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Earth Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship Award (Physical Geography) - Making, breaking and following rock-avalanche agglomerates through landscapes
  Dr S Dunning
Application Deadline: 23 October 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 2 January 2020, full-time for 3 years. Overview. The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for an EPSRC funded studentship in Physical Geography.
  EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship Awards (Physical Geography)

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The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for two funded studentships in Physical Geography.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems - 4 year PhD Studentships

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 The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for up to 9 fully funded 4-year PhDs at Newcastle University and University of Nottingham.
  North Tyne Crayfish Investigation.
  Dr C Walsh
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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This project is part of the ONE Planet DTP. Find out more here. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/.
  PhD Studentship in Understanding and reducing global health inequalities

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 . Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2019 and covers a 1 year Masters in Global Public Health and a 3 year PhD.
  PhD Studentship in Security and resilience of infrastructure systems: threat and risk modelling
  Dr C Morisset
Application Deadline: 6 September 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2019 for 3.5 years. Application closing date. 6 September 2019. Overview.
  PhD Studentship in Engineering - Sub-surface impacts of green infrastructure in cities
  Dr B Thomas, Prof C Kilsby
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 23 September 2019 for 4 years. Application closing date. 17:00 Friday 31 August 2019.
  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%.
  Department of Humanities

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We welcome proposals in our Humanities disciplines that speak to our interdisciplinary research group themes. American Studies. on any aspect of the history, literature, and culture of the pre-1776 North American colonies, the United States, and the Caribbean.
  Place Leadership in Northern England: Changing Regimes (SF19/LHRM/SHUTT2)
  Prof J Shutt, Prof J Liddle
Applications accepted all year round

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A new level of regional governance has been introduced into the UK since 2014 with the introduction of the Northern Powerhouse, the West Midlands Engine, and the Oxford Cambridge Corridor and the Western Powerhouse.
  A combined framework of machine learning and full waveform inversion for electromagnetic sensing of infrastructure (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/WARREN)
  Dr C Warren
Applications accepted all year round

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Electromagnetic sensing systems, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), are critical tools to allow us to evaluate the condition of surface and sub-surface infrastructure.
  Decision Support for Domestic Energy Retrofitting in Housing (Advert Reference: SF18-3/ABE/ALWAN)
  Dr Z Alwan
Applications accepted all year round

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Today, Retrofitting of existing housing to meet stringent thermal comfort and sustainability targets has become high on the agenda both in the developed and developing world.
  Design-Led Building Performance for Primary Schools (Advert Reference: SF18-2/ABE/ALWAN)
  Dr Z Alwan
Applications accepted all year round

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Green building design has been a main driver for many new commercial projects in recent years and schools have been no exception, many requiring green benchmarking certification such as LEED or BREEAM.
  Economic and environmental impact analysis of wind turbine based on alternative materials (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CHEUNG)
  Dr W Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Cleaner environmental technologies offer various benefits such as reduced emissions, less waste and cost savings from minimum energy and resource requirements during production and operation.
  Health and Well-being Requirements within Green Buildings (Advert Reference: SF18-1/ABE/ALWAN)
  Dr Z Alwan
Applications accepted all year round

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Achieving sustainable and green certified buildings, has been a highly discussed topic with significant growth and interest among the AEC industry (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) industry in the last decade.
  Investigating the impact of climate change on riverine flooding (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/MOTTA)
  Dr D Motta
Applications accepted all year round

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Riverine flooding evaluation typically includes a hydrologic analysis to estimate the flood peak discharge or hydrograph for a reference return period, and a hydraulic model to compute the corresponding water surface elevations and flooded areas.
  Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure into Planning Policy (Advert Reference: SF18/GES/SCOTT)
  Prof A Scott
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will undertake an assessment of local plans across England, Wales and Scotland drawing upon a methodology pioneered by Hislop and Scott 2018.
  Modern use of gypsum as inorganic binder for constructions (Advert Reference: SF18/ABE/PESCE)
  Dr G Pesce
Applications accepted all year round

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Gypsum-based mortars for outdoor coating were widely used in the past centuries in a number of European countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France.
  New generation of brake pads – design and tribological testing (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/ZABIEGAJ)
  Dr D Zabiegaj
Applications accepted all year round

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Road traffics and industrial processes that are well-known as exhaust emissions producers; however, released Particulate Matter (PM) originates also from a number of non-exhaust processes, brake and tyres, involving corrosion and mechanical abrasion.
  The nature of solar plumes and their link to the solar wind (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/MCLAUGHLIN)
  Prof J McLaughlin
Applications accepted all year round

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The solar wind is the stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun. Highly inhomogeneous in nature, its outflow extends over the Earth and the limit of its influence defines the outer boundaries of the solar system.
  Unified whole-system of environmental risk assessment for contaminated-lands and a corresponding computer-aided model/tool (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/BUTT)
  Dr T E Butt
Applications accepted all year round

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  Microbial life and activity on glaciers and in Arctic soils
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Dr A Jungblut, Prof K Heppell
Applications accepted all year round

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The Arctic plays host to a diverse range of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, and viruses.
  Microbial survival in the energy-limited deep biosphere
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Prof M Trimmer, Prof L Belyea
Applications accepted all year round

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The deep subsurface biosphere contains a vast proportion of Earth’s microbial life and organic carbon. In deep, energy-limited settings, microorganisms persist over extraordinarily long timescales with very slow metabolisms – constituting an important analogue to the potential for life beyond Earth.
  Microplastic-sediment interactions (MiPSi)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr K Spencer, Prof G Wharton
Applications accepted all year round

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The accelerating global release of microplastics (mP) into the aquatic environment seems inevitable, with long-term consequences for water quality and biodiversity.
  Past intermediate and deep ocean circulation during sustained periods of warmth
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr H Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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The ocean is absorbing much of the heat and carbon dioxide emissions related to human caused climate change, but the long-term impacts on heat transport, carbon cycling and deep ocean circulation are poorly understood.
  Quantification of the impact of changing vegetation on hillslope sediment transport
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr S Grieve, Dr E Lines
Applications accepted all year round

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Hillslope sediment transport exists on a continuum from the gradual downslope motion of particles, termed soil creep, to catastrophic shallow landslides and debris flows.
  Rewilding and Natural Flood Management
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr G Harvey, Dr A Henshaw, Dr S Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the last decade, the UK has experienced some of the most significant and extreme flood events of the last 100 years, and predicted changes in precipitation are expected to increase the frequency and costs of flooding.
  Redox Flow Battery Materials for Energy Storage
  Dr P Nockemann
Applications accepted all year round

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INTRODUCTION. Applications from students (only UK/EU nationals due to funding restrictions) are invited for a research studentship at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast.
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  SALine INtrusion in coastal Aquifers (SALINA): Hydrodynamic Assessment and Prediction of Dynamic Response
  Dr G A Hamill
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Currently 53% of people live on the 10% of the earth’s surface that is within 200km of the coast. Meeting the needs of coastal communities forms one of the major challenges facing society in the 21st Century and in particular an engineering solution is needed to the provide sustainable fresh water supplies.
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