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Shape Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices


Deadline:30 November 2017 Opens:30 August 2017

Development and application of optimisation methods and tools to find the best shape of existing hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to maximise one or more predefined perfomance based on CFD/FEM modelling

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management, Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Computer and information sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Topology Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices


Deadline:30 November 2017 Opens:30 August 2017

Development and application of topology optimisation methods and tools to find the best configuration of innovative hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to achieve the best structural design

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management, Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Computer and information sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

PhD Studentship - Chemistry-based Modelling of CO2 Corrosion in High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Conditions


Deadline:1 November 2017 Opens:7 September 2017

Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) is delighted to offer a PhD studentship for research on Chemistry-based Modelling of CO2 Corrosion in High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Conditions

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering, Physics, Civil and environmental engineering, Chemistry, Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids


Opens:10 May 2017

Are you interested in addressing the global energy challenge? The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids - a partnership between Strathclyde and Imperial College - has 10 funded four-year PhD studentships on offer.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

PhD Fine and ultra-fine particles in air: electromagnetic and low temperature plasma decontamination


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:1 June 2017

A three year PhD project offered by the High Voltage Technologies (HVT) Research Group, focused on the development of advanced impulsive non-thermal plasma systems for air cleaning and aerosol decontamination operations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

PhD Non-thermal transient plasma discharges for environmental applications


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:1 June 2017

A three year PhD investigating the efficiency of transient non-thermal plasma discharges for different environmental applications is offered by the High Voltage Technologies (HVT) Research group within the Institute for Energy & Environment.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy


Opens:1 October 2016

Are you interested in the application of renewable energy technology and policy? The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems - a partnership between Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh - has 10 funded four-year PhD studentships on offer.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend, Equipment costs

PhD Advanced Algorithms for Breast Cancer Diagnosis from Tactile Images


Opens:1 June 2017

A 42-month fully-funded PhD project, supported by EPSRC and industry partner PPS, focused on developing a system for automatically diagnosing and classifying lesions associated with breast cancer from tactile images.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU

Subject

Biomedical engineering, Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

Advanced BioMaterials for Construction and Civil Engineering


Opens:6 September 2017

This PhD will explore how bacterially generated materials can be modified by incorporation of polymers and nanoparticles to enhance their mechanical properties. In this way, bacterially generated materials could be modified for specific tasks, such as earthquake and weather resistance.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Civil and environmental engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Novel porous materials for gas separation and storage


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:19 July 2017

This project aims to use current understanding of framework and materials engineering, along with characterization of sorption properties to synthesize, test and retro-engineer porous materials for selective gas uptake and storage.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Production of hydrocarbon fuels from biomass waste


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:19 July 2017

This project studies the process and technology required to convert solid waste into a range of hydrocarbons via pyrolysis, involving intensive process modelling with experimental tests to analyse the waste to energy process and fuel properties of the hydrocarbons produced.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Designing novel systems for clean, sustainable heat production from biomass


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:19 July 2017

This project aims to develop a novel heat production system which negates the need for expensive cleaning or upgrading of syngas prior to combustion thereby creating a technically-feasible and cost-effective option for the use of syngas in small-medium scale operations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Modelling the structural statistics of jamming to enable predictive formulation and flow of high solids content suspensions


Opens:4 August 2017

Improved understanding of the structural causes of jamming is the focus of this PhD project, using novel computer-simulation based structural methods linked to experimental statistical measurements.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Disruptive technologies in chemical engineering education and training


Opens:4 August 2017

The project will focus on how chemical engineering education and training may change in the next decade, comparing with other areas of engineering, science and related industry. Where are the opportunities or threats, what are the barriers and encouragers?

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Inhibiting amyloid development using natural compounds: a molecular dynamics study


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will utilise molecular dynamics simulation, exploiting the ARCHIE_WeSt supercomputer at Strathclyde to understand how the inhibitors interact with protein aggregates; how they interfere with the nucleation and growth pathway of the fibrils, and if aggregation can be reversed.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Designing Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Inhibitors


Opens:4 August 2017

This project aims to develop environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors for oil-field and other applications using different modelling approaches based on experimental data gathered in the laboratory, then using validated models to predict the behaviour of existing and new inhibitor formulations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering


Opens:4 August 2017

The project will focus on the applications of latest Small-angle X-ray scattering system in CMAC (EPSRC Centre of excellence in continuous manufacturing and crystallisation) to provide mechanistic understanding of interparticle interaction in dense system under repulsive or attractive interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Development of multi-sensor measurement for characterizing biological suspensions and tissue


Opens:4 August 2017

The project will focus on the development of novel multi-sensor measurement-analysis platform which integrate optics (instrument configuration) and theories of light propagation through particulate media to extract physical and chemical information of biological suspensions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Modelling the effect of the electric double layer on electron transfer kinetics


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will combine recent theories for the influence of charge correlations on the structure of the electric double layer with a simple quantum description of charge transfer to to develop a new model for electrochemical reactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Developing a multiscale description of complex fluids from the molecular to the continuum scales


Opens:4 August 2017

This ambitious project attempts to build a single, unified description of complex fluids that incorporates molecular-level detail but can be applied on a wide range of length and time scales that extends to the continuum scale.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Modelling the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for continuous manufacture


Opens:4 August 2017

The project aims to develop new models for predicting the performance of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) in adsorption applications and in computational design of nanoporous silica materials, as well as obtaining experimental insight into the synthesis of MOFs.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Production of membranes using green, safe and sustainable alternative solvents


Opens:4 August 2017

This research project aims to develop polymer membranes produced via “green” polymer solutions. The selection of acceptable alternative solvents will follow a “holistic” approach that will take into consideration both experimental data and molecular simulations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Nucleation of organic crystals in flows


Opens:4 August 2017

This project investigates how crystals nucleate and how fluid flows can be used to influence crystallisation, using cutting edge experimental facilities, including high speed high resolution imaging, Brownian microscopy, static and dynamic light scattering and small angle X-ray scattering.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Development of learner autonomy in student-centred learning environments in engineering


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will investigate behavioural and performance characteristics of students when working in Problem-Based and Enquiry-based learning activities in order to elucidate the link between the use of these approaches and the development of learner’s autonomy.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Investigating the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will investigate the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries, in particular in the oil and gas industry, and the context in which these occur (e.g. company safety culture, Process Safety Management Systems).

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Fabrication and development of hollow fibre membranes for advanced gas separation applications


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will focus on polymer science, rheology, material/fibre science, gas separation, gas transmission modelling and spectroscopy for the manufacture of advanced performance gas separation hollow fibre membranes.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Studies of the interaction of intense laser pulses with plasma as ultra-compact accelerators, plasma-based laser amplifiers, and coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources


Opens:1 January 2017

PhDs are available in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Microscopic mapping and spectroscopy of III-nitride semiconductors and devices


Opens:1 August 2017

This project involves different microscopic techniques to investigate semiconductor heterostructures and light-emitting diode devices, performed on our suite of scanning electron microscopes, providing information on material properties at length scales ranging from nanometres to centimetres.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

A multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the mechanism of ammonium transport by the ubiquitous family of Amt/Rhesus protein


Opens:31 May 2017

What are the functional features that are important for the ion specificity and ion permeation? What are the structural features that explain the mechanistic difference between Amt (transporter) and Rh (channel)? What are the conformational changes associated with the transport cycle?

Fee status

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding