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  PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering: Next generation of composite molten salt-ceramic membranes for selective separation of NOx, SO2 and CO2
  Prof I Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2020 for 3 years. Overview. Separations use 10-15% of the world’s energy consumption.
  PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering: State of the art novel catalysts for environmental reaction engineering
  Prof I Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2020 for 3 years. Overview. Catalysis is a multi-billion dollar global industry.
  PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering: The Use of Perovskite-type Oxygen-carriers for Hydrogen Production via Chemical Looping
  Prof I Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2020 for 3 years. Overview. Hydrogen is predicted to be a major energy vector of the future.
  Design and development of paper/responsive polymer hybrid micro-device (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/XU)
  Dr B Xu, Dr Y Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Paper micro-device is a technology that is particularly well-suited for use in public health, diagnostics for resource-limited settings, veterinary medicine, testing of food and water quality, and environmental monitoring.
  Development of electroless plating equipment for fabrics (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/LAFDI)
  Prof K Lafdi, Dr YS Vicente, Dr S Gonzalez Sanchez
Applications accepted all year round

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Medical fabrics are susceptible to potential damage during operating conditions. For this reason, it is important to identify when cracks occur within the material by using sensor wires, and this requires the use of thermal conductor materials.
  Development of novel energy-efficient integrated systems for building operation optimization (Application Ref: SF19/EE/ABE/Zingre)
  Dr K Zingre, Prof B Kumar
Applications accepted all year round

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The climate change and the rising living standard have significantly increased the electricity consumption by the building sector worldwide from 26% in 1980 to 54% in 2010, and predicted to further increase at alarming rate to 84% in 2050 (Zingre et al., 2017).
  Development of novel sensors for measuring porewater pressures in soils (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/MENDES)
  Dr J Mendes, Dr M Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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High capacity tensiometers (HCT) are sensors used in geotechnical engineering to monitor positive and negative porewater pressures (soil suction) up to 2MPa in soil infrastructures and for the study of unsaturated soils in the laboratory.
  Effect of Processing on 3D Printed Materials (Advert Reference: FAC19/EE/MCE/LAFDI2)
  Prof K Lafdi, Dr I Shyha, Dr P Hackney
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, represents an emerging technique for building complex geometries and for rapid prototyping.
  Encapsulated Phase change materials for built environmental thermal management (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/QIAN)
  Dr Zi Qian, Prof Stewart Franks
Applications accepted all year round

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The project is seeking to develop the use of phase change materials encapsulated within a metal structure to passively control the local environmental temperature within an office or domestic dwelling within the comfort range of 20-30oC.
  Growth and characterisation of hard biocompatible coatings for medical implants (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/BIRKETT)
  Dr M Birkett, Dr J Khaliq
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

International interest in hard, biocompatible materials for use in medical implants is growing at an exponential rate. Joint replacements are now implanted in over a million patients a year worldwide and this number is predicted to increase fivefold by 2030.
  New materials for wind turbine applications (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/RAHMATI)
  Dr M Rahmati, Dr S Gonzalez Sanchez
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The UK has the world’s largest offshore wind farms, consequently it is now the most attractive location for offshore wind investment in the world, attracting investment opportunity of up to £21bn by 2020.
  Novel metallic alloys for fire resistant concrete composites (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/SANCHEZ)
  Dr S Gonzalez Sanchez, Dr B Nagaratnam, Dr K Poologanathan
Applications accepted all year round

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Concrete can be reinforced with a range of metallic materials among which steel is frequently used for its high strength at room temperature, however, the mechanical properties of carbon steel decreases beyond 300°C.
  Novel Smart Materials to Control Liquids (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/McHALE)
  Prof G McHale, Dr G Wells
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials properties are fundamental to how liquids interact with them to control physical processes from water repellency to icing.
  Super flexible electronics for wearable smart healthcare applications (Advert Ref: SF19/EE/MCE/LI)
  Dr Y Li, Dr B Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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Micro/Nano sensors (MEMS/NEMS) and network technologies in future engineering domain have been significantly developed in the last decade.
  Textile Fibres for Wearable Energy Harvesting (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/KHALIQ)
  Dr J Khaliq, Dr B Xu
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart electronics or more commonly called as internet of things is a developing field in health monitoring, aerospace and in the electronics field.
  Transparent silver electrodes for clean and renewable electricity generation and storage (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/ZOPPI)
  Dr G Zoppi, Dr V Barrioz
Applications accepted all year round

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Functional layers such as transparent conductive oxides can offer excellent electrical and optical properties in electronic devices (touch screens, LCDs etc).
  Use of Secondary Raw Materials in New Product Development (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/CHEUNG)
  Dr W Cheung, Dr C Connor
Applications accepted all year round

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Circular economy is an emerging model that keeps resources in the economy as long as possible. Resources can be reused, creating further value while relieving environmental pressures, for example the increase use of secondary raw materials (SRMs) to reduce the dependence on virgin materials.
  Wireless Sensing Design for Structural Health Monitoring of Composites (Advert Reference: FAC19/EE/MCE/LAFDI1)
  Prof K Lafdi, Dr Y Li, Prof J Martin
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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Composite materials are widely used in various sectors such as aerospace, automotive and wind energy. Composite materials are used in various infrastructures due to their weight/strength ratio, durability and feasibility of manufacturing.
  PhD Studentship - Smart road markings through regulating the bulk material properties of polymeric materials (OU and WJ Group)
  Dr J Bruce
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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PhD Type

Supervisory team. Dr James Bruce, Dr Simon Collinson, Garry Duncan. Based in The School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences (LHCS), The Open University, Milton Keynes.
  Psyllium fibre: from molecular structure to human health (WARRENQ20DTP)
  Dr F Warren
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Psyllium fibre is an emerging and important source of dietary fibre, used in the treatment of many digestive disorders and extensively in the processing of foods, especially gluten free products.
  Type 1 Resistant Starch: A journey through the gut (EDWARDSQ20CASE)
  Dr C Edwards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Most adults in the UK are overweight or obese, and the food industry are urgently seeking to develop healthier processed foods. One solution is to replace ‘available starch’ in the diet with ‘resistant starch’ that is not digested to glucose in the upper-gut.
  Unlocking pulse protein: A new look at mechanisms that limit bioaccessibility (EDWARDSQ20DTP)
  Dr C Edwards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Inadequate protein nutrition is a major health concern to children and the institutionalised elderly. Although animal proteins are the best source of protein nutrition, 76% of the global population currently rely on plant protein.
  A novel approach to developing rechargeable fluoride containing polymeric dental materials
  Prof M Patel, Dr N Karpukhina
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Fluoride has the potential to inhibit caries by promoting remineralisation of carious lesions and acid eroded enamel.
  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Iontophoresis to deliver corticosteroids across buccal mucosal using hydrogel as delivery systems
  Prof M Patel, Dr E Hagi-Pavli
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Topical delivery of drugs to treat oral mucosal disease is often challenging. This is due to, for example, the saliva washing therapeutic agents away into the gastrointestinal system, the movement of oral structures during mastication and the presence of keratinized oral mucosal surfaces.
  Doping of organic semiconductors as a new approach to printed solar harvesting devices
  Dr S Dimitrov
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a Queen Mary University of London – China Scholarship Council PhD or alternative external scholarships (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sbcs/postgraduate/phd-programmes/fees-funding/) starting in October 2020 to work in the laboratory of Dr Stoichko Dimitrov in the Department of Chemistry and in close collaboration with Prof.
  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…
  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.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage.
  3D printed polymer nanocomposites
  Dr O Istrate, Prof B Chen
Application Deadline: 12 March 2020

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Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is one of several new technological breakthroughs that are expected to lead the factories of the future, where conventional equipment will be replaced by smart, flexible and customized systems.
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