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...
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...
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...
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...
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...