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  Sex Equality in Sports
  Dr F Luzzi
Applications accepted all year round

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It is a widely accepted view that where sex is not relevant, the exclusion of members belonging to a certain sex from participating in areas of social life amounts to unjust discrimination.
  The Aberdeen Enlightenment
  Prof M Brown
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Founded in 1758 to discuss philosophical subjects, the Aberdeen Philosophical Society (known as the ‘Wise Club’) boasted a membership drawn from the professional elite of Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland that included Thomas Reid, George Campbell, John Gregory, David Skene, Alexander Gerard and James Beattie.
  The Ethos of Crusade in Late Medieval Scotland
  Dr A MacDonald, Dr ML Ehrenschwendtner
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Crusade is a neglected theme in the historiography of medieval Scotland. Despite being a key aspect of life in Latin Christendom, there has been only one monograph relating to the Scottish dimension of crusading, now 35 years old (Alan Macquarrie, Scotland and the Crusades 1095-1560 (1984)).
  Varieties of Epistemic Injustice
  Dr F Luzzi, Dr L Moretti
Application Deadline: 15 September 2020

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The notion of epistemic injustice — the injustice done to someone in their capacity as a knower — has attracted increasing attention since it was influentially discussed by Miranda Fricker in ‘Epistemic Injustice.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Analysis of damage mechanisms in composite risers and umbilicals
  Dr M Menshykova, Dr O Menshykov, Prof I Guz
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With increasing water depth, especially in excess of 1000 m, both platform designs and the design of the risers and umbilicals begin to become highly weight-sensitive.
  Application of digital holography for underwater measurements
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
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Underwater digital holography is a powerful technique to study marine organisms and marine pollution (e.g. micro-plastics), marine evolution, etc.
  Application of Nanotechnology in Drilling Engineering
  Dr R Rafati, Dr A Sharifi
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Production from unconventional hydrocarbon resources, such as shale gas, shale oil, deepwater and arctic reservoirs requires advanced drilling and extraction technologies.
  Application of non-thermal plasma-assisted heterogeneous catalysis for the upgrading of methane
  Dr P Kechagiopoulos, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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In recent years, plasma-catalysis has emerged as a promising technology to improve the performance of existing catalytic processes.
  Automated 3D Data Analysis using Artificial Intelligence - (studied by Distance Learning)
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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The oil & gas sector and health sector has massive data sets in the form of seismic data and the health sector in MRI data that it needs to analyse in order to identify the location of hydrocarbons and also to assess the risk for drilling operations in a particular area, or to diagnose underlying health conditions.
  Automated Big Data Analysis - (studied entirely by Distance Learning)
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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The amount of data in today’s world is ever increasing, and has even led to new terms describing this as in Big Data.
  Autonomous learning with Artificial Intelligence - (studied entirely by Distance Learning)
  Dr A Starkey, Dr M Giannaccini
Applications accepted all year round

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Autonomous learning has become one of the latest buzzwords in today’s artificial intelligence and robotics. All the same, to realise the behaviour of even the simplest creature like a unicellular organism in an artificial agent remains extremely challenging with current artificial intelligence techniques.
  Behaviour and Design of Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites
  Dr A I Osofero, Dr O Menshykov
Applications accepted all year round

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This research will focus on the development of environmentally friendly fibre reinforced composites with improved physical and mechanical properties.
  Bioinspired Robot Swarm for Monitoring Tasks
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr A Starkey
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Applications are invited for one doctoral position in robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. The successful candidate will undertake research focusing on bioinspired swarm robotics for monitoring applications.
  Biomass-derived oils catalytic cracking in existing refinery processes
  Dr I Graca, Dr A McCue
Applications accepted all year round

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The partial replacement of crude oil by renewable sources to produce high quality transportation fuels is a timely and interesting topic.
  Biomechanical modelling of tendon transfers in the upper limb
  Dr E Chadwick, Dr D Blana
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Traumatic injuries to the hand and arm can result in serious loss of function for individuals, leading to an inability to carry out the activities of daily living, and a loss of independence.
  Characterisation of flow around a bivalve (Pecten Maximus) shell
  Dr M Stewart, Prof V Nikora
Applications accepted all year round

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A number of studies have highlighted the ability of freshwater mussels to behave as so-called ecosystem engineers; actively modifying their local environment through mechanisms such as filtering and passively by modifying bed roughness.
  Computational framework for mechanical integrity assessment of offshore wind turbines
  Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr M Kartal, Dr M Aleyaasin
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The offshore wind turbines are subjected to various wind and tidal loads which can result into earlier than expected fatigue of their components.
  Computational modelling of deformation and failure in additively manufactured high strength alloys
  Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr M Kartal
Applications accepted all year round

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Conventional manufacturing processes involve high cost and lead times because of design and manufacturing of product specific tooling for new materials and parts.
  Constrained Control of Nonlinear Engineering Systems in The Presence of The Delay
  Dr V Vaziri, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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The real world is inherently nonlinear, and particularly in mechanical systems this nonlinearity arises from one or more of the following reasons.
  Continuous separation of conglomerate forming enantiomers using crystallization process
  Dr A Majumder, Dr D Dionisi
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Enantiomers are the results of chirality or handedness of molecules which are the non-superimposable mirror images of each other.
  Control of nonlinear systems motivated by linear control theory
  Dr S S Aphale, Dr V Vaziri
Applications accepted all year round

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Improvements in hardware and software tools has facilitated the probing, understanding and control of complex nonlinear system dynamics.
  Conversion of waste plastics to useful chemicals, fuel and energy - LEVERHULME
  Dr W Afzal, Dr I Graca
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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The remarkable properties of plastics make them the most commonly used modern materials since early twentieth century. Every year several hundreds of millions of tons of plastics are produced globally.
  DC power flow controller for meshed DC power system
  Dr L Li, Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD research project is on the topic of a DC power flow controller for a meshed DC power system. The future European Super Grid will evolve towards a multi-terminal DC system.
  Design and Modelling of DC/DC Converters for HVDC Interconnections
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Prof D Jovcic
Applications accepted all year round

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High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology has been recognized as a solution for long-distance bulk-power transmission, asynchronous AC systems interconnections, interconnection of different regions requiring submarine and underground cables, and transmission of offshore wind power to shore.
  Design of lightweight stiffened shell structures using topology optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of lightweight stiffened shell structures. Shell structures are often stiffened using elements, such as ribs, to improve their structural efficiency in supporting the applied loads.
  Developing geospatial methods for resource assessments of renewable energy technologies
  Prof R McKenna, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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Energy planning processes require detailed data relating to the technical potential and associated costs of renewable energies. These data are employed by stakeholders and researchers to inform decision-making relating to future energy systems.
  Development of a low cost hyperspectral imaging device for remote sensing of environmental flows
  Dr M Stewart, Dr S Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Hyperspectral imaging is widely used in industry and research but traditional commercial devices tend to suffer from high cost and low portability, as well as lacking information on the ultraviolet range of the spectrum or being unsuitable for underwater applications (Nevala and Baden, 2019).
  Development of empirical and damage predictive models, for protective structures, under extreme loading
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Protective structures are the scarifying layers that can respond to severe loading, such as fire or explosion or missile impact or combination of such loads.
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