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16 Июн

Developing a new sensor technique for detecting impurities in gases and the environment

Developing a new sensor technique for detecting impurities in gases and the environment

Project Description

PhD Studentship in Machine Learning and Patterning Recognition in a new sensor system for chemical — biological detection and biomedical applicationsApplications are invited for a PhD studentship in the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the Jordanstown Campus (near Belfast).
The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual grant of £14,553 and will be awarded for three years (subject to satisfactory progress).We want to develop a new sensor technique for detecting impurities in gases and the environment. This will involve (i) a new sensor device which generates spectral data and (ii) the use of machine learning & pattern recognition techniques. If you are interested in new sensors with important biomedical or environmental applications and have interests and knowledge of either (i) plasma spectroscopy or (ii) machine learning / pattern recognition algorithms, you are welcome to apply for this studentship.

Project Summary:
The rapid detection of airborne pathogens, the continuous monitoring of hospital wards to detect bacteria and viruses or even the routine monitoring of atmospheric and water borne pollutants represent immense scientific and technical challenges of great importance to society. Complex and expensive laboratory analytical techniques are required in order to detect biological and chemical species rapidly and accurately. Current biosensor or physical sensor technology does not offer a realistic potential for instant detection of these complex entities. Many biosensor technologies struggle to operate reliably and accurately over extended periods in the wild.

We have been working with a new technique for generating analytical chemical data from gases or liquid droplets in gases, for example from human or animal breath, industrial gases and aerosols. This technique is called plasma optical emission spectroscopy (POES); it has shown some interesting results and could be quite low cost compared to standard laboratory instruments. However the data quality is noisy and non-stationary and therefore we need to use chemometric and new machine learning techniques to improve the detection accuracy.

Entrance Requirements:
All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a cognate area. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s qualifications, skills experience and interests. Successful candidates will enrol as of 1 October 2017, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £14,553 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress. This studentship is funded by the Department for the Economy, N. Ireland.
If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on this project please contact:-

Prof Paul Maguire


Prof Hui Wang


For more information on applying go to ulster.ac.uk/research
Apply online ulster.ac.uk/applyonline

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 28th July 2017
Interviews will be held in August 2017

16 Июн

PhD Studentship: Engineering Ultra high power Plasmonic Sources for 6th Generation (6G) Terahertz Mobile Communications

PhD Studentship: Engineering Ultra high power Plasmonic Sources for 6th Generation (6G) Terahertz Mobile Communications

  •  Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

While the 5th Generation of mobile communications (5G) are currently being standardised by the industry it is expected that 6th Generation (6G) mobile communication networks will be required to support Tbps data rates. The only feasible way to achieve this is to use up to one thousand times or more of the spectrum that is being allocated for 5G. This is available in the so called Terahertz frequencies and the most fundamental challenge in the use of this spectrum is our current inability to achieve output powers from terahertz sources which make them suitable for 6G mobile communications. A global race is therefore currently ongoing internationally to research and engineer disruptive nano-scale technologies to produce novel Terahertz sources.One of the most promising lines of research is the use of plasmonic sources to generate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz frequency range. The typical plasma frequencies of most materials are in the optical range, however, photonic man-made nano-structures can be made with tunable plasmon frequency.

The aim of this project is to perform: a rigorous study of the state-of-the-art in terahertz radiation sources, research into synthetic graphene based nano-structures, to undertake the design and validation of such sources, experimentation (in collaborations with nanoGUNE) of the developed terahertz sources to validate theoretical and computational findings, and to move research forward in actual fabrication and future applications.

Specific Requirements:
• 1st Degree (and preferably MSc) in electrical engineering or physics with proven affinity for mathematical modelling and complex simulations/scientific computing.
• Proven experience with complex simulation codes using C, C++
• Familiarity with high performance computing (desirable).
• Excellent scientific problem solving skills.

Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply) and clearly state the title of the studentship on your application.

Contact for informal enquiries and a full project description: Prof Maziar Nekovee, http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/410738

Funding Notes

The Scholarship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,553 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the scholarship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate any overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees (for more details visit: View Website).


15 Июн

Three-dimensional Relaxation of Gravitational Instability in a Porous Medium

  • Monday, July 31, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

Project Detail:
Background – It’s now widely accepted that the global warming of the atmosphere observed in the last 150 years is due to an increase in the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, and that the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in deep geological formations is a feasible medium term solution. The partial dissolution of this supercritical CO2 into a brine results in a mixture that is denser than the brine underneath, which triggers a gravitational instability allowing the mixture to be advected downwards through the brine. Carbon dioxide is thus stored at the bottom of the aquifer, where it can remain sequestrated for a very long time. The few existing three-dimensional (3D) studies, all numerical, suggest that predictions based on 2D models may be inadequate. This remains to be demonstrated through experiments, since all numerical simulations have been performed using continuum/Darcy scale models, thus discarding all the physics occurring at the pore scale.

Objectives — We propose to investigate the 3D gravitational convection triggered by CO2 dissolution, using novel experimental setups relying on the matching of the refractive indexes of the solid and fluid phases, and providing a full 3D pore scale characterization of the concentration and velocity fields. The convective flow will first be studied in a confined cylindrical geometry in order to accurately characterize the dynamics, amplitude and stability of a single plume. Pseudo 3D (granular-filled Hele-Shaw cells) and full 3D cells will then permit to investigate the dynamics of many interacting plumes, and a theoretical model will be elaborated based on these experimental results to take into account possible effects of the porous dispersion (convective enhanced diffusion). A heuristic model of the trapping efficiency will also be proposed based on the experimental findings.

Funding information:
The studentship will start in October 2017, for 3 years, and currently provide a tax-free stipend of £14,553 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,195 p.a.). While we welcome applications from non EU nationals, the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.

Find out more:

Entry requirements:
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Fluid Engineering / Fluid Mechanics or a related subject. Experience in one or more of the following fields will be an advantage: non-linear dynamics, linear stability analysis, non-modal stability analysis. Some knowledge in optical diagnostics will be useful as well.

Contact details:
Name: Francois Nadal
Email address:
Telephone number: +44-(0) 1509 227 057

How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Please quote the reference ‘FNHZ2017’ on all correspondence and on the application form, ensure that you select ‘Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering’ under ‘programme name’ on the application form.

Application details:
Reference number: FNHZ2017
Preferred Start date (if any): 1st October 2017
Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Interview Dates:

Primary supervisor: Francois Nadal
Secondary supervisor: Huayong Zhao

Funding Notes

The studentship will start in October 2017, for 3 years, and currently provide a tax-free stipend of £14,553 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,195 p.a.). While we welcome applications from non EU nationals, the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.


15 Июн

PhD Position in Chemisty: The Synthesis and Applications of Multicomponent Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFS)

PhD Position in Chemisty: The Synthesis and Applications of Multicomponent Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFS)


  • Sunday, December 31, 2017

    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

 Project Description

The project will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks built up from multiple components. The position is ideal for a scientist wishing to acquire expertise in a range of areas including synthetic chemistry, crystallography, catalysis, and materials characterisation.

All research will involve close collaborations with other group members and research groups both in New Zealand and abroad, especially via our affiliation with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The results of this research will be published in high-impact journals. There will also be opportunities for traveling to present this research at international conferences.

The position is based in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University. The Institute has world-class facilities for chemistry research. Palmerston North is a small, student-centered city with a vast range of recreational opportunities.

The annual stipend is NZ$27,000 (tax-free) for a period of three years, and student fees will be paid in addition to this.

For more information on our group’s activities please visit our website: http://www.telfergroup.net.nz

Applicants should send to Prof Shane Telfer () the following:
(i) Curriculum Vitae,
(ii) A summary of university grades,
(iii) A statement detailing why they are interested in this position,
(iv) Contact information for two potential referees.

Funding Notes

An Honours/Masters degree in the Chemistry or equivalent and a background in synthetic chemistry.

TOEFL (or equivalent) certification is required for non-native English speakers.

Enthusiasm, curiosity, and self-motivation are essential.


15 Июн

Smart surface-engineered antimicrobial materials (Advert Ref: FAC17/MCE/GONZALES SANCHEZ)

Smart surface-engineered antimicrobial materials (Advert Ref: FAC17/MCE/GONZALES SANCHEZ)

  Project Description

In the European Union 8 to 12 % of the inhabitants risk of nosocomial infections. Hospital touch surfaces such as bed rails and handles can be a reservoir of pathogens that cause infections resulting not only in substantial economic losses but even in patient death. Antimicrobial copper is the most effective touch surface material against pathogenic microbes since it can kill more than 99.9 % bacteria within 2 hours of exposure. However, copper is a relative soft material that exhibits low wear resistance compared to other materials. An easy technique to improve the durability of the material is to mix copper with other elements to form new alloys, although it might be at the expense of losing part of the antimicrobial ability and spoil the corrosion performance. From this point of view, metallic glasses have a great potential due to their high wear and corrosion resistance compared to their crystalline counterparts.

The PhD student will use rapid solidification techniques to develop novel antimicrobial alloys with high glass forming ability and optimum properties in terms of microbiological activity, wear properties as well as anti-corrosion performance. The microbiological studies will be carried out in collaboration with the Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Department (Northumbria University). Analysis will be carried out to monitor the behavior of a variety of clinically-relevant and artificially copper-tolerant bacteria on these novel alloys. Additionally, the influence of multiple wet and dry abrasion cycles on the antimicrobial performance will be a part of these investigations.

Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.

For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see

Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.
Start Date: 2 October 2017

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities provider and in welcoming applications for studentships from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

Funding Notes

The studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates (for 2017/18, this is £14,553 pa) and fees (Home/EU £4,450 / International £13,000).


V.M. Villapún, F. Esat, S. Bull, L.G. Dover, S. González. Tuning the mechanical and antimicrobial performance of a Cu-based metallic glass composite through cooling rate control and annealing. Materials 10 (2017) 506; doi:10.3390/ma10050506.

V.M. Villapún, H. Zhang, F. Esat, P. Pérez, J. Sort, S. Bull, J. Stach, S. González. Novel metallic glass composites with optimum wear and antimicrobial performance. Materials and Design 115 (2017) 93-102.

V.M. Villapún, Lynn Dover, A. Cross, S. González. Antimicrobial touch surfaces. Materials 9 (2016) 1-23.


15 Июн

PhD position in Combinatorial Chemistry / Peptide Chemistry / Drug Development

PhD position in Combinatorial Chemistry / Peptide Chemistry / Drug Development

Project Description

A PhD position is available in the group of Prof. Christian Heinis at the EPFL in Lausanne (http://isic.epfl.ch/lppt). The primary focus of the research group is the development of peptide macrocycle therapeutics using phage display and other combinatorial methods.

The goal of the PhD project is to develop peptide macrocycles to challenging protein targets to which no small molecule ligands could be generated to date. The PhD student will develop strategies to synthesize and screen large combinatorial libraries of macrocycles. The student will apply the methods to generate ligands to important therapeutic targets such as TNFa, IL-17 and PD-1. The techniques used in the project include chemical reaction development, automated peptide synthesis, high-throughput screening, characterization of ligands and biological evaluation.

Applicants need to be highly motivated and able to lead a project independently. They should have an education in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related subject. Entrance date: July 2017 — June 2018

To apply for the positions, please send a letter of motivation, a CV and a list of references to Prof. Christian Heinis ().

Funding Notes

The PhD project is fully funded. Annual salary: Around 50,000 Euro


Chen, S., et al., Nature Chemistry, 6(11), 1009-16, 2014
Heinis, C., et al., Nature Chemical Biology, 5(7), 502-7, 2009


13 Июн

Daimler and Benz Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarships in Germany, 2017

Daimler and Benz Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarships in Germany, 2017

The Daimler and Benz Foundation is pleased to offer Postdoctoral Scholarships for the year 2018. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.The goal of the program is to strengthen the autonomy of our next generation of academics as well as helping committed researchers get a smooth start on their career path during the productive phase after their dissertation.

The Daimler and Benz Foundation is guided by clear principles. Its core values include supporting young researchers, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation, and promoting research in a wide-range of fields. The Daimler and Benz Foundation has created a forum where leaders in the natural and social sciences can present and discuss their ideas.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue postdoctoral program.

Study Subject: The scholarships are open to all areas of study and topics.

Scholarship Award: The scholarships are awarded for two years: the yearly grant sum is €20,000. Scholarship recipients must write a report about their progress and research results after the first year and a final report once the scholarship has ended. The bursar’s office of the research institute at which the scholarship recipient is working handles the actual disbursement of the grant. The grant is to be used at the discretion of the applicant primarily for the following purposes: special chemicals and kits, appliances, computers, temporary contracts for research assistants, research trips, participation at conferences, as well as organizational costs for their own conferences. Scholarships may not be used for living costs or as a replacement for the typical expenses of research institutes (for example, overhead and printing costs as well as running costs such as basic chemicals, paper, etc.). Previous grants received by the applicant will not affect the funding of the scholarship.

Number of Scholarships: Ten scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The grants serve to support postdoctoral students at German research institutes, primarily assistant professors or researchers in similar positions, as, for example, self-employed heads of young academic research groups. Candidates must be in the early phases of their research career. The Foundation knowingly refuses to formulate a specific definition of “early phases” since the time period will be dependent on the academic field and can be evaluated in differing ways. Nonetheless, it should be clear from the application that the applicant has consciously decided to pursue a research career and is actively pursuing this goal. Applicants can only apply for a grant for their own research project. It can either be for an expansion of an already running research project or a completely new project. The Foundation hosts meetings at regular intervals in order to encourage exchanges between the grant recipients and to foster contact with the Foundation. Willingness to participate in these events is a prerequisite for obtaining a grant.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Scholarship program targets young researchers who have received their PhDs and are in the early phases of their postdoctoral career.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarships in Germany

How to Apply: Applications can be written in either German or English. Submission, including the confidential letters of recommendation, must be completed by midnight on October 1, 2017. Applications can be submitted to the online application portal (www.daimler-benz-stiftung.de) or in writing. The font size must be at least 11 points. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered – the postal cancellation date is irrelevant.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Proof of affiliation with a research institute for the entire length of the scholarship (for example, written confirmation from the institute’s head).
  • Title and a short description of the research project suitable for academic evaluation including particulars on the planned methodology (four DIN-A4-pages maximum, including bibliography).
  • Short description of the research project suitable for a general audience (one-page maximum).
  • An approximate timetable for the project including general information about the planned use of scholarship funds (two pages maximum).
  • Resumé complete with the applicant’s academic career (including publications, grants, prizes, etc.).
  • Copies of all academic degrees (provisional copies are not acceptable); for foreign degrees please include a certified German or English translation.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation containing commentary not only about the applicant but also about her/his proposed project. The letters of recommendation must be written on the official stationery of the institution at which the letter writer works. Informal and unsigned letters or recommendations will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is October 1, 2017.


13 Июн

Skype Foreign Studies Master’s Scholarships in Estonia, 2017

Skype and the Information Technology Foundation for Education hereby launch the competition for foreign studies Master’s scholarships for 2017. The Scholarship is designed to cover the cost of tuition fees or other costs related to studies.The aims of the Scholarship are to promote the transfer of knowledge between the sciences and the humanities and the popularization of ICT specialties and to boost the availability of Master’s studies abroad for Master’s students from Estonia.

The Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) is a non-profit association established by the Republic of Estonia, the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Eesti Telekom and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the sciences (preferably related to information and communications technology) or interdisciplinary studies on condition that one level of higher education is completed in the sciences.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship is worth 8000 euros for the 2017/2018 academic. The Scholarship is designed to cover the cost of tuition fees or other costs related to studies. The period of the scholarship is the 2017/2018 academic year – 10 months in total.

Number of Scholarships: There is one scholarship available.

Scholarship can be taken in Estonia

Eligibility: Applications are open to Estonian citizens and foreigners living in Estonia on the basis of a permanent residence permit who have met the qualifications to enroll in Master’s studies.

Nationality: Estonian and foreign students living in Estonia are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: In order to apply, applicants must fill the online application form. Please attach the following additional documents:

  • CV, which must list contact details (including your telephone number and e-mail address);
  • Full results of studies at the last educational institution you attended (i.e. academic record);
  • Describe the topic you plan to cover in your Master’s thesis, or if you have not decided this, describe in general the field you are interested in (up to 1000 characters), indicating the country and/or educational institution at which you would you like to continue your studies; and
  • An essay on the topic “What I will be doing in five years’ time thanks to the Skype foreign studies scholarship” (4500-7000 characters).

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 16, 2017.



13 Июн

2017 MS and PhD Scholarships at Ozyegin University, Istanbul in Turkey

2017 MS and PhD Scholarships at Ozyegin University, Istanbul in Turkey

Ozyegin University is looking for graduate students who will work in a large-scale research project on the development of low emission diesel engine components with industry collaboration. The research will be in the field of control systems. Candidates should have an engineering degree from the departments of mechanical, electrical & electronics, mechatronics, control or closely related disciplines.OzyeginUniversity is a young, research-oriented university with highly motivated and experienced academic staff graduated from reputable universities around the world. Analog and RF Research Labs of Ozyegin University is a recently established international microelectronics research lab with skilled graduate students from distinct countries.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MS and PhD programme.

Study Subject: Development of Low Emission Diesel Engine Components

Scholarship Award: 1800 TL/month (Ph.D., 3 years) or 1500 TL/month (MSc, 2 years) + Dormitory or Rent support 700TL/month + Tuition waiver during study + Additional stipend of 700 TL/month in return for teaching assistantship for qualified applicants.

Scholarship can be taken in Istanbul

Eligibility: Advanced English, Labview, and Matlab-Simulink knowledge

Nationality: Students from Istanbul are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants are required to apply for a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree to their undergraduate and doctorate programs.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: For pre-evaluation send a copy of academic transcripts, graduation thesis, if available master thesis, academic publications and reference letters to ozkan.bebek ]at[ ozyegin.edu.tr

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline July 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link


13 Июн

Facebook PhD Research Internship (Systems and Infrastructure) in UK, 2017

Facebook PhD Research Internship (Systems and Infrastructure) in UK, 2017

Facebook is pleased to offer Research Internship, PhD (Systems and Infrastructure) to study in UK. Interns must be pursuing PhD in Computer Science, related STEM or quantitative field, or relevant experience. International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme. This is an unpaid internship programme.

Field of Internship: The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in relevant engineering fields, such as (but not limited to) distributed software systems, storage systems, data warehousing and analytics, database systems, operating systems, networking systems, programming languages, compilers & runtime systems, security & privacy and mobile systems. 
Course Level:
Internship Provider:
Internship can be taken in London, United Kingdom

Eligibility: Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing PhD in Computer Science, related STEM or quantitative field, or relevant experience
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Research and/or work experience in Algorithms, Architecture, Programming Languages, Compilers, Database, Data Mining, Distributed Systems, Security, Networking, and/or Systems
  • Experience in systems software or algorithms
  • Expertise in C++, Java, Perl, PHP or Python
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results
  • Preferred: Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or PhD papers
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United Kingdom in 2017

Internship Open for International Students:  International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: This internship has minimum twelve (12) week duration with winter, summer and fall start dates.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Internship Application Deadline: Contact Employer


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