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  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience (WIRe)

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Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity? Globally, one in four cities is facing water stress, and the projected demand for water in 2050 is set to increase by 55%.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

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50 funded PhD studentships will be available over the next 5 years for UK and EU students.
  Robust power converter design and analysis
  Dr C Crabtree, Dr P Matthews
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Offshore Wind Energy Power Converters and Reliability. Department of Engineering, Durham University.
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  Dr A Holliday, Prof D Stevenson
Applications accepted all year round

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  Exploring the relationship between social work and the UK Government’s Prevent Strategy
  Prof S Webb, Dr S Jackson, Dr N Farmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19021. The Prevent policy is a strand of the Governments Countering Violent Extremism (C.V.E) policy CONTEST.
  Advancing Knowledge on Subsurface Fugitive Gas Migration Associated with Geoenergy Activities
  Research Group: Institute of Petroleum Engineering
  Dr A Cahill
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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Geoenergy describes a range of energy technologies and sources that are derived from or interact with the geological subsurface. Historically, geoenergy relates to the extraction of conventional oil or gas which has provided the majority of global energy needs over the last 150 years.
  Seismic history matching and machine learning, Edinburgh Time-Lapse Project
  Research Group: Institute of Petroleum Engineering
  Prof C MacBeth, Dr R Chassagne
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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The current oil and gas fields are now challenging to produce and the time for easy extraction is gone. More complex and accurate representations of the field with models are required to take any decision concerning field development.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Optical Fibre Sensing for Offshore Renewable Energy (Fraunhofer)
  Dr W N MacPherson, Dr Brian Sellar
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. Project Description. Distributed optical fibre sensing is a topic of great industrial relevance.
  Quantum-Enhanced Imaging in Extreme Environments
  Prof G Buller
Applications accepted all year round

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Single-Photon and photon-pair correlated imaging has opened up a number of exciting possibilities for three-dimensional imaging in extreme environments such as imaging through obscurants (eg fog, smoke), and underwater.
  Understanding adsorption behaviour of materials for direct CO2 capture from the atmosphere – PhD in Chemical Engineering
  Assoc Prof M.W. van der Spek
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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The direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere is a technology that will become essential to combat climate change. This can be done using either liquid solvents or solid adsorbents, where the solid adsorbents seem to present a number of advantages compared to solvents.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures

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Applications are invited for four-year fully-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2019 at either Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, The Open University or Bangor University.
  PhD Studentship in Rapid Ionic-liquid Screening for Enhanced Recycling Screening (RISERS)
  Dr A Brandt-Talbot, Prof P Fennell
Applications accepted all year round

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We are inviting applications of motivated candidates for a PhD studentship in the exciting global challenge of ‘Advanced plastic recycling’.
  Metagenomics for the bioassessment of water bodies using mesocosms experiments
  Dr V Savolainen
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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CASE Partner. Unilever. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply cutting-edge DNA technologies, outdoor experiments and bioinformatics to advance our knowledge of the effects of pollution to freshwater ecosystems.
  PhD studentship in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis
  Dr M-A Cardin
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an opening for a fully funded PhD studentship in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems Design and Analysis at the Dyson School of Design Engineering (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/design-engineering/), Imperial College London (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/).
  Chemical approaches to improving field-based separation technology
  Dr A Salehi Reyhani, Dr A Surman, Dr M Ulmschneider
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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In this highly multidisciplinary project, you will help develop chemical methods to aid in the detection of cancer biomarkers at the point-of-care based on our pioneering work in miniaturised diagnostics.
  Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

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About Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD. REF rankings 2014. 1st in the UK for power. 80% of our research was deemed to be world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) standard.
  Digital Humanities PhD (option of a joint PhD with National University of Singapore)

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  A machine learning approach to understand how invertebrates maintain homeostasis upon exposure to pharmaceuticals
  Research Group: School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences
  Dr L Barron, Dr T Miller
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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A 4 year PhD studentship sponsored by BBSRC & AstraZeneca, to start 01/10/2019. Pharmaceuticals enter the aquatic environment largely via human excretion to the wastewater network after consumption.
  Alternative Lifestyles: Mobile Home Parks in the Metropolitan Fringe ¬ a UK/US comparison.
  Dr P Garside
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile homes are growing in popularity for those who cannot afford conventional housing (Yarnal and Aman, 2009). There are now approximately 250,000 people living in park homes in the UK while in the US over 22m people live in one.
  Bridging the gap between environment and health – exposure assessment of potentially harmful agents in soil
  Dr P Hooda
Applications accepted all year round

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Our current understanding of soil exposure in the UK population is extremely limited. The current risk assessment paradigm makes large assumptions based on very uncertain data to estimate direct exposures via soil ingestion or dust inhalation.
  Climate change influences on landsliding in the British Isles
  Dr M Ibsen, Dr A P Dykes, Dr S Downward
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change predictions for the British Isles generally indicate that there will be higher winter rainfall in future, but with more frequent high intensity rainfall events at any time of year.
  Community Resilience – Benefit or Burden?
  Dr T Coates
Applications accepted all year round

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Community resilience has become a central part of disaster management approaches over recent years, adopted by policymakers and practitioners’ worldwide.
  Development of low molecular weight organogelators
  Dr J Bear
Applications accepted all year round

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Low Molecular Weight Organogelators (LMWOs) are small molecules, which are able to gel organic species through intermolecular supra-assembly.[1-4] This property makes them very useful for oil spill remediation and clean-up, as you can apply the LMWO to floating oil slicks; gel the oil and scoop it out of the water.
  Dinoflagellate cysts and palaeoenvironmental change during Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events: a study of OAE1a
  Prof I Jarvis, Prof G Gillmore
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will study Cretaceous dinoflagellate cysts. It seeks to understand relationships between dinocysts, a proxy for marine nutrient availability and organic zooplankton fertility, and episodes of black shale (petroleum source rock) deposition during Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs) in the mid-Cretaceous.
  Field scale reconstruction of nineteenth century rural land use using first County Series OS maps and parish area books
  Prof N S Walford, Dr D Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will explore agricultural land use change in mid-nineteenth century England, which was a period of relatively high prosperity and stability before the onset of an era of decline and depression from the early 1870s through to the twentieth century.
  Fire suppression capabilities of gas-like micromist
  Dr S Dembele, Dr K Volkov, Dr A Heidari
Applications accepted all year round

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The proclamation of the Montreal protocol in 1987, phasing out ozone depleting halons as fire suppression agent has led to a worldwide research and development effort to find alternative systems.
  Flood mitigation schemes in rural communities in the south west of England
  Dr K Clarke, Dr A P Dykes, Dr M Ibsen
Applications accepted all year round

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There have been several severe flood events in southwest England in recent years, including Boscastle in 2004, Dawlish in 2014 and Coverack in 2014 and July 2017.
  Ice accretion on wind turbine blades
  Dr Y Lin, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive for the increasing demand for renewable wind power production.
  Improved understanding of the Vaiont landslide based on refined modelling using updated geological information
  Dr A P Dykes
Applications accepted all year round

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The Vaiont landslide occurred in 1963 in northern Italy and has perplexed researchers ever since. Recently, however, new geological information and interpretations have led to an entirely new framework for understanding the event.
  International migration and ethnic diversity in London in the first decades of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  Dr D Brown, Prof N S Walford
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will explore international migration and ethnic diversity in parts of London in the first decades of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries using a combination of historical and contemporary Population Census and related information sources.
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