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  Acoustic Black Holes for Noise and Vibration Control
  Dr J Cheer
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Jordan Cheer. Co-supervisor Prof Steve Daley. Project description. A fully funded industrial studentship is available for a high-quality student to work in the area of acoustic black holes for noise and vibration control.
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Efficient Collaborative Design
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. Modern high value engineering design activities can involve collaboration between many engineers across many departments and perhaps even different countries around the world.
  Artificial intelligence for smart engines
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr L. Wang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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  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.
  Design of propeller and propeller-energy efficiency devices for realistic ship operations
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 9 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson, Joe Banks, Dominic Taunton (Maritime Engineering). Project description. International shipping contributes ~ 3.1% of global GHG emissions, which without change may increase to 18% by 2050.
  Design, Fabrication and Characterisation of Optical-based CO2 Gas Sensor
  Dr G Chai
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Grace Chai. Project description. Increased levels of indoor CO2 has been linked to occurrence of illnesses. Understanding and controlling common pollutants such as, CO2, indoors, can help to reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.
  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.
  Efficient Topological Decision Making
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. Engineering design essentially involves making decisions with respect to the geometry of a component.
  Embedding Uncertainty In CAD
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. No mechanical component is ever as the designer intended either after manufacture or after time in service.
  Experiments of rain droplet penetration of porous media using laser diagnostics
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor Bharath Ganapatrhrisubramani. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex self assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  Finite element model validation from Stereo Digital Image Correlation measurements
  Prof F Pierron
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Prof. Fabrice Pierron. Co-supervisor Dr Lloyd Fletcher, Dr Pascal Lava. Project description. Digital cameras are now an integral part of our everyday lives (smartphones, CCTVs), costs are going down and performance is shooting up.
  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.
  High-speed imaging study of ultrasonic tissue cutting for surgery
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof F Pierron
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Co-supervisor. Dr Aleksander Marek. Project description. The range of surgical tools for interventional procedures that dissect or fragment tissue has not changed significantly for millennia.
  Intelligent human-machine interaction for engineering design
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description.
  Intelligent systems for effective chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof L. Jiang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Liudi Jiang. Co-supervisor Dr. Serena Cottrell, Dr. Rachael Gregson. Project description. In the UK alone, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside hospitals every year, but the survival rate remains less than 1 in 10.
  ISVR-SPCG-569: Development of a small -scale, low cost underwater vehicle for acoustic noise assessment
  Research Group: ISVR: Signal Processing and Control
  Dr J Cheer, Prof S.R. Turnock, Prof S Daley
Application Deadline: 6 June 2020

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Increasing international trade is leading to an explosion in the amount of shipping worldwide, which in turn is increasing the levels of noise pollution in our oceans.
  Mathematical modelling of poro-mechanics of soil
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  MechEng-Mech-567: Printed electronics for wearable sensing in health-monitoring applications
  Dr S H Pu
Application Deadline: 21 May 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Suan Hui PU. Co-supervisor Prof John ATKINSON, Dr Ju Nie TEY (A*STAR SIMTech). Project description. The technology trend towards smart wearables is apparent from the exponential growth of the wearables market in recent years for consumer, sports, and military applications.
  Modelling soil dewatering and recharge for cost-effective and climate resilient infrastructure
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  Monitoring chemical dynamics in soil and water with advanced microfluidic sensors
  Research Group: Mechatronics Engineering
  Dr X. Niu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Xize Niu. Co-supervisor Dr. Adrian Nightingale and Prof. Tiina Roose. Project description. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous leaching from agricultural and horticultural lands into waterways is a long-standing challenge for agricultural sustainability and environmental protection.
  Reliable wind turbines for high efficiency renewable energy
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr L. Wang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Ling Wang. Project description. Wind turbines as one of the major renewable energy sources are growing rapidly globaly, however their reliability has become a major issue for their future sustainable development.
  Responsive mooring systems for floating renewable energy facilities
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor Adam Sobey and Gabe Weymouth. Project background. As renewable energy structures move into deeper water, the now established fixed foundation concepts must be replaced by anchoring systems.
  Sensing tribology within heavy machines
  Research Group: nCATS
  Prof R J K Wood
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Supervisor. Robert Wood. Co-supervisor Terry Harvey. Project description. This PhD is aligned with a major EPSRC funded research being conducted at the national centre for advanced tribology at Southampton (nCATS) in collaboration the machine learning and sensors research groups in ECS.
  Simulation of large-amplitude gust interaction with rigid wings
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in nonlinear computational aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
  Sparsification of reduced order models for fluid and fluid-structure problems
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Project description. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-driven student to join a vibrant team with a well-proved expertise in multi-disciplinary computational aero-sciences driven by the technologies needed for next-generation aerospace systems.
  Subsea RANGERS: Subsea ROV/AUV-based Nextgen Geotechnical suRveyS
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor David White. Project background.
  The investigation of the physical phenomena of porous electrospray propulsion devices for micro and nano satellites
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr C Ryan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Charlie Ryan. Co-supervisor Professor John Shrimpton. Project description. Typical high performance electric propulsion options for large satellites, such as gridded ion thrusters or Hall Effect thrusters, do not work well for nano satellites.
  Up-conversion detectors based on PPLN waveguides (Miniaturising components for imagining in low light)
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr C Gawith
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Corin Gawith. Co-supervisor Prof Peter Smith. Project description. Our team of 20 researchers specialises in the development and manufacture of novel optoelectronic components for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors, and laser optics.
  Using Artificial Intelligence to study variations in gas turbine performance
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description. Artificial Intelligence (AI) allows the rapid processing of images.
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