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  Formation of Hydraulic and Chemical Ground Barriers to Inhibit Contaminant Migration on Radioactively Contaminated Sites
  Prof R Lunn, Dr M Pedrotti
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Project Description. This 4-year PhD at the University of Strathclyde will explore the use of colloidal silica hydrogel as a barrier to migration of radioactive contaminants in soils during decommissioning operations on nuclear facilities.
  Electrical Steels: Magnetic properties enhancement using alternative manufacturing processes
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Working with the AFRC’s Tier 1 Members this PhD proposal is a collaboration between Cogent-Power and AFRC on the development and advancement of electric steel (E-steel) technologies for electrical vehicles.
  In-Space Manufacturing
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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In-space manufacturing has the potential to replace ground based manufacturing for space systems to reduce the launch cost and ground inventory of spare parts.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Expanding measurement limits of hybrid photonic voltage and current sensors
  Dr P Niewczas, Prof G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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The electricity transmission and distribution networks are undergoing a significant level of transformation because of the massive deployment of renewable energy sources, disrupting the conventional ways the networks are protected, controlled and maintained.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Structural Health Monitoring of Critical Energy Infrastructure with Predictive Maintenance
  Dr P Niewczas, Dr V Livina
Applications accepted all year round

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The lack of risk-predictive algorithms limits the ability of engineers to perform predictive maintenance of infrastructure objects.
  Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Sessile Droplets
  Prof S K Wilson, Dr A Wray
Applications accepted all year round

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The behaviour of sessile droplets is an area of very active international research, with new publications appearing on an almost daily basis and entire conferences now dedicated to the topic.
  Ultrasonic Imaging of Titanium Alloy Textures
  Dr K Tant
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Fluid Dynamic Instabilities and Solid Particle Transport in Thermal Flows
  Dr M Lappa
Applications accepted all year round

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  Investigation of Energy Transfer in Novel Out-of-Autoclave Manufacture of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites
  Dr L Yang
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Traditional autoclave curing technology for fabricating high performance composites is limited by high capital investment and operational costs with long throughput time and excessive energy consumption.
  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.
  Quantum-enhanced multiphoton fluorescence microscopy
  Dr L Caspani, Dr J Hastie
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Start date. October 2019. Duration. 3.5 yrs. Background. Quantum Technologies are driving significant advancements in many fields ranging from communications and imaging to metrology and computing.
  Bioanalysis and Tagging using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and Metallic Nanoparticles
  Prof D Graham, Prof K Faulds
Applications accepted all year round

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Surface enhanced Raman scattering is an extremely sensitive and selective technique that is rapidly emerging as an effective method for ultrasensitive analysis.
  Investigation into Plasmonic Metallic Nanoparticles for Bioassays
  Prof D Graham, Prof K Faulds
Applications accepted all year round

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The area of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing has seen substantial growth over the last ten years. This project will develop a new type of magnetic bead which will have inherently much greater sensitivity than currently used methods.
  Regioregular phthalocyanines for phototherapy
  Dr R Edkins
Applications accepted all year round

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This project based within Dr Robert Edkins’ Group will use synthetic chemistry and photophysical measurements to develop phthalocyanines for photothermal and photodynamic therapy with combined photoacoustic or fluorescence capabilities.
  PhD Studentship in Biodegradable Polymers: New Directions in Controlled Radical Ring-opening Polymerization
  Dr P Roth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project involves the development of novel biodegradable polymers for applications in biomedicine and materials science. Accepted candidates will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey and work in the Roth research group in the recently renovated Joseph Kenyon laboratory.
  Phd Studentship Opportunity in a combined experimental and numerical study of powder flow during pharmaceutical manufacturing
  Prof C Wu
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for a talented candidate to work on a PhD project in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company based in San Francisco, California, USA.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in High temperature materials research for antenna applications
  Prof J F Watts, Dr A Viquerat
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is concerned with the development of coatings for the protection of materials, used by Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, in the manufacture of their antenna systems.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Improving the Performance of Flexible Packaging Adhesives
  Mrs N Hartley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is in collaboration with Huntsman Polyurethanes based in Everberg Belgium. Polyurethanes are used in many technological applications ranging from adhesives for a variety of products to foams for furniture and sandwich panels.
  PhD studentship opportunity in integrated Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation
  Dr M Duyar
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a fully funded Ph.D. project focusing on developing dual function materials (DFMs) that can capture carbon dioxide from an emission source and release it as a high value fuel or chemical upon exposure to a reducing co-reactant.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The Control of Corrosion in Cast Iron Trunk Main
  Dr M Mulheron, Dr D Jesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Extensive research has been undertaken to determine the mechanisms of corrosion in cast iron, and the factors that affect corrosion rate.
  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.
  Studentship Opportunity in Positive Pulse Plasma Technology
  Dr M Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will focus on the development of new instrumentation and equipment for the thin film and coating sector. It is part of ongoing research at our University providing scientific background to the advanced manufacturing sector.
  A Neural Fuzzy Fusion Engine for Human-Machine Autonomous Systems
  Dr YK Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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Abstract. This project aims to develop an intelligent engine to adaptively fuse multiple trust-based information from various agents in human machine autonomous systems (HMAS).
  Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication and Applications
  Prof J Canning
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced Optical Fibre Fabrication. Areas can include new Bi fibres (led by Prof. Peng at UNSW; Prof Canning is a Conjoint Professor) for amplifiers, lasers and sensors and novel structured fibres including photonic crystal fibres, Fresnel fibres, spun structured optical fibres and so on.
  Image classification based disease and pest detection in agriculture
  Dr S Chakraborty
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing image clarification models using tools such as Google Tensorflow. The models need to be capable of identifying different diseases and insect infestations in specific crops such as cotton.
  Natural porous vibro-acoustic media
  Dr S Oberst
Applications accepted all year round

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The Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (CAAV) was formed in 2017 and now has nine full time academic staff. The Centre is based at Tech Lab, which is a brand new research led facility that is close to the airport in Sydney.
  Non coding RNAs in Adrenocortical Cancer
  Prof G. Hutvagner
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Industry, society or clinical need for project and scientific rationale. Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare disease which occurs with an annual incidence of 2-4 cases per million with a five-year survival of less than 16-38%.
  Reducing Injuries within the Greyhound Racing Industry
  Prof D Eager
Applications accepted all year round

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UTS has been engaged to make recommendations that will lead to the reduction of injuries within the greyhound racing industry. We currently have a highly specialised team of HDR students and are looking to expand our ranks with the addition of a data scientist.
  „Modelling of crystal and magnetic local structure in potential quantum spin liquid (QSL) alpha-RuCl3”
  Dr W Slawinski
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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We expect a person with. ▪ MSc degree in chemistry, physics or related field,. ▪ practical knowledge of advanced crystallography methods at the MSc level (confirmed by publications if possible) including knowledge of symmetry, X-ray structural analysis).
  Hidden and conspicuous magnetic order in hyper-kagome magnets
  Dr O Petrenko
Applications accepted all year round

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The main goal of the project is to experimentally study highly unusual magnetic properties of several gadolinium-containing garnets, primarily Gd3Ga5O12 (GGG), Gd3Al5O12 and Gd3Te2Li3O12.
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