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  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics

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Our CDT has been funded by EPSRC and Industry since 2001 and we are the longest running Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonics in the UK.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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The universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde have combined research expertise across medical and industrial ultrasonic engineering to lead the Centre of Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE), the largest academic ultrasonic engineering unit in the world.
  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.
  Computational design of bio-inspired silica materials for carbon capture
  Dr M Jorge
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials that are porous at the nanoscale are used in a wide variety of applications, like gas separation, carbon capture, catalysis and drug delivery.
  Design of functional chitosan films: antimicrobial and heavy metal capture applications
  Dr P Mulheran, Dr V A Ferro
Applications accepted all year round

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Chitosan is a biodegradable polymer obtained from natural, abundant and renewable sources. Chitosan has been the focus of much research into its applications as an antimicrobial, and for its ability to capture heavy metals from contaminated water.
  Designing colloidal films and membranes with complex interactions
  Dr M Haw
Applications accepted all year round

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Porous films and membranes are important for applications such as adsorbing, separating and storing gases, cleaning water and soils, sensor devices and many others.
  Development of a spatially resolved spectroscopy probe for application in pharmaceutical drying processes
  Dr Y Chen, Dr C Price
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite being the most widely studied PAT technologies, to date, most applications of NIR and Raman spectroscopy are carried out using standard measurement geometry without specifying and differentiating spatial arrangement between the incident and collecting optics.
  Electroforming 4.0
  Prof S Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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Electrochemical forming is a unique additive manufacturing method which uses electrochemical technologies to manufacture, layer-by-layer, parts of complex geometry.
  Improving purity of crystalline pharmaceutical products using advanced nano-tomography techniques
  Dr C Price, Dr K Dobson
Applications accepted all year round

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Filtration is classically used to separate product crystals from the impure mother liquor from which they were crystallized. For this to be completely effective the residual mother liquor must be removed by washing with a suitable solvent.
  Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering
  Dr Y Chen, Prof J Sefcik
Applications accepted all year round

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Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) offers various ways to characterize nanoscale structures of pharmaceutical crystal and large molecules.
  New methods for removal of pollutants from water
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Emerging pollutants have been linked to adverse effects in humans and wildlife, such species e.g. metaldehyde as a persistent pesticide, as well as pentabromobiphenylether, 4-nonylphenol, C10-C13 chloroalkanes and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, which are listed as priority hazardous substances by the EU (refs.
  Nucleation of organic crystals in flows: Discover how organic crystals nucleate and how fluid flows can be used to influence this
  Prof J Sefcik, Dr M Haw
Applications accepted all year round

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Nucleation is a birth of new crystals.
  Automated Robotic In-Process Inspection of Metal 3D Printed & Welded Components
  Dr C Macleod, Prof S.G. Pierce
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Traditionally 3D printing and welding of manufactured components and quality control inspection of such joints are distinctly separate processes in the supply chain, which ultimately limits productivity, throughput and increases re-work.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Structural Health Monitoring of Critical Energy Infrastructure with Predictive Maintenance
  Dr P Niewczas, Dr V Livina
Applications accepted all year round

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The lack of risk-predictive algorithms limits the ability of engineers to perform predictive maintenance of infrastructure objects.
  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.
  The Migration of Droplets in Multi-Material Problems and Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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The relevance of droplet dynamics and related non-equilibrium phenomena in several industrial applications and manufacturing techniques calls for new advanced studies using the tools of thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  Characterisation of Ga2O3 materials for ultraviolet optoelectronic devices
  Dr F Massabuau
Applications accepted all year round

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Wide bandgap semiconductors are the materials of choice for fabricating devices such as solar-blind detectors and ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes which are important enabling-technologies for water purification, biological and chemical sensing, flame detection, or communications.
  Hybrid beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration for highest brightness beams
  Prof B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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We are on a quest towards ultracompact electron accelerators and 5th generation light sources -- transformative ultrafast microscopes for the 21st century.
  Cathodoluminescence for understanding perovskite solar cells
  Dr A Ivaturi, Prof R Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have recently come to the forefront of photovoltaic (PV) research all over the world with the certified efficiencies surpassing the other established PV technologies.
  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.
  Integrating photonic circuits with silicon electronics for low power computing
  Dr M Strain, Prof M Dawson
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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This fully funded project will develop nano-assembly techniques for the integration of photonic systems directly onto silicon electronic chips.
  Microphotonic Materials and Structures for Chipscale Sensors
  Dr N Laurand, Dr M Strain
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Our team at the Institute of Photonics is at the cutting-edge of research in photonic materials and devices for the application of light to solve challenges.
  Quantum-level imaging and communications with high-speed, high-density micro-LED-based structured illumination
  Prof M Dawson, Dr J Herrnsdorf
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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The Institute of Photonics (IoP) is a recognised international pioneer of “micro-LEDs”, arrays of micron-sized light-emitting diodes constituting a new high-brightness microdisplay and backlighting technology – being applied, for example, to advanced virtual and augmented reality headsets.
  Remote gas quantum sensing systems using chip-scale deep-ultraviolet LEDs and single photon detectors
  Prof M Dawson, Dr J Herrnsdorf
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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The detection of hazardous (toxic / explosive) or environmentally damaging substances and gases is an extremely important endeavour.
  Developing cooperative gas uptake in metal-organic polyhedra
  Dr G Craig
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Recently, we have been studying the chemistry and physical properties of metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs). These small, cage-like molecules have pores in which gas molecules can be stored.
  Regioregular phthalocyanines for phototherapy
  Dr R Edkins
Applications accepted all year round

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This project based within Dr Robert Edkins’ Group will use synthetic chemistry and photophysical measurements to develop phthalocyanines for photothermal and photodynamic therapy with combined photoacoustic or fluorescence capabilities.
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