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  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  What’s the Matter with Walruses?
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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Walruses, the tusked and massive marine mammals, spend much of their time resting on polar sea ice, but when that ice recedes in the summer months, they must find shore.
  3D Print and Additive Manufacturing of Wax and Plastic Injection Moulds.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  A bottom-up approach to Muscle Mechanics
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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Muscles exhibit highly complex behaviour made up of thousands of individual muscle fibres, each with different properties, interacting with each other and the surrounding bio-mechanical structures.
  Advanced Laser Processing Control Strategies for Radioactive Decommissioning
  Prof J Tyrer, Dr E Long, Dr L Jones
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Reference number. JT2019#2. Start Date. 01 Oct 2020. Closing date of advert. 2 December 2019. Supervisors. Primary supervisor. Professor John Tyrer.
  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.
  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 24 May 2020

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Non-destructive inspection based on acoustics is today one the primary methods for the identification of damage precursors in components and structures.
  Analysing radioactive laser cutting emissions
  Dr L Jones, Dr E Long, Prof J Tyrer
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Reference number. LJ2019#2. Start Date. 01 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 2 December 2019. Supervisors. Primary supervisor.
  Anti-reflecting and Anti-soiling coatings for solar panel cover glass
  Prof M Walls, Dr P Isherwood
Applications accepted all year round

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The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Cellular Automaton to Model Rapid Crystal Growth and Recrystallisation
  Dr A Roy, Dr K Baxevanakis
Applications accepted all year round

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Texture in materials plays a crucial role in metallic products. A thorough study of the underlying morphology and its evolution is relevant for producing cast parts of innovative technological products.
  Deformation avalanches in small-scaled components and how to prevent them
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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The prediction of plastic deformation of metals has been an important research topic for decades, which primarily reduces to the question of properly understanding the motions of dislocations as the major cause of plastic flows in metals.
  Development of next generation thin film solar cells
  Prof M Walls, Dr J Bowers
Applications accepted all year round

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The provision of clean, sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and solar photovoltaics (PV) provide the best opportunity for rapidly expanding renewable energy.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Embroidered ground plane for wearable electronics
  Dr J Flint
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. JFUF2018. Programme name (to be included on the application form). Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. School.
  Enhancing the long-term performance of advanced engine materials by controlling microstructure
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Reference number. KBUF2019. Start date of studentship. 01 July 2019, 01 October 2019, 01 January 2020 or April 2020. Closing date for applications.
  Establishing a Circular Economy for Leather Products
  Prof S Rahimifard
Applications accepted all year round

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The world’s first footwear recycling system was developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough.
  High Speed Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic/Metal Multi-material Structures
  Dr D Engstrom
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference number. DEUF2019. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019, 1 January 2020 or 1 April 2020. Interview date. TBC. Supervisors.
  Improving blast and ballistic resistance in composites through design
  Dr A Roy
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced composites are being extensively used in ballistic applications.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  Mechanics of Advanced Materials: the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions - Ref: VS2UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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In the last two decades, Mechanics of Materials as a discipline has experienced a type of revival. The main reason for this has been a continuing introduction of new materials (or even their classes) with extraordinary microstructures, properties and performance.
  Mechanics of biomaterials: characterisation and quantification of interaction between microstructure and mechanical properties - Ref: VS1UF2018
  Prof V Silberschmidt
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Understanding mechanical properties and performance of various biological materials and tissues and their responses to different loading and environmental conditions is becoming increasingly important for development of new medical procedures and devices.
  Modelling of Dislocation-Microstructure Interaction at a Short Crack Tip - Ref: LG1UF2018
  Dr L Zhao
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Nickel-based superalloys are particularly used in applications involving high temperatures and stresses, such as the critical gas-turbine blades and discs in aerospace and power-generation industries.
  Next generation hybrid-hybrid machining of critical aerospace parts
  Dr A Roy, Dr L Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Please describe the project, up to 250 words. *. The application of laser assisted machining/processing has shown promise in reducing tool wear in the machining of difficult-to-machine aerospace materials, such as, metal matrix composites (MMCs).
  Numerical Modelling of 3D Microstructure of Nonwovens
  Dr E Demirci, Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of the proposed project is to develop a novel scheme for the analysis of a 3D orientation distribution function (ODF) of fibers in nonwovens using non-destructive testing methods, such as, X-ray micro computed tomography (CT), and to benchmark nonwovens analytically & graphically based on their 3D fibrous structure.
  Optimisation of Industrial Food Production using Ultraviolet Fluorescence
  Dr EB Woolley, Dr P Webb
Application Deadline: 2 May 2020

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Food manufacturing is the largest and one of the most resource intensive sectors in the world. Within this industry, cleaning of food processing equipment is a critical operation to control safety, cross contamination of allergens and maintain food quality.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Predicting failure in crystalline materials using machine learning techniques
  Dr A Roy, Dr M Pacella
Applications accepted all year round

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Single crystal materials are extensively used in components ranging from the smallest (e.g. micro-lens, MEMS devices) to the largest sizes (e.g.
  Process and material design and enhancement for the additive manufacturing and 3D printing of the wax materials
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This research project is on designing the process and material for 3D printing of the wax objects used in the investment casting process of automotive and aerospace parts.
  Simulation Modelling of Distortion and Shrinkage in Stereolithography 3D Printing.
  Dr E Sabet
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers a chance to work on a truly disruptive and innovative research project in the high-tech and high-value manufacturing, with very high potential impact in aerospace and energy sectors.
  Ultraprecision machining in Silicon Carbide - Ref: ARUF2518
  Dr A Roy
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Silicon carbide is of great importance as a structural ceramic as it is amongst the hardest materials known. Machining silicon carbide parts into the required shape and form for a given application is extremely difficult, yielding unwanted defects.
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