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  Application of Nanotechnology in Drilling Engineering
  Dr R Rafati, Dr A Sharifi
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Continuous separation of conglomerate forming enantiomers using crystallization process
  Dr A Majumder, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Enantiomers are the results of chirality or handedness of molecules which are the non-superimposable mirror images of each other.
  Efficient simulation of the effect of mixing and flow condition on product crystal qualities in a continuous crystallizer using coupled CFD-PBE approach
  Dr A Majumder, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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The majority of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used in the pharmaceutical industries are crystals of organic molecules.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
Applications accepted all year round

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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
  Hydrodynamics of Magnetic Responsive Foams
  Dr R Rafati, Dr A Sharifi
Applications accepted all year round

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Multiphase flow systems such as foams contribute considerably to the world economy and have a wide range of applications from food, medical and fire-fighting to environmental treatment, mineral processing and oil and gas industries.
  LNG sloshing and Leidenfrost droplet dynamics – modelling gas-cushioned liquid-solid impacts with phase change
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the walls of its containing tank and the impact of droplets with very hot surfaces are two examples of liquid-solid impacts in which the liquid may be close to thermodynamic equilibrium with the surrounding gas/vapour.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  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.
  Geometric Control of Autonomous Vehicle
  Prof W Holderbaum
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The project will focus primarily on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. The general research theme involves theoretical and experimental study of Underwater Vehicles with emphasis on advanced motion control for unmanned marine vehicles.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  Developing and applying genetically encoded proteins as pre-resonant coherent Raman scattering tags for next-generation live-cell imaging
  Dr D Jones, Prof W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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EPSRC funded DTP PhD Studentship within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Hub “Physics of Life”. The Hub is designed as a cross-disciplinary PhD research and training programme at the physics/life science interface.
  Active Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Light Emitting Devices: QD Laser and QD LEDs
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
Applications accepted all year round

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Realization of electrically pumped lighting and lasing with colloidal quantum dots will have a revolutionary impact on many disciplines including display, photonics, optical communication, chemical sensing, and medical diagnostics.
  Confined epitaxial growth of InP on silicon for advanced photonic structures
  Dr Q Li, Dr D Wallis
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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With the widespread use of mobile devices, the level of data traffic in the world is going up very quickly.
  Exciton dynamics in diamond and two-dimensional metal dichalcogenide enabled van der Waals heterostructures
  Prof O Williams, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials offer a platform that allows the creation of heterostructures with a variety of properties. One- atom-thick crystals now comprise a large family of these materials, collectively covering a comprehensive range of features and numerous intrigue scientific challenges.
  Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
  Hybrid Energy Harvester Based on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Nanogenerator
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent advances in energy harvesting using photovoltaic and triboelectric effects demonstrate outstanding performances of energy harvesters as power supplies.
  Lattice Anchoring Mediated Colloidal Quantum Dot Passivated Perovskite Superlattice Toward High Ambient Tolerance Multiple-Junction Solar Cells
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein
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  Understanding carrier dynamics in CuInZnS3 quantum dots toward high-performance indoor photovoltaics.
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. CuInZnS3 quantum dots (CIZS QDs) is a non-toxic and phosphide free material which has a significant potential to be used in wearable PVs and indoor PVs [1,2].
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences - Lattice Anchoring Mediated Colloidal Quantum Dot Passivated Perovskite Superlattice Toward High Ambient Tolerance Multiple-Junction Solar Cells
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites solar cells (PSCs) are recognized as promising third-generation photovoltaic technology due to their excellent photovoltaic performance and high compatibility with cost-effective manufacturing processes.
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences - Understanding carrier dynamics in CuInZnS3 quantum dots toward high-performance indoor photovoltaics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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CuInZnS3 quantum dots (CIZS QDs) is a non-toxic and phosphide free material which has a significant potential for wearable PVs and indoor PVs.
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences -Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics.
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams, Prof G Min
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences -Hybrid Energy Harvester Based on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Nanogenerator
  Dr BH Hou, Dr S Lynch, Prof W W Langbein, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Recent advances in energy harvesting using photovoltaic and triboelectric effects demonstrate outstanding performances of energy harvesters as power supplies.
  EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

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This new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training provides fully funded PhD studentships and comprehensive training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.
  NEG Coating Impact on Future Particle Accelerators
  Dr O Malyshev, Prof R M. Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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University of Manchester & Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, United Kingdom. Supervisors. Dr. Oleg Malyshev, Dr. Reza Valizadeh (ASTeC, STFC), Prof.
  Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening
  Prof M Fitzpatrick, Dr P Shukla, Dr D Tanoko Ardi
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR) are inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU/international graduates for one fully-funded PhD studentship for the project ‘Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening’.
  Laser shock and shot peening induced surface nanocrystallisation
  Prof M Fitzpatrick, Dr V Janik, Dr W Yuefan
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR) are inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU/international graduates for one fully-funded PhD studentship for the project ‘Laser shock and shot peening induced surface nanocrystallisation’.
  Novel Hybrid Wind and Wave Energy System and Its Structural Dynamic Responses Subjected to Combined Wind and Wave Loads
  Dr L Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The sustainable development of offshore wind and ocean energy needs an efficient use of the natural resources, optimising their exploitation and reducing costs.
  Characterising the microstructure of composite explosives by mining X-ray CT scan datasets PhD
  Dr C Stennett, Dr R Vrcelj
Application Deadline: 12 June 2020

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The cook-off response of explosives of the same type varies quite markedly, even though current characterisation techniques (such as X-ray CT scanning) seem to show them to have the same properties.
  Vibration of Structures
  Dr HGD Goyder
Application Deadline: 15 July 2020

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When a structure has many components it is difficult to predict how it will vibrate. Computer programs can model the individual components but cannot usually combine them in a realistic manner.
  Designing new porous foam catalysts PhD/ MSc by Research
  Dr P Clough, Dr J Sumner
Applications accepted all year round

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Many chemical processes rely on catalysts to enhance reaction rates and their development from a Material Science and Chemistry standpoint is constantly improving, this PhD (or MSc by Research – MRes) will investigate developing porous catalytic foams using novel methods, with cheap precursors, via sustainable and resource efficient routes.
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