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  EngD and PhD Studentships: Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND-CDT)

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 The Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive evaluation (FIND) is a partnership between a group of leading universities (Bristol, Imperial College London, Manchester, Nottingham, Strathclyde or Warwick) offering a 4-year industrially-linked doctoral training programme designed to launch you into an engineering career.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling Heterogeneous Systems – Call for Applications for fully funded places on a 4-year integrated PhD programme in Materials Modelling

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling Heterogeneous Systems– Call for Applications for fully funded places on a 4-year integrated PhD programme in Materials Modelling.
  Full-time PhD Studentships available at The Open University (Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based in Milton Keynes

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The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences invites applications for full-time PhD studentships. The projects fall within our five interlinked themes.
  Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership

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The Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
  PhD in Renaissance Studies

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We offer our graduate students a buoyant research culture with researchers of national and international renown. Applicants who are interested in postgraduate study in the Centre are advised to contact our Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), Marco Nievergelt ([email protected]) as early as possible.
  University of Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics for Real-World Systems

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The MathSys programme provides students with the state-of-the-art mathematical modelling skills critical to address today's challenges in biomedicine and health sectors, modern industry and the digital economy.
  Synthesis of New Metal-Oxo Cluster Molecules for Photocatalysis
  Dr S Pike
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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One PhD studentship funded by The Royal Society (with stipendiary support for four years) is available for a talented researcher with an interest in Inorganic Chemistry.
  Up to 3 fully-funded PhD studentships in Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence. The University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science invites applications from outstanding PhD applicants for up to three fully-funded 3.5-year PhD studentships covering full fees plus stipend and travel/equipment allowance, to focus on the use of Artificial Intelligence.
  Automation of THz imaging for Medical Diagnosis
  Dr E MacPherson
Applications accepted all year round

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Are you interested in applying physics to situations that could benefit medical diagnosis?. Terahertz (10^12 Hz, THz) pulsed imaging is a new technique with high resolution (about 20 μm) and has only emerged recently as a potential new clinical tool for medical imaging.
  Band structure measurements in van der Waals heterostructures
  Dr N Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) beautifully reveals the momentum-resolved electronic structure at the surface of crystalline solids.
  Biophysics of light-induced motility in microalgae
  Dr M Polin
Applications accepted all year round

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At a glance. The project focusses on the mechanisms by which motile microalgae (prominent e.g. within phytoplankton) sense, elaborate and respond to light.
  Developing a Combined 105Pd NMR and XRD/Neutron Diffraction Approach to Enable the Study of Pd Metal Nanoparticle Systems Used in Industrial Catalytic Processes
  Dr J Hanna
Applications accepted all year round

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An ability to clearly relate local (short range) structure to the function of any material is a critical feature for any catalytic system.
  Diamond Formation in Giant Ice Planets
  Dr D Gericke
Applications accepted all year round

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The internal structure of a planet, that is its radial material and density distribution, is largely defined by hydrostatic equilibrium.
  Diamond Magnetometry in Cars and Aircraft
  Dr G Morley
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The sensing of weak magnetic fields has important applications in geo-surveying, navigation, and medicine. To measure them requires that we use the most sensitive detection techniques, however, to be commercially viable this must be done at an affordable cost.
  Highly frustrated magnetic materials by neutron scattering
  Dr O Petrenko
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of the project is to experimentally investigate the low-temperatures properties of several highly frustrated magnets using various neutron scattering methods.
  Interpretation of ion cyclotron emission from large fusion plasmas
  Prof S C Chapman, Prof R Dendy
Applications accepted all year round

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Ion cyclotron emission (ICE) is an intense suprathermal electromagnetic signal which is generated, distinctively, by fusion-born ion populations in magnetically confined plasmas.
  Micro-rheology of active matter
  Dr V Kantsler, Prof R C Ball
Applications accepted all year round

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The project concerns microrheology of active matter - to study properties of biological microscopic constituents and its complex environment via optical microscopy and microfluidic methods.
  Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology
  Dr GP Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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Active matter is a class of materials in which the individual constituents continually consume energy to generate work or motion, maintaining the system in dynamic, self-organised, nonequilibrium states [1].
  Understanding quantum materials using high magnetic fields and applied pressure
  Dr P Goddard
Applications accepted all year round

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Many of today’s most interesting, innovative and potentially useful materials display states of matter that seem to be explicable only by applying quantum mechanical models that are on the edge of our current understanding.
  X-ray studies of dynamic fluctuations in Nano-scaled artificial Spin-Ices
  Dr T PA Hase
Applications accepted all year round

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Geometric frustration, in which pair-wise interactions are incompatible with the underlying lattice can be found in many fields. Exploring the effect in bulk crystals is limited by the inability to modify the interactions in a systematic manner.
  Understanding the development of fluoroquinolone (FQ) resistance in Campylobacter present in broilers and the risks of FQ resistance persisting through the food-chain to cause disease in people (UDOFRIC)
  Prof N McCarthy, Dr J Rodgers, Dr I Kempf
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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The University of Warwick in partnership with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in March 2020.
  PhD Studentship: Intelligent low-carbon heating and cooling energy technology
  Dr W He
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020

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Are you ready for joining an international collaborative research team and contributing to decarbonising global heating and cooling demands? Provision of heat currently contributes around a quarter of all UK greenhouse gas emissions, posing a grand challenge for realising ambitious climate goals.
  Plasma-Catalysis Species and Characterisation (OES) for N-Fixation
  Prof V Hessel
Applications accepted all year round

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Non-thermal plasma can be applied to N fixation at the examples of NOx synthesis from the air and NH3 synthesis from H2 and N2. Efficient reactor design is essential to improve key performance parameters of the process, which are, first of all, energy efficiency and yield.
  Theory of Molecular Scale Thermoelectricity
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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Start date. 30 September 2019 or 6 January 2020. This PhD project aims to exploit room temperature quantum and phonon interference in nanoscale junctions to design high-efficiency thermoelectric materials and devices for converting waste heat in consumer electronics and server farms into electricity.
  Theory of Nanoscale Electronics
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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Start date. 30 September 2019 or 6 January 2020. The project. PhD studentship in the Theory of Nanoscale Electronics.
  Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) for calibrating and evaluating Individual Based Models of fisheries
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr R Everitt
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. Spatially-explicit landscapes IBMs can show how populations change over time in response to management actions.
  Bio-precipitation or self-cryopreservation: Why does pollen nucleate ice?
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr T Whale, Prof I Gibson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. Work with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to understand how the biosphere influences weather and climate. Discover how the evolutionary history of plants interacts with our atmosphere.
  Cave exploration: shedding light on organic sulfur cycling in a terrestrial underground chemosynthetic system
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr H Schaefer, Dr Y Chen
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. Investigate the organic sulfur cycle of a closed cave ecosystem based on chemosynthesis. Apply stable isotope and metagenomics approaches to characterise uncultivated bacteria.
  Dynamics of pollution transport in constructed wetlands: identification and quantification of underlying physical mechanisms of solute and solid (microplastic) transport
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr S Abolfathi, Dr J M Pearson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. Generation of fundamental knowledge of the performance of natural capital waste-water treatment systems – constructed wetlands – that will underpin significant investment by the water industry from 2020-2027.
  Environmental maternal effects and intergenerational inheritance
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr A Pires da Silva, Prof G Bending
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. Mechanisms by which organisms rapidly respond to sudden environmental changes. Mother senses environmental stress signals to produce stress-resistant progeny.
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