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  Knowledge Exchange in Design of Cyber-Physical-Product-Service (CPPS) Systems
  Dr J Milisavljevic-Syed
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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BACKGROUND. In today’s global market, dynamic market changes due to variations in customer preferences or disruptions in supply chains or during production require global adjustments in production to accommodate these changes and meet the demands in a timely manner.
  Knowledge based process planning using manufacturing big data
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, dubbed as Industry 4.0, manufacturing resources will be digitised and integrated into a digital ecosystem of manufacturing network.
  Autonomous Scalable Knowledge Extraction and Decision Making for Complex Systems and Dynamic Environments
  Prof L Mihaylova
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD research is focused on multi-sensor data fusion for decision making. The project aims at dealing with large volumes of data and high dimensional systems.
  KESS 2 PhD Studentship - Advance laser cutting system for electrical steel sheets
  Dr N Copner
Application Deadline: 17 July 2019

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Globally, high power lasers are driving radical changes in manufacturing and new applications are being discovered every year. Here is an exciting opportunity to study novel laser technology which could lead to entirely new approaches in material processing.
  Fluid flows above and within porous materials
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Fluid mechanics problems often involve fluid flows over porous materials. Examples of practical applications include flow through atmospheric and aquatic vegetation, coastal structures, and movement of biological fluids through various tissues.
  The Development, Simulation and Optimisation of an Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Cell for the Rotational Moulding Process
  Dr P Martin, Mr M Kearns
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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Queen’s University Belfast have been at the forefront of developments in rotational moulding technologies for more than 30 years (www.qub.ac.uk/pprc).
  Nonlinear mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  4 year Engineering Doctorate (EngD): Mechanics of deformation and induced surface integrity in micro-cutting (Sponsors: University of Sheffield AMRC and EPSRC)
  Dr M Marshall, Dr P Crawforth
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Start date. 9 September 2018. Stipend. Tax free stipend of £18,000 per year, plus all tuition fees paid at UK/EU rates. Project Description.
  Studentship Opportunity in Deterioration relationships for a variety of water main materials
  Dr D Jesson, Dr M Mulheron
Applications accepted all year round

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For something that we drink every day, water is a surprising problem for the materials scientist. there are no materials suitable for large scale water distribution networks that remain unaffected by their contents over time.
  Structural property relationship in 3D metal printed components
  Dr R Raghavendra, Dr S O'Halloran
Application Deadline: 2 August 2019

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Post summary. Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship in the area of Additive Manufacturing.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Integrated Aero/Hydro/Structural Analysis and Multi-objective Optimisation of Floating Wind Turbines
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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Floating wind energy is potentially a highly scalable future energy source. Almost 80% of the Europe wind resources are in waters with +60 m depth, where floating offshore wind turbines are deemed to be the natural solutions.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  Macroscopic capillary pressure in multi-phase porous media flows
  Prof D Pokrajac, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Although multi-phase flow in porous media is an established research field for decades, its theoretical background is still being developed.
  Modelling of joining technologies for novel metal matrix composites for offshore applications
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) present remarkable properties by combining the properties of the metal matrix and of ceramic reinforcement.
  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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In planning and sizing of hybrid energy systems the conflicting objectives cost and performance are to be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-2].
  Nonlinear topology optimisation of stiffened shell structures
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of stiffened shell structures, considering nonlinear affects.
  Numerical simulation of contacts working under mixed lubricating conditions
  Dr Z Khan
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The aim of this project is to derive the necessary equations for the modelling of lubricated contacts operating under mixed lubricating conditions.
  Novel design and development of an innovation aeroplane technology to enhance the user travel experience - MSc by Research
  Mr P Lighterness
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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The successful researcher will be awarded a 12-month studentship hosted at Cranfield. The studentship will provide tuition fees for a UK/EU candidate and bench fees and a tax-free stipend of up-to £16,000*.
  Oil Water Slug Flow in Export Pipelines with Shallow Inclined Elevations – Numerical Investigation PhD
  Dr P Verdin
Application Deadline: 14 July 2019

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Sponsored by BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd, via the Consortium on Transient and Complex Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance (TMF), and the Cranfield Industrial Partnership PhD Scholarships Scheme (CIPPS), this studentship will provide a bursary up to £18,000 p.a.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Electro-Optic Control of Ultra-Stable Single-Frequency Lasers for Quantum Technologies (UnikLasers Ltd)
  Prof D Reid
Application Deadline: 30 July 2019

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Selection and recruitment to this project will be conducted in parallel with our other projects being advertised with UnikLasers.
  Investigation of the fracture behaviour of materials at ambient temperature under quasi-static conditions.
  Dr GR Rothwell
Application Deadline: 19 July 2019

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The outer construction of nuclear transport packages relies heavily on two grades of austenitic stainless steel, 316 and 304. These steels provide excellent material properties at both ambient and elevated temperature primarily due to their post yield ductility and high failure strain.
  PhD Studentship in audio-visual signal processing and machine learning
  Dr L Wang
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019

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Applications are invited for a full PhD Scholarship supported by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk), Queen Mary University of London, UK.
  Electric field effect on multiphase flow in micro-scale
  Dr A Ismail
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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The behaviour of multi-phase flow in the presence of an electric has been an attractive research topic for many years and still has a huge attention due to its importance in a wide range of applications in energy, manufacturing and health.
  Finite Element Modelling for Optimisation of Renewable packaging
  Dr G Menary
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims at developing fundamental knowledge of the processing behaviour for a new bio sourced polymer that will transform the packaging industry (an industry worth 57 billion) by replacing petroleum based PET containers for the carbonated soft drink (CSD) and water industries.
  Future retail electricity market structure and operations with increasing customer engagement
  Dr A Foley
Applications accepted all year round

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SSE supply electricity and gas to around 9 million household and business accounts. SSE is one of the UK’s largest QUB - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD Project 2019-2020.
  Energy Harvesting Technologies for Developing Countries
  Dr A Gonzalez-Buelga
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Reliable electric power is key to development. In this project several alternatives of micro-power generation from vibration will be studied for application in developing countries.
  Energy Harvesting Technologies for Developing Countries - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr A Gonzalez-Buelga
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Reliable electric power is key to development. In this project several alternatives of micro-power generation from vibration will be studied for application in developing countries.
  Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing

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University of Bristol, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science Doctoral Training Centre (ACCIS DTC) Four-Year PhD Advanced Composites Programme University of Bristol Advanced Composites PhD Research.
  Computational Framework for Adaptable Cyber-Physical Supply Chain
  Prof D Schaefer, Dr J Milisavljevic-Syed
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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BACKGROUND. Conventional manufacturing is centered around the need to mass produce goods with consistent quality and at a low cost.
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