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  Particle Packing in High-nickel Content Cathodes
  Prof S Corr, Dr R Smith
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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A fully funding 4-year Faraday Institution PhD is available in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield with Dr Rachel Smith and Professor Serena Corr.
  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  Advanced Computer Aided Design Modelling – Developing Intelligent Surfaces and Textures from 4D Printing
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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4D Printing has been recognised to herald the next generation of Additive Manufacturing components that are intelligent to perform a series of controlled and programmed shape-deformation over time when exposed to stimuli.
  Modern use of gypsum as inorganic binder for constructions (Advert Reference: SF18/ABE/PESCE)
  Dr G Pesce
Applications accepted all year round

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Gypsum-based mortars for outdoor coating were widely used in the past centuries in a number of European countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France.
  Nonlinear mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  Growth and Characterisation of Alkali Antimonide Photocathodes for the LHeC prototype accelerator PERLE in Orsay
  Prof G Dearden, Dr T Noakes, Dr L Jones, Dr B Militsyn
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisors. Prof. Geoff Dearden (Liverpool University), Dr. Tim Noakes (STFC Daresbury Laboratory), Dr. Lee Jones (STFC Daresbury Laboratory) and Dr.
  4 year Engineering Doctorate (EngD): Mechanics of deformation and induced surface integrity in micro-cutting (Sponsors: University of Sheffield AMRC and EPSRC)
  Dr M Marshall, Dr P Crawforth
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Start date. 9 September 2018. Stipend. Tax free stipend of £18,000 per year, plus all tuition fees paid at UK/EU rates. Project Description.
  Studentship Opportunity in Deterioration relationships for a variety of water main materials
  Dr D Jesson, Dr M Mulheron
Applications accepted all year round

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For something that we drink every day, water is a surprising problem for the materials scientist. there are no materials suitable for large scale water distribution networks that remain unaffected by their contents over time.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  Modelling of joining technologies for novel metal matrix composites for offshore applications
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) present remarkable properties by combining the properties of the metal matrix and of ceramic reinforcement.
  Shape Memory Materials for Additive Manufacturing
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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About this PhD Project. Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing is an emerging technology that has gained popularity within the disciplines of design, engineering and manufacturing.
  Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications
  Dr A Logsdail
Applications accepted all year round

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Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications. PhD Supervisor. Dr. Andrew J. Logsdail http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/481607-logsdail-andrew.
  Artificial Cells as Living Technology
  Prof D A Barrow, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The Barrow (Engineering) and Castell (Pharmacy) laboratories at Cardiff University seek motivated PhD candidates to contribute to an exciting €5M funded European collaboration in the field of synthetic biology and the development of programmable artificial cells as living technology.
  Life enhancement of aerospace structures using laser surface modification
  Prof M Fitzpatrick
Application Deadline: 24 June 2019

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This project will investigate the application of laser shock peening to aerospace alloys, combining experimental and modelling approaches to optimise the application of the technique to trial components for current development programmes.
  Optimising the nanoscale behaviour of novel materials for energy applications
  Dr S Christopoulos
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The preparation of advanced material compositions has led to a wide range of applications.
  Oil Water Slug Flow in Export Pipelines with Shallow Inclined Elevations – Numerical Investigation PhD
  Dr P Verdin
Application Deadline: 14 July 2019

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Sponsored by BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd, via the Consortium on Transient and Complex Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance (TMF), and the Cranfield Industrial Partnership PhD Scholarships Scheme (CIPPS), this studentship will provide a bursary up to £18,000 p.a.
  Cladding System Design - A Holistic Cladding Design and Evaluation Framework Towards Rigorous Fire Protection Standards
  Dr J Brigham, Dr O Vogt
Applications accepted all year round

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Location. Durham University, UK & PSP Architectural Ltd, Shildon. Funding for. UK Students, EU Students. Funding amount. £14,777 per annum (based on 2018/2019 stipend).
  PhD Studentship: Next-Generation Fracture Modelling
  Dr A Paluszny
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Fractures transform Earth materials. They change their mechanical and flow properties and create intricate subsurface networks that enhance permeability at local and regional scales.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Investigation of the fracture behaviour of materials at ambient temperature under quasi-static conditions.
  Dr GR Rothwell
Application Deadline: 19 July 2019

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The outer construction of nuclear transport packages relies heavily on two grades of austenitic stainless steel, 316 and 304. These steels provide excellent material properties at both ambient and elevated temperature primarily due to their post yield ductility and high failure strain.
  High Speed Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic/Metal Multi-material Structures
  Dr D Engstrom
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference number. DEUF2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019, 1 January 2020 or 1 April 2020. Interview date. TBC. Supervisors.
  Advanced Bandgap-Engineered Two-Dimensional Materials for Photonics Device Applications
  Dr KK Chow
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. KKC-2018-PhD-1. Project Summary. Advanced two-dimensional materials including MoS2, MoSe2, and h-BCN has recently gain much importance in material and photonics research owing to their capabilities of tuning their electronic bandgap hence optical absorption spectra.
  Advanced Optical Fibre Sensors for Real-Time Environmental Monitoring Applications
  Dr KK Chow
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. KKC-2018-PhD-2. Project Summary. This project will focus on the design and implementation of advanced optical fibre-based sensors for environmental monitoring applications such as quality of fresh water and air.
  Atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition of functional thin films.
  Dr D Sawtell, Dr Z Abd-Allah
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. EMR-DS-2017-1-PhD. Project Summary. Atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition, AP-PECVD, has great potential as an inexpensive method of producing functional thin films over large surface areas.
  Design and Development of Artificial Nerve Grafts
  Dr K Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. EMRC-KDA-2018-2-PhD. Project Summary. There is a lack of viable treatment options for nerve damage and disease in humans.
  Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Corrosion Performance of Additively Manufactured (AM) Components
  Dr N Wint
Application Deadline: 19 July 2019

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This scholarship is funded by Swansea University’s College of Engineering. Subject areas. Materials Science and Engineering, Corrosion, Manufacturing.
  PhD Translational Quantum Technology: translating quantum sensors and metrology devices based on atoms as probe particles into real-world applications
  Prof K Bongs
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum technology has been identified by the UK Government as a key area of innovation, moving science into real-world applications.
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