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Materials Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Novel surface spectroscopy methods for observing single layers of functional molecules
  Dr SK Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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An exciting EPSRC (UKRI) DTG-sponsored PhD studentship has become available for an outstanding and ambitious chemist/spectroscopist to undertake research in an exiting project under the supervision of Dr.
  Position in Development of Novel High-Performance Catalysts for Aqueous Phase Reforming (MSCA-ITN BIKE Project)
  Dr S Poulston
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Vacancy K38. Early Stage Researcher. Position in Development of Novel High-Performance Catalysts for Aqueous Phase Reforming (MSCA-ITN BIKE Project).
  Local Tracking of Single Ions Dynamics at Solid-Liquid Interfaces
  Dr K Voitchovsky
Applications accepted all year round

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Ions are everywhere in nature and technology. They play a crucial role in countless processes, from the salt we use in food to keeping the electrostatic balance in our bodies.
  Experimental, Numerical and Computational investigation of the feasibility of an integrated hybrid machining and TIG based surface alloying process
  Dr P Munoz, Prof A Ogwu
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-018. The use of thermal spray coatings is a multi- billion pounds industry, for improving the life span, reliability and durability of engineering components in industries that span automotive, aerospace, marine and sea-going vessel engine components, oil and gas, power generation turbines.
  Low-Carbon Repair Materials for the Conservation of Post-War Listed Buildings
  Prof A Klemm, Dr D McCormick, Dr P Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-005. Our cultural heritage is being destroyed faster today than at any time in the past. An understanding of the basic processes causing deterioration of artefacts is urgently needed.
  Optimising the Refurbishment of Post-War Housing for Energy Efficiency & Improved Indoor Environment
  Prof A Klemm, Dr P Baker, Dr D McCormick
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-006. The Scottish House Condition Survey 2016 reported that 42% of the housing stock had un-insulated walls and approximately 25% of households suffer from fuel poverty.
  3D printing of micro-scale graded shape memory components for in-vivo actuated medical devices
  Prof D P Hand
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro-robots for medicine require highly controlled actuation at a micro-scale to provide controlled motion, testing of tissue compliance, biopsy, etc, and this is a prospect offered by functionally-graded shape memory alloys (SMAs).
  Digital Manufacturing of Wearable Sensors and Soft Robots
  Dr M Amjadi
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The Integrated Soft Machines Lab in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore digitally manufactured wearable sensors and soft robots.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Short pulse lasers for machining composite materials (Luxinar)
  Prof D Reid, Prof D Esser
Applications accepted all year round

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Project not available to non UK/EU applicants. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
  Index-near-zero-embedded optical resonators
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Optical cavities (nanoantennas, micro-ring resonators, Fabry-Perot nanocavities, etc.) immersed in an index-near-zero environment will be modelled, fabricated, and characterised.
  Laser controlled nanoparticle deposition
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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Jetting of nanoparticle inks is a key additive manufacturing technology enabling direct writing of multi-material multi-functional components.
  New optical components and devices from micro-structured fibres
  Dr J D Shephard
Applications accepted all year round

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A range of hollow core micro-structured fibres have been developed over the past 10 years with promising and unique optical properties.
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
  PhD - Development of Planar Waveguide Based Gas Sensors for Challenging Environments (AWE)- University of St Andrews
  Prof D Reid, Dr A Di Falco
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Project Description. This project looks to draw on the expertise within the CDT in Applied Photonics to support the development of novel optical sensing technologies to support AWE in its mission to support and maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
  Ultra-nonlinear epsilon-near-zero flat optics
  Dr M Ferrera
Applications accepted all year round

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Design and characterisation of different artificial materials for the design of ultra-fast tuneable photonics devices. Giant epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities are targeted to allow subwavelength manipulation of light in both classic and quantum regime.
  PhD in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation

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CMAC, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub in Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation, is a major initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing technologies for high value chemical products such as pharmaceuticals.
  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 – Reducing the physiological burden of individual protective clothing with nanocellulose
  Dr K Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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Individual protective equipment (IPE) is used to protect personnel from the effects of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare agents.
  PhD in nanomaterials for artificial photosynthesis
  Dr S Eslava
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding is available for a PhD studentship to start as soon as possible. The project will be based in the group of Dr Salvador Eslava in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and will be linked to a recently awarded EPSRC Fellowship project to Dr Eslava.
  Understanding how (bio)molecular machines work
  Dr M Roessler
Applications accepted all year round

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Oxidation-reduction reactions underpin innumerable chemical reactions - and much of the chemistry of life. Our group investigates how oxidation-state changes govern respiration and photosynthesis and how nature has fine-tuned the redox properties of its many intricate molecular machines.
  PhD Scholarship in Medical Robotics, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK
  Prof GZ Yang
Applications accepted all year round

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The Hamlyn Centre is a leader in medical robotics and allied technologies. It is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare.
  Intertwined order in correlated quantum systems
  Dr D Lee, Dr A Ho
Application Deadline: 16 November 2019

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What happens when different kinds of order occur at the same time in the same material? This basic question builds on a long line of studies in trying to understand the structure of matter, which has always been a key goal in physics.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics, commencing in October 2019.
  Engineering nanomaterials for intracellular delivery in regenerative medicine.
  Dr C Chiappini, Prof F Dazzi
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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This position is to conduct an ERC-funded research project. This exciting project aims to investigate the mechanisms activated by the interaction of cells with nanomaterials and leverage them to control the intracellular fate of the cargo.
  CNT/cement nanocomposite materials for structural applications for buildings
  Prof M Limbachiya, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with remarkable mechanical and electrical properties have been used for enhancement of mechanical properties of polymer matrix materials but its capability for enhancement of cement based materials has not been widely explored yet.
  Computational modelling and simulation of bio-inspired structures
  Dr P Khazaeinejad
Applications accepted all year round

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Bio-inspired structures draw their primary inspiration from the sheer fecundity of nature in the diversity of forms and their constant evolution in order to better adapt to their environment.
  Effect of Induced Plasticity on the Very High Cycle Fatigue of aluminium alloy under biaxial stress field
  Dr M Grasso, Dr H Hadavinia
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most important task in the design process is the assessment of cyclic loading since half of the mechanical failures are due to fatigue.
  Enhancement of electrical conductivity of carbon fibre composite for resisting lightening strike on aircrafts
  Dr H Hadavinia, Prof T Zhang, Prof D Wertheim, Dr A Curley
Applications accepted all year round

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In the structure of new advanced civil aircrafts the main fuselage structures are being redesigned to use carbon fibre-reinforced composites (CFRP) mainly due to their lightweight, high specific stiffness and strength.
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