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  12 fully funded PhD studentships in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen

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 12 fully funded PhD studentships in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen. Applications are invited to undertake a 4-year PhD at the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Hydrogen.
  African Studies PhD (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

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The. African Studies PhD. at Birmingham offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a centre of excellence in the study of Africa.
  Distance learning research with the College of Arts and Law

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Distance learning, otherwise known as online learning, is a flexible approach to the delivery of our postgraduate research courses.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  NERC Doctoral Training Centre Studentships with CENTA

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CENTA is a consortium of research intensive Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training.
  Up to ten fully funded PhD places available within the EPSRC CDT in Topological Design.

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We have up to ten fully funded PhD places available on this brand new EPSRC CDT in Topological Design.
  A Multi-Sensory Approach To Buried Asset Detection
  Prof N Metje, Prof D N Chapman, Dr A Faramarzi
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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It is well known that currently no technology exists which can locate a buried asset with confidence across all expected working scenarios.
  Assessing the condition of roads and buried infrastructure using geophysical technologies
  Prof D N Chapman, Prof N Metje
Applications accepted all year round

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With a growing urban population around the world, we are more than ever reliant on a healthy and functional infrastructure system.
  Enhancing earthquake resilience of structures: Development of a new low-damage technology for steel braced structures
  Dr K Skalomenos
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Steel structures are frequently used in engineering constructions due to their large strength-per-weight ratio and ductility of steel material.
  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  Quantum Technology gravity sensors - Seeing through the Ground
  Prof N Metje, Dr M Holynski
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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One challenge with existing gravity measurements is associated with the time-consuming and complex post-processing required to convert the measured data into meaningful gravity information in order to produce initially 2D gravity maps.
  Sustainability, Water and Future Resource Security
  Prof C D F Rogers
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham in collaboration with United Utilities presents a remarkable opportunity to 2 PhD students. we are offering two fully-funded PhD studentships (fees and stipend) to take a high level view of the water treatment and supply system, and wastewater removal and treatment system, respectively.
  Development of a gas turbine engine as a range extender
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has a worldwide reputation in developing microengines. We are currently looking for a student to a radical microturbine engine as a range extender for electric cars.
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Exploiting Nonlinearities for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting
  Dr P Alevras
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Ever larger quantities of sensors, microcontrollers and data transmitters are installed in buildings and machinery, supplying data and information that is key for a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, energy and transport to name but a few.
  Production of two-dimensional materials with multiphase flows
  Dr J Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials have received significant scientific attention due to their exceptional properties. The most well-known of this class of nanomaterial is graphene, however, there are numerous 2D materials which have the potential to transform existing and future technologies across a wide range of sectors.
  Self-lifting air bearings
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding availability. Scholarships are available for students worldwide, and will be awarded on first come first served basis. Self-funded applications are welcome.
  The mitral valve: next generation of cardiovascular engineering replacement devices and materials
  Dr D Espino
Applications accepted all year round

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Severe heart valve failure can require surgical repair or replacement of the mitral valve. Current medical devices do not fully exploit the next generation of materials, or their design, for targeted patient treatment and monitoring.
  Development of native liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry for drug discovery
  Prof H J Cooper
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully-funded 4-year EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund PhD studentship is available within the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with AstraZeneca.
  Emotions, Political Tolerance and the Young [ political psychology international politics ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This collaborative project with Dr. Harriet Tenenbaum (University of Surrey, Psychology) combines political science and psychology research to understand the impact of anger and fear on young people’s perceptions of asylum seekers and reasoning about their rights.
  Individual and Collective Emotions in Austerity Politics in Greece [ political psychology european politics / policy ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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We are currently collecting qualitative and quantitative data on emotional reactions during the financial crisis in Greece to establish how individual and collective emotions can explain public reactions to austerity politics..
  Organizational Reputations and Media Responses to Blame [ political psychology and public policy]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project investigates how organizational reputations can predict the types of responses international business organizations provide when implicated in scandals or allegations of bad business practice, such as child labour or unsafe working conditions.
  Political Emotions and BrExit [ political psychology European British politics
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project, designed collaboratively with Dr. Exadaktylos from the University of Surrey, investigates the role of emotionality in the context of political and public debates on Britain’s exit from the EU.
  Political Radicalization, Emotionality and Political Values [ political psychology international politics]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project examines the psychological determinants of political radicalization in the context of the recent economic crisis.
  Political reputations, trust and blame [ political psychology international politics / relations]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project examines the affective and cognitive components of reputations of political institutions and leaders as determinants of political accountability.
  The Role of Emotionality in International Mediation [ political psychology international politics / relations ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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Research demonstrates that perceptions of emotional reactions are important determinants of the strategies international mediators adopt in the context of mediation.
  Values and political orientations of India’s middle class [ political psychology international politics / development ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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With Dr. Ipshita Basu at Westminster University we are investigating the role of values and emotions as determinants of the political orientations of India’s middle class.
  Deriving a new weighted capitation model for UK General Practice
  Prof T Marshall
Applications accepted all year round

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BACKGROUND. Capitation payments make up the majority of General Practice income in the UK NHS. Capitation payments are weighted using the Carr-Hill formula to take account of factors affecting workload.
  Effects of outdoor air pollution on exacerbation risk and symptoms in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  Dr A Turner, Dr S Bartington
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded PhD Student project starting in October 2019. Background. COPD is a chronic lung condition in which patients experience daily symptoms, but also have flare ups known as exacerbations which are associated with decline in lung function and progression of disease over time.
  Self-management in burns aftercare: exploratory research
  Dr J Mathers, Dr I Litchfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Some 250,000 individuals sustain burns in the UK every year with the potential of lasting impact on appearance, and psychological, social, and physical functioning.
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