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Atomistically Informed Fatigue Crack Growth Models Supervisor: Dr James Kermode (Engineering) and Tyler London (TWI, Cambridge). The demanding conditions experienced by welded structures create significant challenges for design and assessment. Due to their reliance on empirical criteria, existing fracture mechanics assessment codes and standards are insufficient.
Continuum Models and Inverse Problems Supervisor: Prof. Florian Theil (Mathematics) Estimating coefficients of continuum models from data is called an inverse problem.
Electronic and thermoelectric transport in highly heterogeneous nanometerials and devices Supervisor: Dr Phytos Neophytou Two thirds of all energy we use is lost into heat during conversion processes, a loss which puts enormous pressure on the plant, the use of fossil fuels, and energy sustainability.
Mathematical Foundations Potential supervisors include (non-exhaustive list): Andreas Dedner, Tobias Grafke, Thomas Hudson, Christoph Ortner, James Sprittles, Bjorn Stinner, Florian Theil, Charlie Elliot, Sebastian Vollmer.
Modelling the Barrier and Elastic Properties of Skin Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Notman (Chemistry). The top layer of skin, the stratum corneum (SC), is a complex, heterogeneous material. It is only 10-40 microns thick yet it acts as a highly impermeable barrier that protects the body from water loss, substances in the environment and infection.
Quantum dynamical simulation of tunnelling and electronic friction: what controls hydrogen chemistry on metals? Supervisors: Dr Reinhard Maurer and Dr Scott Habershon (Chemistry). Development and application of molecular simulation methods to study quantum nuclear and electron-nuclear coupling effects in atomic and molecular hydrogen diffusion and reaction at metal surfaces.
Uncertainty quantification of long-timescale evolution in precipitation-strengthened alloys Supervisors: Dr Peter Brommer (School of Engineering) Study the ageing process in precipitation-hardened alloys using kinetic Monte Carlo based on atomic interaction models fitted to electronic structure calculations.