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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...