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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
Circular economy in electricity networks with high penetration of renewable energy and flexibility provisions from end-of-life EV storage
Net zero targets can be achieved through intertwined solutions from fields such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, high value recycling and transportation. With first generation electric vehicles...
30/04/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Fast implementation of Deep Neural Networks for IoT devices
Deep neural networks (DNNs) have found great success in many computer vision-related tasks. However, most of the existing DNNs require high computation and storage cost. In this project, the student w...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
AI for power management of a domestic district integrated energy system
An urban or domestic district energy system typically consists of micro wind turbines (WT), PV panels, heat pumps (HP) and vehicle to grid (V2G) system for the residents. This project aims to study th...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Using deep learning for weed detection
Although the deep learning area has made a major breakthrough in the latest developments, there are still numerous challenges that have to be resolved when working with real-world data. In this partic...
30/04/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
User experience in Extended Reality environments and applications
Extended Reality (XR), which covers Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), is already in the rise with applications from manufacturing to health to gaming, to name but ju...
01/04/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Exploring the potential of serious games to enhance user engagement with real-world applications
Serious games, which are defined as digital games that do not have entertainment as their main focus, have been shown to be an effective platform for improving training, education or modifying objecti...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of personalised services and applications for healthcare
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality and is increasingly getting more integrated in our everyday lives. Its interplay with Mobile Computing is a key ingredient in this. Smartphones are e...
31/12/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Building Information Model Development Using Generative Adversarial Networks
Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN’s), are an approach to generative modelling using deep learning methods, such as convolutional neural networks. Generative modelling is an unsupervised learning ta...
01/05/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Developing Sustainable Decarbonised Polygeneration System Concept for the Production of Hydrogen, Chemicals and Energy
Polygeneration system is a highly integrated, flexible and robust system design concept that is capable of generating a spectrum of products such as chemicals, fuels, hydrogen, heat and power. This re...
31/03/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Developing Sustainable Waste Management Strategies through Innovative Resource Recovery and Valorisation Technologies
Resources embedded in waste streams are often not properly recovered and are mostly ended up in landfills or only recovered as energy via energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities. Innovative resource recove...
31/03/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded