The Bragg Centre for Materials Research is offering five PhD studentships to tackle fundamental and applied problems across a wide range of academic areas. All give the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research.
Research into the design, characterisation, fabrication and modeling of new and improved materials is vital to meet societal and economic challenges across almost every aspect of life. Electronics, food, transport, construction, manufacturing and healthcare are just some of the sectors that benefit from scientific and engineering excellence in materials.
The University of Leeds is offering the following projects for the October 2020:
- 3D Spectrum Imaging and Visualisation of Chemical Microstructure
- Antiferromagnetic Spintronics: Understanding the Strain
- Engineering Functional Partial Joint Replacement: a Soft Solution to a Hard Problem
- Formation Mechanisms of Corrosion-resistant Oxide Films in Steel Reinforced Alkali-activated Materials
- Graphene-Modified Nanoelectrode Sensors for In Situ Sensing in Regenerative Medicine and Electro-catalysis
- How do Membrane Channels Sense and Respond to Forces
- Imaging Nanoscale Electronic Structure at Interfaces in Molecular Magnetic Films
- Molecular Basis of Interfacial Interactions in Crystalline Organic Materials
- Nanopore Barcoding for Detecting Metastases in Liquid Biopsies
- Single Molecule Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (smFACS): Sorting Cells Molecule by Molecule
- Stress Modulated Antiferromagnetism in Thin Film Heterostructures
- Topological Insulator Plasmonics
- Towards Production of Bulk Phase Rare Earth-free Magnets
For more information on how to apply, follow the links above. The application closing date is 3 January 2020.
The Bragg Centre
The Bragg Centre for Materials Research comprises around 150 members from fifteen schools at the University of Leeds. Continued investment in excellent facilities and infrastructure, including a new building opening in 2020, ensures that staff and students benefit from state-of-the-art, high-quality equipment and laboratories. The University of Leeds is a partner of the Henry Royce Institute leading the Atoms to Devices research theme as well as state-of-the-art microscopy facilities and cleanrooms.