
  Dr K Zingre, Prof B Kumar
Applications accepted all year round

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The climate change and the rising living standard have significantly increased the electricity consumption by the building sector worldwide from 26% in 1980 to 54% in 2010, and predicted to further increase at alarming rate to 84% in 2050 (Zingre et al., 2017).
  Development of novel sensors for measuring porewater pressures in soils (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/MENDES)
  Dr J Mendes, Dr M Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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High capacity tensiometers (HCT) are sensors used in geotechnical engineering to monitor positive and negative porewater pressures (soil suction) up to 2MPa in soil infrastructures and for the study of unsaturated soils in the laboratory.
  Effect of Processing on 3D Printed Materials (Advert Reference: FAC19/EE/MCE/LAFDI2)
  Prof K Lafdi, Dr I Shyha, Dr P Hackney
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, represents an emerging technique for building complex geometries and for rapid prototyping.
  Unlocking pulse protein: A new look at mechanisms that limit bioaccessibility (EDWARDSQ20DTP)
  Dr C Edwards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Inadequate protein nutrition is a major health concern to children and the institutionalised elderly. Although animal proteins are the best source of protein nutrition, 76% of the global population currently rely on plant protein.
  SWBio DTP PhD project - Extremophilic enzymes: investigating structural adaptation through rapid physics-based geometric simulation
  Prof A Walker
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP).
  Nucleation of organic crystals in flows: Discover how organic crystals nucleate and how fluid flows can be used to influence this
  Prof J Sefcik, Dr M Haw
Applications accepted all year round

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Nucleation is a birth of new crystals.
  Synthesis of New Metal-Oxo Cluster Molecules for Photocatalysis
  Dr S Pike
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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One PhD studentship funded by The Royal Society (with stipendiary support for four years) is available for a talented researcher with an interest in Inorganic Chemistry.
  Exploiting the field-effect mechanism in 2D semiconductors
  Dr S Bonilla, Prof P R Wilshaw
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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2D semiconductor materials, such as MoS2 and WS2, have enormous potential to impact the future development of flexible electronics, sensors, solar cells, and post-silicon microprocessors based in complimentary MOSFET logic.
  Computation study of catalytic surface materials & reactions
  Prof H Kornweitz
Applications accepted all year round

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The computational laboratory at the Department of Chemical Science at Ariel University in Israel is seeking a Ph.D. student to conduct a computational research in the area of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, using small molecules and nano-particles.
  High Power Renewable Energy Nano Catalysis – Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  Prof A Schechter
Applications accepted all year round

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The development of a low-cost, high-performance fuel cell is hindered by the lack of an active and electrocatalysts at the anode and cathode.
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