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  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded PhD Studentships

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We are the UK's fastest-growing research university1 and consistently rank amongst the best in the UK2. We are looking for the brightest and best postgraduate researchers to continue with us on our journey.
  EPSRC and NERC InDustrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

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A jointly awarded Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Exeter University and Strathclyde University, offering ten places per year funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  Fully Funded 4 year MRes-PhD studentships

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Do you want to make a difference in patients' lives? Are you interested in combatting major global infectious diseases? Do you want advanced training in…
  John Oldacre Foundation PhD Studentships in the Sociology and Politics of Agriculture and Food Systems. Funded PhD opportunities.

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Primary Supervisor. -. Professor Matt Lobley. Secondary Supervisor. -. Professor Michael Winter.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence – Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures

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 Study for a fully funded 4-year PhD in Environmental Intelligence, starting in September 2020.
  A Lagrangian view of the evolution of convective updrafts, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)
  Prof J Thuburn, Dr B Beare
Application Deadline: 2 February 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces
  Prof C D Wright, Dr I.J. Luxmore
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Joint supervisors. Prof C David Wright and Dr Isaac Luxmoore. ***. In recent years, electromagnetic metasurfaces have generated huge interest due to their ability for precise control of the amplitude, phase and polarisation of waves, from the microwave region right through to the optical part of the spectrum.
  Breaking the stellar activity barrier to determining robust masses of small exoplanets, Astronomy – PhD (Funded)
  Dr R.D Haywood
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Project Description. Recent observations from Kepler, Gaia, TESS and other exoplanet surveys show that planets orbiting other stars are ubiquitous, especially small ones (Neptune- to Earth-size).
  Design and Manufacture of Broadband 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Joint supervisors. Prof Alastair P Hibbins, Prof J Roy Sambles. External partner. John Davies (Thales). ***. Project objective. To develop broadband metamaterial designs for antenna and radome applications using additive manufacturing techniques.
  Development of hybrid electrochemical systems for the upcycling of acid mine drainage into functional nanoproducts
  Dr R Crane
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Lead supervisor. Dr Rich Crane, Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Location:University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE.
  Dynamical systems and applications to number theory, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)
  Dr J Tseng
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter under the supervision of Dr Jimmy Tseng.
  Emergency Flood Planning Using Unmanned Aerial Systems, Mathematics/Engineering – PhD (Funded)
  Dr P Menon
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Project Description. Natural disaster such as flooding has significant adverse economic, social and cultural impact on the affected communities.
  Experimental topics in the manipulation of sound using metamaterials and metasurfaces
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  Imaging the dynamical processes in the inner regions of protoplanetary discs, Astrophysics Group – Physics PhD (Funded)
  Prof S Kraus
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Leaky Wave Acoustics - meta-atoms as passive resonant elements to yield highly directional radiation or detection of sound
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Joint supervisors. Prof Alastair P Hibbins, Prof J Roy Sambles. External partner. Dr Ben Hodder (QinetiQ). ***. The ability to emit or receive sound with directional dependence is of great relevance to acoustic imaging and navigation applications.
  Modelling the atmospheres of terrestrial exoplanets – PhD (Funded by STFC)
  Dr H Lambert, Dr E Hébrard
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Modelling the formation of planetary building blocks, Astrophysics - PhD (Funded)
  Dr S Krijt
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Project Description. The last two decades have taught us that planetary systems are widespread in the galaxy. Moving beyond the detection of exoplanets, an important component of characterising these worlds will be understanding their formation history.
  Nanocomposites for Additive Manufacturing, Material Science and Engineering – PhD (Funded)
  Prof O Ghita, Prof Y Zhu
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Multifunctionality in manufactured parts is becoming a key requirement sought after by many industries. The project is looking to develop new bespoke lightweight multifunctional powder materials that can be 3D printed using powder bed fusion technology.
  Numerical simulations of stellar cluster formation and evolution, Physics and Astronomy – PhD (Funded by the European Research Council(ERC)
  Prof C Dobbs
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  PhD Studentship: EPSRC “Composites for Life”, Engineering, Material Science or Physics – PhD (Funded)
  Dr L Savage
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a PhD student to investigate the nature of fracture in fibre-based polymer composite systems.
  Quantum optical cavities for characterisation of single photon emitters as probes of biochemical activity and single-molecule lasers
  Prof F Vollmer
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Project Description. Optical microcavities are important for many applications such as lasers, metrology and biosensing. Optical microcavities confine a light beam into a box, example for this is a Fabry-Perot cavity build by two opposing micro-mirrors.
  Quantum technologies to advance the integration of single photon emitters in photonic structures
  Dr A Ott, Prof C D Wright
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Statement of Research. Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are optically active, semiconducting layered materials (LMs) which can be exfoliated down to monolayers or stacked in heterostructures.
  Quantum thermodynamics close to the absolute zero, Physics – PhD (Funded)
  Dr L Correa, Dr J Anders
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Synopsys-Exeter Studentship - Engineering - Computer Science PhD (Funded)
  Dr P G Young
Application Deadline: 24 February 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in partnership with the Synopsys Simpleware Product Group (https://www.synopsys.com/simpleware.html), is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Tensorial Impedance Surfaces for Antennas
  Prof A P Hibbins, Dr S Horsley, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  The formation and evolution of discs around young stars, Physics and Astronomy – PhD (Funded by STFC)
  Prof M Bate
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Tracing the physics of the interstellar medium with evolved dust grains, Physics and Astronomy – PhD (Funded by STFC)
  Dr S Zhukovska
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Watching as the planets form, Physics and Astronomy – PhD (Funded by STFC)
  Prof T Naylor
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Weak and Strong Coupling of Light for Ultrasensitive Detection of Chiral Molecules – PhD (Funded)
  Prof F Vollmer
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Spinning the Cotton Famine: external literary perceptions of Lancashire’s years of dearth 1861-1865. Self funded English PhD
  Dr S Rennie
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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This project offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growing field of scholarship in nineteenth-century labouring-class literature.
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