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Mechanical Engineering research and PhD programmes

The aim of mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering at Brunel is to develop novel theories, methods and procedures in applied mechanics, and to apply these to real life problems within the aerospace, offshore, construction, energy and medical engineering industries. Our industry-focused expertise is supporting the future development of new transport technologies, helping address the challenges of producing cleaner, more efficient vehicles and fuels along with integrated intelligent transport systems.

Research opportunities for students 

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. Browse a full range of PhD opportunities in this area here.

Research in mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering

Engineering Management and Sustainability

Engineering Management and Sustainability

Equitable Development and Resilience

Equitable Development and Resilience

Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Organ-on-a-Chip

Organ-on-a-Chip

To develop low-cost manufacturing techniques and control systems for Organ-on-a-Chip (OOC) devices; investigate biodegradable scaffold materials for tissue formation at the micro-scale; investigate the role of endocrine-disrupting hormones on cancer initiation using co-cultured cells within OOC devices; develop 3D tissue models to understand the aetiology of syndromes associated with the microbiome.

Robotics and Automation

Robotics and Automation

Sustainable energy

Sustainable energy

Thermofluids and Thermodynamics

Thermofluids and Thermodynamics

 

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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.

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