A list of projects available at Imperial College London and University College London for 2021 recruitment are below.

 Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine

1  Immunological Airways Bio-barriers Molecular Sensing and Remodelling during Nanoparticle Inhalation
2  In situ characterisation of the bio-nano interface of hybrid fluorescent semiconducting nanoparticles for in vitro bioimaging
3  Micromechanical mapping of lung tissue: characterising the mechanical basis of disease
4  4D imaging of Additive Manufacturing of Bioglass by Lithographic
5  ATR-FTIR imaging of nanoparticle-cell interactions
6  Development Photothermal Nanoparticles for Sensitive Lateral Flow Assay based on for Bacteria Detection
7  Development of adhesive hydrogels to modulate epigenetics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
8 Alzheimer’s disease and the biochemical role of calcification in the brain
9 Nanoscale characterisation of immune proteins on target membranes

Electronic & Magnetic Materials

10  Developing ultra-flexible molecular framework thin films for sensing devices.
 11  Modelling adsorbate core-electron binding energies to understand operando near- ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectra of gas sensing materials
12  Novel scanning probe methods to manipulate and characterise molecular semiconductors for advanced applications
13  Imaging Majorana Fermions in Proximitised Magnetic Topological Insulators: Nanostructured Devices and Qubits
14  Probing the Dynamics of Ferroelectric Polar Vortices and Charged Domain Walls
15  Tailoring organic semiconductors for photonics: photophysics and device exploitation from bio-theranostics to visible light communications (VLCs) and photovoltaics
16  Controlling spins in two-dimentional magnets probed by GHz spectroscopy techniques
 17 Non-equilibrium self-assembly of magnetic colloidal materials for photonics
18 Imaging Majorana Fermions in Proximitised Magnetic Topological Insulators: Bulk Crystals and Epitaxial Films
19 Scanning Probe Fabrication and Readout of Atomically Precise Silicon Quantum Technologies
20 Unravelling Electronic, Structural and Functional Phenomena in Complex Materials

Energy Materials

21 Novel photocathodes for hydrogen production
22 Lead-free vacancy-ordered double and triple perovskites for indoor light harvesting
23 From Microscopy to 3D Models: Machine Learning Defect Structures
24 Defect Engineering for Future Energy Technologies
25 Characterisation and Optimisation of High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
26 Understanding sintering for energy materials applications

Engineering Materials

27  Self-assembled time-dependent metasurfaces
28  Airborne nanoplastics: surface chemistry and cloud-crystallisation properties

Instrumentation & Technique Development

29  Next generation EPR techniques based on microresonators
30  Novel Chiroptical Imaging of Optoelectronic Materials
31  A New Technique for Characterising Engineering Polymers and Nanocomposites: Experimental Development and Molecular Dynamic Modelling
32  Electrospinning for novel Lithium-Sulfur battery cathodes
33  Continuous flow synthesis of nanomaterials for energy and healthcare: Development of in-situ techniques for the characterisation and control of nanoparticle properties

Projects with Multiple Themes

 34  Fibre-based photodetectors: a new venture for wearable electronics
35  Magnetic sensors based on chiral graphene systems
 36  Targeted iron oxide nanogels for ovarian cancer hyperthermia therapy
 37  Unveiling the electronic transport and optical properties of networks of two-dimensional materials: from transition metal dichalchogenides to MXenes.
 38 Electrospinning for novel Lithium-Sulfur battery cathodes