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  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Thermally superconducting and superinsulating nanofluids and their use in nanodevices
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanotechnology is the forefront of a new industrial revolution. As the scale of new devices shrink, the design bottle-neck becomes getting rid of waste heat.
  Demonstrating and using two-dimensional cryo-microspectroscopy on individual colloidal quantum dots, fluorophores, and biomolecules
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein
Applications accepted all year round

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The objective of the project is to demonstrate and use two-dimensional cryo-microspectroscopy on individual colloidal quantum dots, fluorophores, and biomolecules (including model light-harvesting systems).
  Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof G Min
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting global megatrend and UK government priority area, which if to be realised, requires the development of a number of key enabling technologies with potentially huge scientific and market value.
  Optical decoherence and coherent coupling of excitons in quantum dots embedded in photonic cavities
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Dr E Muljarov, Prof W W Langbein
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This project in theoretical physics aims to study the coherent dynamics of optical excitations (excitons) in single and multiple semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) strongly coupled to photonic cavities.
  Quantum coherence and carrier dynamics in colloidal nanostructures from dots to 1D and 2D materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr E Muljarov
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Colloidal nanostructures such as semiconductor quantum dots are relatively simple to manufacture, widely tuneable in shape and size and can be made of a large range of materials.
  Tunable THz laser source
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof C Tucker
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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A fully tunable and efficient source of THz radiation is required for a large number of security and medical applications.
  1.55 μm lasers epitaxially grown on silicon for optical interconnects
  Dr Q Li, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Achieving high performance, long lifetime, and electrical injection silicon-based lasers will deliver the last missing building block in silicon photonics, a platform that can not only enable optical interconnects, but also serve other growth markets such as cluster computing, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), machine vision and environmental sensing.
  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.
  Controlled coherent coupling of single quantum dots in photonic crystal cavity networks
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr E Muljarov, Dr D Beggs
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The proposed project spans from the field of optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically coherent spectroscopy of single quantum dots, to quantum computing, specifically the implementation of quantum operations in quantum dots.
  EPSRC DTP studentship: Quantum coherence in single biomolecules measured by multidimensional optical micro-spectroscopy
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr E Muljarov, Dr F Masia
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Life is based on the intricate interactions between a multitude of biomolecules, including lipids, proteins, and DNA. They are dynamical in nature and maintain the non-equilibrium state of life.
  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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  Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Cuprous oxide (Cu2O) is one the oldest, and yet least well-known, semiconductor material. It has a slightly larger band gap than silicon, which means that the single crystal form of the material is slightly transparent in the visible part of the spectrum.
  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.
  Modelling Wetting on Structured Surfaces using the Lattice Boltzmann Method
  Dr H Kusumaatmaja
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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The wetting behaviour of liquids on solid surfaces plays an important role for current and emerging technologies involving liquids from the nano- to the macro-scales.
  2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The project focuses on studying the nonlinear optical properties of numerous 2D materials and how to interface them with low-loss integrated photonics for the creation of novel ultra-fast all-optical devices.
  Dynamic wavefront engineering via epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities (EPS2020/20)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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By exploiting the remarkable nonlinearities of bulk and nanostructured thin films operating in their epsilon-near-zero frequency window, different device configuration will be explored for the efficient and ultra-fast manipulation of the optical wavefront.
  Novel physics arising from phase transitions in biology
  Dr C F Lee
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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Phase transitions, such as the freezing of water and the magnetisation of a ferromagnet upon lowering the ambient temperature, are familiar physical phenomena.
  Ultrafast crystallography using X-ray Free Electron Lasers
  Dr J J Van Thor
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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A 3 year EPSRC-funded PhD studentship is offered in the group of Professor Jasper van Thor at Imperial College London in the area of ultrafast X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) and ultrafast laser science.
  A new quantum theoretical approach to predict new room temperature superconductors and rewrite our understandingof deep carbon storage in the Earth’s mantle
  Dr C Weber
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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In recent years progress has been made on developing density functional theory (DFT) approaches to equation of state calculation,.
  DMFT and GW meet THz spectroscopy: ultra-fast THz pump-probe spectroscopy and many-body physics, a joint UK-Switzerland-China collaboration
  Dr C Weber
Application Deadline: 30 July 2020

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The terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum, referring roughly to the frequencies from 100 GHz or 0.1 THz to 30 THz is the bridge between the microwave and infrared spectral bands.
  PhD position in precision methods for correlated many-body systems
  Dr E Kozik
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Applications are open for a PhD studentship in Condensed Matter Theory with the focus on correlated many-body systems in the group of Evgeny Kozik at King’s College London.
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