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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Identification of determinants of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias using population studies
Main Aim: To identify the genetic and clinical determinants and predictors of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias Sudden cardiac death is a major cause of deaths from cardiovascular origin. Indeed, u...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Health data analysis to identify the role of gene and environment in risk of cardiovascular diseases
Main Aim: To identify the role of environment and genes in risk of cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leadi...
30/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design for meaning
Problem Statement With the increasing availability of affordable products, systems and services the attention of architects and designers is turning more-and-more to the properties of “experience” and...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design fictions
Problem Statement With the dramatically increasing rate of technological and societal change it is becoming more-and-more difficult to estimate future trends and to design complex systems which take m...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Trust In Autonomous Vehicles
Problem Statement Several recent research studies have suggested that “lack of trust” is one of the major factors which is slowing the commercial introduction of autonomous vehicles. While the technol...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Naturalness of autonomous vehicles
Problem Statement Naturalness and simplicity are well known prerequisites of success in product, system and service design. Autonomous vehicles have, however, few precedents in human history and are t...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Automotive crowdsourcing
Problem Statement Among innovation experts crowdsourcing is considered to be a highly cost effective manner for businesses to connect with their customers, identify new design concepts and outsource w...
01/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Mathematical modelling of epistasis in proteins using network analysis and statistical learning
Proteins are biopolymers composed of repetitive units (residues) from a set of 20 amino acids that form complex three-dimensional topologies. Protein topologies/structures undergo conformational chang...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Climate resilience of interdependent transport and energy infrastructure informed by emerging digital technologies
The performance of transport and energy infrastructure is continuously challenged by multiple natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change. The frequency and intensity of disasters including flash f...
08/06/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Novel approaches for complex nonlinear equation systems
In this project, we aim to investigate a novel method that works by transforming a system of equations into a multiobjective optimisation problem (MOO). The method tries to overcome the following issu...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded