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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
Quantifying the costs and benefits of avoiding new development in floodplains
Floods are the most common, damaging and costliest natural hazards worldwide. Potential impacts are expected to increase due to climate change (e.g., increased precipitation, sea-level rise, and more ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Beam management for mmWave communication systems
The increasing demand for capacity has resulted in communication systems moving towards mmWave frequency bands. The fifth generation of communication standard also incorporate mmWave bands. Although m...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Multitasking
When people do two or more things at the same time, i.e. multitasking, they usually become slower and make more errors. One reason for this might be that multitasking demands additional control proces...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Visible Light Communication for Swarm Robots
Swarm robotic technology applies swarm intelligence found in a biological organism in robots i.e. individual robots are programmed to compute simple task but collectively they can carry out a complex ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigation & Modelling of Power System Fast Frequency Phenomena
Renewable generation has been growing at historically high rates over the last decade in the UK as well as other parts of the world. This rapid growth is predicted to continue at an increasing pace in...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Novel Design, Development and Deployment of Wide Area Monitorong Systems on a Cloud Computing Platform
The PhD student research project will investigate and develop innovative cloud computing approaches to enable a scalable and secure analysis of massive Phasor Measurement Unit data using state of the ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Knowledge based Resource Management of 5G Radio Access Network using Artificial Intelligence
This research project will investigate how to learn from the behaviour of the radio channel in different parts of the network using big data from channel behaviour, experienced by existing user equipm...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Mathematical Models for 4D Printing
The aim of this PhD is to develop mathematical algorithms and key principles for the Design of 4D Printing (Df4DP), with a view of evaluating and applying these fundamental concepts. We are looking fo...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies will utilise the aspect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable better design and manufacturability of parts. The aim of this PhD is t...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Benchmarking Machine Learning Algorithms
Machine learning algorithms are employed in a myriad of applications in almost any domain, be it industrial, commercial, scientific or academic. Many techniques have been developed to tackle such a di...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded