Virtual Reality for 4D Printing
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different digital media with Computer-Aided Design to represent multi-functional structures. The aim of this PhD is to develop a Virtual Reality interface, with a view of producing a working demonstrator.
You will gain an understanding of 4D Printing to build your expertise in 4D Printing and develop the necessary code in a Unity SDK platform (or equivalent). We are also happy to consider other research project proposals which could be negotiated between the applicant and the supervisor.
Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree or a recognized equivalent from an overseas university in a related discipline, such as computer programming or digital media will be beneficial. A Masters level qualification is desirable. Applicants who are non-native speakers must possess an English language qualification acceptable by the university. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented with good analytical skills. We welcome candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:
- Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
- Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
- Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.
This is a self funded topic
Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.