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  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics, commencing in October 2019.
  Antimicrobial Resistance: hijacking bacterial signal transduction pathways to increase antibiotic uptake
  Dr SS Lee
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Seung Lee. Co-supervisor Dr Nicholas D. Evans, Dr Tracey Newman. Project description. A fully-funded 3 year PhD studentship (Institute for Life Sciences studentship) in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry at the University of Southampton is available.
  Crystal structure prediction based NMR crystallography
  Dr G Day
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. A fully funded 4 year PhD studentship is available in computational materials chemistry at the University of Southampton.
  Machine learning enabled hybrid material design & synthesis for optoelectronic properties
  Dr I S Nandhakumar
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Iris Nandhakumar. Co-supervisor Prof. Steve Beeby. Project description.
  PhD Studentship – Synthesis of new Chromophors to use in Optoelectronic applications
  Dr R Rios Torres
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas sensing plays a key role in enabling many different technologies used to monitor the emissions from different sources. Photonic gas sensors exhibit unique advantages of building a CMOS-compatible, cost-effective, and portable sensing system fully integrated on a single chip.
  Quantum simulations for the catalysts of the future
  Prof C K Skylaris
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Chris-Kriton Skylaris (90%). Co-supervisor Peter Wells (10%). Project description. Catalysis in a multibillion dollar industry, at the core of many modern environmentally friendly technologies such as fuel cells, car catalysts and production of commodity chemicals under environmentally benign conditions.
  Rapid materials discovery: parallel synthesis of mixed anion layered compounds
  Dr G Hyett
Application Deadline: 4 June 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Geoffrey Hyett. Project description. A fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship in materials chemistry at the University of Southampton is available.
  Simulations of rheological properties of lubricants under operational conditions
  Prof C K Skylaris
Application Deadline: 26 February 2020

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Supervisor. Chris-Kriton Skylaris. Co-supervisor Denis Kramer. Project description.
  Advanced ultra-short pulse two-micron fibre lasers
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Jonathan Price. Project description. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a background in physics, material sciences or engineering to join us on a fibre lasers project.
  AI Hardware Accelerators
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Alex Serb. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  AI Hardware Accelerators for Space Applications
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Alex Serb. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  AI Hardware for Symbol-level Processing
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Alex Serb. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  Artificial intelligence for smart engines
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr L. Wang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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  Beyond CMOS Nanoelectronic Devices
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Dr Mari Napari. Project description.
  Biochemical and microbial interactions with advanced coatings and sealants in industrial biotechology applications
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr S Heaven
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Sonia Heaven. Co-supervisor Dr Yue Zhang. Project description. Industrial and environmental biotechnology is a rapidly developing field that covers both well-established sectors such as anaerobic digestion and wastewater treatment, and innovative processes needed to underpin the circular bioeconomy.
  Cavity quantum electrodynamics in the non-perturbative regime
  Prof S De Liberatp
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Simone De Liberato. Project description. We are offering a PhD position at the interface between theoretical quantum optics and condensed matter physics, suitable for a candidate aiming to translate fundamental physical concepts into futuristic technology.
  Communications applications of hollow-core optical fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Petropoulos
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Periklis Petropoulos. Co-supervisor Professor David Richardson. Project description. We are looking for applicants with a background in physics, material sciences or engineering to work on pioneering research projects on hollow-core optical fibres.
  Control of Biofouling in Water Pipes Using Guided Waves
  Dr T Waters
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Timothy Waters. Project description. A major issue for the water industry in a number of countries, including the UK, is the attachment of large populations of mussels to the inside of pipe walls causing significant flow resistance.
  Development of a PMMA- ZrO2 core shell composite for the next generation bone cement
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr R B Cook
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Richard Cook. Co-supervisor Prof. Andrew Hector, Prof. Martin Browne. Project description. Applications are invited for a fully-funded industrially sponsored multidisciplinary PhD aiming to develop a new bone cement formulation for use in orthopaedic surgery.
  Development of novel fibre laser sources based on multicore fibre technology
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Di Lin. Project description.
  Emerging Memory Device Modelling
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Dr Alex Serb. Project description.
  Emerging Reconfigurable Electronics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Dr Alex Serb. Project description.
  Engineering material properties by ultrafast laser writing for photonics and information technology
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Kazansky
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Peter Kazansky. Project description. High-power ultrafast lasers enable the new technique of direct optical writing for patterning waveguides, micro- and nano-structures in three dimensions, to provide entirely new functionalities in optoelectronics.
  Fibre laser based mid infrared source development
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Lin Xu. Project description.
  Full-field elasto-plasticity in dissimilar welded joins
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof F Pierron
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Fabrice Pierron. Co-supervisor Dr Allan Harte. Project description. Welding is a popular joining method for metals, with applications in many areas of engineering.
  Glass Surface Interactions in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Yong Chen. Project description. We are looking for a new PhD student with a background in chemistry, materials science and/ or physics to join us to study the surface chemistry of thin glass membranes in hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  High-Power Laser Delivery in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Hans Christian Mulvad and Dr Lin Xu. Project description.
  Hollow Core Fibres for Mid-infrared Gas Sensing, Quantum Optics & Metrology
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Lin Xu, Prof. David Richardson. Project description. This project focusses on exploiting novel hollow core fibres to make new mid-infrared devices.
  Imaging Multifunctional Nanomaterials in Three-Dimensions with Coherent X-rays
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr M Newton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Marcus Newton. Co-supervisor Prof. Steven Collins. Project description.
  Integrated optical elements for miniaturised atom traps
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Peter Smith,. Co-supervisor Dr Corin Gawith, Dr James Gates & Dr Christopher Holmes. Project description. This project will involve development of glass on silicon waveguide components to couple light into magneto-optical traps.
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