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  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.
  Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for energy or healthcare applications
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
  Molecular interactions in solution for multi-component crystallisation
  Dr K Edkins, Dr J Holbrey
Applications accepted all year round

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Crystallisation is probably one of the most important unit operations in pharmaceutical industry for purification, as well as the generation of materials appropriate for formulation and application to the patient.
  Self-triggered smart biomaterials
  Dr C McCoy, Dr N Irwin
Applications accepted all year round

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A major problem associated with medical devices is infection. With infection rates of approaching 100% in some devices, ways to prevent formation of bacterial biofilm on medical device surfaces are urgently required.
  Stimuli-responsive biopolymers for life science, materials and therapeutic applications
  Dr M Soloviev
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a self-funded project, match-finding option may be available for qualifying candidates. Please include a detailed CV with any enquiries.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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 . WRDTP ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIPS 2020/21.
  Chemical Engineering: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Developing electrochemical sensors for disinfection by-products (DPB) detection in water
  Dr W Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Start date. April 2020. Project description. One of great challenges in drink water safety is the increasing public concern with the contamination of carcinogenic disinfection by products (DBP), since chemical disinfection (e.g.
  Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Scalable Advanced Nanomaterials for Catalysis
  Dr D Roy
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Start date. January 2020. Supervisor. Dr Deb Roy, Department of Chemistry, College of Science. Professor Ken Meissner, Department of Physics.
  Development of robust and effective downstream purification and analytical techniques for glycolipid biosurfactants
  Research Group: Molecular Systems and Biomaterials
  Dr J Winterburn
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Glycolipid biosurfactants are naturally occurring, microbially produced amphiphiles with a range of unique properties including biodegradability and tolerance of a wide range of temperature and pH.
  Molecular modelling insights into the performance of polymeric coatings containing active corrosion inhibitors
  Research Group: Multiscale Modelling
  Dr F Siperstein, Prof X Zhou, Dr C Avendano
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD) is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to, for the first time, connect a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of coatings failure with state-of-the-art-machine learning to deliver a framework for the optimisation of protective coatings and nanocomposite materials.
  (BBRSC DTP CASE) Controlling interfacial adsorption of bispecific therapeutics using multivalent ions
  Dr R Curtis, Dr A Pluen, Dr C F Blanford
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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ImmTAC molecules are a promising new class of bispecific therapeutics produced by Immunocore for applications in oncology and as new treatments for infectious diseases.
  “Smart” scaffolds for preventing post-surgery infections and evaluation in a simulated in vivo microenvironment
  Dr A Anastasiou
Applications accepted all year round

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Infections associated with bacterial colonisation around implants and scaffolds is a significant clinical problem both in orthopaedics and regenerative dentistry.
  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.
  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.
  Developing NMR methods to characterise water transport through graphene-based membranes
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphene oxide membranes (GOMs) have shown significant promise as filtration devices since they are impermeable to many substances but not to water.
  Development of microfluidic devices to support actinide analysis
  Dr C Sharrad, Dr B Treves Brown
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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The primary objective of the project is to develop methods for the analysis of actinide materials using minimal sample amounts and generating the lowest volumes of radioactive wastes requiring costly treatment and disposal processes.
  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.
  Group Contribution methods for non-Newtonian fluids
  Dr C Avendano
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, University of Manchester.
  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.
  Prediction of sustainability performance of ionic liquids using a group contribution framework
  Dr R Cuellar-Franca, Dr C Avendano, Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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The versatility and wide range of applications of ionic liquids (ILs) offer industry with endless possibilities for sustainable innovation.
  Systems modelling for concentrated crystallizing systems
  Dr T Vetter
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to be conducted in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science in the University of Manchester.
  Two-dimensional layered materials as catalysts for fine chemical production
  Dr C D'Agostino
Applications accepted all year round

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Catalysts are substances that can speed up chemical reactions and/or increase reaction selectivity without consuming themselves. Relative to non-catalytic processes, catalysed reactions perform through more energy efficient routes, in which reactants are able to be used more efficiently.
  Understanding structure-property relationships in non-Newtonian fluids
  Prof C Hardacre
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to be conducted in the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science in the University of Manchester and the UK’s neutron facility (ISIS) based in Oxfordshire.
  (BBSRC DTP) Solubilising Insoluble Proteins using Self-Assembling Supramolecular Structures
  Dr I Riddell, Dr L Wong, Prof P Barran
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Protein insolubility is a common problem for researchers working with isolated proteins that, due to hydrophobic patches on their surface, misfold and/or aggregate outside of their natural environment.
  A New Paradigm in “On Demand” Manufacture: Radiation Chemical Functionalisation During 3D Printing
  Dr A Baidak, Prof F Currell
Applications accepted all year round

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The automation of modern economy has an immense impact on our everyday life; the development and implementation of machine learning and artificial intelligence will bring about further socio-economic changes of great significance and scale.
  Chemical control of vibronic coupling for magnetic materials (Experimental)
  Dr N Chilton, Prof E McInnes
Applications accepted all year round

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Coupling of molecular vibrations to electronic states (vibronic coupling) is a fundamental process that affects the outcome of chemical reactions and physical processes, but it is remarkable how little we know about it.
  Chemical control of vibronic coupling for optical materials
  Dr N Chilton, Dr J Skelton
Applications accepted all year round

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Vibronic coupling is the connection between molecular vibrations and the electronic states, and has a pervasive influence throughout chemistry, for instance in photosynthesis, catalysis, magnetism and even organic chemistry.
  Direct Electron Beam Writing of Nanostructures
  Prof R Winpenny, Prof S Yeates, Dr D Lewis, Dr S Lewis
Application Deadline: 27 November 2019

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Electron beam lithography (EBL) is one method for producing structures at the nanometre scale for use in electronics and other advanced technologies.
  Formulation of Resist Materials with Dendrimers and Metal-Organic Precursors
  Prof R Winpenny, Prof S Yeates
Application Deadline: 27 November 2019

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More conventionally, EBL is used to write patterns into resist materials that are then developed and etched. Conventional resist materials are polymers such as PMMA, but recently we have developed metal-organic resists that show very exciting properties.
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