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  Advanced ultra-short pulse two-micron fibre lasers for medical and bio-science imaging
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr D J Richards
Application Deadline: 30 May 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson FRS, FREng. Co-supervisor. Dr Jonathan Price. Project description.
  Theory and Methodology for Nuclear Spins Diffusing in Porous Media
  Dr G Pileio
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Giuseppe Pileio. Co-supervisor Marcel Utz. Project description.
  Aircraft advanced rear end and empennage optimisation enhanced by anti-ice coatings and devices
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr A Da Ronch
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Andrea Da Ronch. Co-supervisor John Shrimpton. Project description.
  In vivo 3D imaging and computational engineering to study life influences on bone quality in children and tweenagers
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Dr P Schneider
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Philipp Schneider. Co-supervisor Nicholas Harvey, Kate Ward, Cyrus Cooper. Project description.
  3D imaging technology roadmap and software tool for X-ray histology
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Dr P Schneider
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Supervisor. Philipp Schneider, Philip Basford, Peter Lackie (Faculty of Medicine). Project description.
  Aerospace optical sensors (GE Aviation)
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr C Holmes
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Christopher Holmes, Prof Ling Wang. Project description. Sensors are crucial components for flight. In addition to providing information to the flight crew, they are increasingly providing information for Artificial Intelligence systems, in order to predict and thus avoid faults.
  Development of power-scalable and wavelength-flexible fibre lasers in the two-micron wavelength band to serve the needs of emerging applications in medicine and materials processing
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof A Clarkson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Andy Clarkson, Dr Peter Shardlow. Project description. Two-micron fibre laser technology has the potential to yield a wealth of new applications in areas such as industrial laser processing, medicine, defence and optical communications.
  Low-Latency Fibre Optics Communications using Hollow Core Optical Fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Radan Slavik; Prof. David J. Richardson, Dr. Mike Fake. Project description.
  Fiber Integrated 2D-materials
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr A Peacock
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Anna Peacock. Project description. Two dimensional (2D)-materials are currently at the forefront of an exciting wave of scientific research.
  Semiconductor devices for nonlinear photonics and applications
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr A Peacock
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Anna Peacock. Project description. Semiconductor photonics is fast becoming one of the most active areas of research, offering optoelectronic solutions for a wide range of applications not only in telecoms, but also in medicine, imaging, spectroscopy, and sensing.
  Laser-engineered silicon photonic devices
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr A Peacock
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Anna Peacock. Project description. Silicon materials are synonymous with the microelectronics industry and, in particular, the processors used in everyday gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, digital radios and televisions.
  Nanoelectromechanical Coupled Nonlinear Oscillator Arrays for On-chip AI
  Research Group: Agents, Interactions & Complexity
  Prof T Norman
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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Supervisor. Yoshi Tsuchiya and Klaus-Peter Zauner. Project description. For future AI hardware, reducing power consumption to implement advanced machine learning is the key issue.
  Chalcogenide and Heavy Metal Oxide based waveguide devices for on-chip Mid-IR spectrometer
  Dr S Ganapathy, Prof J Wilkinson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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University of Southampton - Optoelectronics Research Centre. The Optoelectronics Research Centre has a 40-year track record of pioneering contributions in photonics and is currently one of the largest and most dynamic research centres in this field world-wide.
  On-chip dielectric micro/nano structures for Mid-IR and Raman Spectroscopic signal enhancement for biomarker diagnostics
  Dr S Ganapathy, Prof J Wilkinson
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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PhD Studentship. On-chip dielectric micro/nano structures for Mid-IR and Raman Spectroscopic signal enhancement for biomarker diagnostics.
  Analysis of ambient marine noise through machine learning to coherently process distributed dense spatio-temporal profiles
  Research Group: Agents, Interactions & Complexity
  Prof T Norman
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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Supervisors. Mohammed Belal (NOC), Christine Evers and Tim Norman. Project description. Identifying and distinguishing among events in the marine environment is an essential task in developing better understanding of climate change, and animal and human behaviour across 71% of the planet.
  3D image based modelling of drug transfer through placental nanopores
  Dr B Sengers
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Bram Sengers. Co-supervisor Rohan Lewis (Medicine). Project description. How pharmaceuticals and environmental toxins cross the placenta is not clear in many cases and this has a direct impact on drug safety in pregnancy and any medical advice given by doctors.
  Targeting intrinsic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens
  Prof P Roach
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Peter Roach. Project description. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious health threats globally and it is predicted that AMR bacteria will kill >10 million people by 2050.
  In-situ reaction mechanism and material speciation determination in operational batteries
  Research Group: Energy Technologies
  Dr R Wills
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Richard Wills. Co-supervisor Prof Andrew Cruden, Prof Martin-Owen Jones. Project description. Aluminum-ion (Al-ion) batteries, offer lower cost more abundant electrode materials, higher thermal stability and higher theoretical energy density than lithium-ion batteries.
  CONTROL OF CAPILLARY TRAPPING BY VIBRATIONS
  Research Group: Energy Technologies
  Dr A Vorobev
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr A. Vorobev. Project description.
  Effect of Geometry and Architecture on the Fatigue Performance of Additively Manufactured Nickel Alloy for Aerospace Applications
  Research Group: Electronic Materials & Devices
  Dr A Hamilton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Andrew R. Hamilton. Co-supervisor Prof. Ian Sinclair. Project description. Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) is a form of additive manufacturing that involves spreading a layer of powder and scanning a laser to selectively fuse the powder into a single layer of the part geometry.
  Aeroacoustics investigation of Drone/UAV installation noise
  Research Group: Acoustics
  Dr C Paruchuri
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Supervisor. Chaitanya Paruchuri. Co-supervisor. Phillip Joseph. Project description. This project offers a unique opportunity to utilize advance measurement techniques and develop analytical methods in order to understand and predict the noise radiated from Drones.
  Compound degradation modelling within heavy machines
  Research Group: nCATS
  Prof R J K Wood
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Supervisor. Robert Wood. Project description. This EPSRC funded PhD is aligned with a major EPSRC funded research on early wear detection being conducted at the national centre for advanced tribology at Southampton (nCATS).
  Identification of Synthesisable Predicted Crystal Structures for Functional Materials Discovery
  Dr G Day
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Graeme Day. Project description. Materials impact most aspects of our lives, including healthcare, energy production, data storage and pollution control.
  Ultra-fast X-ray Imaging of Nanoscale Quantum Materials
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr M Newton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Marcus Newton. Project description. A long standing dream of chemical physics is to directly observe atomic motions during the event of a quantum phase transition from one state to another.
  ISVR-SPCG-569: Development of a small -scale, low cost underwater vehicle for acoustic noise assessment
  Research Group: ISVR: Signal Processing and Control
  Dr J Cheer, Prof S.R. Turnock, Prof S Daley
Application Deadline: 6 June 2020

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Increasing international trade is leading to an explosion in the amount of shipping worldwide, which in turn is increasing the levels of noise pollution in our oceans.
  Acoustic Black Holes for Noise and Vibration Control
  Dr J Cheer
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Jordan Cheer. Co-supervisor Prof Steve Daley. Project description. A fully funded industrial studentship is available for a high-quality student to work in the area of acoustic black holes for noise and vibration control.
  Machine learning for inverse design of materials for skyrmionics
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr O Hovorka
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Ondrej Hovorka. Co-supervisor Prof Hans Fangohr. Project description. Skyrmionics is emerging as one of the most significant areas in magnetism with prospects to shape the research over the next few decades.
  The investigation of the physical phenomena of porous electrospray propulsion devices for micro and nano satellites
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr C Ryan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Charlie Ryan. Co-supervisor Professor John Shrimpton. Project description. Typical high performance electric propulsion options for large satellites, such as gridded ion thrusters or Hall Effect thrusters, do not work well for nano satellites.
  AI Hardware Accelerators
  Research Group: Electronic Materials & Devices
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Alex Serb. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors for Infrastructure Monitoring
  Research Group: Electronic Materials & Devices
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
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