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PhD topics for research students

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

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Development of machine learning methods to redesign protein dynamics
Protein function is often coupled with conformational changes. This project is aimed at developing machine learning methods to inform protein design. The student will be required to design, develop an...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
SPH/FEM coupling for transient analysis
We are seeking a PhD student with appropriate background to work on the development of methods for the coupling of total Lagrangian SPH (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics) methods to FEM (Finite Element M...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Improvement of Eulerian form of SPH
This is proposal for a PhD project on reformulation of the Eulerian form of the Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (ESPH) method and the development of methods for stabilisation of ESPH. This is intended f...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Identifying Micro-service architectural erosion or inconsistency
Micro services are becoming popular amongst technology providers, transportation industry etc. These not only claim to provide solution to the traditional problems such as agility, saleability, mainta...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Designing interactions with digital money
The PhD will explore how people use and interact with money to explore how digital systems can be designed for more effective and suitable purposes. This topic could cover consumer payment systems, pe...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Integrated Air Quality Pollution Control Cooling System
India is amongst array of developing countries with one of the worse air pollutions problems in the world. “The Times of India, 14 Feb 2017” reported 1.1 Million deaths in 2015 initiated from small pa...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Control of IC Engine Emissions with Addition of Hydrogen
Utilisation of hydrogen gas mixtures as means of controlling engine exhaust emissions through combustion improvements or aftertreatment systems enhanced performance. Experimental study using fully equ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Arts Therapies effectiveness with specific populations: a mixed methods study
Arts therapies are being developed in a range of private and public contexts around the globe. There is growing evidence that arts therapies support people's communication, emotional expression, socia...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Ballistic impact response of multi-layered shields
In an optimal design, more often than not, an initial configuration of a structure must be modified several times to provide the optimal arrangement. The objective of the project is to develop and use...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Dynamic response of impact-loaded crushable auxetic metamaterials
Auxetic metamaterials possess an artificially designed microstructure allowing them to offer some unique features not readily observed in natural materials. Auxetic materials are known to have negativ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded