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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

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Design of exquisite metal nanoparticle catalysts using metal-organic frameworks
Design of exquisite metal nanoparticle catalysts using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as spatial confinement templates.  This project will focus on the design of exquisite metal nanoparticle catalyst...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Water Quality Monitoring Technology & Robotics
Description of the Technology to be Researched and Developed as Prototype: AquaeyeTM is an autonomous floating aquatic sensor platform with adaptable payload to sense a range of parameters (environmen...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Pharmacological strategies to promote resolution of inflammation in disease
Inflammation plays a crucial role in the pathophysiological cascade of ischaemia reperfusion injury (I/RI), the incidence of which is extensive including myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral arte...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Antimicrobial resistance in marine mammals
This project addresses an urgent Global Challenge – the growing widespread incidence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR). It will be the first to investigate an unreported alarming concern, that wild s...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Biomass Combustion Ash in the Removal of Micro-pollutants from Water
The UK is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% compared to the 1990 emission levels by the year 2050. Negative emission technologies such as biomass combustion with carbon captu...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Disrupting biofilm formation in nosocomial pathogens
A biofilm by definition is a structured community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polysaccharide matrix and adherent to an inert or living surface. Bacteria growing in a biofilm are bet...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Crystal Plasticity Modelling of Hexagonal Closed-Pack (HCP) Materials for Manufacturing
HCP materials such as titanium and magnesium have low formability at room temperatures and tend to have brittle behaviour during forming. HCP materials have two major deformation mechanisms - slip and...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Narrative Research in Accounting and Finance
Narratives in financial disclosures have been extensively researched since the 1980s. While narrative research is predominantly qualitative in the UK and predominantly quantitative in the US, recent t...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The impact of health and fitness social media on physical activity and body image in adolescents
Around 50% of young people engage with health and fitness content on social media (Crane et al., 2015). Young people’s engagement with health-related social media has been shown to impact their health...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Fouling reduction in Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers using design and CFD tools
The PhD student will thoroughly investigate fooling in Heat pipe based heat exchangers used in industrial waste heat recovery. After building a solid theoretical background on fooling in heat exchange...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded