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PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title:  PhD in Design and manufacturing of bioplastics

Value: This studentship offers a standard UKRI annual stipend of £15,609 (2021/2022) for 3.5 years.

Deadline:  Applications should be submitted by 7 February 2022.

Project: This is a challenging and unique PhD opportunity for a student with a solid background in polymer chemistry, polymer characterisation and polymer processing. The aim of the project is to develop high performance biodegradable polymers through phase morphology, crystallinity control and processing technology.

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

Mon 15 Nov 2021, 14:44 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD Improving imaging methodologies for fibre-reinforced composite (CFRP) structures

Value: This studentship offers a standard UKRI annual stipend of £15,609 (2021/2022) for 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 7 February 2022

Project: This project will develop novel acquisition protocols to tackle both of these issues, using the TESCAN X-ray CT system here at Warwick, and whom is a partner in this project. It will require both programming new geometries in the system and applying existing reconstruction software to handle these geometries. Candidates should have a minimum of an upper second (2.1) honours degree. The project is suitable for engineering, physics, computer science or mathematics graduates with computational skills.

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

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 16:51 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: EngD in Optimisation of Battery Recycling Processes

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £17,109 for 4 years, plus an Industrial Top Up of £3,000.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 7 February 2022

Project: The EngD programme will last for a period of four years and will involve undertaking a Masters’ degree which they must pass in order to progress further. The student will split their time between WMG and Recyclus with aim of finding optimal solutions to issues encountered in battery recycling. Candidates should have a minimum of an upper second (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, material science. Some industrial experience in batter recycling. Skilled in materials characterisation techniques (SEM, XRD, ICP). Battery design knowledge, battery recycling H&S awareness, CAD software.

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

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 14:26 | Tags: EngD, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Scholarship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Scholarship : Engineering Biological Systems

Value: This Award includes payment of full tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend of £15,890 (2022/2023) for 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 30 January 2022.

Project: In this project, the candidate will develop mathematical models of microbial growth over the course of industrial processes. Using these models, we will identify key interactions which result in poor yields and production failures. We will develop control strategies to improve pathway performance and robustness to both biological and industrial constraints. We anticipate candidates will spend time undertaking experimental work in a partner lab to generate data to refine their computational models and to validate the design strategies they uncovered during their research. Candidates can also benefit from our links with industrial partners who will provide commercial insights and feedback throughout the project. Projects can be tailored to the candidates’ skills and interests. Candidates will build a broad skill set in design, engineering and the application of modern biotechnologies providing a strong foundation for future careers in academia or industry.

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

Mon 01 Nov 2021, 12:36 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: EngD in Smart Design and Synthesis of High-Performance Cathode Active Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £17,109 for 4 years, plus an Industrial Top Up of £4,000.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 7 February 2022

Project: The application of battery technologies is set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, from the widespread adoption of electric vehicles to the future electrification of aircraft and stationary energy storage applications.

The aim of this thesis is to explore and evaluate new synthetic routes to cathode materials, with a consideration to both smart design and synthesis. To this end WMG has invested in a laminar flow and powder ALD coating reactors. Ultimately it is hoped to demonstrate the maximum performance of cathode materials. This work will be partially sponsored by Johnson Matthey, hence showing the industrial applicability of the potential outcomes of this work. All materials will be fully characterised, both using standard and advanced techniques, and enhanced battery performance and extend lifetime will be demonstrated in real world format cells.

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

Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12:11 | Tags: EngD, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Medical School

Title: Use of an online consultation platform in general practice and potential role in the detection and diagnosis of cancer

Value: This studentship offers full payment of academic tuition fees and an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609). It also includes a budget for research costs. Home/UK students only can apply.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 6 September 2021 for a start date of October 2021.

Project: This 3.5 year PhD studentship starting in October 2021 provides a unique opportunity for a promising health services researcher to work in a highly topical area and undertake research aimed at influencing the future design of primary care services.

You will join the Digital Primary Care team in the Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick Medical School, led by Dr Helen Atherton. The team conduct research that critically evaluates the development, implementation and use of digital tools and routes of access in primary care settings. The PhD is supported by eConsult. eConsult is a health tech business founded by NHS clinicians.

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

Wed 04 Aug 2021, 13:17 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in fundamental science for current density measurement of lithium-ion battery

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: This fully funded PhD studentship represents a unique opportunity to undertake current density measurement and modelling research in close partnership with Paragraf Ltd (https://www.paragraf.com/). The successful candidate will be embedded within a multidisciplinary academic team, working in close partnership with the industrial sponsor. The student will have access to the unique experimental facilities contained within the WMG Energy Innovation Centre to advance their research. The research will address the fundamental knowledge required for the current density measurement of lithium-ion battery.

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

Mon 19 Jul 2021, 15:15 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in X-ray Imaging for High-Volume Manufacturing

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: The studentship is based in the CiMAT group at WMG, University of Warwick. The team is interdisciplinary with a focus on measurement applied to a number of fields; from aerospace and energy, to forensics and museums. During your studies you will also be supervised by global imaging company Zeiss Microscopy to help accelerate adoption of techniques developed in the PhD. This PhD will be a blend of experimental and computational. Largely you will work with established software packages and toolkits which you will receive training, but candidates are expected to demonstrate an interest in coding and experience in MATLAB, Python or similar.

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

Mon 19 Jul 2021, 14:58 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in Composites of Polymer and Graphene(s)

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a) plus an Industrial Top Up of £2,000.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: Applications are sought for a PhD Studentship to study the factors that determine the dispersion and distribution of a family of graphene(s) prepared by a proprietary high pressure homogenisation process in poly(propylene) using melt mixing methods. The project, a collaboration between the International Institute for Nanocomposite Manufacturing (IINM) at WMG, University of Warwick and Thomas Swan & Co Ltd., aims to address the non-trivial tasks of producing useful composites that can address the requirements for light-weighting of plastic components used in next generation transportation, including electric vehicles.

Academic Supervisor: Professor Tony McNally
Industry Supervisor: Dr Marco Visconti

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

Thu 01 Jul 2021, 13:46 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title:  PhD in Collaborative multi-agent deep reinforcement learning: enabling communication and relational learning

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: One of the main challenges in AI today is that of autonomous sequential decision-making: how can we give algorithms the ability to decide what actions to take whilst interacting with an uncertain environment in order to achieve a goal? Remarkable developments in this direction over the last few years have relied on deep reinforcement learning (DRL), which is based on the mathematical formalism of Markov decision processes (MDPs), using artificial neural networks as flexible function approximators.

Many real-world applications are characterised by the interplay of multiple decision-makers that operate in the same shared-resources environment and need to accomplish goals cooperatively. Some of the most advanced industrial multi-agent systems in the world today are assembly lines and warehouse management systems. Whether the agents are robots, autonomous vehicles or clinical decision-makers, there is a strong desire for and increasing commercial interest in these systems: they are attractive because they can operate on their own in the world, alongside humans, under realistic constraints.

Multi-agent reinforcement learning has been studied since the 1990s; however, the last five years have been characterised by a remarkable boost in academic and commercial activity, fuelled by ground-breaking advances in deep neural networks along with the increasing power and decreasing cost of computing. The fast-developing area of multi-agent deep reinforcement learning (MADRL) has emerged to extend DRL to teams of autonomous agents. However, apart from a handful of highly specialised systems, the number of real-world applications powered by MADRL has still been limited.

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

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 17:02 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title:  PhD in Digital Toolset for (Hybrid) Electric Propulsion System Design, Control Development and Cost Analysis

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: Motivation – The recent report by the Committee on Climate Change ‘Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’ recommends that the UK legislate a 100% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2050 (from 1990), covering all sectors of the economy including shipping and land-based heavy duty vehicles. The clear research challenge in both scientific research and business is to optimise efficiency in production whilst reducing cost and emissions.

Aims – This project is to develop a new model-based digital toolset which can be used across the product development lifecycle from concept design to component selection – sizing, control development and life cycle cost analysis. The primary aim of this tool is with a focus on marine and land-based heavy duty vehicle applications but also capable of extending to other sectors.

Strength of the Collaboration - This PhD project seeks to build on the success of the collaborative R&D project between Babcock and WMG on a number of projects: Innovate UK funded APMS (Agile Power Management Systems) for marine vessels project (2016 – 2018); MarRI-UK funded FC-BATShip (Advanced Power-Energy Management for Next Generation Marine Propulsion Systems: Fuel Cell–Battery Hybrid Ship) (2020-2021).
Main Objectives - (1) To develop a low fidelity model, allowing component selection and sizing study with a fixed number of propulsion architectures and energy storage options (Y1-Y2); (2) To develop a low fidelity model and a basic control framework (state machines) for different architectures will be supported as a library of the tool to allow rapid control development and evaluation (Y2-Y3); (3) To implement a simple cost model to support life cycle cost analysis (Y3-Y4-half); (4) To disseminate the scientific outcomes through high-ranking journals and presentations at renowned international conferences/workshops; (5) To expand the capability of the IP already developed and potentially enable Babcock to exploit this in the market, either through licensing or subcontracting system build, integration and through-life support.

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

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 16:57 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title:  PhD in Long-duration instrumented operando cell XAFS studies of modified Co-free Cathodes : LNO and LNMO

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 4 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project:  The development of next-generation batteries for electric vehicle applications requires developing cobalt-free (Co-free) metal oxides that can provide higher energy capacities at high voltages. Reducing the reliance on cobalt addresses both the material costs and ethical concerns regarding the supply chain. Promising Co-free candidates are being developed within the Faraday Institution’s FutureCAT project. For example, layered nickel layered oxides (LNO) and high-voltage spinel (LMNO) are industry-aligned next-generation chemistries for Co-free high-performance i.e. high voltage and energy dense applications in the automotive industry. Increasing capacity retention and cycling performance is a critical issue for these classes of materials. Key to optimizing their performance for integration into commercial cells is understanding how morphology, dopants and surface coatings can improve capacity retention at high voltages i.e. > 4.2V. Advanced characterization techniques, such as operando x-ray studies in real-format battery cells, are required to distinguish the true redox electrochemistry from side reactions that can occur under realistic operating conditions.

This PhD project is aligned with the Faraday Institution’s FutureCAT collaborative project to characterize new cobalt-free Li-ion battery cathodes for next generation methods at Warwick University. The Energy Innovation Centre at WMG, Warwick University is a leading National facility for battery research across the R&D process from materials and electrochemistry through to application integration and recycling / second life. This project will perform cutting-edge fundamental electrochemistry & materials science of state-of-art batteries manufactured at WMG to develop instrumented pouch cell format cells with reference electrodes. These activities will include the application of a newly acquired state-of-art in house x-ray absorption fine structure spectrometer (XAFS) for in-situ battery studies on instrumented cells to complement the suite of analysis tools at WMG and Synchrotron studies at Diamond Light Source.

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

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 16:52 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title:  PhD in Modelling, Simulation and In-process Monitoring of Weld Cracks in Remote Laser Welding of High Strength 6XXX series Aluminium Extrusions

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 4 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: This case studentship is aimed to model and simulate the formation and propagation of weld cracks in Remote Laser Welding (RLW) of 6xxx high strength aluminium extrusions and to integrate those models with readily available sensors in order to enable in-process monitoring of RLW weldments. The work will support Constellium’s manufacturing concepts underpinning the development and deployment of innovative joining and assembly technologies for production of lightweight extrusion-intensive structures such as battery enclosures for electrified vehicles. A student working on this project will (1) review existing models for modelling and prediction of mechanisms of weld cracking; (2) develop novel physics-driven models for prediction of weld cracks; (3) propose strategy for integrating physics-driven simulation and sensor data streams. The modelling work will be verified and validated with relevant materials - alloys and core applications will be selected based on Constellium’s inputs.

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

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 16:38 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in Evaluating Change Techniques in Health Apps

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs) are commonly embedded in health apps to help users achieve behavioural goals, for example, physical activity apps often contain goal-setting features to help increase step counts. We know that app developers use BCTs, however there are currently no guidelines on which BCTs are appropriate for different health needs, or which perform best among different populations. Of the dozens of BCTs available, we also don’t know which BCTs or how many BCTs are needed to significantly impact the clinical effectiveness of health apps.

The ORCHA - University of Warwick PhD project will involve an in-depth scoping exercise of the literature and app libraries on the use of BCTs in health apps for different indications and their evidence base. Subsequently, working with partner app developers for physical and mental health apps and using a mixed-methods approach, the project student will examine the efficacy of BCTs with health app users. Finally, based on the findings of the scoping exercise, efficacy trial and consultation with app users, detailed recommendations will be made regarding evidence requirements for BCTs; adding further depth to the NICE Evidence Standards Framework (ESF), with a view to publishing the recommendations.

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

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 16:33 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Film and Television Studies in collaboration with The Pod, Coventry

Title: Warwick Collaborative Fellowship: 'Using Film to Effect Change: Mental Health, Social Advocacy and the Moving Image'

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years at the UKRI standard rate (2021/2022 - £15,609 p.a), with university tuition fees paid at the UK Home rate (2021/2022 - £4,500).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 25 June 2021.

Project: We are seeking an outstanding researcher-filmmaker for this Practice as Research PhD supervised by Dr Michele Aaron (Film and Television Studies) and Christine Eade (The Pod). A collaboration with this award-winning secondary Mental Health service in Coventry, this PhD investigates the potential of film to represent human vulnerability ‘ethically’. It will explore the making and sharing of film as social advocacy and as a transformational act as understood both through the Pod’s rights-based practice and ethical film theory.

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

Tue 01 Jun 2021, 15:56 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Arts, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Artificial Intelligence for non-invasive hypoglycaemia detection and prediction using wearable sensors

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3 years at the UKRI standard rate (2020/2021 - £15,285 p.a), with university fees paid at the UK rate.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 30 June 2021.

Project: This is a joint venture between the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick and the Human Metabolic Research Unit at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). This project will provide a unique opportunity to apply artificial intelligence (mainly deep learning) to biomedical signal processing. The candidate will join a multidiscipline team of biomedical engineers, computer scientists and clinicians having the opportunity to participate proactively through the full lifecycle of the project. This will include the experimental design, data-driven systems modelling using machine learning approaches; system validation via experimentation in a state-of-the-art metabolic research unit; ultimately leading to automatic detection and prediction of significant events (e.g., hypo- or hyperglycaemia) in real-life and in the health care setting.

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

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 17:55 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in Next Generation Battery Characterisation

Value: Standard Research Council Maintenance Award is available for 3.5 years : Current 2020/2021 annual stipend - £15,285

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021

Project: This project will perform cutting-edge fundamental electrochemistry & materials science of state-of-art batteries manufactured at WMG. These activities will include the development and application of novel in-house instruments for determining the state of health of electrodes and electrolytes during their cycling under stressed conditions. Activities will include performing studies at National Facilities, such as Diamond Light Source, and will focus on determining design rules for interfacial engineering (coatings, additives) for improving energy density, high voltage operation and capacity retention. The project is expected to focus on pivoting towards solid state batteries with lithium-excess cathode and lithium metal anodes.

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

Fri 16 Apr 2021, 15:55 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Life Sciences

Title: PhD : Assessing the impact of IPM on the economic and environmental sustainability of crop farming

Value: The project is fully funded for four years with all Home fees paid (UK and Republic of Ireland students) and an annual stipend of at least £15,000 from 2021/2022.

Deadline: Application should be submitted by Friday 21 May 2021

Project: This project is a collaboration between the University of Warwick and Teagasc in Ireland. The aim is to understand the role of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on the economic and environmental sustainability of crop farming, focusing on horticulture and cereal crops. Research will be a mixture of field, desk and survey data with the results used to inform management decisions designed to meet the aims of the EU Green Deal, to reduce fertiliser and pesticide use in European farming.

The project outline, eligibility, and information on how to apply can be found on the link provided above.

Tue 23 Mar 2021, 13:11 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Assessment and development of antimicrobial resistant coated steels for indoor applications

Value:  Standard Research Council Maintenance Award is available for 4 years - £18,609 for 2021/2022

Deadline: Applications should be submitted asap for a start date of October 2021.

Project: COVID-19 has drastically changed the perception of antimicrobials, as many look at these technologies as a much-needed safety measure. We are already seeing how COVID-19 has driven substantial interest in antimicrobial coatings. This research will involve experimental and characterisation work (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman and infrared spectroscopy, dSTORM imaging and high contaminant microbiology work). We will initially test the antimicrobial properties of surfaces in simulated ‘real-life’ environments. The candidate will be able to test the antimicrobial properties of the novel surfaces using safe, non-infectious proxies for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease, followed by high-containment studies on the final ideal candidate material.

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

Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11:25 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of History

AHRC PhD Studentship in 'Colonial Science and Military Service'

Colonial science and military service: The West India Regiments and circum-Atlantic networks of knowledge, c.1815-c.1900

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available at the University of Warwick’s Department of History, in collaboration with the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, through the AHRC’s Science Museums and Archives Consortium Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship exploring the role of the West India Regiments in projects of circum-Atlantic colonial science, particularly exploration, botany and ethnology, in the nineteenth-century British Empire. Sitting at the interface of histories of science, empire and the military, the project also seeks to contribute to the ‘decolonisation’ of scholarly collections and academic knowledge. This is because the West India Regiments occupy a unique place in the history of British Empire in that they were a regular part of the British army but were almost entirely comprised of men of African descent.

Value: This studentship offers funding for 4 years of full-time study or 7 years of part-time study and will provide a tax-free annual maintenance stipend at the standard UKRI rate. (For 2020/21 - £15,285). It will also cover the costs of tuition fees at the ‘home’ rate.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by Monday 1st March 2021, 5pm.

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 8th March 2021.

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

Tue 02 Feb 2021, 14:39 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Arts, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Thermoelectric energy harvesting by hybrid solid-liquid nano-systems

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend for 3.5 years (2020/2021 UKRI rate - £15,285, tax free), with university fees paid at the UK rate. The full scholarship is for UK students only, overseas students will be considered but must meet the difference between Home and Overseas fees.

Deadline: 15 March 2021

Project: This project investigates, through theory and large scale simulation, the electronic and thermoelectric performance of this hybrid-liquid system, and further optimizes their TE conversion efficiency. An understanding of how electrons and phonons flow in such complex environments, as well as how the electrolyte affects the solid medium will be developed. For this, a variety of electronic and thermal transport methods (semiclassical and quantum mechanical) are utilized appropriately in a multi-physics, multi-scale methodology. The targeted applications of this technology vary from power generation to micro-scavenging. The project is part of a large European FET Open Euro project.

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


PhD Studentship - Mathematics Institute

Title: PhD Studentship : A Mathematical Modelling Framework for 3D Printing

Value: This studentship offers a stipend of approximately £15,200 (tax-free) per year, a generous research budget and full tuition fee payment for 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: A fully funded PhD Studentship is available to develop novel mathematical and computational models that will enable a new generation of multi-material 3D printing technologies. The successful applicant will benefit from simultaneously joining:
- a cohort within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics in Warwick’s world-renowned Mathematics Institute (ranked 3rd in the UK for its Research and 1st for Research Environment) and
- an interdisciplinary project team, funded by a flagship Programme Grant (£7.2M) into Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing, in collaboration with the Centre for Additive Manufacturing in Nottingham.

Further details of the project (and the relation to coffee rings) can be obtained via a blog post at https://jamessprittles.com/2020/12/17/phd-studentship/

Applicants should apply via the link given above and noting that you are applying specifically for the project on A Mathematical Modelling Framework for 3D Printing. Any questions can be directed to J.E.Sprittles@warwick.ac.uk, preferably with a CV attached.


PhD Studentship - Computer Science

Title: PhD studentship : Improving the Transparency of Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems for Autonomy, jointly funded by EPSRC and TRL.

Value: This studentship offers full payment of home tuition fees plus an annual stipend for 4 years at current UKRI rates.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 1 April 2021.

Project: We are seeking a PhD student in explainable AI for a project that aims to develop tools and methods for interpretability and transparency of intelligent systems, focusing on applications for transport systems. This project includes opportunities for secondment with our industry partner, TRL. Candidates should have a computer science, engineering or data science background, although candidates from other scientific disciplines will be considered. Candidates must have strong analytical skills and solid programming experience, including developing or applying machine learning techniques (ideally including deep neural networks).

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

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 14:30 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Computer Science

Title: PhD studentship in Computational Neuroscience in Computer Science Centre for Doctoral Training

Value: This studentship offers full payment of tuition fees at Home/EU rate plus an annual stipend at UKRI rates for 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 31 January 2021.

Project: We are seeking a PhD candidate to join a research programme, led by Professor Yulia Timofeeva and Professor Kirill Volynski (UCL, London), that aims to develop and implement a computational modelling framework for studying regulation of synaptic transmitter release in health and disease. The programme runs in collaboration with world-leading experimental laboratories working in the field of synaptic transmission and information processing in the brain. The successful candidate should have background in applied mathematics/theoretical physics/computer science or related discipline and should have solid computational skills.

Thu 03 Dec 2020, 17:34 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Modern Languages and Cultures (French Studies)

Title: PhD in Philosophy and Genre (PhiGe): Creating a Textual Basis for African Philosophy

Value: An ERC-funded scholarship will cover full tuition fees (full-time study) for 3.5 years at home level and a stipend at UKRI rates. The candidate will be expected to spend the second year of his/her doctoral programme in West Africa; the fieldwork expenses will also be partly covered from the project. The annual renewal of the funding will be subject to satisfactory progress.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 17 November 2020 (23:59), with interviews to be conducted online on 2 December 2020. The candidate will be expected to start his/her doctoral programme in January 2021.

Project: PhiGe interrogates the role of textual genre in the expression of philosophical meanings. It consists of eight Research Streams, covering a variety of textual genres in eight languages from several regions in Africa. The successful candidate will work on Wolof Sufi poetry within Research Stream 4 of the project, which delivers a comparative study of Sufi poetry in Swahili and Wolof. On top of working on his/her doctoral thesis, the candidate will be expected to make contributions to the collaborative activities of the team, give conference presentations, and help to organize team activities in Senegal and Gambia.

The application for the PhD scholarship should consist of a CV clearly detailing the candidate's academic trajectory; a personal statement; a research proposal demonstrating how the candidate's envisaged doctoral research matches the requirements of the project; and the names and contact details of two referees. Please send these materials as attachments in Word or pdf format to pglanguages@warwick.ac.uk (as below) and ask your referees to send in their references to the same email address and by the same deadline.

Applicants should simultaneously apply for a place of study on the PhD programme in French Studies (course code P-R1P2) on the University of Warwick’s online application system.

Thu 05 Nov 2020, 14:57 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in Micromobility Transport Modelling

Value: Standard Research Council Maintenance Award is available for 3.5 years : £15,285 for 2020/2021

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in Human Factors Engineering, at WMG, University of Warwick. The PhD will focus on the development of a transport modelling software tool, designed for shared micromobility vehicles. The project will be equally split, between developing the modelling software and conducting human factors studies, to understand the needs of people that want to use micromobility as a travel alternative.

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

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 13:52 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in the Impact of Online Information on Individual Decision-making and Well-being

Value: Standard Research Council Maintenance Award is available for 3.5 years : £15,285 for 2020/2021

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: This is a WMG funded studentship towards an interdisciplinary PhD that has the potential to span across multiple disciplines.

The increase in the consumption of online social communications has fundamentally changed how we make both economic and social decisions. Social networks can shape our political and moral preferences, and electronic word-of-mouth reviews can influence purchasing decisions (as well as potentially even more significant ones). All of these have the potential to either help or harm an individual's sense of subjective well-being and/or mental health.

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

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 13:47 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in The Advanced Manufacture of Instrumented “Smart” Batteries

Value: This studentship offers payment of full tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI rates, (2020/2021 - £15,285), for 3 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: The aim of this PhD is to research the opportunities to embed novel sensors directly within the battery cell at the point of manufacture. Potentially, this will improve overall battery performance and extend life. Further, it may be possible to quantify, in real-time, operating parameters that are currently unmeasurable using traditional sensing methods, allowing us to predict the onset of key safety events, such as thermal runaway.

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

Wed 19 Aug 2020, 15:06 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in Bendability of Ultra-high Strength Steels for Heavy Duty and Yellow Goods Vehicles

Value: Standard Research Council Maintenance Award: £15,285 + £1,000 industrial top up (top up is subject to funding) for 3.5 years

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: This fully funded PhD studentship represents an exciting opportunity to undertake research in manufacturing science in close partnership with Tata Steel UK. The successful candidate will work at WMG, a multidisciplinary department within the University of Warwick.

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

Wed 19 Aug 2020, 14:50 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Computer Science

Title: PhD studentship in Computational Radiology

Value: This studentship offers payment of full tuition fees for 3 years plus an annual stipend for 3.5 years at current UKRI rates.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 15th September 2020

Project: The Multimedia Processing and Computer Vision research group at the University of Warwick has funding available to support a PhD studentship in Computational Radiology. We are interested in a highly motivated PhD student with a 2.1/1st honours degree and/or a MSc in computer science or a related discipline to join our team. The candidate should have interest or experience in data science, in particular: image analysis, medical image processing and deep learning. The PhD research work will support an interdisciplinary project between the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, and the Department of Radiology at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, using patient MRI data for diagnostic, surgical and prognostic purposes for pathologies of the knee joint, such as osteoarthritis.

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

Mon 03 Aug 2020, 16:01 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in High Fidelity Virtual Face-to-Face Production Engineering Meetings

Value: Standard Research Council Maintenance Award: £15,285 + £2,571.43 top up (top up is subject to funding) for 3.5 years

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 16 August 2020.

Project: As manufacturing processes become more global, and as clearly demonstrated in the current pandemic, businesses require increasing connectivity and collaboration across their world-wide footprint, to enable smart working, accelerated decision making, and reduced impact on the environment. This PhD will investigate novel methods of capturing, transmitting, and delivering high quality, multi-sensory, 3D data between remote locations.

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

Fri 31 Jul 2020, 13:55 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Studentship - Pharmacometric Modelling

Value: This studentship will pay full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a tax-free stipend currently £15,285 per annum for 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Project: We are looking for a dynamic research student to join our team to work on a pharmacometrics-based modelling project to improve efficiency in oncology clinical drug development through the application of dose-finding and synthetic control arms derived from longitudinal analyses.

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

Mon 20 Jul 2020, 12:52 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in in Safe and Explainable AI

Value: Standard Research Council Maintenance Award - £15,285 p.a. (2020/2021) for 3.5 years

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by September/October 2020.

Project: We have a fully funded exciting PhD opportunity in Safe AI within our Intelligent Vehicles team which has received the prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The position will be looking at Safe AI from a perspective of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) along with wider applications in other sectors.

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

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 13:01 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD in Intelligent Cyber-Physical Connectors for Digital Twins of Steel Pipes and Structural Hollow Sections

Value: Funding of £18,009 per annum is available for UK/EU applicants for 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by September/October 2020.

Project: This fully funded PhD studentship represents an exciting opportunity to undertake research at the interface of Data and Manufacturing science in close partnership with Tata Steel UK (https://www.tatasteeleurope.com). The successful candidate will work in WMG, a multidisciplinary department within the University of Warwick, particularly across its Materials and Manufacturing and Data Science groups.

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

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 12:54 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Home, PhD