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  Investigation of techniques for nonlinear frequency conversion of high power fibre lasers to the visible wavelength band
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof A Clarkson
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Optoelectronics Research Centre. Supervisor. Prof. Andy Clarkson. Co-supervisor. Dr Peter Shardlow.
  High-Power Laser Delivery in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson FRS, FREng. Co-supervisors. Dr Hans Christian Mulvad and Dr Lin Xu. Project Description. This project will seek to demonstrate new record power levels for laser power delivery using hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  Development of power-scalable and wavelength-flexible fibre lasers in the two-micron wavelength band to serve the needs of emerging applications in medicine and materials processing
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof A Clarkson
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Supervisor. Prof. Andy Clarkson. Co-supervisor. Dr Peter Shardlow. Optoelectronics Research Centre. Two-micron fibre laser technology has the potential to yield a wealth of new applications in areas such as industrial laser processing, medicine, defence and optical communications.
  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.
  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.
  Electrical Steels: Magnetic properties enhancement using alternative manufacturing processes
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Working with the AFRC’s Tier 1 Members this PhD proposal is a collaboration between Cogent-Power and AFRC on the development and advancement of electric steel (E-steel) technologies for electrical vehicles.
  GaN Current Sensors for Advanced Power Electronics
  Dr S Faramehr
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The recent progress in development of power electronic applications, such as multistage and multilevel converters, advanced drives and regenerative electrical conversion, emphasised the need for new hardware components for current measurements.
  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.
  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.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 3 September 2019

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This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for small military vehicles or as a power supply for soldiers’ operation.
  Small Power for Big Things: Micro-Thermoelectric Generator powering Internet of Things
  Dr R Huang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Dr Ruomeng Huang. Co-supervisor. Prof. Kees de Groot. Project description. A prestigious three-year fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies Research Group (SET) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project , the heavy duty hybrid electric vehicles is considered for the investigation. The propulsion in these trucks is based on parallel operation of a bank of lithium batteries and series of hydrogen fuel cells.
  Diamond-based beta-voltaics: an ultra-long life energy solution for use in challenging environments
  Prof R B Jackman
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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There has never been a time when small, environmentally robust, power supplies have been needed more; many systems require power supplies that are both long lasting and maintenance free batteries.
  The Physics and Mechanics of Creep Cavity Nucleation and Sintering in Energy Materials
  Prof P E J Flewitt, Dr K Hallam
Application Deadline: 6 September 2019

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Introduction and Background. Creep strength enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steels are a group of steels which offer the potential for excellent physical and mechanical properties.
  AACE-ASTRO-573: In-Space Propulsion Dual Mode Electron Cyclotron Resonance Gridded Ion Thrusters for all-electric Telecommunication Satellites
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr A N Grubisic
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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A unique opportunity for UK & EU residents to undertake a fully funded PhD studentship in the internationally recognized Astronautics Research Group in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Dr.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Expanding measurement limits of hybrid photonic voltage and current sensors
  Dr P Niewczas, Prof G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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The electricity transmission and distribution networks are undergoing a significant level of transformation because of the massive deployment of renewable energy sources, disrupting the conventional ways the networks are protected, controlled and maintained.
  PhD Scholarship in thermochemical energy storage materials for concentrating solar thermal power
  Dr M Paskevicius
Applications accepted all year round

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This Research-only PhD is directed towards developing high temperature materials that store thermochemical energy for large-scale solar thermal plants so they can operate 24/7.
  Performance Evaluation and Failure Analysis of Preventive Corrosion/Erosion Coatings Used in Power Plant and Refinery
  Dr D Daniel
Applications accepted all year round

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Fossil fuels are currently the major energy source with approximately 80% of total energy consumption of the world. Renewable energy including traditional biomass contributes to about 14%.
  Spintronics-based Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning
  Dr C Moutafis
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to propose new models for neuromorphic computing based on promising spin electronics (spintronics) technologies (i.e.
  Fibre laser based mid infrared source development
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson FRS, FREng. Co-supervisor. Dr Lin Xu. Project Description. This projects aims to develop a ground-breaking new technology platform for the mid-infrared (mid-IR) and demonstrate the enabling capabilities it provides in several important application areas, with a lice sciences focus.
  Studentship Opportunity in Nanomaterials based energy storage for self-powered IoT devices
  Dr M Shkunov
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Energy generation and storage are key for future electronic devices that can entirely self-power from ambient light, vibrations, radio-waves and temperature differences.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures

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Applications are invited for four-year fully-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2019 at either Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, The Open University or Bangor University.
  Fully Funded M2A EngD Scholarship: Optimisation of Thermally Driven Building Cooling Systems- building integration of solar thermal conditioning
  Dr E H Jewell
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Supervisor. Dr E Jewell and Dr R Edwards. Sponsoring company. Solar Polar. Air conditioning is one of the fastest growing consumer product markets in the world.
  Coded Excitation of Ultrasound for Improved Signal Acquisition in Pipeline Inspection Robots
  Prof M Lowe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of development of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  Structural health monitoring for floating offshore wind turbine.
  Dr Y Shi
Application Deadline: 29 August 2019

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Renewable wind energy has seen increasing adoption due to technological maturity, established infrastructure and relative cost competitiveness, which positions it amongst the preferred paradigms to deal with the energy crisis and environmental issues.
  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.
  Digital soft contact lenses design and validation
  Dr A Abass, Prof A Elsheikh
Application Deadline: 20 June 2020

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Soft contact lenses are medical devices largely used to correct the eye refractive error for more than 125 million people worldwide.
  Integrating with Renewable Energy Sources: Low Pressure Steam Turbine Last Stage Blade Durability
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof P.A. Reed
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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The increased deployment of renewable energy sources requires integration with conventional power plant to back-fill the inevitable dips in supply.
  Up-conversion detectors based on PPLN waveguides (Miniaturising components for imaging in low light)
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Co-supervisors. Dr Corin Gawith and Dr Sam Berry. Our friendly team of 20 researchers specialises in the development and manufacture of novel optoelectronic components for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors, and laser optics.
  Ultrasonic Imaging of Titanium Alloy Textures
  Dr K Tant
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation (NDE), leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
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