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  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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PhD Type

16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT)

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PhD Type

16 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2 CDT) commencing in September 2019, for graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  Novel design and development of an innovation aeroplane technology to enhance the user travel experience - MSc by Research
  Mr P Lighterness
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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The successful researcher will be awarded a 12-month studentship hosted at Cranfield. The studentship will provide tuition fees for a UK/EU candidate and bench fees and a tax-free stipend of up-to £16,000*.
  Fully Funded Studentships on 4 year MRes + PhD at EPSRC CDT in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC)

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The EPSRC CDT in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC) at the University of Cambridge invites applications from top-class independent-thinking students for its multi-facted MRes + PhD programme in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
  Application of computer vision and machine learning for spatially accurate object representation in AR/VR
  Dr L Williams
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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PhD Type

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design at Cranfield University in partnership with OrangeLV have come together to offer an exciting PhD focusing on the development of a novel proof of concept AR/VR solution.
  Novel Methods to Produce High Efficiency Heat Pipes
  Prof K Ryder
Applications accepted all year round

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Background This Industrial MPhil qualification and placement is a continuation of a collaboration between the Materials Centre (Department of Chemistry) and European Thermodynamics Limited (ETL), a Leicester based SME.
  University of Liverpool Doctoral Training Centre in Next-Generation Materials Chemistry – multidisciplinary Ph.D opportunities spanning chemistry, data science, computation and automation

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The University of Liverpool is offering 8 Ph.D positions starting October 2019 in a new Centre that will deliver a new cross-disciplinary approach to materials chemistry research.
  Development of collapse resistant Polymeric (PE-RT) liner in steel pipes for sour hydrocarbon applications at 90ºC and 1500psi (NSIRC 197)
  Dr B Craster
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymeric liners are under investigation for their reliable use as permeation barriers to protect steel pipes used in the transport of fluids containing carbon dioxide and in some cases hydrocarbons.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Interactive Steel Packaging for Brand Protection and Enhanced Consumer Experience
  Dr E H Jewell
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Supervisor. Dr E Jewell, Dr D Degenello and Mr R O’Neill. Sponsoring company. Tinmasters. Steel packaging is the product of choice for many manufacturers, where quality, integrity and brand status are key.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future (Sensor CDT)

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future (Sensor CDT), at the University of Cambridge, is looking for aspirational, enthusiastic and open-minded students to join its vibrant environment.
  Development and Application of Deep Learning in materials chemistry
  Dr Y Goulermas, Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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In the quest for key advanced materials (e.g. cathodes and electrolytes for safer and higher capacity batteries) the interplay of many considerations including structure, bonding, and defect chemistry makes it challenging to develop a material that is stable and has the required performance e.g.
  Discovery of new transparent conducting materials
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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This project aims to develop new transparent conducting materials for optoelectronic applications on glass.
  Development of machine learning, mathematical optimisation and algorithmic techniques for materials chemistry problems (ref CDT06)
  Dr JY Goulermas, Prof M Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Applications should be made as soon as possible. This is an opportunity to undertake one of our new and exciting cross-disciplinary projects lying at the interface between computer science / mathematics and materials chemistry.
  Sensing in carbon fibre composites for early detection of fire
  Prof B Kandola
Application Deadline: 16 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a Dstl (The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, UK) funded PhD studentship, available immediately in the ‘Fire Materials Research' team based at the Institute for Materials Research & Innovation (IMRI) at the University of Bolton.
  Advance laser cutting system for electrical steel sheets
  Dr J Huang
Application Deadline: 28 August 2019

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*This is a KESS 2 East scholarship opportunity. Please note the eligibility information in the advert text or contact the team for further information.*.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Efficiency Enhancement of Class-A Foams by Means of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Self-Organising Swarms of Autonomous UAV to Fight Wildfires
  Dr M Innocente
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ for three straight years (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014−2016) and is ranked in the UK’s top 15 overall for the fifth year in a row (Guardian University Guide).
  Building Resilience into Graphene Oxide based Nanofiltration Membranes
  Dr R Thompson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD student to work within the Department of Chemistry at Durham University and at the industrial sponsor G2O Water Technologies Limited (Sedgefield) on Building Resilience into Graphene Oxide based Nanofiltration Membranes.
  Understanding Solvent Effects on Epoxy Networks
  Dr R Thompson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD student to work within the Department of Chemistry at Durham University on Understanding Solvent Effects on Epoxy Networks, in collaboration with Safinah Ltd.
  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.
  PhD Studentship – Reducing the physiological burden of individual protective clothing with nanocellulose
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Individual protective equipment (IPE) is used to protect personnel from the effects of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare agents.
  PhD Scholarship in Medical Robotics, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK
  Prof GZ Yang
Applications accepted all year round

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The Hamlyn Centre is a leader in medical robotics and allied technologies. It is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare.
  Optically transparent armour reinforced with microbially-synthesized cellulose nanofibres with self-repair capability
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Microbially-synthesised cellulose nanofibres, more commonly known as bacterial cellulose (BC), is an ultra-pure form of cellulose nanofibers with mechanical performance exceeding that of single E-glass or Kevlar fibre.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in Partnership with Industry (STOR-i)

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We are delighted to announce that STOR-i has been awarded funding for a third generation of the Centre. The new Centre will benefit from an investment of over £10 million from EPSRC, Lancaster University and industrial partners.
  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) fully funded PhDs at Loughborough, UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The new EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) together with the MaREI Research Centre (MaREI) (Ireland).
  PhD Studentship (Sponsored by Lloyds Register Foundation) - Protection of offshore wind turbines using low-cost, damage tolerant, sacrificial coatings (ProCoat) (NSIRC 179)
  Dr S Paul
Applications accepted all year round

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Mitigating corrosion of offshore structures requires the use of cathodic protection often in conjunction with dielectric coatings.
  Development of Smart Memory Alloy with Enhanced Structural Performance under fire (Advert Reference: SF18-2/MCE/GONZALEZ SANCHEZ)
  Dr S Gonzalez Sanchez, Dr K Poologanathan, Dr B Nagaratnam
Applications accepted all year round

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Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are special materials with a substantial potential for various structural engineering applications. The novelty of such materials lies in their ability to undergo large deformations and return to their un-deformed shape through stress removal or heating (shape-memory effect).
  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.
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