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Nanotechnology (computational physics) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of dynamics due to gradients in living cells, drying paints and other out-of-equilibrium liquids
  Dr R Sear
Applications accepted all year round

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The Soft Matter research group of the Department of Physics of the University of Surrey has a PhD studentship for an October 2020 start.
  PhD Candidate in Computational (Electro)Catalysis
  Prof M García-Melchor
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications from outstanding and highly motivated students are invited for a fully funded 4-year PhD position (€18,000 per annum + academic fees) in the Computational Catalysis and Energy Materials (CCEM) Group led by Dr.
  Physics of cutting and reshaping of cell membranes
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry.
  Micro-rheology of active matter
  Dr V Kantsler, Prof R C Ball
Applications accepted all year round

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The project concerns microrheology of active matter - to study properties of biological microscopic constituents and its complex environment via optical microscopy and microfluidic methods.
  X-ray studies of dynamic fluctuations in Nano-scaled artificial Spin-Ices
  Dr T PA Hase
Applications accepted all year round

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Geometric frustration, in which pair-wise interactions are incompatible with the underlying lattice can be found in many fields. Exploring the effect in bulk crystals is limited by the inability to modify the interactions in a systematic manner.
  Diamond Magnetometry in Cars and Aircraft
  Dr G Morley
Applications accepted all year round

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The sensing of weak magnetic fields has important applications in geo-surveying, navigation, and medicine. To measure them requires that we use the most sensitive detection techniques, however, to be commercially viable this must be done at an affordable cost.
  Quantum control of a spin in a levitated nanodiamond
  Dr G Morley
Applications accepted all year round

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Single nitrogen-vacancy (NV-) centres in diamond have isolated electronic and nuclear spins which can store quantum information at room temperature for over one second.
  Computational materials engineering of interfaces in alloys
  Dr C Brandl
Applications accepted all year round

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Research field. We are working in Computational Materials Science which is an interdisciplinary area. It’s a challenging mix of physics, materials science, engineering, mathematics, and computational science.
  Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to exploit electronic and vibrational properties of nanoscale materials that are 1000 times smaller than diameter of a human hair to discover new materials for energy harvesting and cooling in consumer electronics such as mobile phones and laptops.
  Band structure measurements in van der Waals heterostructures
  Dr N Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) beautifully reveals the momentum-resolved electronic structure at the surface of crystalline solids.
  Intense infrared pulses give defects in diamond a shakedown
  Dr J Lloyd-Hughes, Prof M E Newton, Dr V Stavros
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently developed methods based on ultrafast infrared absorption spectroscopy that can be used to uncover the energetic structure of the vibrational modes of defect complexes in diamond.
  Electronic and phononic transport in highly heterogeneous nanomaterials and devices
  Dr N Neophytou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two thirds of all energy we use is lost into heat during conversion processes, a loss which puts enormous pressure on the planet, the use of fossil fuels, and energy sustainability.
  Gone in a flash: Femtosecond laser ablation of nanostructured alloys
  Dr P Brommer
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser ablation, the removal of material with intense light pulses, is an important subtractive manufacturing technique. Femtosecond (10-15 s) laser pulses can result in superior quality of e.g.
  Tiny objects causing giant strength: Precipitate formation in superalloys
  Dr P Brommer
Applications accepted all year round

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The extraordinary strength of superalloys (used e.g. in aeroplane engines) is caused by nanoscale precipitates formed in an ageing process.
  Rational Design of Stable Electrocatalysts on Corrosion Free Carbon Supports: Improving Fuel Cell Performance
  Prof J Macpherson, Prof M E Newton, Dr C Dancer
Applications accepted all year round

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Two of the main global challenges that humanity faces, climate change and the depletion of traditional fossil fuel energy resources, are intrinsically connected.
  Theory of Molecular Scale Thermoelectricity
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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Start date. 30 September 2019 or 6 January 2020. This PhD project aims to exploit room temperature quantum and phonon interference in nanoscale junctions to design high-efficiency thermoelectric materials and devices for converting waste heat in consumer electronics and server farms into electricity.
  Theory of Nanoscale Electronics
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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Start date. 30 September 2019 or 6 January 2020. The project. PhD studentship in the Theory of Nanoscale Electronics.
  Computational study of nonadiabatic and quantum tunnelling effects in reactive hydrogen chemistry on metals
  Dr R J Maurer, Dr S Habershon
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A Ph.D studentship is available with the earliest possible start date in March 2020 and the latest start date in October 2020.
  Thermally superconducting and superinsulating nanofluids and their use in nanodevices
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanotechnology is the forefront of a new industrial revolution. As the scale of new devices shrink, the design bottle-neck becomes getting rid of waste heat.
  PhD Studentships in Quantum Computation, Complexity and Simulation at UCL

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The UCL department of computer science, department of physics, and London Centre for Nanotechnology offers 3 PhD studentships in quantum computation, complexity and simulation.
  Quantum simulations for the catalysts of the future
  Prof C K Skylaris
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Chris-Kriton Skylaris (90%). Co-supervisor Peter Wells (10%). Project description. Catalysis in a multibillion dollar industry, at the core of many modern environmentally friendly technologies such as fuel cells, car catalysts and production of commodity chemicals under environmentally benign conditions.
  Nanoscale Materials for Energy Harvesting
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr M Newton
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Marcus Newton. Project description. The development of portable energy harvesting power sources as an alternative to batteries is an attractive prospect that will permit a new class of renewable energy devices that can operate indefinitely.
  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cement is the most ubiquitous product after drinking water, with 4.1B tons produced in 2017 alone, enough for half a ton per person per year worldwide.
  The Calculation of the Switching of Molecular Quantum Dot Cellular Automata for Mixed Valence Molecules
  Dr G Edwards, Dr G. Spink
Applications accepted all year round

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The field of Nanoelectronics is concerned with the materials, devices, circuits and systems relevant to contemporary integrated circuits (ICs).
  Simulations of rheological properties of lubricants under operational conditions
  Prof C K Skylaris
Application Deadline: 26 February 2020

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Supervisor. Chris-Kriton Skylaris. Co-supervisor Denis Kramer. Project description.
  Development of a spin transistor beyond CMOS
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A Hirohata
Applications accepted all year round

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Alongside with the Departmental research theme, "Advanced Computational Technologies," we seek a PhD student who is interested in developing a next-generation transistor using not electron charges but electron spins.
  PhD project on predicting materials performance in future electronic devices
  Prof A Shluger
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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This 3.5 years PhD project is an excellent opportunity to carry out fundamental research using quantum mechanical methods in collaboration with a leading software company.
  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…
  PhD Studentship in Shell University Technology Centre in the field of Fuels and Lubricants
  Dr J Wong
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of Fuels and Lubricants, leading to the award of a PhD degree. Lubricants are used in engines to reduce friction, to improve machine efficiency and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene NOWANO)

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Established in 2013 with EPSRC funding and now supported by the University of Manchester and industry, Graphene NOWNANO CDT offers PhD training in science, technology and applications of the fast-growing family of two-dimensional materials.
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