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University of Surrey PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Get paid to do postgraduate study! South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) funding

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 Get paid to do postgraduate study!. The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) offers funding of up to £20,000 per year for you to undertake postgraduate studies.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Over 150 funded studentships for 2020

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The University of Surrey's Doctoral College has launched a new set of funding opportunities for outstanding UK, EU and international doctoral candidates starting in October 2020.
  SeNSS Collaborative Competition

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You will join an expert team of leading Social Scientists and an external partner (from industry, government, or an NGO, in the UK or abroad) who have already developed and defined a research project.
  SeNSS Student-led Competition

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 What is a SeNSS student-led studentship?. A student-led studentship is one where you design your own research proposal, and identify an expert academic supervisor you would like to work with.
  SCENARIO - Occurrence and fate of microplastics in freshwater systems
  Dr D Lapworth, Dr T Bond, Dr M Felipe-Sotelo, Dr D Read
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Microplastics pollution is a global problem and can enter freshwater systems from a variety of sources, including sewage effluent.
  SCENARIO - Sensors for real-time monitoring of drinking water quality and treatment processes
  Dr D Lapworth, Dr T Bond
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Inactivation of pathogens with chlorine is an essential part of drinking water treatment. However, chlorine also generates harmful disinfection by-products from reactions with natural organic matter (NOM).
  SCENARIO - Understanding risks and optimising anaerobic digestion to minimise pathogen and antimicrobial resistance genes entering the environment.
  Dr D Saroj
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Anaerobic digestion (AD) utilises organic materials to produce energy via biogas while also producing nutrient-rich digestate ideal for application to land as a fertiliser.
  SCENARIO - Using satellite Earth Observation to assess the impact of migratory herdsmen on forest reserves in Nigeria (SAMFOR)
  Prof S Morse, Prof R Murphy, Prof I Roulstone
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The Fulani (or Fula) are a major group (38 to 40 million people) residing in many parts of West and Central Africa. Of that wider group, some 12 to 13 million are estimated to be migratory pastoralists.
  PhD Studentship in Biodegradable Polymers: New Directions in Controlled Radical Ring-opening Polymerization
  Dr P Roth
Applications accepted all year round

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This project involves the development of novel biodegradable polymers for applications in biomedicine and materials science. Accepted candidates will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey and work in the Roth research group in the recently renovated Joseph Kenyon laboratory.
  Phd Studentship Opportunity in a combined experimental and numerical study of powder flow during pharmaceutical manufacturing
  Prof C Wu
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for a talented candidate to work on a PhD project in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company based in San Francisco, California, USA.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Turbomachinary
  Dr S Marques, Dr N Hills
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Recent years have seen significant advances in the usage and deployment of large supercomputing resources. However, to harness the full power of existing and future large high-performance computing (HPC) facilities, requires new ideas, algorithms and software solutions.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational lighting in video
  Dr S Hadfield
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will explore how advances in Generative networks and deep-learning approaches to beautification and stylistic transfer, can be combined to artificially recreate the appearance of professional lighting.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Developing an indirect damage inspection algorithm for railway bridges
  Dr D Hajializadeh, Prof M Chryssanthopoulos, Dr B Imam
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Considering the challenges facing railway industry due to ageing and deteriorating railway bridges and the cost of direct monitoring of bridge conditions, there are obvious merits in monitoring the condition of a bridge without instrumenting sensors directly on the bridge.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Development of a novel processing control strategy for bacterial biofilm monitoring in the food industry
  Dr E Velliou
Application Deadline: 28 November 2019

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a phenomenon through which bacteria become resistant to standard decontamination methods, e.g., antibiotics, classical sterilisation.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Enhancing Cyber Security Information Sharing
  Dr S Moschoyiannis
Applications accepted all year round

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Cyber Threat Information Sharing Platforms are carefully engineered systems in which users of the systems contribute to the reporting of cyber threat information.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Generating virtual camera views using Generative Networks
  Dr S Hadfield, Dr A Gilbert
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will explore how advances in Generative networks and deep-learning approaches to inpainting can be combined to create virtual camera views.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in High temperature materials research for antenna applications
  Prof J F Watts, Dr A Viquerat
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is concerned with the development of coatings for the protection of materials, used by Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, in the manufacture of their antenna systems.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Improving the Performance of Flexible Packaging Adhesives
  Mrs N Hartley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is in collaboration with Huntsman Polyurethanes based in Everberg Belgium. Polyurethanes are used in many technological applications ranging from adhesives for a variety of products to foams for furniture and sandwich panels.
  PhD studentship opportunity in integrated Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation
  Dr M Duyar
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a fully funded Ph.D. project focusing on developing dual function materials (DFMs) that can capture carbon dioxide from an emission source and release it as a high value fuel or chemical upon exposure to a reducing co-reactant.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Lithium-Sulphur Batteries
  Dr C Lekakou
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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We are advertising for the allocation of a PhD studentship on Lithium-Sulphur batteries. The project will be in association with the research programme LiSTAR, which is funded under the umbrella of the Faraday Institution in UK (Powering Britain’s battery revolution.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Real time complex scene segmentation and prediction in urban environments
  Prof R Bowden
Applications accepted all year round

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Semantic image segmentation describes the process of associating each pixel of an image with a class label (such as flower, person, road, sky etc).
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The Control of Corrosion in Cast Iron Trunk Main
  Dr M Mulheron, Dr D Jesson
Applications accepted all year round

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Extensive research has been undertaken to determine the mechanisms of corrosion in cast iron, and the factors that affect corrosion rate.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics
  Dr M Placidi, Dr P Hancock
Applications accepted all year round

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Renewable sources provided 29.3% of the electricity generated in the UK in 2017, with offshore wind turbines producing some 21% of that, and registering an increased capacity of 27% during the same year [1]; these trends are predicted to grow in line with 2030 and 2050 targets [2].
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Uncertainty quantification in high-dimensional spaces with Bayesian deep learning
  Research Group: Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering
  Dr Y Li
Applications accepted all year round

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The Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Research Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for a funded studentship in Machine Learning.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Vehicle dynamics controllers and observers for all-terrain driving applications
  Dr D Tavernini, Dr A Sorniotti
Applications accepted all year round

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The project aims at exploring novel strategies to control the longitudinal and lateral dynamics of a vehicle by means of last generation actuators (e.g., electric in-wheel motors, active suspensions, brake-by-wire, etc.).
  SCENARIO - Coatings for Agriculture: Food Security without a Microplastics Problem
  Dr P Roth, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof J Keddie
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Coatings applied directly onto seeds and leaves make pesticides and other active ingredients more effective, increase crop yields, and contribute to global food security.
  SCENARIO - Robustness of bridge structures under extreme hydraulic actions
  Dr B Imam, Dr J Sagaseta
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Extreme weather events can impose hydraulic actions on bridge structures which can lead to structural damage or even total collapse (see Fig.
  Studentship Opportunity in Deterioration relationships for a variety of water main materials
  Dr D Jesson, Dr M Mulheron
Applications accepted all year round

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For something that we drink every day, water is a surprising problem for the materials scientist. there are no materials suitable for large scale water distribution networks that remain unaffected by their contents over time.
  Studentship Opportunity in Positive Pulse Plasma Technology
  Dr M Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will focus on the development of new instrumentation and equipment for the thin film and coating sector. It is part of ongoing research at our University providing scientific background to the advanced manufacturing sector.
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