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02 Авг

Research in Germany. Research opportunities for international materials scientists

Research opportunities for international materials scientists

Various options for young researchers

Young researchers can  find good conditions for studying materials science at many German universities. In studies like the CHE Ranking, the following universities for example score particularly well:

The conditions for young researchers in the field of materials science are also excellent at non-university research institutions in Germany, for example:

Forschungszentrum Jülich

How can a secure, affordable and environmentally-friendly energy supply be ensured? This is one of the major challenges today, and scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich are trying to find possible solutions. The institution near Aachen is one of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary research centres. One focus is on energy and the environment, while another is on information and the brain, where for example a brain pacemaker for patients with Parkinson’s disease is being developed.
The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C) is one of ten institutes at Forschungszentrum Jülich. www.fz-juelich.de Forschungszentrum Jülich

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02 Авг

Development of the Waves2Watts Wave Energy Converter

Development of the Waves2Watts Wave Energy Converter

  • Friday, August 11, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, Lancaster University

Project Description


3 Year Enterprise-led Funded PhD: Ref. No. 71

This project investigates an innovative renewable energy technology from waves.Computational and experimental modelling will be carried out with ultimate aim of advancing the Waves2Watts wave energy converter (W2W WEC) up the technology readiness scale and progress its technology as a viable proposition.

The goal for the W2W WEC research and design process is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CFD) modelling capability verified and calibrated by experimental modelling which is able to optimise the component design, geometrical shape and performance of the W2W WEC. Applicants should have an Engineering degree.

Industry Partner

The researcher will work with Prof. George Aggidis who leads our renewable energy team in the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University and an innovative start up company Wave2Watts Ltd which has a patented design on a device to convert wave energy to power. This emerging technology is at the forefront of a new wave of renewable energy development.

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will:
• Receive £15,000 tax free per year
• Have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth c£4,195/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year to £13,315/year.) See university website for published rates by year of entry)
• Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
• Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The post is subject to confirmation of funding.

Application deadline

12pm GMT, 11th August 2017
Start date: September 2017

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:
• CV (max 2 pages)
• PhD Application Form (http://bit.ly/cgephdap)
• Application Criteria Document (http://bit.ly/cgephdapcr)
• Funded PhD Reference Form (http://bit.ly/cgephdref)

Please state the project reference number (71) in your email subject.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This doctoral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.

At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.


Funding Notes

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund


29 Июл

Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism

Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism

  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials is looking for:

PhD Student (f/m), Master/Diploma in Physics Reference No.: EM 2017/19

The institute of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated magnetism, multifunctional materials and superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray and neutron instruments it also offers a state-of-the-art materials synthesis program and the full range of standard sample characterization facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, specific heat and transport measurements.

Tasks and Topic of the doctoral thesis:

«Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets»

The PhD student will investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism.Current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations and new forms of topological order such as spin liquids with fractional excitations. These phenomena will be investigated using primarily the experimental techniques of neutron and X-ray scattering along with materials synthesis and characterization. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists.


Applicants should have or be close to finishing a master/diploma degree in physics and should have taken courses in condensed matter physics.

Please attach to your application the following documents: Motivation letter, CV and the contact details of at least two academic references.

What we offer:

Fixed term contract for 36 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

How to apply:

Have we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 31.08.2017.

For German version, please click on the following link:

28 Июл

Graphene/ceramic nanocomposites for fireproof applications

Graphene/ceramic nanocomposites for fireproof applications

 Project Description
Graphene is the world’s first developed 2D material. Since its introduction in 2004, it has attracted many researchers and industry. This is because graphene is ultra-light, has excellent toughness, hundred times stronger than steel and yet very flexible. It is also has a superb conductivity and can act as a perfect barrier. The combination of these properties makes graphene an ideal material for flexible electronics, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, touch panels and smart phones screens. Recent years have witnessed much advancement in the mass production of graphene, which made it highly attractive for wide range of applications. In this project, graphene/ceramic nanocomposite will be used in the production of fireproof coatings.

The project objectives are,
• Define specific requirements for fireproof materials.
• Identify graphene production processes and ceramic materials for the formulation of graphene/ceramic nanocomposite.
• Synthesis of the graphene based fireproof coating samples.
• Characterisation and development of the optimised coatings.

Funding Notes

There is no funding for this project: applications can only be accepted from self-funded candidates

25 Июл

Novel high speed characterisation methods for metal-organic nanosheets University of Sheffield, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Novel high speed characterisation methods for metal-organic nanosheets

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students OnlySelf-Funded PhD Students Only
 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield

Project Description

Nanomaterials are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives from electronics to medicine. The remarkable properties shown by graphene have led to the development of a wide variety of other two-dimensional materials. Metal-organic nanosheets (MONs) are a cutting edge class of 2D nanomaterials with the potential for use in applications ranging from ‘smart’ materials and catalysts to solar cells, gas separation and drug delivery. However, a major obstacle to their wide application is the absence of a high throughput characterisation and defect screening methods, as current transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy based characterisation methods are far too slow.During your PhD project you will first develop such high through-put characterisation technique aimed at MONs sorting in terms of dimensions and/or defects. In particular, you will pioneer the use secondary electron spectroscopy in combination of energy-filtered scanning electron microscopy (EFSEM) which is being developed at Sheffield in the group of Dr Cornelia Rodenburg, and which has already demonstrated the feasibility of chemical mapping with subnanometer resolution in low voltage scanning electron microscope. You will carry out your studies on MON materials made in the group of Dr Jonathan Foster. The insights gained from your studies is expected to enable the development of new catalysts, sensors and photovoltaic devices.

Funding Notes

Applicants are expected to have secured sponsorship or must indicate how they plan to fund their studies.

This successful applicant will be embedded in a multidisciplinary research group of chemists, physicists and engineers. The project is suitable for a student with a chemistry, materials science, physics or related background. Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a 2.1 honours masters level degree in an appropriate subject.


25 Июл

Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

University of Huddersfield: Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) Research Group
 Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA)

University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Fully-Funded PhD Studentships Starting in January 2018

The EMMA research group welcomes applications for fully-funded PhD studentships (fees paid plus a tax-free stipend of £14,553 per year for three years) for high-calibre graduates who hold a minimum of an upper-second class degree (or equivalent) in engineering or the physical sciences who are interested in studying radiation damage in any of the following areas:

  • Nuclear materials
  • Materials for space
  • Semiconductors
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Thin films and coatings

We also welcome applications for research projects in any other areas which are appropriate to the research interests of the EMMA Centre.

About the Centre

The EMMA centre is a world leader in the study of radiation damage in materials using electron microscopy and related techniques. At the heart of our activities is the Microscopes and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigations (MIAMI) facility which allows materials to be irradiated in situ within a transmission electron microscope (TEM). We use MIAMI to observe the internal structure of a sample at the nanoscale as it is being bombarded with energetic ions at a range of temperatures. This research has relevance to the performance of materials in nuclear reactors and in space; to semiconductor manufacture; to the development of nanotechnology; and to the advanced treatment of surfaces with various types of physically-deposited coatings.

EMMA was established at the University of Huddersfield in 2011 and we are now in a very exciting period as we recently completed the construction of MIAMI-2 which combines a new 300 kV TEM with two ion accelerators having been awarded £3.5M by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

We have an extensive network of collaborators including the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Surrey and Imperial College in the UK, the Universities of Illinois, Tennessee and Purdue in the USA and international laboratories including Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique in France and Oakridge in the USA.

University of Huddersfield: Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) Research Group
 How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to emma-phd@hud.ac.uk by Friday 1st September 2017.


25 Июл

Accurate and efficient simulation of partially coherent light for biomedical imaging applications

Accurate and efficient simulation of partially coherent light for biomedical imaging applications

 Project Description
Two photon imaging and other fluorescent imaging technologies are leading the charge to see deeper and more clearly into the human body, and in particular the brain. Together with coherence gated techniques such as optical coherence tomography, the demand has never been higher for fast and accurate computation of the propagation of partially coherent light. In this project, we propose to devise and experimentally validate a method for propagating partially coherent light, and to demonstrate its use in holographic systems at optical and terahertz frequencies. The research group has experience with numerical simulation of Fourier optical systems, and time-frequency methods.

The student will develop software and perform experiments to verify a time-frequency model of partial coherence. The outputs of this project will offer improved reconstruction algorithms for 3D microscopy applications, particularly in applications that make use of partially coherent light, such as optical coherence tomography and two-photon microscopy.

The successful candidate should have, or expect to have, an Honours Degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics. A masters degree in a relevant field would be advantagous.

Knowledge of: Signal processing, optics, MATLAB would be advantageous.

Funding Notes

There will be an opportunity for EU students to apply for a scholarship before the end of October, with results announced by April an October 2018 start is anticipated. Inqueries from self-funded students are also welcome.


14 Июл

PhD Studentship: Abnormality Detection in Diffusive Molecular Nano-Networks

PhD Studentship: Abnormality Detection in Diffusive Molecular Nano-Networks

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The recent progress in nanotechnology has motivated researchers to study the concept of nano-communication networks, i.e. networks that enable communication between nano-scale devices. Since one of the main deployment areas of nano-scale machinery is expected to be in healthcare related applications within the human body, conventional methodologies for wireless communication involving radio frequency transmission are considered as impractical for such networks due to physical constraints of both the propagation channel and the nanoscale nodes. Molecular communication, inspired by the naturally evolved communication mechanisms between biological entities at this physical scale, is a very promising cutting-edge approach to this problem, where dedicated molecules are employed as information carriers.Health monitoring can be counted amongst the most highly-anticipated applications of nano-scale networks, since this technology presents the potential to enable a quantum jump in the early detection capabilities of potentially lethal diseases and disorders. In this context, the problem of abnormality detection, i.e. the early and accurate detection and reporting of abnormal changes in the environmental parameters that may characterize the presence of a disease or disorder, represents one of the key challenges.

The main aim of this project is to investigate the abnormality detection problem in nano-scale networks employing molecular communication. The research will be focusing on the development of system models for the abnormality detection problem in the molecular communication channel, and on the design of novel communication and signal processing strategies for the detection task, taking into account the energy, memory and processing power restrictions of the nano-scale nodes. Performance analysis of the proposed schemes will be carried out analytically and/or via simulations.

The University of Sussex is a top 20 university in the UK. The Sensor Technology Research Centre is a world-leading group in theoretical and applied research in the areas of sensors, wearable and embedded technologies, mobile and wireless communications and extreme environment detectors (for further information visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/strc/). The successful applicant will be joining an international collaboration with overseas partners, who are excellent and accomplished researchers in their respective fields.

— Required:
• Good Bachelor’s, or (preferably) Master’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering or in a closely related field.
• Familiarity with Matlab.
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. A healthy dose of scientific curiosity and scientific problem solving skills.
• A solid theoretical background in the fundamentals of digital communications and signal processing.
• Good programming skills.
— Apply for a PhD in Engineering clearly stating the title of this studentship in the Finance Section of your PhD application, and specify Dr Menguc Oner as your preferred supervisor. For further information on how to apply online, including entry requirements, please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/apply
— For informal enquiries about the project, contact Dr. Menguc Oner: , http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/406352
For general enquires about the application contact:

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, 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).

14 Июл

Design of a VHEE Radiotherapy Machine: A Potential New Paradigm in Cancer Treatment

Design of a VHEE Radiotherapy Machine: A Potential New Paradigm in Cancer Treatment

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

Project Description

There is the opportunity for a Ph.D. student to develop a high gradient linac and associated RF, operating at 200 – 250 MV, suitable for a VHEE radiotherapy machine. This research will allow for a potential new paradigm in cancer treatment. The work will capitalise on more than two decades of research conducted for CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) at CERN.With suitable adaptation, a full radiotherapy electron machine will be investigated, capable of delivering a high dose at a rapid rate –and hence able to take advantage of the latest advances in ultrahigh dose -rate “FLASH” radiotherapy. Each accelerating structure will operate at ~ 100 MV/m with the capability of delivering 10s Gy in a highly conformal manner. Part of the Ph.D. will also entail the practicality of steering multiple linacs to the treatment area –and hence investigate “freezing” patient motion. This will entail a collaboration with the University of Manchester, Daresbury Lab., Elekta and CERN.

There will be RF, beam dynamics, vacuum science, and mechanical engineering aspects to this project. The practicalities of realising a VHEE radiotherapy machine within a realistic timeframe will be explored. The project has analytical, simulation, and experimental aspects to the research. The direction of the research will be decided according to the interest and aptitude of the student.

This studentship is funded by STFC for 4 years. The student will be based at the University of Manchester and the Cockcroft Institute and will be expected to collaborate closely with Elekta and will be encouraged communicate all results at CERN-hosted conferences and similar events.

Studentship commences Sept 2017.

For further details contact:

14 Июл

Development of biosensor to detect mammal pests

Development of biosensor to detect mammal pests

Molecular Sensing, Plant & Food Research

Project Description

Introduced invasive mammals are one of the greatest threats to New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Biosensors that can detect pest-specific biomarker molecules have potential to produce a step-change in the remote sensing of such pests for eradication. Based with our Molecular Sensing team in Plant & Food Research (PFR) in Auckland, this is an exciting PhD opportunity at the biotech/nanotech interface which aims to develop biosensor technology for mammal pest detection and surveillance.

The PhD project will involve the development of biological receptors for the sensitive and selective detection of mammal pest-specific biomarker molecules. This will include characterisation of these receptors ligand binding abilities and coupling to sensor formats for incorporation in wireless devices for remote sensing in the field. The student will work with Dr Andrew Kralicek, Molecular Sensing Team Leader (PFR) and Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic from the School of Chemical Sciences (University of Auckland).

The studentship offers 3-year PhD stipend/fees funded by the NZ Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.

Candidates will have relevant postgraduate qualifications in molecular biology and experience in data analysis (qualitative and/or quantitative). A background in materials chemistry would be desirable. Candidates must meet the University of Auckland eligibility criteria to enrol for this PhD.

For registration details and to apply for this position please visit http://www.careers.plantandfood.co.nz and search under ’Apply for a Job’’

Please quote vacancy number 22910

Funding Notes

We have funding for a 3 year PhD studentship (stipend and fees) at the University of Auckland, NZ.


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