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Nanotechnology (surface engineering) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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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.
  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.
  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 in Engineering - Intelligent reflecting surface for Future Wireless Communication
  Prof M Imran, Dr Q Abbasi
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is a novel concept that is been introduced in beyond 5G communication. It will reconfigure the wireless propagation environment via software-control reflection.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  Bioinspired nanotopographies to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation
  Dr R D'Sa
Applications accepted all year round

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By 2050, it is predicted that the rise of resistant strains of bacteria and the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be the cause of 10 million deaths annually, and will burden the global economy by £64 trillion.
  Electronic Engineering: Self-funded PhD Project: Hot electron transport through nanowires
  Dr R Cobley, Prof R Palmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Subject areas. Electronics, Physics, Engineering, Surface science. Start date. January 2020. Project description. In electronic devices, electrons with significantly more energy than the background are termed ‘hot’.
  PhD in Engineering - Intelligent reflecting surface for Wireless Coverage Enhancement
  Prof M Imran, Dr Lei Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is a revolutionary and transformative technology for wireless communication coverage enhancement, in addition to achieving spectrum and energy-efficient wireless communication.
  Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors for Infrastructure Monitoring
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  The Migration of Droplets in Multi-Material Problems and Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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The relevance of droplet dynamics and related non-equilibrium phenomena in several industrial applications and manufacturing techniques calls for new advanced studies using the tools of thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  PhD studentship available within the C3Bio Doctoral Training Initiative. NanoSense: Nanomaterial printed electronics for advanced, low-cost on-body health monitoring
  Dr M Cole, Dr P Estrela, Dr D Moschou
Application Deadline: 9 March 2020

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Project team. Dr Matt Cole, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou & Prof Toby Jenkins. Project enquiries. Dr Matt Cole ([email protected]).
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Intelligent and directed laser-based spectroscopy(Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof S Marshall
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Laser-based spectroscopic techniques - encompassing LIBS, Raman and deep-infrared absorption spectroscopy – offer unprecedented performance for molecular and elemental diagnostics.
  Functional nanoparticles for plant systems (EPS2020/37)
  Dr HHP Yiu
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project is aimed to develop nanoparticle-based reagent for delivery of bioactive molecules to plants. Food shortage is likely to be a major concern in the next decade if the global population grows at the current rate.
  Magnetic molecular imprinted polymers (MMIP) for detecting biohazard pollutants (EPS2020/35)
  Dr HHP Yiu
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project is aimed to develop MMIP for binding and detecting harmful biomolecules in the environment. Biohazard pollutants are health concerns but they are usually at a very low concentration that many conventional monitoring techniques are inefficient.
  Nanotechnology: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: NanoSense: A new generation of low temperature gas sensors based on doping metal oxides with size-selected metal nanoclusters
  Dr T Maffeis
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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This scholarship is funded by EPSRC and Alphasense Ltd. Start date. October 2020. Subject areas. Nanotechnology, surface science.
  The Simulation of Quantum Transport in Topological Insulators (TIs) and TI Based Nanoscale Field Effect Transistors (TI FETs)
  Dr G Edwards, Dr T. Papadopoulos
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).
  Bioinspired sensing: distributed sensory surface
  Dr T Assaf
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal enquiries. Dr Tareq Assaf ([email protected]). Robotic perception is crucial for robotic systems to advance and perform more and more complex tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously.
  Fundamental studies underpinning catalysis - Fully funded 48-months PhD studentships

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These will range from gas-phase laser spectroscopic studies of small molecules interacting with single metal atoms, the deposition and study of sputtered metal nanoparticles, the study of molecules interacting with MOFs, reactions inside carbon nanotubes, and the study of “real” catalysts.
  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.
  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).
  Nature-Inspired Low Friction Lubricated Surfaces
  Prof G McHale
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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A large amount of the world’s disposable energy is lost through friction and drag. This project will create new types of liquid and liquid-like surfaces which remove liquid friction and drag.
  NSIRC243 Scaling modelling for annulus environments.
  Miss M Mitzithra, Dr S Paul, Ms H Stedman
Applications accepted all year round

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NSIRC243. PhD Studentship (Sponsored by TWI Ltd) - Scaling Modelling for annulus environments. Institution. National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC).
  Developing NMR methods to characterise water transport through graphene-based membranes
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphene oxide membranes (GOMs) have shown significant promise as filtration devices since they are impermeable to many substances but not to water.
  Development of Spin based Transistors with 2D Materials
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof Y Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past few decades, size of transistors has been tremendously reduced from a few centimetres to a few tens of nanometres. This trend in down scaling the device size has almost reached its ultimate physical limitation, challenging Moore’s Law which has been valid for almost half a century.
  Design and development of paper/responsive polymer hybrid micro-device (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/XU)
  Dr B Xu, Dr Y Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Paper micro-device is a technology that is particularly well-suited for use in public health, diagnostics for resource-limited settings, veterinary medicine, testing of food and water quality, and environmental monitoring.
  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.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Tumour exosome-functionalised magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging guided precision medicine and personalised breast cancer treatment
  Dr M Chen, Dr B Qian, Prof R Vellaisamy
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. One of the difficulties in cancer treatment is the tumour heterogeneity. Therefore, the conventional “one size fits all” approach and even the targeted therapeutics will not efficiently treat all cancer patients.
  Atom probe tomography for next generation 3D semiconductor nanodevice characterization
  Dr W Vandervorst, Dr J Scheerder
Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

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The ever-ongoing downscaling of semiconductor technology has led to a paradigm shift from planar to 3D devices. Industry has already started moving towards 3D architectures such as FinFETS, nanosheets and nanowires because they offer better electrostatic control and reduced power dissipation [1].
  Evolving novel and unconventional methods for making precise angstrom capillaries using 2D materials, and exploring molecular separation through them
  Dr R Boya
Applications accepted all year round

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Angstrom-scale pores and capillaries have been studied intensively because of their importance in many natural phenomena and use in numerous applications.
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