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Developing novel iron-rich cement

Location: University of Sheffield Applications accepted all year round The cement and steel sectors are foundational to the UK and are essential to construct our infrastructure. Cement is the most manufactured commodity worldwide and due to the large demand and urbanisation, the industry is extremely resource and carbon intensive. The cement industry‚Äôs burden on planetary […]

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Published: November 30th, 2021
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Understanding the hydration of ferrite in Portland cement

Location: University of Sheffield Applications accepted all year round To increase resource use efficiency in the UK cement industry, the formulation of Portland cement clinker will need to include a higher amount of ferrite minerals, but the fundamental understanding of hydration (reaction with water) of those minerals are still lacking. Every year, the UK cement […]

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Published: November 30th, 2021
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Understanding Cement-Superplasticiser Interactions in Blended Portland Cement Wasteforms

Deadline: Monday 10th January 2022 Location: University of Sheffield Supervisor team: Dr B Walkley, Prof J Provis In the UK, over 150,000m3 of radioactive waste (enough to fill 60 Olympic size swimming pools) has been produced to date. Most of this radioactive waste needs conditioning, by either encapsulating it in cement, or another method, to […]

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Published: November 18th, 2021
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PhD Studentship in Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) of Glass-based Multi-material Structures

Applications accepted all year around Location: University of Nottingham Supervisory Team: Prof Ruth Goodridge, Prof Ian Ashcroft and Dr Yinfeng He This 3 year PhD studentship is based at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at The University of Nottingham. For further information about CfAM, please visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cfam/ . Additive manufacturing (AM; 3D-Printing) provides a […]

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Published: November 18th, 2021
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Tomographic Imaging Of Transport In Cement-based Materials

Applications accepted all year round Location: University of Sheffield Dr D Smyl The resistance or conductance of moisture and ions in cement-based materials largely governs the durability of cement-based materials. Unfortunately, the methods currently available for quantifying these physical phenomena in specimens of meaningful size are rather rudimentary and generally offer insufficient information for characterising […]

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Published: August 12th, 2021
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PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for solar energy and environmental applications

Applications accepted all year round Location: Sheffield Hallam University Prof Paul Bingham PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply. The project includes development of advanced glass and glass-ceramic materials; advanced spectroscopy of these new materials using multiple techniques; and […]

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Published: August 12th, 2021
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Development of corrosion-resistant ceramic coatings by the Aerosol Deposition method

Applications accepted all year round Location: University of Manchester Dr D Hall, Dr B Mingo Applications welcome from candidates to work with our interdisciplinary and collaborative team on a project associated with the development of high-performance ceramic coatings for corrosion protection of light alloys. The project will be based at Manchester in the Coatings & […]

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Published: August 12th, 2021
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Sustainable paper making using foam

Applications accepted until 31 January 2022 Location: University of Strathclyde Dr P Grassia, Dr L Lue Despite the advent of 21st century electronic communications, paper remains one of the most widely utilised materials in the world. Given the extremely large volume of paper production, even small percentage increases in the efficiency of the papermaking process […]

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Published: August 12th, 2021
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PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for solar energy and environmental applications

Applications accepted all year round Location: Sheffield Hallam University Professor Paul Bingham PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply. The project includes development of advanced glass and glass-ceramic materials; advanced spectroscopy of these new materials using multiple techniques; and […]

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Published: August 12th, 2021
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PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for waste immobilisation applications

Applications accepted all year round Location: Sheffield Hallam University Professor Paul Bingham PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply. The project includes development of advanced glass and glass-ceramic materials; advanced spectroscopy of these new materials using multiple techniques; and […]

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Published: August 12th, 2021
Posted in PhD opportunities


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