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PhD topics for research students

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

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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
Virtual Reality for 4D Printing
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different digital media with Computer-Aided Design to represent multi-functional structures. The aim of this ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating Therapeutic Effect of Different Antioxidants in Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA)
Friedreich’s Ataxia (FRDA) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by epigenetic silencing of the frataxin gene. It is the most common inherited ataxia, affecting 1:50,000 Caucasians, and is...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Product design applications for 4D printing
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies will utilise smart materials to enable novel applications for products. The aim of this PhD is to develop a better understanding of how ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Improving heat wave responses in elderly individuals
The interaction between climate change, natural ageing, and sedentary behaviour make the elderly (65+ years old) a highly vulnerable cohort for heat-related illness during heat waves. This is a pressi...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Environmental impact of housing and infrastructure
Environmental impact of housing and infrastructure is a long-term concern that needs to be addressed holistically. Currently, civil engineering projects are primarily led by construction costs and the...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Pulse Shape Analysis for Radiation Detection with Machine Learning
Pulse Shape Analysis is an electrical signal processing method which allows the identification of radiation particles or their interaction properties based on the shape of the electric signal produced...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Automating CFD using knowledge-based systems
Typical steady CFD is performed using the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations, however accuracy of the flowfield is strongly dependent on the turbulence model used and can be case dependent. Lar...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Exploring the potential of human-like computing methods and applications in education or healthcare
Intelligent, ‘human-like’ applications, 3D games, and interfaces are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and as an important area of focus within the fields of Multimedia / Human-Computer Inte...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded