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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.

Machine learning approaches in health data science for risk prediction of cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease is killing over 17 million people in the world. almost a third of the death from cardiovascular diseases occur suddenly without prior signs and symptoms or diagnosis of any hear...
Self Funded
How do individual histone modifications help cells make decisions?
We are looking for a highly-motivated, independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project exploring the role of individual histone modifications in nuclear organisation, regulation of transcrip...
Self Funded
The impact of heat stress on human health, performance, and function across the lifecourse
The interaction between climate change, ageing, and sedentary behaviour mean the elderly are a highly vulnerable cohort for heat-related illness. This is a pressing public health concern given the num...
Self Funded
AI system for historical handwritten text recognition (HTR)
Libraries around the world digitise the historical handwritten documents to preserve historical past and educate the people about the cultural heritage. However, a reliable optical character recogniti...
Self Funded
AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled autonomous robots for non-disruptive inspection of utility and sewage systems
Traditional manual maintenance of pipelines which requires digging of ground to get access to pipelines is ineffective because of safety issues, high cost and limited human vision. Thus, serious fault...
Self Funded
Development of a miniature capsule robot for capsule endoscopy
A capsule robot has potential applications in medical diagnosis (e.g. capsule endoscopy) and treatments. In 2000, Given Imaging introduced the capsule endoscope which has many advantages over the trad...
Self Funded
Radio frequency Orbital Angular Moment (OAM) wave generation
Electromagnetic waves carry energy and momentum and are capable of carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM). Unlike plane waves, OAM carrying beams have twisted wave fronts and it is possible to genera...
Self Funded
Ambient Vibration-Based Calibration of Finite Element Models of Bridges
Objective: The primary objective of this project is to develop a novel method for calibrating Finite Element models of bridges using ambient vibration data and drone imagery. This method will leverage...
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IoT techniques for disaster prediction and mitigation
IoT techniques can be applied in many fields, including disaster prediction and mitigation by early warning systems. Due to the climate changes, torrential rain and unseasonable high temperature becom...
Self Funded
Bridging the Gap: Integrating Neural Radiance Fields and Micro-drones for Enhanced 3D Volumetric Finite Element Analysis
Objective: The central objective of this project is the innovative deployment of Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) and micro-drones in the process of 3D volumetric Finite Element modelling of bridges. Th...
Self Funded