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  A Multi-Sensory Approach To Buried Asset Detection
  Prof N Metje, Prof D N Chapman, Dr A Faramarzi
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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It is well known that currently no technology exists which can locate a buried asset with confidence across all expected working scenarios.
  Collapse investigation and retrofit of ageing infrastructure against hazardous events
  Dr K Skalomenos
Applications accepted all year round

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Our futuristic vision for Sustainable and Resilient Structures is one that has transparent expectations of structural performance against time, increased loads, environmental changes and natural disasters.
  Investigating the Interactions between Drilling Mud and Surrounding Soil in Horizontal Directional Drilling
  Dr A Royal, Prof D N Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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Horizontal directional drilling is a technique that offers the ability to install pipes and cables without the need for open cut excavation.
  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  Numerical modelling of cement-bentonite barriers under various in situ loading, and hydrogeological, conditions
  Dr A Royal
Applications accepted all year round

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Hardened low permeability slurry walls are used to control groundwater/contamination plume flows in various engineering applications.
  Potential use of Recycled/Secondary Aggregates in Geotechnical Engineering
  Dr A Royal
Applications accepted all year round

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The amount of primary aggregates, a finite and non-renewable resource, used annually in Europe is in the Gigatonne range, whilst more than a Gigatonne of wastes are landfilled each year.
  Quantum Technology gravity sensors - Seeing through the Ground
  Prof N Metje, Dr M Holynski
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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One challenge with existing gravity measurements is associated with the time-consuming and complex post-processing required to convert the measured data into meaningful gravity information in order to produce initially 2D gravity maps.
  Sustainability, Water and Future Resource Security
  Prof C D F Rogers
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham in collaboration with United Utilities presents a remarkable opportunity to 2 PhD students. we are offering two fully-funded PhD studentships (fees and stipend) to take a high level view of the water treatment and supply system, and wastewater removal and treatment system, respectively.
  Use of polymer concrete as a lining material for small diameter tunnels installed using Microtunnelling Machines
  Dr A Royal, Prof D N Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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Trenchless technologies are used to install buried infrastructure without the need for open cut excavations. One such technique is microtunnelling; this uses microtunnelling machines to excavate the bore whilst the lining is traditionally installed via pipe jacking or auto-erecting segmental systems.
  Development of a gas turbine engine as a range extender
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has a worldwide reputation in developing microengines. We are currently looking for a student to a radical microturbine engine as a range extender for electric cars.
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Self-lifting air bearings
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding availability. Scholarships are available for students worldwide, and will be awarded on first come first served basis. Self-funded applications are welcome.
  Temporal Design for the Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices
  Dr L Thomas-Seale, Dr R J Dyson
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Lauren Thomas-Seale is a principle investigator in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  The mitral valve: next generation of cardiovascular engineering replacement devices and materials
  Dr D Espino
Applications accepted all year round

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Severe heart valve failure can require surgical repair or replacement of the mitral valve. Current medical devices do not fully exploit the next generation of materials, or their design, for targeted patient treatment and monitoring.
  Development of native liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry for drug discovery
  Prof H J Cooper
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully-funded 4-year EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund PhD studentship is available within the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with AstraZeneca.
  Emotions, Political Tolerance and the Young [ political psychology international politics ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This collaborative project with Dr. Harriet Tenenbaum (University of Surrey, Psychology) combines political science and psychology research to understand the impact of anger and fear on young people’s perceptions of asylum seekers and reasoning about their rights.
  Individual and Collective Emotions in Austerity Politics in Greece [ political psychology european politics / policy ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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We are currently collecting qualitative and quantitative data on emotional reactions during the financial crisis in Greece to establish how individual and collective emotions can explain public reactions to austerity politics..
  Organizational Reputations and Media Responses to Blame [ political psychology and public policy]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project investigates how organizational reputations can predict the types of responses international business organizations provide when implicated in scandals or allegations of bad business practice, such as child labour or unsafe working conditions.
  Political Emotions and BrExit [ political psychology European British politics
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project, designed collaboratively with Dr. Exadaktylos from the University of Surrey, investigates the role of emotionality in the context of political and public debates on Britain’s exit from the EU.
  Political Radicalization, Emotionality and Political Values [ political psychology international politics]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project examines the psychological determinants of political radicalization in the context of the recent economic crisis.
  Political reputations, trust and blame [ political psychology international politics / relations]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project examines the affective and cognitive components of reputations of political institutions and leaders as determinants of political accountability.
  The Role of Emotionality in International Mediation [ political psychology international politics / relations ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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Research demonstrates that perceptions of emotional reactions are important determinants of the strategies international mediators adopt in the context of mediation.
  Values and political orientations of India’s middle class [ political psychology international politics / development ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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With Dr. Ipshita Basu at Westminster University we are investigating the role of values and emotions as determinants of the political orientations of India’s middle class.
  Deriving a new weighted capitation model for UK General Practice
  Prof T Marshall
Applications accepted all year round

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BACKGROUND. Capitation payments make up the majority of General Practice income in the UK NHS. Capitation payments are weighted using the Carr-Hill formula to take account of factors affecting workload.
  Effects of outdoor air pollution on exacerbation risk and symptoms in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  Dr A Turner, Dr S Bartington
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded PhD Student project starting in October 2019. Background. COPD is a chronic lung condition in which patients experience daily symptoms, but also have flare ups known as exacerbations which are associated with decline in lung function and progression of disease over time.
  Self-management in burns aftercare: exploratory research
  Dr J Mathers, Dr I Litchfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Some 250,000 individuals sustain burns in the UK every year with the potential of lasting impact on appearance, and psychological, social, and physical functioning.
  The effects of risk factor measurement variability on clinical decision-making
  Prof T Marshall
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinical measurements are undertaken to diagnose patients and to determine eligibility for treatment. They are also undertaken to monitor response to treatment.
  Understanding depression and treatment in South Asian (Pakistani/Indian/Bangladeshi) populations
  Dr Q Fazil
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded/self-funded PhD Studentship. A PhD project with Dr Qulsom Fazil will focus on understanding the expression of depression and social treatment approaches of recovery in people from South Asian backgrounds.
  Characterisation of novel human disease proteins involved in chromosomal instability.
  Prof G Stewart, Dr R J A Grand
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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Genome instability is a fundamental feature of cancer and can arise via many different pathological mechanisms.
  Investigating the role of lysine methylation in the DNA damage response.
  Dr M Higgs
Applications accepted all year round

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Our genomic DNA is under constant attack from DNA damaging agents, which are a continuing threat to genomic integrity. Defective resolution of DNA damage underlies several human diseases, including haematopoietic abnormalities and developmental disorders as well as cancer.
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