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  Advanced design of fibre reinforced composites - using multiscale reliability analysis and optimisation
  Dr P Dunning, Dr S Sriramula
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to advance the design of components made from fibre reinforced composite materials, by combining techniques in multiscale analysis, structural reliability and design optimisation.
  Application of Nanotechnology in Drilling Engineering
  Dr R Rafati, Dr A Sharifi
Applications accepted all year round

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Production from unconventional hydrocarbon resources, such as shale gas, shale oil, deepwater and arctic reservoirs requires advanced drilling and extraction technologies.
  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Computational Framework for Metal Forming of High Strength Alloys
  Dr Amir Siddiq, Dr M Kartal
Applications accepted all year round

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Conventional metal forming processes involve high cost and lead times because of design and manufacturing of product specific tooling for new materials and parts.
  Development of cutting-edge microporous adsorbents for gas separation processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr A Majumder
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing cost-effective adsorbents aiming at separating impurities from different gas mixtures is a real and necessary challenge for the industry, especially the energy sector.
  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
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In this project , the heavy duty hybrid electric vehicles is considered for the investigation. The propulsion in these trucks is based on parallel operation of a bank of lithium batteries and series of hydrogen fuel cells.
  Enhancing the performance, condition, safety and reliability of offshore wind energy infrastructure systems using optimal design, inspections, structural health monitoring and structural control
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr P Dunning, Dr S S Aphale
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Wind turbines are exposed to frequent structural damage increasing the cost of wind energy generation. To drive these costs down, this project will develop new automated methods for detection of structural damage to wind turbines by examining vibration responses measured by sensors attached to the structure.
  Hydrodynamics of Magnetic Responsive Foams
  Dr R Rafati, Dr A Sharifi
Applications accepted all year round

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Multiphase flow systems such as foams contribute considerably to the world economy and have a wide range of applications from food, medical and fire-fighting to environmental treatment, mineral processing and oil and gas industries.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  Marine risers: experimental damage detection, monitoring and numerical modelling using digital twins
  Dr P Omenzetter, Dr D Van der A, Prof E Pavlovskaia
Applications accepted all year round

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Marine risers are critical components of any offshore oil and gas production operations linking subsea field developments with production and drilling equipment atop fixed or floating facilities.
  Modelling of joining technologies for novel metal matrix composites for offshore applications
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) present remarkable properties by combining the properties of the metal matrix and of ceramic reinforcement.
  New responsive electrolytes for energy conversion
  Dr A Martinez-Felipe, Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman
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Fuel cells have high efficiency, generate low levels of emissions, and can consume renewable sources, in combination with energy vectors, making them excellent candidates as for alternative power production technologies.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Predicting mechanical properties of nanocomposites with brush-like reinforcement
  Prof I Guz, Prof M Kashtalyan
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will focus on creating the multi-scale three-dimensional models for accurate analytical prediction of the effect of reinforcement with bristled nanowires on the overall performance of the composite material, leading to the optimal usage of very expensive nanomaterials.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Soft Robotics Wearable Technologies in Healthcare
  Dr M Giannaccini, Dr S S Aphale
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Applications are invited for one fully funded doctoral position in soft robotics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.
  Biodiversity footprint of quarry restoration
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Development of Nano-Enabled Drug Carriers to Overcome Pan-Chemoresistance of Cancer Stem(-like) Cells
  Dr M Najlah
Applications accepted all year round

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The acquired resistance induced by repetitive exposure of cancer cells to anticancer drugs is one of the major limitations to successful chemotherapy.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Development of sustainable magnetic materials for use in electric vehicles (Research Masters)
  Dr M Rushton
Application Deadline: 4 May 2020

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Decarbonising transport is crucial in addressing the looming climate emergency. Through this Project you will develop the technology required to enable the clean and efficient electric vehicles needed for this transition.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Electricity from heat: energy reclamation for automotive applications (Research Masters)
  Dr M Rushton
Application Deadline: 4 May 2020

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Decarbonising transport is crucial in addressing the looming climate emergency. Through this Project you will develop the technology required to enable the clean and efficient electrohydraulic powered vehicles needed for this transition.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Improving the performance of low emission vehicles: reducing viscous losses in an electrohydraulic system (Research Masters)
  Dr M Rushton
Application Deadline: 4 May 2020

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Decarbonising transport is crucial in addressing the looming climate emergency. Through this Project you will develop the technology required to enable the clean and efficient electrohydraulic powered vehicles needed for this transition.
  Developing graphene-reinforced aluminium based nanocomposites through heavy shear deformation
  Dr A Abdelkader
Application Deadline: 26 April 2020

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The unique set of properties exhibited by 2D materials suggested significant enhancements over traditional fillers in many composites.
  Porous nanostructures from tyres recycling and its application in energy storage.
  Dr A Abdelkader
Application Deadline: 10 May 2020

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There is increasing awareness across the globe of the disposal of waste materials. The significant of the problem increases for waste with high heterogeneity, which complicates their recycling in terms of environmental and economic feasibility.
  Developing the Dielectric Barrier Discharge Surface Plasma Actuators to Improve the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Performances of Aerofoil
  Dr TP Chong
Applications accepted all year round

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In the aerospace industry, great emphasis is always placed on the lifting components to achieve high-lift, low-drag and low-noise performances.
  Multi-fidelity Modelling of Electronics Cooling
  Dr J Tyacke
Applications accepted all year round

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Electronics cooling is critical to the reliable performance of a vast array of todays technologies including datacentres, electric vehicles, avionics, telecommunications to name only a few.
  Synergetic effect of surface-active metallic additions on structure modification in aluminium alloys
  Prof D Eskin
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Applications are invited for a full-time EPSRC Industrial CASE (iCASE) PhD studentship for the project “Synergetic effect of surface-active metallic additions on structure modification in aluminium alloys” at Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Brunel University London starting from the 1st October 2020.
  Advanced Computer Aided Design Modelling – Developing Intelligent Surfaces and Textures from 4D Printing
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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4D Printing has been recognised to herald the next generation of Additive Manufacturing components that are intelligent to perform a series of controlled and programmed shape-deformation over time when exposed to stimuli.
  Developing a Computer Aided Design Interface for Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different materials at extremely small scales to produce multi-functional structures.
  Principles of Design for 4D Printing (Df4DP)
  Dr E Pei
Applications accepted all year round

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The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different smart materials with Computer-Aided Design to produce multi-functional structures.
  Neuromorphic-computing models and its applications
  Dr H Meng
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuromorphic-computing models are the ones that can simulate human brains architecture and connections. It is composed of large numbers of neurons and nonlinear connections.
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