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  Understanding how (bio)molecular machines work
  Dr M Roessler
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidation-reduction reactions underpin innumerable chemical reactions - and much of the chemistry of life. Our group investigates how oxidation-state changes govern respiration and photosynthesis and how nature has fine-tuned the redox properties of its many intricate molecular machines.
  PhD Scholarship in Medical Robotics, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK
  Prof GZ Yang
Applications accepted all year round

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The Hamlyn Centre is a leader in medical robotics and allied technologies. It is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare.
  Intertwined order in correlated quantum systems
  Dr D Lee, Dr A Ho
Application Deadline: 16 November 2019

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What happens when different kinds of order occur at the same time in the same material? This basic question builds on a long line of studies in trying to understand the structure of matter, which has always been a key goal in physics.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
  Tailored Scale-Bridging Approaches to Computational Nanoscience (DFG RTG 2450)
  Prof M Elstner, Mrs S Holthoff
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The newly founded graduate school ‘Tailored Scale-Bridging Approaches to Computational Nanoscience’ (DFG RTG 2450) addresses the development and application of multi-scale approaches to the scientific challenges of friction, materials aging, material design and biological function.
  Engineering nanomaterials for intracellular delivery in regenerative medicine.
  Dr C Chiappini, Prof F Dazzi
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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This position is to conduct an ERC-funded research project. This exciting project aims to investigate the mechanisms activated by the interaction of cells with nanomaterials and leverage them to control the intracellular fate of the cargo.
  CNT/cement nanocomposite materials for structural applications for buildings
  Prof M Limbachiya, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with remarkable mechanical and electrical properties have been used for enhancement of mechanical properties of polymer matrix materials but its capability for enhancement of cement based materials has not been widely explored yet.
  Computational modelling and simulation of bio-inspired structures
  Dr P Khazaeinejad
Applications accepted all year round

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Bio-inspired structures draw their primary inspiration from the sheer fecundity of nature in the diversity of forms and their constant evolution in order to better adapt to their environment.
  Effect of Induced Plasticity on the Very High Cycle Fatigue of aluminium alloy under biaxial stress field
  Dr M Grasso, Dr H Hadavinia
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One of the most important task in the design process is the assessment of cyclic loading since half of the mechanical failures are due to fatigue.
  Enhancement of electrical conductivity of carbon fibre composite for resisting lightening strike on aircrafts
  Dr H Hadavinia, Prof T Zhang, Prof D Wertheim, Dr A Curley
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In the structure of new advanced civil aircrafts the main fuselage structures are being redesigned to use carbon fibre-reinforced composites (CFRP) mainly due to their lightweight, high specific stiffness and strength.
  Investigating the chemistry of antioxidants and polysaccharides present in date-fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) as a novel/potential therapies for neoplastic and infectious diseases.
  Dr H Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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Date-fruit contains vast amount of phenols; approx. 80400µmol/100g, which portray antioxidant abilities.
  Magnetic-polymer hydrogels for controlled drug release
  Dr A Perera, Dr N Hill, Prof M Fielder
Applications accepted all year round

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This dynamic, multidisciplinary project involves developing a facile technique to fabricate polymer hydrogels incorporated with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for controlled drug delivery applications.
  Mechanical Properties of Interfaces in 3D Printed Single- and Multi-Material Parts
  Dr M Grasso, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing techniques can be seen as an important change in the manufacturing methodology as the final form is achieved through a bottom-up approach, via the addition of material in a layer-by-layer fashion.
  Performance Evaluation and Failure Analysis of Preventive Corrosion/Erosion Coatings Used in Power Plant and Refinery
  Dr D Daniel
Applications accepted all year round

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Fossil fuels are currently the major energy source with approximately 80% of total energy consumption of the world. Renewable energy including traditional biomass contributes to about 14%.
  Simulation and optimisation of a spacecraft propulsion system based on a Field Reversed Configuration plasmoid using deep learning and machine learning algorithms
  Dr P Shaw
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This project aims to investigate an enabling technology for a more significant and complex system based on a High-Energy Density Electromechanical Thruster based on Stabilized Liner Compression of Plasma that could lead to manned exploration of the Solar system [1].
  Synthesis and Properties of Novel thermoresponsive polymers for water purification
  Dr S Barton, Dr J Barker
Applications accepted all year round

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Water is one of the basic necessities required for the sustenance and continuation of life. It is therefore important that supply of good quality water should be available for various activities.
  4-year PhD Studentship in Energy Storage Materials
  Dr N Tapia-Ruiz, Dr J Griffin
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in the area of energy storage materials is available under the joint supervision of Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz and Dr John Griffin in the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, commencing in January 2020.
  Development of tritium release model for advanced Li8PbO6 breeder materials for compact spherical tokamaks
  Dr Sam Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed research will accelerate the development of advanced ceramic breeder materials for compact spherical tokamaks.
  Full funded PhD Studentship in Multiscale modelling for Materials Design in Additive Manufacturing
  Dr W Wen, Prof P Rivera
Applications accepted all year round

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A full PhD studentship on the multiscale modelling for materials design in Additive Manufacturing (AM). The project is led by Dr Wei Wen (Lecturer) and Professor Pedro Rivera at the Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, in collaboration with LPW.
  Long wavelength (>1400 nm) GaSb quantum ring VCSELs for consumer applications
  Prof M Hayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are high-speed, compact (low cost) laser diodes used in laser printing, datacoms and other applications.
  PhD Studentship in Nano-electronics: Resistive-switching memory devices (ReRAM/FeRAM/memristor) and its application in neuromorphic and in-memory computing systems
  Prof W Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
  Twisted Aromatic Molecules for Energy Applications
  Dr I Wright
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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This interdisciplinary project will involve the synthesis of twisted polyaromatic hydrocarbons with functionality suitable for organic solar cells and energy storage applications.
  Foam Electrokinetic Separation
  Dr D Tseluiko
Application Deadline: 7 November 2019

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Application details. Reference number. NAN0/MA/DT-2020. Start date. 1st January 2020. Closing date. 7th November 2019. Supervisors.
  Self-Assembly of Colloidal Structures in Living Liquid Crystals
  Dr T Shendruk, Prof A Archer
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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Application details. Reference number. TS/MA/2020. Start date of studentship. 1st January 2020. Closing date of advert. 14th November 2019.
  Discrete element modelling for acoustic emission generation in granular media
  Dr A Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Proportions of the energy dissipated during deformation of particulate materials are converted to heat and sound. The high-frequency (>10kHz) component of this sound energy is called acoustic emission (AE).
  Innovating knowledge transfer in the fashion textiles and related technology industry using digital fabrication and finishing processes
  Dr T Heinzel, Prof T Bhamra
Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. AEDTX2019. Start date of studentship. 1st of January 2020. Closing date of advert. 30th of September 2019.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Catalytic production of Hydrogen from waste: Utilising nanostructure catalysts
  Dr S Kondrat
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. CM/SK-Un1/2019. School. School of Science. Location. Loughborough. UK/EU Fee band. Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC).
  Evaluation of Metal Leaching from Implantable Medical Devices
  Dr A Managh, Dr B Cousins
Application Deadline: 28 March 2020

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This PhD studentship seeks to apply state-of the art laser ablation technology developed at Loughborough University to improve understanding of heavy metal ions in biomaterials research.
  Magnetic Thin Films for Energy Harvesting
  Dr K Morrison
Applications accepted all year round

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The spin Seebeck effect is a newly discovered phenomenon that manifests as the generation of a spin current when a magnetic material is subjected to a temperature gradient.
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