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QMUL SEMS/China Scholarship Council PhD Studentships for International Students in UK, 2018

Applications are invited for SEMS/China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD studentships at Queen Mary University of London for entry in September 2018. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this studentship.

The Queen Mary University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It dates back to the foundation of London Hospital Medical College in 1785.



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Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the School of Engineering and Materials Science.
  • The School is seeking China Scholarship Council (CSC) Applicants for the following Projects/Supervisors:
Project Title Primary Supervisor
Investigation of new electroactive materials for solar redox flow batteries Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido
Novel additive manufacturing of metallic components with optimised shell structures Dr Andy Bushby
Pore-scale flow studies of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery using micro-CT imaging and Lattice-Boltzmann simulations. Dr Edo Boek
The art of croissant-making to efficiently disperse nanoparticles in functional nanocomposites. Dr Emiliano Bilotti
Optimal control and design of sustainable energy systems Dr Guang Li
Multiferroic materials with strong electric-magnetic coupling Dr Haixue Yan
Smart homes: Energy demand response management using ICT and Artificial Intelligence Dr Hasan Shaheed
A new paradigm for skin ageing combining high-throughput proteomics with nanoscale mechanics Dr Himadri Gupta
Investigation of condensation and flow boiling of mixtures in microchannels Dr Huasheng Wang
Novel flexible piezoelectric energy harvesters (nanogenerators) for wearable applications Dr Joe Briscoe
Design of an RNA-Delivery Hydrogels Regulating Stem Cell Phenotype Dr Julien Gautrot
Active Control and Guidance Systems for Airport Surface Movements Dr Jun Chen
Microstructural regulation of mechanotransduction in bone graft substitutes mechanically loaded in vitro. Dr Karin Hing
Single optical fibre imaging Dr Lei Su
Exfoliation of 2D nanomaterials in liquids: flow physics from molecular to continuum Dr Lorenzo Botto
High mobility organic semiconductors with polar side-chains Dr Oliver Fenwick
Distortion Analysis of Large Components in Aircraft in Machining from Billet Dr Pihua Wen
Liquid Droplet Chemistry and Dynamics Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita
Spacecraft High Accuracy Relative Orbit and Attitude Estimation and Control Dr Ranjan Vepa
Synthesis of sequence-controlled glycopolymers for lectin binding Dr Remzi Becer
Thermochemical conversion of solid biofuels to energy and renewable carbon materials. Dr Roberto  Volpe
High-order low-dispersion and low-dissipation computational schemes for flow and noise modeling from subsonic to hypersonic speeds Dr Sergey Karabasov
Live cell imaging with light-addressable potentiometric sensors based on 1D semiconductor materials Dr Steffi Krause
Interpenetrated architectures for battery and supercapacitor energy storage Dr Stoyan Smoukov
Investigating vascular smooth muscle cell mechanosensing using 3D degradable matrices Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Computational modeling of multiphase and particulate flows Dr Yi Sui
Hierarchical self-assembly of collagen-mimetic biomaterials for regenerative medicine Prof Alvaro Mata
Mechano-regulation of nuclear organization and genome function to direct stem cell fate Prof David Lee
Composite polymer/ceramic microcapsules for improved drug delivery and external triggering Prof Gleb Sukhorukov
Changes to the filler network structure in an elastomer composite under strain. Prof James Busfield
Exploring Carbon-Ionic Liquids Interfaces for Metal-free Electrocatalysis Prof Magdalena Titirici
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology in Cancer Prof Martin Knight
Ultra-high temperature ceramics and composites prepared by field assisted sintering Prof Mike Reece
Modelling of Pseudo-ductile behavior of hybrid composites with graded fibre properties Prof Nicola Pugno
Pseudo-ductile hybrid composites with graded fiber properties Prof Ton Peijs
Physicochemical Modelling of Multi-Component Liquid Biofuel Combustion Prof Xi Jiang
Using synthetic biology methodology to better interfere in mechanotransduction Professor Rob Krams


  • Award: Under the scheme, Queen Mary will provide scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC will provide living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants.
  • Nationality: All nationalities
  • Number of Awards: Numbers not given.
  • The award can be taken in the UK


Eligible Countries: Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this application you must meet the following requirements:

The university welcomes PhD Research Degree applications from suitably qualified students from across the world (minimum equivalent of a 2:1 Hons degree from a UK university).

English Language Requirements: Candidates will need to demonstrate their proficiency in English equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each of the other test components).

PhD Scholarship

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Before applying you need to ensure that the School has the expertise within the specific area to supervise your research. To do this you should visit the School research web pages and review individual staff’s research interests.
If you are able to identify a match with your own research interests, the next step is to complete the online application process for an appropriate Engineering or Materials PhD programme:

  • Research degrees in Engineering
  • Research degrees in Materials

Please remember to include a reference to the “China Scholarship Council” and also the name of the Project/Supervisor to associate your application with that studentship opportunity.

Online Application

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