Exit Menu

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
Emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents
Artificial conversational agents, can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants). Agents may be able to converse but they can also a...
02/01/2023

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
Fouling reduction in Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers using design and CFD tools
The PhD student will thoroughly investigate fooling in Heat pipe based heat exchangers used in industrial waste heat recovery. After building a solid theoretical background on fooling in heat exchange...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Mathematical Models for 4D Printing
The aim of this PhD is to develop mathematical algorithms and key principles for the Design of 4D Printing (Df4DP), with a view of evaluating and applying these fundamental concepts. We are looking fo...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies will utilise the aspect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable better design and manufacturability of parts. The aim of this PhD is t...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
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 ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded