Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities below and find out about the funding available for students.
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Browse our collection of research outputs including PhD theses
Thermo-mechanical modelling of metallic, non-metallic and composite structural materials; numerical methods development for solid and structural mechanics applications; experimental methods to support the development and application of advanced material and structural models.
Developing products, services and manufacturing processes that will deliver economically and environmentally sustainable solutions, based on design principles derived from an understanding of human capabilities and limitations.
Flood event prediction, management, and response; Water, wastewater, and water supply; Critical infrastructure and sector dependencies and interdependencies; Hazard vulnerabilities.
The Flood, Coastal and Water Engineering Group addresses the challenges of water scarcity, aging water infrastructures and flood management in the UK and worldwide. The group also concentrates on providing research solutions for recycling water and offering sustainable water resources for domestic and industrial uses.
Delivering a new understanding of our geo-environment and critical infrastructure in diverse ecosystems, for predicting and preventing catastrophic failure and responding to the need for decarbonisation and energy security.
Aims to improve the performance of materials and structures and become the leading international provider of materials and manufacturing research.
RIMS research group brings together material scientists and structural engineers to deliver resilient infrastructure (buildings, bridges etc.) made of sustainable, advanced materials to perform under harsh natural environment and human-induced hazards.
Urban energy; Sustainable advanced materials; Energy efficiency in buildings; System integration of energy and infrastructure planning at community/district/city scales.
Energy demand and GHG emissions reduction in all stages of the food chain; optimal ways the food chain can utilise different energy sources and interact with the energy supply system; resource efficiency through intensification of food processing.
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering Integrated...
Advanced Powertrain and Fuels PhD
Civil Engineering PhD
Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies PhD
Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering PhD
Materials Characterisation and Processing PhD
Materials Engineering PhD
Resource Efficient Future Cities PhD
Structural Integrity PhD
EPSRC Funded DTP PhD Studentships
Analysing the potential utilisation of CO2 as a working fluid for medium-grade geothermal energy recovery in the UK
Next Generation Strain Hardening Concrete with Limestone Calcined Clay Cement for Additive Manufacturing: Formulation & Constitutive Modelling
Tackling coastal erosion using green coastal construction and sustainable sea defence
Developing resilient hospitals via agent-based modelling
Development of advanced 3D printable low carbon cementitious composites
Exploring the mechanism of progressive slope failure by numerical modelling
Intelligent tool for monitoring, control and mitigation of GHG emissions in Wastewater Treatment Plants
Comparative study on the bond between steel/FRP reinforcement and the surrounding concrete at room temperature and following exposure to fire
Long-term behaviour and modelling of alkali-activated reinforced concretes
BCAST PhD Studentship: Accelerated discovery of light alloys for Circular Economy
Monitoring, control and mitigation of GHG emissions in Wastewater Treatment Plants: Towards carbon neutrality
Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.