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  Surface texturing of coated surfaces for demanding nanotribology applications
  Prof B Inkson, Dr A Leyland
Application Deadline: 10 March 2020

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Plasma-assisted CVD and PVD coatings, such as Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and transition-metal ceramic nitrides (eg. CrN; TiN), provide improved friction control and/or wear resistance in bearing applications involving rolling/sliding.
  Laser Assisted Cold Spray for Structural Repairs
  Dr T Hussain
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship within the world-leading Coatings and Surface Engineering Group at the University of Nottingham.
  Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality
  Prof G Dearden, Dr S Edwardson
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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The project will investigate optical techniques for modulating and manipulating light from solid-state pulsed lasers operating in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regime, and applying these to explore novel mechanisms of interaction with engineering materials.
  Synergetic effect of surface-active metallic additions on structure modification in aluminium alloys
  Prof D Eskin
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Applications are invited for a full-time EPSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) PhD studentship for the project “Synergetic effect of surface-active metallic additions on structure modification in aluminium alloys” at Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Brunel University London starting from the 1st October 2020.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  NSIRC226 PhD Studentship – Development of laser-based decontamination techniques Coventry University
  Mr A Wilson, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). PhD Supervisor. Prof. Jonathan Lawrence; Dr Andrew Wilson. Application deadline.
  Understanding degeneration in arthritic joints through engineering techniques
  Dr C Brockett
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Degeneration of the ankle joint affects over 70 million adults around the world, with patients often needing a joint replacement, ankle fusion or some other type of intervention.
  Developing the Dielectric Barrier Discharge Surface Plasma Actuators to Improve the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Performances of Aerofoil
  Dr TP Chong
Applications accepted all year round

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In the aerospace industry, great emphasis is always placed on the lifting components to achieve high-lift, low-drag and low-noise performances.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - Optical sensors for monitoring and control of ultra-short pulsed laser manufacturing processes (MTC)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof D P Hand
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

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.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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PhD Type

The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  Getting a Grip on Artificial Turf!
  Dr P Fleming, Dr F Palaiologou
Application Deadline: 8 March 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. ABCE19/Labosport. Start date of studentship. by 1 July 2020. Closing date of advert. 8 March 2020.
  A stereo vision based craft shock correlation on rough sea
  Dr Y Huang, Dr A Bucchi, Dr H Yu
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology, and will be supervised by Dr Ya Huang, Dr Andrea Bucchi and Professor Hui Yu.
  PhD in Laser-based nano-texturing of graphene coated membranes
  Prof D Brabazon, Dr D Kinahan
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

As partner on a H2020 project, DCU has secured funding for a four-year project to advance the nano-structuring of surfaces for and membranes and their application to offer material solutions to address Sustainable Development Goals resulting in a positive manner for the society and industrial partners.Specifically, this.
  Adhesion of powders to metal surfaces during compaction
  Dr C Sinka
Application Deadline: 27 February 2020

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PhD Type

Adhesion of powders to the surfaces of tooling used for compaction of pharmaceuticals, detergents, food, catalysts, ceramics, etc.
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