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PhD topics for research students

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

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The Development of an Artificial Heart
Background: Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs. Heart failure is therefore catastrophic if no...
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Microwave assisted local heating for biomedical applications
Many biomedical applications require DNA amplifications and isothermal amplification is a technique used to address these requirements. Currently many research groups around the world are looking into...
Self Funded
Pattern Reconfigurable Antennas for future wireless communication systems
Wireless communication systems expanding at a very high rate with high capacity requirements. Social media applications and life style choices have resulted in very high data rates. Frequency re-use t...
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Machine learning for biometric identification
Biometric identification aims to recognize people's identity through the use of signals or images from which one can extract features that are distinctive to each person. This PhD project will focus o...
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A linear peristaltic pump for biological media
Established methods used to transport biological media such as axial, centrifugal and peristaltic pumps can cause damage to micro organisms due to shear stress, crushing and high velocity movement. An...
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Comparative studies and benchmarking machine learning algorithms
Machine learning algorithms are employed in a myriad of applications in almost any domain, being it industrial, commercial, scientific or academic. Many techniques have been developed to tackle such a...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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