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  Enhancing graphene-based sensors with metal-organic nanosheets, 3.5 years PhD studentship, Oct 2020 start
  Dr A Chauvet, Dr J Foster
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Are you interested in using cutting edge two-dimensional materials and advanced spectroscopic techniques to create new sensors?.
  Development of electroceramics for next generation high capacitance Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors
  Prof D Sinclair, Dr J Dean
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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An exciting opportunity for an EPSRC-iCASE funded PhD studentship to work with the Functional Materials and Devices group at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with AVX Ltd to develop new and/or modified electroceramics for applications in Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs).
  New Knowledge and Tools for Topological Characterisation of the CSD Subset of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
  Dr PZ Moghadam
Applications accepted all year round

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We are currently recruiting an outstanding PhD candidate for a fully funded studentship at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) in Cambridge.
  Driving forward the future of magnetic materials through advanced micromagnetic simulation
  Dr J Dean
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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NOTE. This is an industrial CASE (Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology) award supported by Volkswagen (VW) and involves a three-month placement at their Research Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany.
  Development of methodologies to accelerate alloy design for additive manufacturing
  Research Group: MAPP - Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes
  Dr K Christofidou
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The ability to produce parts with complex geometries, previously inaccessible via traditional fabrication methods, has made additive manufacturing (AM) an enabling production process for a host of industries.
  Coupled homogenization and precipitation kinetics during additive manufacture and processing
  Research Group: MAPP - Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes
  Dr M Anderson, Prof H Basoalto
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The additive manufacture of metal alloys through powder processing is an exciting field where the potential benefits to industry are numerous and the scientific problems are challenging.
  Unraveling corneal fibrosis mechanisms via the study of vimentin expression in corneal cells on electrospun membranes
  Dr I Ortega, Dr A Gad
Applications accepted all year round

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It is estimated that 135 million people have severely impaired vision because of a loss of corneal transparency. Corneal blindness is considered the 4th largest cause of blindness worldwide, after cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
  AHRC CDP Studentship – A window onto the medieval world: illuminating the role of the English glass industry in glazing between AD 1100-1600
  Prof C Jackson, Dr S Paynter
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The University of Sheffield and Historic England are pleased to announce the opportunity for a fully funded collaborative doctoral partnership student to examine the changing nature and fortunes of the British glass industry in the 12th to 16th centuries.
  Fully-funded PhD studentship – Fabrication and characterisation of monolithic on-chip integration of III-nitride optoelectronics
  Prof T Wang
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to work on Fabrication and characterisation of monolithic on-chip integration of III-nitride photonics and electronics.
  Treating cancer by targeting the mechanical properties of cells
  Dr A Gad
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer development is marked by massive increase of matrix fibres around tumor cells, which changes the mechanical properties of the tissue and is used to diagnose tumours by manual palpation.
  Multilayer networks and Games of incomplete information for infrastructure resilience
  Dr G Punzo
Application Deadline: 25 September 2020

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Infrastructure are socio-technical systems. they are comprised of (1) the technical, engineered side and (2) the social layer, that exchange stresses and strains leading at times to system failures.
  EPSRC CDT in Advanced Biomedical Materials

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Applications are invited from qualified graduates for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the area of Advanced Biomedical Materials.
  Water pollution control using polymer-inorganic complexes
  Dr F Clegg
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Area. Water pollution arises via several different sources, including municipal, industrial (in particular petroleum) and agricultural activities.
  Utilising sensors for predicting the residual strength of corroded reinforced concrete beams
  Prof F O'Flaherty, Dr V Starinieri
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Area. The project is structural engineering based and will investigate the influence of corrosion on reinforced concrete beams using sensors to automatically detect differences in the ability of the structural member to carry its design load.
  Aqueous Erosion-Corrosion Studies of nanoscale multilayer PVD coatings
  Dr Y Purandare, Prof P Hovsepian
Applications accepted all year round

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Solid particle erosion-corrosion of surfaces is highly destructive in nature and leads to deleterious effects such as loss of material, efficiency and economic losses.
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