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University of Strathclyde Maths & Computing PhD Projects

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  Atomic/Molecular insights into the formation of valuable products from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Lignocellulosic biomass is a green alternative fossil resource to produce fuels (e.g. transport fuel, aviation fuel) and value-added products (e.g.
  Biodegradable plastic composites from renewable or waste sources
  Dr K Johnston, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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To reduce the amount of plastic waste in the marine environment, there is a strong incentive to switch to biodegradable polymers, which are ideally synthesised from renewable or waste streams, rather than from oil.
  Computational design of hierarchical porous materials
  Dr M Jorge
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials that are porous at the nanoscale are used in a wide variety of applications, like gas separation, carbon capture, catalysis and drug delivery.
  Computational design of polymer thin films for flexible sensor devices
  Dr K Johnston, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Ferroelectric (FE) materials offer many useful properties and are employed in various devices, including nonvolatile memory, capacitors, sensors and actuators.
  Designing colloidal films and membranes with complex interactions
  Dr M Haw
Applications accepted all year round

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Porous films and membranes are important for applications such as adsorbing, separating and storing gases, cleaning water and soils, sensor devices and many others.
  Developing a multiscale description of complex fluids from the molecular to the continuum scales
  Dr L Lue, Dr D Kivotides
Applications accepted all year round

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Engineers have traditionally used continuum equations to model processes, such as the Navier-Stokes equation for fluid flow. These methods require constitutive relations that encode the properties of the fluid; these are typically determined empirically and have limited predictive capabilities.
  Development of a spatially resolved spectroscopy probe for application in pharmaceutical drying processes
  Dr Y Chen, Dr C Price
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite being the most widely studied PAT technologies, to date, most applications of NIR and Raman spectroscopy are carried out using standard measurement geometry without specifying and differentiating spatial arrangement between the incident and collecting optics.
  Direct Numerical Simulation of Ferrofluid flows
  Dr D Kivotides, Dr P Grassia
Applications accepted all year round

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Ferrofluids (magnetic or superparamagnetic fluids) are a special case of colloidal fluids, where single-domain, nanosize ferromagnetic partices are dispersed in a simple liquid.
  Direct numerical simulation of polymeric-fluid flows
  Dr D Kivotides, Dr P Grassia
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers and turbulence are two of the most difficult problems in statistical physics. In the past, the study of polymeric liquids was divided in two categories.
  Inhibiting amyloid development using natural compounds: a molecular dynamics study
  Dr P Mulheran, Dr V A Ferro
Applications accepted all year round

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Amyloid fibrils are highly ordered protein aggregates associated with many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Flavanoids, which are polyphenols such as curcumin present in the human diet, have been shown to inhibit fibril formation in tau protein which is abundant in neurons.
  Investigating the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries
  Dr E Ventura-Medina
Applications accepted all year round

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Typically safety events, including major safety incidents, can have far reach consequences in terms of losses for businesses and society as a whole.
  Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering
  Dr Y Chen, Prof J Sefcik
Applications accepted all year round

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Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) offers various ways to characterize nanoscale structures of pharmaceutical crystal and large molecules.
  Modelling the effect of the electric double layer on electron transfer kinetics
  Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Electron transfer between molecules in solution and a surface (e.g., a metallic electrode or semiconducting substrate) occurs in a wide variety of important areas, including catalysis, corrosion, electrodeposition, photochemistry, etc.
  Modelling the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for continuous manufacture
  Dr M Jorge, Dr A Fletcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal-Organic Frameworks, or MOFs for short, are exciting nanoporous materials at the forefront of many new scientific discoveries.
  Real-time control of solid fuel upgrading through innovative torrefaction process
  Dr J Li, Dr E Ventura-Medina
Applications accepted all year round

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Biomass residues and waste, have a great potential to deliver a significant contribution to the primary energy demand, with the aim of meeting low carbon objectives.
  Sustainable paper making using foam
  Dr P Grassia, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite the advent of 21st century electronic communications, paper remains one of the most widely utilised materials in the world.
  System design on co-production of transport fuel and value-added chemicals from waste biomass
  Dr X Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a national and global imperative to reduce reliance upon fossil fuels and, at the same time, to improve the efficiency of natural and renewable resource utilisation.
  Automation of metallographic microstructural analysis to support deployment of automated image analysis
  Dr D Evans
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Are you looking to gain direct industrial experience whilst developing your specialist research area of interest?. The manufacturing processes alter the microstructure of materials, which determines their mechanical properties.
  Smart asset assessment for life-extension engineering using artificially intelligent feature recognition
  Dr X Yan
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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This application is for a 3.5 year PhD to research into the area of reverse engineering. This PhD will look specifically at the reverse engineering of end of life assets, such as subsea components for oil and gas etc.
  Advanced Target discrimination using fingerprinting based on High Resolution Range and micro-Doppler profiles
  Dr C Clemente, Prof J Soraghan
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship fully funded by the University of Strathclyde and Leonardo MW. Ground-based airborne imaging radar systems are frequently required to provide enhanced situational awareness information beyond target detection and tracking.
  Automated Robotic In-Process Inspection of Metal 3D Printed & Welded Components
  Dr C Macleod, Prof S.G. Pierce
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Traditionally 3D printing and welding of manufactured components and quality control inspection of such joints are distinctly separate processes in the supply chain, which ultimately limits productivity, throughput and increases re-work.
  Closed-Loop Robotic Non-Destructive Evaluation
  Dr G Dobie, Dr C Macleod
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of development of advanced non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  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.
  Exploring new methodology in Data Analytics to advance population health
  Dr S Barry, Dr I Megiddo
Applications accepted all year round

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Summary. 1 fully funded, 3.5 year PhD studentship is available to a highly motivated UK or EU student to work within a centre of excellence in the linkage and analysis of data across disciplines.
  Global warming, plankton functional diversity, and the biological ocean pump
  Dr B Chen, Dr N Banas
Applications accepted all year round

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We all know that global warming is a serious issue for the future of humankind and is intimately related with anthropogenic CO2 emissions.
  Mathematical ecology of ocean food webs
  Prof M Heath
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine sonar records have long documented the existence of a layer of acoustic scattering at around 400m depth throughout the world’s oceans, which can undertake diel (night-time) vertical migrations to the near-surface waters.
  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.
  Protecting our seas using computers - Modelling and forecasting the expansion of a highly invasive seaweed
  Dr B Chen, Prof M Heath
Applications accepted all year round

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This fully-funded 3.5 year studentship will remain open only until filled. We recommend applying immediately. In this project, you will meet with the challenge of developing an individual based model to simulate the growth and dispersal of a highly invasive seaweed (Japanese eelgrass) driven by coastal ocean currents.
  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.
  Analysis and Prediction of Jet Noise in Non-axisymmetric Air Jets: Asymptotic Theory & Large-eddy Simulations within Goldstein’s Acoustic Analogy
  Dr M Afsar, Prof M Cartmell
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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The aim of this project is to study the effect of mean flow spreading on the low frequency amplification of jet noise in non axisymmetric high Reynolds number jet flows.
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