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  Durability analysis in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  Dr M Aleyaasin, Dr A ALIAKBAR JAMSHIDI FAR
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Investigation & Modelling of Power System Fast Frequency Phenomena
  Dr G Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable generation has been growing at historically high rates over the last decade in the UK as well as other parts of the world.
  A light source for quantum computing and simulation
  Dr A Bennett
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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3.5 years October 2020. We seek a motivated PhD student to work on semiconductor quantum light sources. Light is an ideal carrier of quantum information as photons are fast, cheap and easy to encode with quantum-bits carried in their polarisation, phase, time or path degrees of freedom.
  Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof G Min
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting global megatrend and UK government priority area, which if to be realised, requires the development of a number of key enabling technologies with potentially huge scientific and market value.
  Tunable THz laser source
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof P M Smowton, Prof C Tucker
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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A fully tunable and efficient source of THz radiation is required for a large number of security and medical applications.
  1.55 μm lasers epitaxially grown on silicon for optical interconnects
  Dr Q Li, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Achieving high performance, long lifetime, and electrical injection silicon-based lasers will deliver the last missing building block in silicon photonics, a platform that can not only enable optical interconnects, but also serve other growth markets such as cluster computing, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), machine vision and environmental sensing.
  Active Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Light Emitting Devices: QD Laser and QD LEDs
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
Applications accepted all year round

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Realization of electrically pumped lighting and lasing with colloidal quantum dots will have a revolutionary impact on many disciplines including display, photonics, optical communication, chemical sensing, and medical diagnostics.
  Confined epitaxial growth of InP on silicon for advanced photonic structures
  Dr Q Li, Dr D Wallis
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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With the widespread use of mobile devices, the level of data traffic in the world is going up very quickly.
  Controlled coherent coupling of single quantum dots in photonic crystal cavity networks
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr E Muljarov, Dr D Beggs
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The proposed project spans from the field of optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, specifically coherent spectroscopy of single quantum dots, to quantum computing, specifically the implementation of quantum operations in quantum dots.
  Exciton dynamics in diamond and two-dimensional metal dichalcogenide enabled van der Waals heterostructures
  Prof O Williams, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials offer a platform that allows the creation of heterostructures with a variety of properties. One- atom-thick crystals now comprise a large family of these materials, collectively covering a comprehensive range of features and numerous intrigue scientific challenges.
  Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
  Hybrid Energy Harvester Based on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Nanogenerator
  Dr BH Hou, Prof P M Smowton
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent advances in energy harvesting using photovoltaic and triboelectric effects demonstrate outstanding performances of energy harvesters as power supplies.
  Lattice Anchoring Mediated Colloidal Quantum Dot Passivated Perovskite Superlattice Toward High Ambient Tolerance Multiple-Junction Solar Cells
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein
Applications accepted all year round

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  Understanding carrier dynamics in CuInZnS3 quantum dots toward high-performance indoor photovoltaics.
  Prof W W Langbein, Dr BH Hou
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. CuInZnS3 quantum dots (CIZS QDs) is a non-toxic and phosphide free material which has a significant potential to be used in wearable PVs and indoor PVs [1,2].
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences - Lattice Anchoring Mediated Colloidal Quantum Dot Passivated Perovskite Superlattice Toward High Ambient Tolerance Multiple-Junction Solar Cells
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein, Dr S Lynch, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites solar cells (PSCs) are recognized as promising third-generation photovoltaic technology due to their excellent photovoltaic performance and high compatibility with cost-effective manufacturing processes.
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences - Understanding carrier dynamics in CuInZnS3 quantum dots toward high-performance indoor photovoltaics
  Dr BH Hou, Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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CuInZnS3 quantum dots (CIZS QDs) is a non-toxic and phosphide free material which has a significant potential for wearable PVs and indoor PVs.
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences -Flexible textile-based self-powered energy harvesting and storage system for smart wearable electronics.
  Dr BH Hou, Prof O Williams, Prof G Min
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Smart wearable electronics that are fabricated on fabrics or textile substrates are of importance for next-generation portable electronic device systems.
  VC International Scholarship in Physical Sciences -Hybrid Energy Harvester Based on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Triboelectric Nanogenerator
  Dr BH Hou, Dr S Lynch, Prof W W Langbein, Prof P M Smowton
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Recent advances in energy harvesting using photovoltaic and triboelectric effects demonstrate outstanding performances of energy harvesters as power supplies.
  EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

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This new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training provides fully funded PhD studentships and comprehensive training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.
  Mechatronics Tracking using Inertial Sensors
  Dr J Economou, Dr D Galvao-Wall, Dr N Hettiarachchi
Application Deadline: 21 June 2020

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Operators when walking or in vehicles would benefit having awareness of their position and posture. This is especially more challenging when GPS is unavailable.
  Doctor of Engineering (Eng D): Ultra-High-Q Integrated Optical Microresonators for Frequency Comb Generation (NPL)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof M Sorel
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Integrated photonics is a major emerging technological field with the potential for massive impact on the biomedical, security, defence, transportation, telecoms and other sectors.
  Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Active 2-dimensional optical meta-surfaces (STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr X Chen
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Project Description. The market for high contrast diffractive gratings is growing rapidly as active sensing of 3D scenes becomes a dominant feature in modern consumer electronics.
  PhD - Laser sources and semiconductor optical amplifiers for free-space orbital angular momentum communication systems (Huawei Technologies Sweden AB)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Dr L Hou, Prof J Marsh
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Wavelength division multiplexed(WDM)optical transceivers and semiconductor optical amplifiers have been highly engineered for use within optical fibre networking and are a key enabling technologies that are at the heart of our optical communications systems.
  2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The project focuses on studying the nonlinear optical properties of numerous 2D materials and how to interface them with low-loss integrated photonics for the creation of novel ultra-fast all-optical devices.
  Dynamic wavefront engineering via epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities (EPS2020/20)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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By exploiting the remarkable nonlinearities of bulk and nanostructured thin films operating in their epsilon-near-zero frequency window, different device configuration will be explored for the efficient and ultra-fast manipulation of the optical wavefront.
  Building cryogenic electronics using 2D materials
  Dr M Thompson
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a growing demand for electronic components that operate are cryogenic temperatures, from analogue amplifiers to digital control circuits for quantum computing.
  Novel III-V CMOS logic for large (1 Mbit) ULTRARAM™ arrays
  Prof M Hayne
Applications accepted all year round

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Universal memory combines the best features of DRAM and flash, i.e. is non-volatile, low-voltage, non-destructively read, fast, cheap and high endurance.
  Studying quantum motion using a vibrating carbon nanotube
  Dr E Laird
Applications accepted all year round

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To predict the behaviour of a small particle, for example, an electron moving through a molecule, it is essential to use the concept of quantum superposition – the particle may traverse a superposition of multiple paths simultaneously.
  PhD studentship: The Bionic Eye – embedding electronic systems in a tissue engineered cornea
  Prof CJ Connon
Application Deadline: 27 May 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 28 September 2020. 3 Year PhD. Overview. You will join a world class team undertaking adventurous research at the interface of tissue engineering and microelectronics.
  Thermoelectric Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis and Assessment
  Dr P Szilagyi
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Thermoelectric materials are of great interest for energy research as they can convert waste heat into electricity.
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