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EPSRC PhD Studentship - Energy Research Accelerator (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Title: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) PhD Project - Low-lows power conversion for battery systems

Value: This 3.5 year studentship will cover full tuition fees (Home student rate) and an annual stipend of £14,296 (current 2016-2017 rate).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-disciplinary energy innovation hub which brings together capital assets, data and intellectual leadership to foster collaboration between academia and business to accelerate the development of solutions to the global energy challenge.

Overview: This project focuses on low-loss power electronic conversion. Two routes will be explored, one using recently available wide band gap (WBG) semiconductor devices (MOSFETs and BJTs in silicon carbide and FETs in gallium nitride) and the other using advanced bipolar devices in silicon. WBG devices offer higher switching frequencies than conventional devices, enabling more compact converters to be realized but the lowest on state voltage drops are achievable with silicon bipolar devices. Converter topologies using both classes of devices will be investigated, initially by modelling followed by the testing of at scale prototypes. The project will be carried out in collaboration with ST Microelectronics, WeEn Semiconductor and end users such as Zapinamo and JLR.

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 18 April 2017, 14:35 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPSRC - PhD Studentship - Energy Research Accelerator (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Title: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) PhD Project - High Power Energy Storage: New Materials for Large Format Supercapacitors

Value: This 3.5 year studentship will cover full tuition fees (Home student rate) and an annual stipend of £14,296 (current 2016-2017 rate).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-disciplinary energy innovation hub which brings together capital assets, data and intellectual leadership to foster collaboration between academia and business to accelerate the development of solutions to the global energy challenge.

Overview: The focus of this project is to take new supercapacitor technology from the scientific discovery stage right through to industrially relevant demonstrator devices. The project will aim to increase the energy stored in new supercapacitor devices through the use of nanostructured metal oxides as electrode materials. You will develop new nanostructured transition metal materials using a range of wet chemistry and advanced synthesis techniques (including hydrothermal, solid state and co-precipitation methods) to direct the phase, particle size and morphology of various transition metal oxides. You will assess these properties through various characterisation methods including powder x-ray diffraction, surface area and pore analysis and various electron microscopies. These materials are to be screened throughout the project to understand the effects on various properties in supercapacitor application. This screening will involve making of small coin cell devices and extensive electrochemical analysis including potentiostatic and galvanostatic techniques and AC impedance spectroscopy.

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 18 April 2017, 14:19 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPSRC PhD Studentship - Energy Research Accelerator (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Title: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) PhD Project - Investigation of ripple current effects in batteries

Value: This 3.5 year studentship will cover full tuition fees (Home student rate) and an annual stipend of £14,296 (current 2016-2017 rate).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-disciplinary energy innovation hub which brings together capital assets, data and intellectual leadership to foster collaboration between academia and business to accelerate the development of solutions to the global energy challenge.

Overview: There is a need for systematic study in this area, especially as new battery chemistries emerge. Battery pack designers need to understand the effect of ripple currents on battery life and performance to be able to set limits to avoid undue degradation. Knowledge of those limits will enable the designers of power electronics to ensure that the limits are adhered to yet avoiding unnecessary expensive and bulky filtering circuits. The project will involve both practical work (testing cell response to various ripple current regimes), modelling (developing physics-based models to predict battery behaviour) and model verification. The work will be linked to projects in energy storage (Zapinamo) and electric vehicles (Jaguar Land Rover).

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 18 April 2017, 14:06 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPSRC PhD Studentship - Energy Research Accelerator (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Title: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) PhD Project - The effect of rapid charging modes on materials within Li-ion cells

Value: This 3.5 year studentship will cover full tuition fees (Home student rate) and an annual stipend of £14,296 (current 2016-2017 rate).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-disciplinary energy innovation hub which brings together capital assets, data and intellectual leadership to foster collaboration between academia and business to accelerate the development of solutions to the global energy challenge.

Overview: This project will primarily focus on investigation of electrodes and their constituent materials when subjected to fast-charging protocols. You will use materials analysis techniques on a range of Li-ion cells used in various rapid-charging scenarios. Post-mortem analysis would include various X-ray techniques (X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy and X ray tomography) and microscopy (scanning electron microscopy and transmission electronic microscopy) techniques, offering an insight into the morphological changes occurring in the cell materials. You will also likely be exposed to electrochemical analysis methods (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and incremental charge analysis) which offer an insight into the kinetics and thermodynamics of the cells under investigation.

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 18 April 2017, 13:57 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPSRC PhD Studentship - Energy Research Accelerator (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Title: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) PhD Project - Investigation of Novel Anodes for Hybrid Ion Batteries

Value: This 3.5 year studentship will cover full tuition fees (Home/EU student rate) and an annual stipend of £14,296 (current 2016-2017 rate).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-disciplinary energy innovation hub which brings together capital assets, data and intellectual leadership to foster collaboration between academia and business to accelerate the development of solutions to the global energy challenge.

Overview: This project will develop novel anode materials for a mixed cation or hybrid-ion batteries. Other studies on mixed ion approaches have used aqueous electrolyte systems, but the energy density of these batteries was limited. You will investigate the intercalation and conversion reactions in a range of hydrothermally synthesized composite materials, such as carbons with transition metal oxides and sulphides for mixed alkali (Li, Na and K) cation batteries. In parallel, the electrolyte systems of these novel batteries will be developed to optimise the compatibility of the hybrid ion approach. The materials will be analysed using powder x-ray diffraction, particle size and surface area techniques with comprehensive electrochemical testing to elucidate their performance.

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 18 April 2017, 13:46 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPSRC PhD Studentship - Energy Research Accelerator (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Title: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) PhD Project - Investigation of Low Cost Cathodes for Sodium ion Batteries

Value: This 3.5 year studentship will cover full tuition fees (Home student rate) and an annual stipend of £14,296 (current 2016-2017 rate).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a cross-disciplinary energy innovation hub which brings together capital assets, data and intellectual leadership to foster collaboration between academia and business to accelerate the development of solutions to the global energy challenge.

Overview: Sodium ion batteries are being investigated in earnest as a low cost alternative to lithium batteries. Several cathode materials have been investigated such as NaMO2 where M = Fe, Co, Ni, Mn , NaFeSO4F and Na2Fe2(SO4)3 . NaFeO2 and its derivatives offers an extremely low cost cathode material for sodium ion batteries. The performance of these materials are not only related to the material composition, but also the synthesis and processing methods. We will therefore investigate the synthesis parameters and structure-property relationships of low cost iron based materials of the type ABO2, where B = Fe.

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 18 April 2017, 13:37 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Life Sciences

Title: Self-organising hormone biosensors for plants

Value: This 3 year studentship covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017-2018).

Deadline: Applications will be considered on receipt.

Project Details: An exciting opportunity is available to join a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. You will be carrying out research at the interface of synthetic polymer chemistry, biophysics and plant biology on a project that involves the development of novel polymer nanoparticle based sensors for use in plants.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join our research teams. The project is joint between Professor Rachel O'’Reilly (Chemistry) and Professor Richard Napier (School of Life Sciences). This PhD project will be based with Prof Napier in the School of Life Sciences and will focus on hormone-sensitive DNA aptamers that we will then use to decorate carbon nanoparticles made by a post-doctoral scientist based in Chemistry with Prof O’'Reilly. This team of biology + materials chemistry will meet together regularly to plan and review the project.

Further detailed information on the project, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 31 March 2017, 14:27 | Tags: EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Life Sciences

Title: Model-driven engineering of central metabolism

Value: This 3 year studentship covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017-2018).

Deadline: Applications will be considered on receipt.

Project Details: In this particular project, the successful candidate will join our ongoing efforts to decipher cellular metabolism and study the basis and consequences of overflow metabolism within key model organisms that are also of biotechnological relevance. In particular, we will aim to quantify overflow metabolism at population and single cell levels using the model species from the kingdom of algae, yeast, and bacteria. We have several species from each kingdom established in our own (and collaborators’) laboratories and have been developing key measurement and quantitative imaging approaches. The successful candidate will use this base to further develop quantitative measurement of cell metabolism and overflows. S/he will then use this data in conjunction with mathematical models to devise rational engineering routes for genetic manipulations. In parallel, the successful candidate will develop synthetic co-cultures that will allow exploiting of overflow metabolism, and thereby achieve higher productivity from the key organisms studied.

Further detailed information on the project, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 31 March 2017, 14:14 | Tags: EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Thermal Energy Research Accelerator (T-ERA)

Value: This 3.5 year studentship covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (£4,195 - 2017-2018) and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017-2018).

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 28 July 2017.

Project: T-ERA (Thermal Energy Research Accelerator) has funded major new equipment purchase plus laboratory and office refurbishment for the Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies (STET) team in the School of Engineering. The demand for heating in the UK accounts for 47% of UK energy use (25% of CO2 emissions) and the work of STET and T-ERA aims to reduce this dramatically. We have a wide range of topics available for the right candidate who is enthusiastic about the energy saving applications and the practical engineering required to make them possible.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 24 March 2017, 14:31 | Tags: EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Studentship : Fundamentals of Molecular Communications in Complex Environments

Value: This 3.5 year studentship covers full tuition fees (£4,195 - 2017-2018) and is open to Home/EU and Overseas students and offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017-2018). The RCUK funding rates for 2018/2019 are yet to be confirmed, but are expected to increase.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. To apply for this post you must fully complete the online application form and quote scholarship reference WG17.

Project: The aim is to understand the fundamental advantages and limitations of molecular communications in complex environments and exploit its potential. Despite the abundant use of molecular signalling in nature, we humans lack knowledge in this area and as such have not exploited its potential. Molecular communications has gained significant research attention in recent years, providing an alternative and attractive way to communicate at small-scales, as well as in challenging propagation environments. Its applications include targeted drug delivery and surgery scenarios as well as other electromagnetically hostile environments. In the foreseeable future the demand for small devices that can coordinate and communicate with each other to complete a precision task will grow.

Further information about the project and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Mon 19 June 2017, 14:39 | Tags: EU, Home, Overseas, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Studentship : Characterising engineering performance of embankments

Value: This 3 year studentship covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (£4,195 - 2017-2018) and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017-2018). The RCUK funding rates for 2018/2019 are yet to be confirmed, but are expected to increase. (Oversees students can apply, but need to meet the difference in costs).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 31st July 2017. To apply for this post you must complete the online application form and quote scholarship reference MR17.

Project: Applications are invited for a PhD position in geomechanics at the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. The research focuses on long-term influence of hydraulic hysteresis, and temperature and suction variations on response of soils with high clay content, and characterising stability and performance of slopes and embankments which are predominantly made of these geomaterials.

Further information about the project and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Mon 19 June 2017, 14:17 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Studentship : Computational Design of Nanomaterials

Value: This 3 year studentship covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (£4,195 - 2017-2018) and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,700 - 2017-2018). The RCUK funding rates for 2018/2019 are yet to be confirmed, but are expected to increase.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: This project provides a unique opportunity to perform theoretical research through the use of atomistic and quantum mechanical computational methods, to explore the optimal design of material properties at the nanoscale. It will provide the opportunity to the student to use and develop advanced theoretical methods and computational tools that can be used for the design of new nanomaterials, guide the works of experimentalists, and open the path for new and exciting applications. This PhD project will be aligned with a larger effort to understand electrothermal properties at the nanoscale that will be initiated within a European Research Council (ERC) funded project.

Further information about the project and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 07 June 2017, 15:18 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Measuring Motor function using low-cost minimally invasive sensors for self-management of rehabilitation

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of circa £14,000 for UK/EU students only and covers full tuition fees for 3 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 02 May 2017, 14:57 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Tailored routes to architectured ceramic nanocomposite materials for energy and communications applications

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,553 (2017-2018 academic year RCUK rate) and covers full tuition fees for 3 years and are available for UK/EU students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 02 May 2017, 14:32 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Development of Improved S960 Hot Rolled High Strength Steel with Improved Toughness and Ductilit

Value: EPSRC CASE Award. This studentship offers an annual stipend of circa £14,000 plus an additonal industrial £3,000 top-up for UK students only and covers full tuition fees for 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 02 May 2017, 14:11 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Electrochemical Recycling of Lithium Batteries using Molten Salts

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of circa £14,000 for UK/EU students and covers full tuition fees for 3 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 02 May 2017, 14:05 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentships - School of Engineering

Title: EPSRC PhD Studentships - Nanoscale Fluid Dynamics

Value: These studentships offer an annual stipend of £14,553 (2017-2018 academic year rate) and cover full tuition fees for 3.5 years and are available for UK/EU students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: A consortium of three internationally-leading UK research institutions is offering six fully-funded PhD Scholarships for 3½ years, to develop new modelling capabilities and simulation-for-design tools for Nanoscale Interfacial Fluid Dynamics. This prestigious opportunity is funded by a flagship £3.4M EPSRC Programme Grant awarded to Professor Duncan Lockerby and Dr James Sprittles (University of Warwick), Professor David Emerson (Daresbury Laboratory) and Professor Jason Reese (University of Edinburgh). The PhD students will be integrated into the Programme’s extensive collaborative network of international researchers and nine industrial partners in order to deliver the knowledge required to understand and design next generation nano-engineered flow technologies.

Further information about the project and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Tue 02 May 2017, 12:41 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Understanding the role of TiN precipitation on hot tearing susceptibility of steels

Value: EPSRC - Tata Steel Europe iCASE award. This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 plus an additonal industrial £3,000 top-up for UK/EU students and covers full tuition fees for up to 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Thu 27 April 2017, 16:55 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: The Influence of Austenite Grain Structure on Bainite and Martensite Transformations in High Strength Strip Steel

Value: EPSRC Industrial Case funding with industrial sponsor Tata Steel Europe. This studentship offers an annual stipend of circa £17,000 plus for UK/EU students and covers full tuition fees for 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Thu 27 April 2017, 16:50 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Residual stress analysis using electromagnetic NDT sensors caused by manufacturing processes in sheet steel

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 plus an additonal industrial £3,000 top-up for UK/EU students and covers full tuition fees for up to 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 or earlier start, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Thu 27 April 2017, 12:28 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Real-time in-line microstructural engineering for new generation steels using electromagnetic NDT sensors

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 plus an additonal industrial £3,000 top-up for UK/EU students and covers full tuition fees for up to 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 or earlier start, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Wed 26 April 2017, 15:52 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Determining the impact that user trust has on the use of autonomous vehcile HMI

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 approximately and covers full tuition fees and is open to UK/EU students for up to 3 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

To Apply: There is a competitive application process and a formal application must be completed. The information supplied, will then be sent for review to assess suitability and interviews will be conducted. Please supply your CV, grades and qualifications bycompleting online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Wed 26 April 2017, 15:37 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Investigating smart materials and polymer systems for use in conventional, future, and ruggedized Li and Na - ion batteries

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 plus an additonal industry £3,000 top-up (HMGCC) for UK/EU students and covers full tuition fees for up to 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Wed 26 April 2017, 15:07 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Health Informatics and Systems Analysis of Healthcare Services

Value: This studentship is open to UK/EU students and offers an annual stipend of £14,553 (RCUK standard rate for 2017/2018) and covers full tuition fees for 3 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Wed 26 April 2017, 14:22 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPSRC PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Infrastructure Project Delivery through Data Driven Portfolio Management

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,296 plus an additonal industry £3,000 top-up from Costain for UK students and covers full tuition fees for 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 start date, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Wed 26 April 2017, 13:55 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

EPRSC PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group and Tata Steel Europe

Title: In-situ characterization of the role of nano-precipitation and strain distribution on the conditioning of austenite during themo-mechanical processing of high strength structural steels.

Value: The studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,296 with an additional industry top up of £3,000 (industrial sponsor Tata Steel) for 3.5 years and covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 start date, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Wed 26 April 2017, 13:47 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Jaguar Land Rover Indsutrial CASE Award - Recycling aluminium alloys for the automotive application

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 plus an additonal industry £3,000 top-up for UK students and covers full tuition fees for up to 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 start date, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 25 April 2017, 16:38 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Development of prediction of structural adhesive performance and durability

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 plus a £3,000 top-up for UK students and covers full tuition fees for up to 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 start date, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 25 April 2017, 16:23 | Tags: Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: X-ray imaging for industrial applications

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of circa £14,000 for 3 years and is available only for UK/EU students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, for an October 2017 start date, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 25 April 2017, 16:17 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Advanced Battery System Control using on-Board Vehicle Telematics - Electic and Hybrid Vehicles

Value: EPSRC PhD Studentship with Jaguar Land Rover for UK/EU students will cover full tuition fees (Home/EU rate) and an annual stipend of £14,000 (plus £3,000 industrial top-up) for up to 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form .

Project Overview: The research challenge for this PhD is to optimise a novel control system framework for managing these datasets, and translating this data into useful information for new, model-based, control system solutions for the BMS. Areas of particular interest for this PhD research include:

* The use of vehicle telematics to further enhance and improve vehicle control systems for state of charge, state of health and state of function estimation.

* The development of data mining and data post-processing algorithms for capturing potential system faults and mitigating their occurrence in real-time.

* The creation of data management processes for delivering software online updates and calibration.

Through undertaking this project you will work within a multidisciplinary team of researchers, academics and industry engineers from Jaguar Land Rover and WMG.

Further information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Tue 25 April 2017, 15:51 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Nano-precipitation evolution during industrial coiling and annealing operations

Value: EPSRC iCase Award with industrial top-up for UK/EU students will cover full tuition fees (Home/EU rate) and an annual stipend of £14,000 (plus £3,000 industrial top-up) for up to 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the online enquiry form .

Informal enquires can be addressed to Dr Vit Janik in the first instance.

Project: This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a project supported by Tata Steel R&D, involving active collaboration with researchers both at Tata Steel and WMG, University of Warwick.

Overview: The project is focused on the exploitation of nano-precipitation during annealing. Work will be dedicated to studying recovery, recrystallization, and precipitate evolution by means of advanced in-situ materials characterization methods. This will include Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, and Heated Stage Electron Backscattered Diffraction (HS-EBSD). Small-scale interrupted tests including dilatometry and Gleeble testing in combination with Transmission Electron Microscopy will be utilized to analyse the precipitation state. EBSD will be used to study recovery and assess recrystallisation as a function of annealing settings parameters (e.g. heating rate and annealing temperature) and chemistry.

Further information can be found on the link provided.

Tue 25 April 2017, 15:25 | Tags: EU, Home, Faculty of Science, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Life Sciences

Title: Establishing a closed-loop, phototrophic microbial ecosystem

Value: This 3 year studentship covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017-2018).

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.

Project Details: In this project, you will work towards establishing a self-sustaining microbial ecosystem involving photo- and heterotrophs. In particular, we are interested in understanding metabolic interactions among these functional groups, both in terms of primary energy metabolites and secondary metabolites and minerals. To this end, we will focus on identifying, in detail, metabolic excretions of set of phototrophs under defined environmental conditions, as well studying metabolic interactions in natural phototroph-heterotroph communities. For the latter approach, we will use existing fresh water communities in our group, while the former will focus on our established set of phototrophs and application of state-of-the art metabolite measurement. The resulting findings will feed into modeling of phototroph metabolism, as well as determining key interaction points with helper heterotrophs. The resulting understanding will be applied to establish closed ecosystems, where phototrophs and heterotrophs can sustain each other for extended periods of time, solely through provision of light energy.

Further detailed information on the project, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 31 March 2017, 14:09 | Tags: EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Statistics

Title: EPSRC and Tata Steel - Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (ICASE)

Project Area: Statistical Machine Learning with Applications in Industrial Processes

Value: This 4 year studentship will cover full tuition fees at the Home rate (£4,195 - 2017/2018) and will offer an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 - 2017/2018). (EU students may be eligible for a fees-only award - no maintenance grant). The studentship should start in October 2017.

Deadline: Please see the application procedure on the attached link.

Project Details: This studentship offers a unique opportunity for a student to work on developing novel statistical machine learning methods for analysing large-scale data with applications in engineering. This project is motivated by the need for building predictive models to understand steel manufacturing processes. An integrated component of this project is to refine the developed machine learning models to futher accommodate the nature of manufacture and varying levels of uncertainty associated with data collection process.

Details on eligibility, how to apply and further detailed information on the project can be found on the attached link.

Fri 24 March 2017, 12:16 | Tags: Home, PhD

PhD Fellowships - Psychology Department

Title: Four PhD Fellowships

Project 1. Two in Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Professor Dieter Wolke

Project 2. Development of the Sense of Commitment (Developmental Psychology) - Dr John Michael

Project 3. Psychology of Belief, Religion, Science and Morality - Dr Jesse Preston

Value: These Fellowships will be available for students wishing to start a PhD in October 2017 (possibly July 2017 for one of the two linked to Professor Wolke's EU project) and pay academic fees at the Home/EU rate and maintenance grant in line with the UK Research Council standard maintenance grant (for 2016/17, the fee was £4,052 and the maintenance grant was £14,057 although these will increase slightly for 2017/18). These awards are specifically for projects supervised by Professor Dieter Wolke (two awards available), Dr John Michael, and Dr Jesse Preston.

Fellowship holders (excluding one of the two supervised by Professor Wolke) teach up to a maximum of 130-140 hours per year within the Department, with full training and support provided.

Applications should be made through the Graduate School online form: warwick.ac.uk/pgapply

Please specify in the finance and funding section on the form that you wish to be considered for a Departmental PhD Fellowship and make it clear which of the three projects you are applying for. Please provide a short document (1-2 pages) detailing why you are a suitable candidate for studying your choice of project – for example, your qualifications, interests, and relevant experience.

Deadlines: Applications should be submitted by the new extended dates as follows:

Project 1. - Monday 17th April 2017

Projects 2. & 3. - Friday 31st March 2017

Further details about the Department and how to apply can be found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych/. If you have further questions, email the project supervisor directly. If you have a general question about the application process, email the postgraduate admissions tutor (psychpg-admissions@warwick.ac.uk).

Tue 07 March 2017, 15:30 | Tags: EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Scholarship : Discovery of New Materials for Rechargeable Batteries

Value: This 3 year studentship will cover full tuition fees at the Home / EU rate and an annual stipend of £14,553. (Overseas candidates are welcome to apply but you need to cover the difference in fees between home and overseas candidates).

Deadline: Open subject to the position being filled.

Project: The aim of this PhD studentship is to exploit the research area of new materials for rechargeable batteries. To tackle the problem associated with energy and climate change when more and more renewable energy is integrated to the existing energy generation system. Due to the intermittence nature of some renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and wave, it is desired to have an efficient and economically viable energy storage system. Rechargeable batteries are efficient devices for renewable energy storage.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Tue 07 March 2017, 13:39 | Tags: EU, Home, Overseas, PhD


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