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Loughborough University Materials Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The 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) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).
  PhD in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation

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Delivering the next generation of highly skilled researchers and future workforce that will drive the transformation of continuous manufacturing.
  PhD Studentship: Foam Electrokinetic Separation
  Dr D Tseluiko, Dr H Bandulasena, Dr Anna Trybala, Prof A Archer
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. NAN0/MA/DT-2020. Start date. 1 April 2020. Closing date. 17 January 2020.
  Twisted Aromatic Molecules for Energy Applications
  Dr I Wright
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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This interdisciplinary project will involve the synthesis of twisted polyaromatic hydrocarbons with functionality suitable for organic solar cells and energy storage applications.
  PhD Studentship: Self-Assembly of Colloidal Structures in Living Liquid Crystals
  Dr T Shendruk
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. TS/MA/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 17 January 2020.
  Fabrication and characterisation of memristors for object detection applications
  Dr P Borisov, Prof U Wijayantha, Dr MD Cropper
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Application details. Reference number. PB/PH/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Manipulating magnetic anisotropy with superconductivity
  Dr N Banerjee
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Application details. Reference number. NB/PH/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Preparation and characterisation of 2D materials grown via pulsed laser deposition
  Dr P Borisov
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The 2010 Nobel prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery and isolation of the graphene, a single (atomically thin) layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice.
  Getting a Grip on Artificial Turf!
  Dr P Fleming, Dr F Palaiologou
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/Labosport. Start date of studentship. by 1 July 2020. Closing date of advert. 8 March 2020.
  Improving Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in the Built Environment by leveraging advanced IEQ monitoring systems, simulation and integrated controls
  Dr M Eftekhari, Mr B Young
Application Deadline: 21 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/ME2. Start date of studentship. by 1 April 2020. Closing date of advert. 21 January 2020.
  PREDICTOR: Improving the energy performance of closed-loop heating and cooling systems
  Dr M Eftekhari, Dr T Dijkstra
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/ME. Start date of studentship. by 1 July 2020. Closing date of advert. 17 February 2020.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Catalytic production of Hydrogen from waste: Utilising nanostructure catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. CM/SK-Un1/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  Evaluation of Metal Leaching from Implantable Medical Devices
  Dr A Managh, Dr B Cousins
Application Deadline: 28 March 2020

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This PhD studentship seeks to apply state-of the art laser ablation technology developed at Loughborough University to improve understanding of heavy metal ions in biomaterials research.
  Magnetic Thin Films for Energy Harvesting
  Dr K Morrison
Applications accepted all year round

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The spin Seebeck effect is a newly discovered phenomenon that manifests as the generation of a spin current when a magnetic material is subjected to a temperature gradient.
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  What’s the Matter with Walruses?
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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Walruses, the tusked and massive marine mammals, spend much of their time resting on polar sea ice, but when that ice recedes in the summer months, they must find shore.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  A bottom-up approach to Muscle Mechanics
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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Muscles exhibit highly complex behaviour made up of thousands of individual muscle fibres, each with different properties, interacting with each other and the surrounding bio-mechanical structures.
  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.
  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 24 May 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.
  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.
  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.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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Texture in materials plays a crucial role in metallic products. A thorough study of the underlying morphology and its evolution is relevant for producing cast parts of innovative technological products.
  Development of next generation thin film solar cells
  Prof M Walls, Dr J Bowers
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.
  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.
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  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.
  Establishing a Circular Economy for Leather Products
  Prof S Rahimifard
Applications accepted all year round

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The world’s first footwear recycling system was developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
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