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  Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  Dr A Maheri, Prof R McKenna
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In planning and sizing of hybrid renewable energy systems two conflicting objectives, namely, the cost of the produced energy and the reliability of the system must be optimised simultaneously via a multi-objective optimisation process [1-3].
  New light-responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Mr J Cavanagh
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In this PhD project, we will develop new electrolytes with high ionic conductivity to increase the efficiency of fuel cells and batteries.
  New light-responsive energy harvesters for energy storage
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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Energy harvesting will play a central role to offset the variability of renewable energy sources and achieve decarbonisation in global economies.
  Nonlinear topology optimisation of stiffened shell structures
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
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The aim of this project is to develop topology optimisation methods for the design of stiffened shell structures, considering nonlinear affects.
  Novel Fractional-order Control Schemes
  Dr S S Aphale, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
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Fractional-order systems theory and control development has recently gained a lot of attention – mainly due to its potential to address several complex dynamic behaviours within a pseudo-linear system framework.
  Numerical Investigation of Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in Water-Cooled Reactors
  Dr J Gomes, Dr L Akanji
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There are approximately 500 nuclear power reactors in operation worldwide with capacity to produce 375 GWe, 28 reactors are under construction and a large number are in different stages of planning and designing.
  Numerical modelling of cracked engineering materials under dynamic loading
  Dr O Menshykov, Dr M Menshykova, Prof I Guz
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It is common knowledge that all existing structural materials contain various inter- and intra-component cracks and crack-like defects which appear in materials during fabrication or in-service.
  On-board Integrated Chargers and Battery Management Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EVs)
  Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR, Dr S S Aphale
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With the increasing population and environmental constraints on the conventional transportation system, alternative cleaner and sustainable transportation systems are becoming very demanding.
  Optical Fibre Lasers
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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System modelling and simulation of Optical Fibre Lasers. Optical fibre lasers are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre lasers for various applications.
  Optical Fibre Sensors
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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System modelling and simulation of Optical Fibre Sensors. Optical fibre sensors are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre sensors related to Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF).
  Optimal Design of fibre reinforced composite pipes
  Dr O Menshykov, Dr M Menshykova, Prof I Guz
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Currently, the application of composite materials in oil and gas industry lacks proven test methodologies and understanding of technical and fundamental issues relevant specifically to composite materials and structures.
  Optimizing the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Aluminium Alloys Using Multiscale Experimental and Computational Techniques
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
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Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a novel method of making three dimensional (3D) components in layer by layer fashion.
  Pore-scale modelling of drug transport in brain tumour tissue
  Dr W Zhan, Prof D Pokrajac, Dr Y Zhou
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Malignant glioma is characterised as aggressive and invasive in clinic owing to its high mortality rate.
  Predicting mechanical properties of nanocomposites with brush-like reinforcement
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
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The project will focus on creating the multi-scale three-dimensional models for accurate analytical prediction of the effect of reinforcement with bristled nanowires on the overall performance of the composite material, leading to the optimal usage of very expensive nanomaterials.
  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
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Cement is the most ubiquitous product after drinking water, with 4.1B tons produced in 2017 alone, enough for half a ton per person per year worldwide.
  Production of value-added chemicals and/or fuels from plastic wastes by unconventional technologies
  Dr I Graca, Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A McCue
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Plastics are the preferred materials in many important areas, such as packaging, beverage, construction, automobiles, medicine, etc., owing to their low cost, easy manufacture, and physicochemical properties.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Reliability of pipelines under spatially varying corrosion defects
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr H Tan
Applications accepted all year round

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The integrity of pipelines is greatly affected by the initiation and progression of corrosion defects. It has been widely recognised that random variations in these characteristics can be rationally quantified with probabilistic approaches.
  Robust Management of Encrypted Internet Traffic
  Prof G Fairhurst, Dr R Secchi
Applications accepted all year round

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Aberdeen University has a track record of successful development of new protocol mechanisms for the Internet, and the successful PhD candidate will join the Internet Engineering research activities at the University.
  Scaling Internet Delivery of Live TV
  Prof G Fairhurst, Dr R Secchi
Applications accepted all year round

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Aberdeen University has a track record of successful development of Internet technologies, and the successful PhD candidate will join the Internet Engineering research activities to develop a focus on Internet TV video transport [1], [2].
  Secondary currents in rough-bed open-channel flows and their interrelations with the primary mean flow and turbulence
  Prof V Nikora, Dr S Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Although the great significance of secondary flows for river processes has long been recognised, their origin, mechanics, effects, and interrelations with the primary mean flow and turbulence are still under debate and continue attracting close attention of hydrologists, geomorphologists, engineers, and, recently, stream ecologists.
  Soft Robotics Tactile Sensors for Healthcare
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr E Chadwick
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Applications are invited for one doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. The successful candidate will undertake research focusing on modelling, designing and characterising bioinspired soft robotic sensors to enhance tactile sensing abilities in robots and prosthetics.
  Soft Robotics Wearable Technologies in Healthcare
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr S S Aphale
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Applications are invited for one fully funded doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.
  Stochastic response characterisation and reliability driven optimisation of floating wind turbines
  Dr S Sriramula, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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As the wind turbine installations move to deep-water environments, there is an increasing focus on the design considerations for floating wind turbines (FWTs).
  Stratified shear flows in inclined pipes
  Dr Y Tanino, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Stably stratified shear flows are ubiquitous in the environment and industrial systems. In the atmosphere such flows are associated with clear air turbulence.
  Structural optimisation of highly flexible wings
  Dr P Dunning, Dr A Maheri
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to create an optimisation method that can improve the structural design and performance of aircraft with highly flexible wings.
  Sustainable development of cutting-edge porous sorbents for gas separation
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr I Graca, Dr A McCue
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective and sustainable porous adsorbents aiming at separating impurities and main constituents from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  The effects of vegetation on wave hydrodynamics in coastal environments
  Prof T O'Donoghue, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Seabeds covered with vegetation such as seagrass protect against coastal erosion due to their ability to attenuate wave energy and demobilise suspended sediments.
  The role of pipeline-soil interaction in the stability of pipelines
  Prof A Ivanovic, Dr A Akisanya
Applications accepted all year round

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The axial resistance to movement of a marine pipeline is an important factor in the assessment of the stability of subsea and onshore pipelines.
  The transport of alien particles under waves
  Prof T O'Donoghue, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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While substantial fundamental research has been conducted in recent decades on sediment transport under waves (including research at the University of Aberdeen), little is known about the behaviour of alien particles dispersed within a sand bed mobilised by waves.
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