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  Glass Surface Interactions in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Yong Chen. Project description. We are looking for a new PhD student with a background in chemistry, materials science and/ or physics to join us to study the surface chemistry of thin glass membranes in hollow core fibres (HCFs).
  Hearing and Cognition after Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Research theme: Hearing beyond the Audiogram
  Prof N Campbell
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Nicole Campbell. Project description. Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), a subtype of stroke, is a bleed on the surface of the brain.
  High-Power Laser Delivery in Hollow Core Fibres
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Hans Christian Mulvad and Dr Lin Xu. Project description.
  High-speed imaging study of ultrasonic tissue cutting for surgery
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof F Pierron
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Co-supervisor. Dr Aleksander Marek. Project description. The range of surgical tools for interventional procedures that dissect or fragment tissue has not changed significantly for millennia.
  Hollow Core Fibres for Mid-infrared Gas Sensing, Quantum Optics & Metrology
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Dr N Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Supervisor. Dr Natalie Wheeler. Co-supervisor Dr Lin Xu, Prof. David Richardson. Project description. This project focusses on exploiting novel hollow core fibres to make new mid-infrared devices.
  Imaging Multifunctional Nanomaterials in Three-Dimensions with Coherent X-rays
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr M Newton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Marcus Newton. Co-supervisor Prof. Steven Collins. Project description.
  Improve automatic speech recognition using emerging 3-D facial mapping technology
  Research Group: ISVR: Dynamics Group
  Dr S. Bleeck
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Stefan Bleeck. Co-supervisor. Project description. The TrueDepth camera’s facial recognition system that has been recently introduced by Apple, Inc into iPhones and iPads provides ground-breaking new technology for user identification, but it has also potential applications far wider than that.
  Improving Ship Safety through closing the design loop
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson, Dominic Taunton (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Despite increased training of ship’s crew there are still a significant number of accidents and incidents.
  Integrated geoscience approach to cost-effective seabed characterisation as an enabler for offshore renewables
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor Justin Dix, and Tim Henstock. Project description.
  Integrated optical elements for miniaturised atom traps
  Research Group: Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors
  Prof P Smith
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Peter Smith,. Co-supervisor Dr Corin Gawith, Dr James Gates & Dr Christopher Holmes. Project description. This project will involve development of glass on silicon waveguide components to couple light into magneto-optical traps.
  Intelligent human-machine interaction for engineering design
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr D Toal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. D.J.J. Toal. Co-supervisor Prof. A.J. Keane. Project description.
  Intelligent systems for effective chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof L. Jiang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Liudi Jiang. Co-supervisor Dr. Serena Cottrell, Dr. Rachael Gregson. Project description. In the UK alone, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside hospitals every year, but the survival rate remains less than 1 in 10.
  ISVR-SPCG-569: Development of a small -scale, low cost underwater vehicle for acoustic noise assessment
  Research Group: ISVR: Signal Processing and Control
  Dr J Cheer, Prof S.R. Turnock, Prof S Daley
Application Deadline: 6 June 2020

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Increasing international trade is leading to an explosion in the amount of shipping worldwide, which in turn is increasing the levels of noise pollution in our oceans.
  Large Area Nanoelectronics
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Dr Dimitra Georgiadou. Project description.
  Listening Hard: New Tools for Monitoring Effort in Listening to Speech in Noise
  Prof D. Simpson
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Simpson D.M. Project description. Hearing speech is usually easy, but understanding speech in noise or in poor acoustic environments can be very challenging.
  Machine learning for inverse design of materials for skyrmionics
  Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design
  Dr O Hovorka
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Ondrej Hovorka. Co-supervisor Prof Hans Fangohr. Project description. Skyrmionics is emerging as one of the most significant areas in magnetism with prospects to shape the research over the next few decades.
  Machine Learning for Stress and Fatigue Detection in Ship Crews
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson, Dominic Taunton, Sarvapali Ramchurn. Project description. It is often reported that 80% of maritime accidents are due to human error, with a large proportion of these attributed to a failure to follow procedures.
  Materials for Next-Generation Batteries
  Dr T Schoetz
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Theresa Schoetz. Co-supervisor Professor Themis Prodromakis. Project description.
  Mathematical modelling of poro-mechanics of soil
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  MechEng-Mech-567: Printed electronics for wearable sensing in health-monitoring applications
  Dr S H Pu
Application Deadline: 21 May 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Suan Hui PU. Co-supervisor Prof John ATKINSON, Dr Ju Nie TEY (A*STAR SIMTech). Project description. The technology trend towards smart wearables is apparent from the exponential growth of the wearables market in recent years for consumer, sports, and military applications.
  Modelling soil dewatering and recharge for cost-effective and climate resilient infrastructure
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  Monitoring chemical dynamics in soil and water with advanced microfluidic sensors
  Research Group: Mechatronics Engineering
  Dr X. Niu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Xize Niu. Co-supervisor Dr. Adrian Nightingale and Prof. Tiina Roose. Project description. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous leaching from agricultural and horticultural lands into waterways is a long-standing challenge for agricultural sustainability and environmental protection.
  Nanoscale Materials for Energy Harvesting
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr M Newton
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Marcus Newton. Project description. The development of portable energy harvesting power sources as an alternative to batteries is an attractive prospect that will permit a new class of renewable energy devices that can operate indefinitely.
  Neuromorphic Sensing Processing
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Alex Serb. Project description. The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is a dynamic interdisciplinary Centre that delivers novel solutions for advanced sensory systems, energy technologies and unconventional computing architectures.
  NEUROSCAPE - a Virtual Reality Artificial Environment for simulated neural development studies
  Research Group: Sustainable Electronic Technologies
  Prof A Brown
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Andrew Brown. Co-supervisor Dr Graeme Bragg, Professor John Chad. Project description.
  New Optical Components and Optical Amplifiers Development for Future High Speed Internet
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor Dr Yongmin Jung. Project description.
  Next-generation femtosecond fibre-laser CPA sources and their applications
  Prof D Richardson
Application Deadline: 7 March 2020

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Supervisor. Professor David Richardson. Co-supervisor. Dr Johnathon Price. Project description.
  Offshore Ocean Farming
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr N Townsend
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Nicholas Townsend (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Offshore ocean farms have huge potential however, all previous attempts at offshore ocean farming have been unsuccessful.
  Optical frequency combs and hollow core fibres for photonics-based generation and manipulation of ultra-wide bandwidth signals
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Dr R Slavik
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Radan Slavik. Co-supervisor Professor David J. Richardson. Project description.
  Oxide Spintronics
  Research Group: Nanophotonics
  Prof T Prodromakis
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Themis Prodromakis. Co-supervisor Dr Mari Napari. Project description.
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