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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
A sustainability analysis of airports
Airport expansion is often cited as a key enabler for commercial activity and national or regional economic prosperity, whether in the developed or developing nations. Demand for passenger and freight...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Developing Computer Models for 4D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
4D Printing has been recognized to herald the next generation of Additive Manufacturing components that are intelligent to perform a series of controlled and programmed shape-deformation over time whe...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence for voltage management and active electricity distribution networks
This project will look into the application of AI in sustainable electrical power systems with an emphasis on active distribution networks. Voltage management using renewable energy inverter capacity ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Analysis of Stationary and Transient Boundary-Domain Integral Equations
The project is aimed at formulation and mathematical analysis of boundary-domain integral equations of linear and nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations with variable coeffici...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Modulation recognition and classification
All radio communication signals (radio, television, mobile phones, etc.) are modulated before transmission. Modulation recognition/classification is fundamental for correct demodulation. This has many...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Establishing the fresh water snail, Biomphalaria glabrata as a new model of ageing to study the effects of senotherapeutic drugs on life-span
Biomphalaria glabrata is a freshwater tropical snail that is the intermediate host for the human neglected disease Schistosomiasis. Our laboratory have evidence that a mechanism that regulates gene mo...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Developing resilient healthcare facilities for better infection control
The design of a healthcare facility shall respond in a way to offer substantial protection to the healthcare workings, patients and visitors. Unfortunately, the present hospital design philosophy, whi...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
3D object classification
With the current development of 3D modelling and 3D printing, the next type of information representation of objects is 3D form. The majority of existing methods of object classification are based on ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Interplay between genetic and environmental factors and risk of cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes of mortality worldwide and are expected to keep rising. Modifiable and non-modif...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Smart stone construction technology
Current civil engineering projects, such as housing or infrastructure are primarily led by construction costs and speed. For assessing the whole-life cost and environmental impact, concrete, steel and...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded