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  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials (KB2UF2019)
  Dr K Baxevanakis, Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 30 November 2020

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Non-destructive inspection based on acoustics is today one the primary methods for the identification of damage precursors in components and structures.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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The universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde have combined research expertise across medical and industrial ultrasonic engineering to lead the Centre of Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE), the largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit in the world.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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The universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde have combined research expertise across medical and industrial ultrasonic engineering to lead the Centre of Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE), the largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit in the world.
  PhD studentship opportunity in integrated Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation
  Dr M Duyar
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a fully funded Ph.D. project focusing on developing dual function materials (DFMs) that can capture carbon dioxide from an emission source and release it as a high value fuel or chemical upon exposure to a reducing co-reactant.
  Adaptive probabilistic meshless methods for evolutionary systems
  Dr T Sullivan
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will develop and implement a new class of numerical solvers for evolving systems such as interacting fluid-structure flows.
  Electronic and phononic transport in highly heterogeneous nanomaterials and devices
  Dr N Neophytou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two thirds of all energy we use is lost into heat during conversion processes, a loss which puts enormous pressure on the planet, the use of fossil fuels, and energy sustainability.
  Gone in a flash: Femtosecond laser ablation of nanostructured alloys
  Dr P Brommer
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser ablation, the removal of material with intense light pulses, is an important subtractive manufacturing technique. Femtosecond (10-15 s) laser pulses can result in superior quality of e.g.
  Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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In practice the application of cathodic protection systems in conjunction with CFRP- strengthening work to RC structures, is often required if the structural element remains exposed to a corrosive environment during its extended service life.
  Various treatments of Crumb Tyre rubber to improve concrete properties
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of this project is to study the effectiveness of surface pre-treatment by Ultraviolet (UV) light and Ultrasonic treatment as a replacement for the natural aggregate in concrete mixtures on the rubberised concrete properties.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics

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Our CDT has been funded by EPSRC and Industry since 2001 and we are the longest running Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonics in the UK.
  Advanced manufacturing processes to enable the heterogeneous integration of power electronics - Ref: CL1UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Heterogeneous integration of power devices refers to the assembly of separately manufactured power semiconductors, passive components and control elements into a single package, i.e.
  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.
  Enhancing the long-term performance of advanced engine materials by controlling microstructure
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Reference number. KBUF2019. Start date of studentship. 01 July 2019, 01 October 2019, 01 January 2020 or April 2020. Closing date for applications.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  Mechanics of biomaterials: characterisation and quantification of interaction between microstructure and mechanical properties - Ref: VS1UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Understanding mechanical properties and performance of various biological materials and tissues and their responses to different loading and environmental conditions is becoming increasingly important for development of new medical procedures and devices.
  Modelling of Dislocation-Microstructure Interaction at a Short Crack Tip - Ref: LG1UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Nickel-based superalloys are particularly used in applications involving high temperatures and stresses, such as the critical gas-turbine blades and discs in aerospace and power-generation industries.
  Multifunctional alloys: Manufacture of high performing porosity-engineered alloys (CTUF2019)
  Dr C Torres-Sanchez, Prof P Conway
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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The simultaneous control of alloying materials coupled with the porosity gradation is a dilemma that currently intrigues researchers.
  Sustainable Manufacturing of 2D and 3D RFID Tags (DHUF2019)
  Dr D Hutt, Dr D Whalley, Prof A West
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is widely used in ID cards and as a method to identify and track products within factories, warehouses and shops.
  Ultraprecision machining in Silicon Carbide - Ref: ARUF2518
  Dr A Roy
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Silicon carbide is of great importance as a structural ceramic as it is amongst the hardest materials known. Machining silicon carbide parts into the required shape and form for a given application is extremely difficult, yielding unwanted defects.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage

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This well-established EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage delivers a 4-year doctoral training programme under the partnership between Queen's University Belfast and the University of Glasgow and additional collaboration partner the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC).
  Aqueous Erosion-Corrosion Studies of nanoscale multilayer PVD coatings
  Dr Y Purandare, Prof P Hovsepian
Applications accepted all year round

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Solid particle erosion-corrosion of surfaces is highly destructive in nature and leads to deleterious effects such as loss of material, efficiency and economic losses.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for solar energy and environmental applications
  Prof Paul Bingham
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for waste immobilisation applications
  Prof Paul Bingham
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply.
  Utilising sensors for predicting the residual strength of corroded reinforced concrete beams
  Prof F O'Flaherty, Dr V Starinieri
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Area. The project is structural engineering based and will investigate the influence of corrosion on reinforced concrete beams using sensors to automatically detect differences in the ability of the structural member to carry its design load.
  Water pollution control using polymer-inorganic complexes
  Dr F Clegg
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Area. Water pollution arises via several different sources, including municipal, industrial (in particular petroleum) and agricultural activities.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.
  7 fully-funded 4-year MRes + PhD studentships at the EPSRC CDT in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World

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We are currently looking to recruit talented students from different academic backgrounds for a number of fully funded studentships to carry out cutting edge research within the broad, cross-disciplinary and interconnected field of Resilient Infrastructure.
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