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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.

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Data analytics
In recent years, more and more data are available in many areas. We live in a very data-rich world. Our challenge is obtain information or to develop understanding from such data. There are applicatio...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Analytical and numerical modeling of innovative strengthening materials (Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Textile Reinforced Mortar) applied on brittle supports
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites and Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) materials represent an effective retrofitting strategy for the rehabilitation of masonry and concrete structures. Typicall...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Brk and mTOR signalling: implications for Taxol resistance
One of the major causes of death amongst breast cancer patients is due to the development of distal metastases and the acquisition of resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. There is a scientific and c...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Gendered Psychology Project
As part of a Gendered Psychology Project, the student will capture today’s shifting sex and gender variation by investigating whether psychological attributes that typically differ between heterosexua...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury
The proposed research will be conducted with an industry partner to develop a device for accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury who use a...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Stimuli and shape recovery forces for 4D printing
4D Printing is a growing field within Additive Manufacturing, where components are able to have controlled and programmed shape-deformation over time when exposed to stimuli. The aim of this PhD is to...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of android middleware for wearable data analytics and recommendations on the go
Wearable technology comes with the promise of improving one’s lifestyles thru data mining of their physiological condition. The potential to generate a change in daily or routine habits thru these dev...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Developing the dielectric barrier discharge surface plasma actuators to improve the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics performances of aerofoil
In the aerospace industry, great emphasis is always placed on the lifting components to achieve high-lift, low-drag and low-noise performances. This PhD project concerns a 36-month experimental study ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Understanding and manipulating our immune system to protect against ageing
Ageing is the most important non-modifiable risk factor for a number of diseases and conditions of the immune system including ischaemia reperfusion injury (e.g. myocardial infarction and stroke), can...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Role of primary cilia in lung carcinogenesis (partially funded MPhil)
This is an MPhil Project only. Bench Fees will be covered. Cilia are antennae-like sensory organelles that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli. The physiological importance of cilia is highlighted...
26/05/2022

Partially Funded

Partially Funded