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.
A study of large amplitude vibration in HAWT blades
Non-prismatic composite beams of standard airfoil cross sections are used in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine blades to produce green energy. The blades are subjected to static and dynamic service loads d...
Micromechanics of high-rate loaded composite media
In a composite ply the nature of wave propagation is closely associated with the alignment of fibres (for the unidirectional case) and warp and weft arrangements (for the woven case) among other param...
Social work and the government Prevent Agenda
This proposed research project will explore the implications of the Government’s Prevent agenda and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for adult safeguarding or child protection. The Act defi...
CCTV surveillance and narrative in the smart city
This project looks at the proposals for and practice of ubiquitous CCTV coverage in urban areas. It might understand these practices as amounting to a kind of documentary film studio. The project woul...
Ageing-related pre-mRNA splicing of LMNA gene
The aim is to investigate the molecular mechanism of the pre-mRNA splicing event which outcome could then be modulated to slow the ageing process.
Precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) splicing is a cell...