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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
Developing resilient hospitals through agent-based modelling
Approximate one-fifth of UK confirmed COVID-19 cases and the majority of the infected frontline healthcare workers are associated with healthcare-acquired infections due to contaminated built environm...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating of the processing boundaries of Micro Electrochemical Machining Process
The processing boundaries of the micro electrochemical process will be investigated. These include voltage gap, pulses duration and off-time duration, electrolyte flow (especially for micro features m...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Noise reduction of Urban Air Mobility Vehicles using CFD
Urban air mobility vehicles (UAMVs) offer an opportunity to utilise airspace to vastly increase transport capacity and provide near door-to-door service. Most propulsion systems are based on electric ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Image segmentation
Image segmentation has many applications in biomedical and many other fields. It is essential for target detection and identification. The project will review existing algorithms and develop new and i...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The impact of climate change on building cooling requirements
If, as projected, peak summer temperatures rise over the coming decades, the cooling of buildings will become more important in temperate zones. Even if mitigation strategies to prevent buildings from...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Commercial and industrial applications for 4D printing
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
Network Function Virtualisation Resource Management using Artificial Intelligence and Dig Data
Network Function Virtualisation requires a Management and Orchestration system to manage the allocation of computer, storage and communication resources between tenant of the cloud network. As the dem...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Multi-fidelity Modelling of Electronics Cooling
Electronics cooling is critical to the reliable performance of a vast array of today's technologies including datacentres, electric vehicles, avionics, telecommunications to name only a few. Pertinent...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Controlled and uniform cooling of steel and ceramics products to reduce residual stresses and defects.
The successful applicant will look closely into the current existing methods of controlled cooling of products derived from the ceramic and steel production facilities. After building a state of the a...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Numerical Modelling of Flutter for Aerospace Structures
The flutter of aircraft’s wings is similar with the resonance for the vibration of structures and it is a phenomena the aircraft designer needs to avoid. Flutter results from the fluid-structure inter...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded