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  Material monitoring for process control in the roll forming process
  Dr V Janik, Prof R Dashwood
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  Stimuli responsive pores towards gated membranes based on iris-like nano-valves
  Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Ludovic Dumee
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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This project aims at developing membranes with controllable gate-keepers at the site of the entrance of the pores.
  Internal Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy of Multiphase Mixtures
  Prof C Bain
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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This project addresses the quantitative analysis of attenuated internal reflection infrared spectra (ATR-IR) of multiphase mixtures, such as emulsions and suspensions.
  Novel surface spectroscopy methods for observing single layers of functional molecules
  Dr SK Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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An exciting EPSRC (UKRI) DTG-sponsored PhD studentship has become available for an outstanding and ambitious chemist/spectroscopist to undertake research in an exiting project under the supervision of Dr.
  Position in Development of Novel High-Performance Catalysts for Aqueous Phase Reforming (MSCA-ITN BIKE Project)
  Dr S Poulston
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Vacancy K38. Early Stage Researcher. Position in Development of Novel High-Performance Catalysts for Aqueous Phase Reforming (MSCA-ITN BIKE Project).
  Local Tracking of Single Ions Dynamics at Solid-Liquid Interfaces
  Dr K Voitchovsky
Applications accepted all year round

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Ions are everywhere in nature and technology. They play a crucial role in countless processes, from the salt we use in food to keeping the electrostatic balance in our bodies.
  (M.Sc. project) Contrôle des paramètres du procédé de galvanisation continu [Continous Galvanizing Line Process Control]
  Prof M Brochu
Application Deadline: 25 October 2019

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_Supervisor_. Myriam Brochu, Groupe de recherche en durabilité des matériaux (GRDM) [Materials Durability Research Group], Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal.
  Investigating fatigue damage mechanisms in welds and in additively manufactured parts by cross-referencing 3D defect distributions from CT scans, stress conditions and actual crack path
  Prof M Brochu, Prof R Tovo
Application Deadline: 25 October 2019

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This project takes part partially in both Canada and Italy!. The project, "Investigating fatigue damage mechanisms in welds and in additively manufactured parts by cross-referencing 3D defect distributions from CT scans, stress conditions and actual crack path" is part of project FATCO 2019.
  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  Low-Carbon Repair Materials for the Conservation of Post-War Listed Buildings
  Prof A Klemm, Dr D McCormick, Dr P Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-005. Our cultural heritage is being destroyed faster today than at any time in the past. An understanding of the basic processes causing deterioration of artefacts is urgently needed.
  Optimising the Refurbishment of Post-War Housing for Energy Efficiency & Improved Indoor Environment
  Prof A Klemm, Dr P Baker, Dr D McCormick
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-006. The Scottish House Condition Survey 2016 reported that 42% of the housing stock had un-insulated walls and approximately 25% of households suffer from fuel poverty.
  Bioengineering of innovative functional biomaterials for diagnosis of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. The sensitive and specific diagnosis of Q fever is important for early intervention and for control and management of the disease.
  Development of a new biomaterials platform by combining biomimetics with microfluidics
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic biology enables engineering of bacterial cells to serve as cell factories for the assembly of novel material such as tailor-made biopolymers attached to protein functions which mediate deposition of inorganics such as found in tooth formation.
  Development of nature-inspired polyester particles for cancer vaccines
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in synthetic biology allows recombinant bacteria to produce protein coated polyester particles. These polyester particles have been utilized as particulate vaccines against bacterial and viral infections.
  Genome editing toward bacterial cell factories for synthesis and assembly of innovative materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial cell factories were developed to demonstrate production of tailor-made biopolymers such as polyesters and polysaccharides.
  Innovative bioseparation resins
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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The manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, such as therapeutic proteins, is increasingly facing limitations due to insufficient performance of existing purification processes.
  Modular design and assembly of innovative biopolymer beads as drug delivery platform
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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The FDA-approved polyhydroxybutyrate self-assembles in engineered bacteria and forms spherical beads of approximately 200 nm in diameter.
  Protein engineering of protein switches for development of diagnostics tools
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensitive and specific detection of serum antibodies is often used to diagnose infections. This project aims to develop a simple qualitative/quantitative device for detection of antibodies of interest.
  Self-assembly of engineered biopolymers and proteins toward functional materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Biopolymers and proteins can be bioengineered to self-assemble into defined hierarchical architectures. Here protein engineering will be applied to design proteins, which link biopolymers such as alginate, biopolyester and spider silk to form complex hybrid materials.
  Synthetic biology toward innovative virus-like particles
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Virus-like particles (VLP) are self-assembled viral proteins that do not contain genetic material and are non-infectious. VLPs have been successfully developed into particulate vaccines for prevention of viral infections such as human papilloma virus or Hepatitis B.
  3D printing of micro-scale graded shape memory components for in-vivo actuated medical devices
  Prof D P Hand
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro-robots for medicine require highly controlled actuation at a micro-scale to provide controlled motion, testing of tissue compliance, biopsy, etc, and this is a prospect offered by functionally-graded shape memory alloys (SMAs).
  Digital Manufacturing of Wearable Sensors and Soft Robots
  Dr M Amjadi
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The Integrated Soft Machines Lab in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore digitally manufactured wearable sensors and soft robots.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Index-near-zero-embedded optical resonators
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Optical cavities (nanoantennas, micro-ring resonators, Fabry-Perot nanocavities, etc.) immersed in an index-near-zero environment will be modelled, fabricated, and characterised.
  Laser controlled nanoparticle deposition
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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Jetting of nanoparticle inks is a key additive manufacturing technology enabling direct writing of multi-material multi-functional components.
  New optical components and devices from micro-structured fibres
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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A range of hollow core micro-structured fibres have been developed over the past 10 years with promising and unique optical properties.
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
  Ultra-nonlinear epsilon-near-zero flat optics
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Design and characterisation of different artificial materials for the design of ultra-fast tuneable photonics devices. Giant epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities are targeted to allow subwavelength manipulation of light in both classic and quantum regime.
  PhD Studentship – Reducing the physiological burden of individual protective clothing with nanocellulose
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Individual protective equipment (IPE) is used to protect personnel from the effects of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare agents.
  PhD in nanomaterials for artificial photosynthesis
  Dr S Eslava
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding is available for a PhD studentship to start as soon as possible. The project will be based in the group of Dr Salvador Eslava in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and will be linked to a recently awarded EPSRC Fellowship project to Dr Eslava.
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