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University of Birmingham Materials Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 18 University of Birmingham Materials Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Up to ten fully funded PhD places available within the EPSRC CDT in Topological Design.

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We have up to ten fully funded PhD places available on this brand new EPSRC CDT in Topological Design.
  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Designing sensorial behaviour of Fabrics
  Dr Z Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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EPSRC supported EngD. Designing sensorial behaviour of Fabrics. Dr Jason Zhang (Chem Eng, University of Birmingham). P&G (Newcastle).
  Development a portable fuel cell device as an APU system for heavy duty vehicles or power supply for portable applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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A funded project with an industrial sponsor. 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 heavy duty vehicles or power supply for portable applications.
  New Point of Care Diagnostic Technology for Cancer Biomarkers
  Dr P Mendes
Applications accepted all year round

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There is now overwhelming evidence that glycosylation, the process by which sugars are attached to proteins, changes during the development and progression of various malignancies.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 30 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.
  Optical Interferometric Biosensor with Lab-on-Chip
  Dr R Gupta
Application Deadline: 30 October 2019

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This project aims to develop an interferometric biosensor integrated with microchip electrophoresis for potential applications in point-of-care diagnostics.
  Cellular responses to radiation curing of resin-composite materials
  Dr R M Shelton, Prof W Palin, Dr P Cooper
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultraviolet and visible light energy is routinely used for crosslinking a multitude of biomaterial applications ranging from hydrogels for tissue engineering and drug delivery, laser activated surgical adhesives to resin-based composite dental restoratives.
  A microstructure-informed model to predict the deformation and shear bands formed during a nickel superalloy machining operation
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Metallurgy and Materials is seeking a high calibre candidate for a PhD studentship in materials modelling.
  Computational Structure Prediction of Energy Materials
  Dr A Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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A 3-year UK/EU PhD student-ship is available in the group of Dr Andrew J. Morris who has recently relocated to the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham.
  Improving design against fatigue
  Dr H Basoalto
Applications accepted all year round

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Fatigue life prediction in the aerospace components relies on fracture mechanics for relatively long cracks (>1mm). Nevertheless, most of the fatigue life is spent while the crack is relatively short (.
  Li-ion Batteries; Recovery and Reconditioning
  Prof E Kendrick
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded 4-year Faraday Institution studentship (PhD) is available in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof Emma Kendrick.
  Novel Vanadium-based Alloys for Structural Applications in Nuclear Fusion Reactor
  Dr B Cai
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham.
  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.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
  Synthesis of non-oxide ceramic powders via routes that suit industry
  Prof J Binner, Prof M Simmons
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is funded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and involves Kennametal and Novamat, two UK companies, and the University of Birmingham.
  Quantum Magnetism probed via Magnetic Resonance
  Dr M Chung
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum magnets are one of the simplest quantum many-body systems exhibiting a rich variety of exotic quantum phases and transitions.
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