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  PhD Position –Electrical or Microsystems Engineering – Microcontroller Programming and Sensor design for Biosensors and parallelization of Microfluidics
  Prof B.E. Rapp, Dr D Helmer
Application Deadline: 26 February 2020

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PhD Type

We offer a PhD Position at the NeptunLab. The NeptunLab is the highly interdisciplinary research group of Prof. Bastian E. Rapp at the Department of Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg.
  Rolls Royce sponsored PhD scholarship – Machining of new aerospace materials
  Prof D Axinte
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited to undertake a 3 year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  Ultrasonic Imaging of Titanium Alloy Textures
  Dr K Tant
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

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.
  Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications
  Prof D Axinte
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, The University of Nottingham. Applicants are invited to undertake a 3-year PhD programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in manufacturing engineering.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  Fouling reduction in Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers using design and CFD tools
  Prof H Jouhara
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The PhD student will thoroughly investigate fooling in Heat pipe based heat exchangers used in industrial waste heat recovery. After building a solid theoretical background on fooling in heat exchangers, the student will aim at modelling fouling using CFD tools and comparing it to the theory.
  Development and optimisation of novel pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) cellular–concrete hybrid beam
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This project aims to investigate the structural performance/behaviour of new pultruded FRP cellular ‘PolyCell’ – concrete hybrid beams.
  Electrical interactions between Cathodic Protection systems and surface- bonded CFRP composites in RC structures
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

In practice the application of cathodic protection systems in conjunction with CFRP- strengthening work to RC structures, is often required if the structural element remains exposed to a corrosive environment during its extended service life.
  Various treatments of Crumb Tyre rubber to improve concrete properties
  Prof E Ganjian
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The main aim of this project is to study the effectiveness of surface pre-treatment by Ultraviolet (UV) light and Ultrasonic treatment as a replacement for the natural aggregate in concrete mixtures on the rubberised concrete properties.
  Advanced aluminium alloys made by additive manufacturing: effect of process induced defects on fatigue strength
  Dr X Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. Additive manufacturing (AM) offers the capacity to produce near net shaped complex components.
  Advanced diagnostics for rapid grading/screening of electric vehicle batteries
  Dr O Curnick
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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PhD Type

Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a (fully-funded) PhD studentship. This project encompasses battery diagnostics, battery management systems and vehicle network communication, industrial process integration and quality control.
  Risk Assessment led Design of ODS Steels for Gen-IV Nuclear Reactors
  Dr K Khan
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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PhD Type

The Oxide Dispersion Strengthening (ODS) Steels are candidate material for cladding, tubing, and the blanket of high-temperature Gen-IV nuclear reactors.
  Coventry University International Cotutelle PhD Programmes

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PhD Type

Coventry University offers PhD candidates an unparalleled international experience, working alongside world-class researchers through cotutelle PhD programmes at Deakin University, Australia.
  Coventry University International Cotutelle PhD Programmes

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Coventry University offers PhD candidates an unparalleled international experience, working alongside world-class researchers through cotutelle PhD programmes at Deakin University, Australia.
  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.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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PhD Type

We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  EngD Studentship in Coded Excitation of Ultrasound for Improved Signal Acquisition in Pipeline Inspection Robots
  Dr F Cegla
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique development leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  EngD Studentship in the Simulation of Ultrasonic Methods for the Inspection of Safety Critical Nuclear Submarine Components
  Prof M Lowe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of development of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  PhD Studentship: School of Design and Creative Arts

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. DS2019DEG. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Advanced blast response and load transmission of panel-clad building structures
  Dr S Clubley
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. ABCE20/SC2. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 29 March 2020.
  Advanced thermo-mechanical blast response of reinforced concrete structures
  Dr S Clubley
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. ABCE20/SC1. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 29 March 2020.
  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.
  Manufacturing accurate net-shaped Concrete components using hybrid-3D Printing
  Mr B Young
Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. ABCE/3DCP/2. Start date of studentship. 1 July 2020. Closing date of advert. 29 March 2020.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

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.
  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.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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PhD Type

Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Simulation Modelling of Distortion and Shrinkage in Stereolithography 3D Printing.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

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.
  CFD of Flow and Temperature Control Using Porous Materials
  Dr Y Mahmoudi Larimi
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The use of porous materials (i.e. solid medium permeated by a network of pores), in particular, for passive control of flow and thermal purposes has received considerable academic and industrial attention over the past five decades.
  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.
  Development of a Lift-Based Wave Energy Converter
  Dr C Frost
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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PhD Type

The project involves the numerical and physical modelling of a novel wave energy converter that exploits wave-induced lift forces.
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