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  Biophysical principles of cellular self-organization
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Prof A Goryachev
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

A project in modelling self-organization and pattern formation inside biological cells is available in the group of Professor Andrew Goryachev (goryachev.ed.ac.uk).
  Coarse-grained molecular dynamics and self-assembly of reacting proteins and chromatin
  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
  Prof A Goryachev
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

A project in computational modelling of reactive Brownian dynamics of DNA and proteins inside biological cells is available in the group of Prof.
  Bioactive Peptide Nanostructures: The relation between bioactivity and molecular self-assembly into diverse nanostructures
  Prof I W Hamley
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Research into bioactive peptides includes work on antimicrobial peptides, amyloid-related peptides with relevance to protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimers, lipopeptides with applications in immune therapies and for wound healing and skincare.
  Stimuli-responsive biopolymers for life science, materials and therapeutic applications
  Dr M Soloviev
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

This is a self-funded project, match-finding option may be available for qualifying candidates. Please include a detailed CV with any enquiries.
  EPSRC Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials

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PhD Type

The Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN) is now recruiting for 2019 entry to our PhD programme.
  Making monoatomic layers by physical methods
  Dr R Boya
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Following the discovery of graphene, many self-standing, stable, single atomic layers such as boron nitride (BN), molybdenum disulphide (MoS2), tungsten disulphide (WS2) etc., have been isolated.
  Usal: Modelling magnetization dynamics in piezoelectric/magnetic devices
  Prof L Lopez-Diaz, Prof E Martinez
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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PhD Type

The PhD project is focused on studying the effect of strain on the magnetic properties of different materials, nanostructures and devices.
  PhD Candidate in Chemistry, Sydney Australia
  Dr N Rijs
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

One PhD scholarship ($27,596.00 per year, 3.5 years duration) is available for the ARC funded project “Deconstructing molecular self-assembly by advanced mass spectrometry” with research leader Dr.
  Characterising surface properties of protein biopharmaceutical molecules
  Dr A Golovanov, Dr J Warwicker
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Protein biologicals have great potential for the effective treatment of a wide range of diseases. However, aggregation and instability are inherent issues with all protein pharmaceuticals, which is a problem that can limit their utility and developability.
  Pre-nucleation in the synthesis of metal–organic frameworks
  Dr H Yeung
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

We seek to recruit a highly motivated and talented PhD student in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham within the research group of Dr Hamish H-M Yeung.
  Teaching a machine to move atoms
  Research Group: Molecular and Nanoscale Phsyics
  Dr A Sweetman
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

It is now routine in world leading laboratories to perform experiments where single atoms can be placed with atomic precision. These experiments are performed using scanning probe microscopes, and allow us to study the electrical and chemical properties of matter with sub-molecular, and even “sub-atomic” precision.
  Characterisation and design of heterogeneous catalysts for the petrochemical industry
  Dr M Conte
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The development of novel catalysts for selective oxidation reactions is an area of decisive importance for both industry and academia.
  Development and synthesis of zeolites for the conversion of sugars to biofuels and environmental applications
  Dr M Conte
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A promising strategy to replace non-renewable fuel sources, as raw material for energy applications, is to convert renewable biomass into transportation fuels and value-added chemicals.
  Photocatalytic Thin Films: probing the early antibacterial properties of metallic thin films
  Dr A Chauvet
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Have you ever wondered about self-cleaning surfaces. an object that cleanse itself just by shining light on it? Such technology already exists, and the field is fast developing.
  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.
  Control of organic gels for tailored applications
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr P Mulheran
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Organic gels are widely used in industry and on the laboratory scale to produce materials for a variety of applications in energy and nanomaterials.
  Aalto: Ferroelectric strain coupling and gating integration devices for magnetic domain wall motion control
  Prof S van Dijken
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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PhD Type

Control of magnetic domain wall motion by electric fields has recently attracted scientific attention because of its potential for energy-efficient magnetic logic and memory devices.
  Antimatter Chemistry: reactive scattering collisions of antihydrogen atoms with hydrogen molecules
  Dr M Law, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Recently interest in antimatter research has increased as facilities such as CERN have succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms to study their properties [1].
  Electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Storage
  Prof A Cuesta Ciscar
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Electrochemistry allows to convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy, and vice versa, with high efficiency and, therefore, electrochemical systems are excellent candidates to store energy from renewables and convert it back into work when needed.
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  Development of Nano-Enabled Drug Carriers to Overcome Pan-Chemoresistance of Cancer Stem(-like) Cells
  Dr M Najlah
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The acquired resistance induced by repetitive exposure of cancer cells to anticancer drugs is one of the major limitations to successful chemotherapy.
  INRIM: Modelling the impact of E-fields on magnetic interface phenomena
  Prof G Durin
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

Together with the position at USAL, this PhD position will complement the experimental projects of the consortium, focusing on the impact of the electrical fields on the phenomena occurring at the magnetic interfaces in nanostructures and multilayers.
  PhD studentship in Next Generation Gas Separation Membranes for a Low-Carbon Future
  Dr G A Mutch, Prof I Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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PhD Type

Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 1 2020 for 3 years. Overview. Separation processes use ~15% of the world’s energy consumption.
  Sensitec: Control of strain in magnetoresistive elements and its utilization
  Prof R Lehndorff
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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PhD Type

Magnetoresistive (MR) sensors consist of magnetic thin films and micro- to nanostructures. It is important to understand the behaviour of magnetic domain walls in these structures, to be able to optimize the performance of the sensors.
  Singulus: Advanced Materials Deposition
  Dr J Langer
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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PhD Type

Electric field effects can be used to induce changes of the magnetic properties and resulting magnetoresistance effects. This can result in novel approaches where information is not encoded in discrete values and processed in Boolean logic gates but novel neuromorphic computing schemes can be employed.
  Boosting magneto-ionics using ion irradiation and ion implantation
  Mr D RAVELOSONA, Mr J Lahitte
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

Funding Type

PhD Type

The phd student will study new concepts of scalable and low power spintronics devices based on using ion irradiation and ion implantation to enhance magneto-ionic effects.
  Monolayer Metal-Organics
  Dr R Boya
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Housed within the world-leading condensed matter physics group and National Graphene Institute, our group focuses on 2D materials and angstrom scale capillaries.
  Designing nanomachines using computer simulations and artificial intelligence
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, computer science, and biology.
  Magnetic hyperthemia for cancer treatment: synthesis, biofunctionalisation of nanoparticles for thermo-chemotherapy
  Prof N T K Thanh
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Functional magnetic nanoparticles for cancer treatment. Supervisor. Prof Nguyen TK Thanh. [email protected]; http:/www.ntk-thanh.ac.uk.
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