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Materials Science (systems engineering) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  Coach’s Companion: A Sport Based Joint Cognitive System (SAM33)
  Prof J Harding, Prof C Dickerson, Dr P Sherratt
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

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PhD Type

4-year PhD programme in quantum technology and quantum systems engineering. • Quantum technologies involve control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter, transforming measurement, communication and computation.
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  Anti-reflecting and Anti-soiling coatings for solar panel cover glass
  Prof M Walls, Dr P Isherwood
Applications accepted all year round

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The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Systems modelling for concentrated crystallizing systems
  Dr T Vetter
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to be conducted in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science in the University of Manchester.
  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).
  The UCL-Cambridge Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CEPS) CDT

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Fully funded 4 year UKRI EPSRC MRes/PhD studentships available for September 2020 for qualified applicants.
  The UCL-Cambridge Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CEPS) CDT

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PhD Type

Fully funded 4 year UKRI EPSRC MRes/PhD studentships available for September 2020 for qualified applicants.
  Development of next generation thin film solar cells
  Prof M Walls, Dr J Bowers
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  PhD Studentship in Nano-electronics: Resistive-switching memory devices (ReRAM/FeRAM/memristor) and its application in neuromorphic and in-memory computing systems
  Prof W Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
  Micro/Milli-Robots and Systems: developing mechanisms and systems that supports sensing and action of micro/milli-robots
  Dr S Miyashita
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent rapid development on Milli and Microscale robotics has provided a massive impact on palm-top autonomy that are applicable to various fields.
  PhD in Engineering: Developing the next generation of gravity sensors for volcanic eruption forecasting
  Dr R Middlemiss
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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In this project you will develop a new type of gravity sensor that will be used to help forecast volcanic eruptions. You will be involved in the design, fabrication, and field testing (at Mt Etna, Sicily) of this cutting-edge technology.
  Research Studentship in Nonlinear Frequency Analysis of Lithium-ion Batteries, Faraday Institution within the Department of Engineering Science
  Prof D Howey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Project. Nonlinear Frequency Analysis of Lithium-ion Batteries, Faraday Institution. 4-year D.Phil. studentship. Supervisor. Professor David Howey.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling Heterogeneous Systems – Call for Applications for fully funded places on a 4-year integrated PhD programme in Materials Modelling

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling Heterogeneous Systems– Call for Applications for fully funded places on a 4-year integrated PhD programme in Materials Modelling.
  Design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications
  Dr J Gautrot
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A studentship in the design of 3D printed microfluidic systems with engineered hydrogels for organ-on-chip applications is available in the group of Prof J.
  PhD Studentship: EPSRC “Composites for Life”, Engineering, Material Science or Physics – PhD (Funded)
  Dr L Savage
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Applications are invited for a PhD student to investigate the nature of fracture in fibre-based polymer composite systems.
  PhD Scholarship in Hydrogen Storage and Sustainable Energy to develop advanced energy storage systems
  Prof F Aguey
Applications accepted all year round

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Earn money whilst you Work and Study!. 3 year term. Scholarships Available, AU$30,000 p.a. Tax Free. Scholarships are available for PhD candidates to contribute to the development of advanced energy storage systems in a multidisciplinary research team.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
  Production of ceramic matrices and ceramic composites for low observable applications for BAE Systems
  Prof J Binner
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. This project is funded by the EPSRC’s I-CASE scheme and BAE Systems and involves the University of Birmingham.
  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.
  Development of an Aeroelastic Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Framework for Large Wind Turbine Systems (SAM32)
  Dr T Kim, Dr S Theodossiades
Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

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PhD Type

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Investigating the Causal Biological Effects on Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) Occurring Within Components of Advanced Maritime Systems
  Dr B Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. The project is supported by BAE Systems, who will provide both industrial supervision, access to research facilities and secondments during the studentship.
  A Quantum Receiver for Classical Wireless Communication Systems
  Dr W. Popoola, Prof J Thompson
Application Deadline: 31 October 2020

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The aim of this study is to investigate Rydberg atoms as a receiver for classical digital communication systems. Rydberg atoms have very large radius and their valence electrons are very loosely bound.
  Amplification Strategies for Mobile Phone-Based Assays for Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  Dr M Thomas, Dr S Frank
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The last 10 years have seen a number of breakthroughs in diagnostic technologies for protein biomarker detection in patient derived samples.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Machining Science (IDC in Machining Science)

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The Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Machining Science is a unique collaboration between industry, the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the Faculty of Engineering.
  Developing a Combined 105Pd NMR and XRD/Neutron Diffraction Approach to Enable the Study of Pd Metal Nanoparticle Systems Used in Industrial Catalytic Processes
  Dr J Hanna
Applications accepted all year round

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An ability to clearly relate local (short range) structure to the function of any material is a critical feature for any catalytic system.
  A New Generation of Terahertz Emitters: Exploiting Electron Spin
  Dr P Nutter, Dr D Graham, Prof T Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently, the emission of extremely broadband electromagnetic radiation, spanning from the mid- to far-infrared spectral regime and covering the so-called ‘terahertz gap’ in the spectrum, has been observed from ferromagnetic thin-film structures when exposed to femtosecond pulses of light.
  A New Generation of Terahertz Emitters: Exploiting Electron Spin
  Dr P Nutter, Dr D Graham, Prof T Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently, the emission of extremely broadband electromagnetic radiation, spanning from the mid- to far-infrared spectral regime and covering the so-called ‘terahertz gap’ in the spectrum, has been observed from ferromagnetic thin-film structures when exposed to femtosecond pulses of light.
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