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  Conditional monitoring and fault prognosis for renewable energy systems (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/GAO)
  Dr D Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable energy has contributed more and more proportions of electricity generations in the UK, Europe and around the world. Renewable energy equipments/systems such as wind turbines, photovoltaics and so forth would be subjected to faults or malfunctions due to the age or unexpected events.
  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.
  Grid Integration of Doubly-Fed Wind Turbine Generators (Advert Reference: SF18/MPEE/JOVANOVIC)
  Dr M Jovanovic
Applications accepted all year round

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The Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) is one of the most popular and widely used technologies for wind power applications with limited variable speed ranges (e.g.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities

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ReNU is an added value doctoral training programme that will create the next generation of specialists in small scale renewable and sustainable distributed energy applications.
  Developing highly efficient next generation solar cells based on non-fullerene acceptors with improved stability
  Dr Z Li
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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This fully funded PhD studentship will join a dynamic research team at the School of Engineering and Materials Science and contribute significantly to the…
  Experimental study into the performance of vertical axis wind turbines
  Dr N Cagney
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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The majority of wind turbines currently in operation use a horizontal axis configuration (in which the axis of rotation points in the wind direction); however, vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) have many potential benefits over conventional designs, including cheaper installation and maintenance and improved performance in regions where the direction and strength of wind is variable.
  Halide perovskite thermoelectric materials
  Dr O Fenwick
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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Thermoelectric materials generate a voltage from a temperature gradient. Thermoelectric generators made from these materials can recover waste heat and convert it into electrical power.
  Synthesis of carbon based catalysts for the sustainable upgrade of agro-waste pyrolysis products into biofuels for rural areas
  Dr R Volpe
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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Thermochemical breakdown of biomass via Pyrolysis or Gasification provides a facile alternative for the upgrading of agro-waste to energy vectors.
  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.
  Fully Funded EPSRC DTP PhD Scholarship: Development of CO2 Soluble Green Nanomaterials and Low Surface Energy Surfactants
  Dr S Alexander
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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This scholarship is funded by the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Start date. January 2020. Subject areas. Colloid and Interface Science, Chemical Engineering and Material Science.
  Chemical Looping Technology integrated with dehydrogenation process
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Combined modulation excitation neutron and X-ray methods to understand catalytic systems
  Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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A longstanding challenge in liquid phase chemical science, is understanding the evolution of atomic and molecular structure of catalytically active sites during chemical reaction processes.
  Coupled flow-geomechanics for prediction of propagation and collapse of wormholes in matrix acidizing
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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Acidizing is an established technique to stimulate enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from carbonate reservoirs.
  Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
  Dr L Joss
Applications accepted all year round

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Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
  Gas-solid processes for decarbonised steel industry
  Dr V Spallina, Prof A Azapagic
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Hybrid pore-scale modelling of two-phase flow in porous media
  Dr V Niasar
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding two-phase flow dynamics in porous media is essential for many applications including petroleum engineering, hydrogeology, contaminant transport in groundwater, and chemical engineering industry.
  Hydrogen and Ammonia production integrating high pressure chemical looping
  Dr V Spallina
Applications accepted all year round

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Advanced energy and chemical plants require new reactors and processes designed to combine high efficiency, attractive economics and reduced pollutant emissions.
  Micro-scale characterisation of non-Newtonian two-phase flow and transport through porous media
  Dr V Niasar
Applications accepted all year round

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Hydrodynamic dispersion in porous is due to the combined effects of advective transport and diffusion.
  Numerical modelling and design of geothermal heat recovery from subsurface systems
  Dr M Babaei
Applications accepted all year round

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In the geothermal energy technology, this is a common practice to drill a doublet (i.e. an injection and production well pair) system.
  Investigating hydride growth mechanisms in zirconium alloys
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr P Shanthraj, Prof M Preuss
Applications accepted all year round

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Zirconium alloys are most commonly used as the fuel cladding material in nuclear reactors. Hydrogen uptake in these alloys occurs as a result of aqueous corrosion during service, and the absorbed hydrogen precipitate out of solution as hydrides once its solubility limit in the alloy is exceeded.
  Computational fluid dynamics modelling of sprays of liquids into gases and vapours
  Prof H Iacovides, Dr A Cioncolini
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project addresses the kinematic and thermal behaviour of sprays of liquids into gases, with a particular focus on the dynamics of the type of pressurisers used to control the operating pressure in pressurised water nuclear power stations.
  Exploring the processes of nucleation and growth in the oxidation of zirconium alloy fuel rods
  Dr P Shanthraj, Dr C Race
Applications accepted all year round

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The pellets of uranium oxide fissile fuel in pressurised water reactors are contained within tubes of zirconium alloy - the fuel clad.
  Making the link between weld process and long term in-service performance: multi-scale modelling and characterisation for low alloy steel welds in advanced nuclear reactors
  Prof M C Smith, Dr J Francis
Applications accepted all year round

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High-value, low-volume, safety-critical metallic components in nuclear plants almost invariably contain welds. Welding is an aggressive process that causes microstructural changes in the weld and adjacent heat affected zone, develops residual stresses and structural distortion, and changes the material properties.
  Modelling of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel based alloys (NBAs) in nuclear (PWR) primary coolant
  Prof M C Smith, Dr A Jivkov
Applications accepted all year round

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Nickel based alloy (NBA) materials and their associated weld metals are of interest to new build and advanced nuclear reactors due to their superior structural performance when compared with traditional steel materials.
  Online electromagnetic sensing technique for welding inspection
  Prof A Peyton, Dr WY Yin
Applications accepted all year round

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Welding is one of the most commonly practiced fabrication techniques within manufacturing today.
  Soil microbiome function controlling radionuclide bioavailability and soil-to-plant transfer
  Dr J Pittman, Dr C Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the behaviour and environmental impacts of radionuclides such as radium (Ra) and uranium (U) is of critical importance for the management and risk modelling of sites with elevated concentrations of these radionuclides.
  UCL Bartlett: PhD studentships in Digital Building Services Engineering or Sustainable Facilities and Asset Management

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Digital Building Services Engineering with Skanska Facilities Services Ltd and Modus Services Ltd based at Ministry of Defence Main Building London.
  PhD Degrees in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

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Our interdisciplinary approach to research, encompassing the fields of Architectural History and Theory, Architectural and Structural Conservation, Lightweight Structures, Hydraulics and Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics.
  Computational Discovery of Conduction Mechanisms in Lithium-Ion Solid Electrolytes
  Dr B Morgan
Application Deadline: 24 November 2019

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A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship in theoretical / computational chemistry is available in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.
  Hierarchically designed piezoelectric energy harvesting materials for application in flexible systems
  Dr H Khanbareh, Prof C R Bowen
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Hierarchically designed piezoelectric energy harvesting materials for application in flexible systems. The high-strain environment of automotive tyres leads to deformations, allowing energy to be harvested using piezoelectric materials to power electronics such as Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS).
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