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Nanotechnology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  New calcium phosphate bone cements for potential biomaterial applications; bone repair and/or scaffold fabrication
  Prof I Gibson, Prof J M S Skakle
Applications accepted all year round

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Calcium phosphates bone cements are widely used for bone-replacement materials due to their chemical similarity to natural bone but also their ability to set and harden in situ and their ability to be injected as a paste.
  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.
  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Process models for Portland cement manufacturing
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr P Kechagiopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cement is the most ubiquitous product after drinking water, with 4.1B tons produced in 2017 alone, enough for half a ton per person per year worldwide.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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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…
  Thermally superconducting and superinsulating nanofluids and their use in nanodevices
  Dr M N Campbell-Bannerman, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanotechnology is the forefront of a new industrial revolution. As the scale of new devices shrink, the design bottle-neck becomes getting rid of waste heat.
  Development of novel nanostructures for the next generation of Fuel Cell vehicles
  Dr E Gkanas
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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For hydrogen storage applications, Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) have been tested due to their high porosity and large surface area (can be used to trap hydrogen molecules).
  Efficiency Enhancement of Class-A Foams by Means of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Self-Organising Swarms of Autonomous UAV to Fight Wildfires
  Dr M Innocente
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ for three straight years (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014−2016) and is ranked in the UK’s top 15 overall for the fifth year in a row (Guardian University Guide).
  Li-ion cells instrumentation: using optical fibre NanoPlasmonic sensing for in-situ chemical battery diagnostics
  Dr T Amietszajew
Application Deadline: 11 November 2019

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Li-ion cells have revolutionised 21st century society by enabling mobile communications, portable electronics and implanted medical devices.
  Optimising the nanoscale behaviour of novel materials for energy applications
  Dr S Christopoulos
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The preparation of advanced material compositions has led to a wide range of applications.
  PhD in a mid-IR LED array technology for advance material characterisation applications.
  Dr A Khalid, Dr D James
Applications accepted all year round

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This area of mid-IR source and detector is of high importance in civilian as well as defence technologies. Compound semiconductor based devices are emerging as the challenger to existing bulky and expensive sensors.
  PhD in design of a new senor using Smith-Persil mm-wave solid state device in Compound Semiconductor materials systems
  Dr A Khalid, Dr A Balleri
Applications accepted all year round

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Design a new sensor and its applications for range of emerging applications and then develop the experimental processes to manufacture the sensors using Nano fabrication techniques.
  PhD in mm-wave Assisted Targeted Drug Delivery Technologies
  Dr A Khalid, Dr I L Morrow
Applications accepted all year round

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mm-wave technology is an important area of research in medical treatments and it has been known to have properties to stop bleeding in internal wounds.
  PhD in Vacuum Electron Devices for Terahertz Electronics Applications
  Dr A Khalid, Dr A Balleri
Applications accepted all year round

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Terahertz technology is an important area of research in for applications rand from medical diagnosis to material characterisation.
  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.
  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.
  Designer two-dimensional heterostructures for quantum photonics
  Dr B D Gerardot
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional semiconductors, which can be easily combined to create entirely new materials, offer completely unique opportunities to design the electronic and optical properties of individual particles at the quantum level.
  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.
  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 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.
  NANOCELL – A DNA nanotechnology toolkit for artificial cell design
  Dr L Di Michele
Application Deadline: 17 October 2019

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The group of Dr Lorenzo Di Michele at the Department of Chemistry of Imperial College London is looking to recruit a PhD student to carry out experimental work at the interface of DNA nanotechnology and bottom-up synthetic biology, as a part of a project recently funded by a ERC starting grant (NANOCELL – A DNA nanotechnology toolkit for artificial cell design).
  Carbon nanotubes in the boron neutron capture therapy of cancer
  Dr G Calabrese
Applications accepted all year round

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The early promise of boron neutron capture therapy as a method for the treatment of brain cancer has been mainly inhibited by the inherent toxicity associated with 10B-containing pharmacophores and the need for the ability to cross biological membranes.
  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.
  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.
  Hybrid Catalytic Systems for Sustainable Chemical Processing
  Dr x Wang
Application Deadline: 25 September 2019

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Catalysis plays a critical role in modern society, where 90% of all chemical processes involve heterogeneous catalysts. Nevertheless, heterogeneous and biological catalysis is still considered as one of the top 24 challenges in chemistry when asking “what’s next” in 2015 [1].
  Long wavelength (>1400 nm) GaSb quantum ring VCSELs for consumer applications
  Prof M Hayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are high-speed, compact (low cost) laser diodes used in laser printing, datacoms and other applications.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene-NOWNANO)

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University of Manchester & Lancaster University, North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre. Graphene NOWNANO is a recently established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Manchester in partnership with Lancaster University.
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