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PhD topics for research students

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

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Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Automatisation of optimisation problem formulation for real-world applications
With the current development of AI and Big Data, there is a strong need in the development of the approach that allows the efficient mapping of the existing data into the optimisation problem. At the ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Corporate Heritage Brands/Corporate Brand Orientation
This is a rare opportunity to be supervised by Professor John M.T. Balmer (the well-known corporate identity, branding, corporate marketing and corporate brand heritage scholars) who holds a personal ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Next Generation of Quiet and Aerodynamically Efficient Aerofoil
Applications are sought for a self-funded PhD student to undertake 36-month research into fan broadband noise reduction at Brunel University London. This project represents an exciting opportunity to ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Assessing the impacts of compound flooding under uncertain climate and socio-economic change
This research focuses on understanding the combined effects of flood hazards associated with the interactions between high sea levels and heavy precipitation when they occur simultaneously or in close...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled Robotics for autonomous sensing and inspection of utility and sewage pipes.
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. Also, trials and er...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The role of nuclear motor proteins in chromatin dynamics
Our laboratory has been working on active and rapid gene and chromosome movement with interphase nuclei using gene or chromosome positioning assays via bio-imaging, data analysis and live imaging. We ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Dynamics of seawater intrusion in heterogeneous coastal aquifers
Saltwater intrusion (SWI) in coastal aquifers is one of the main challenges for water resources management. It is a natural process that happens because of the density difference between the denser sa...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Market-based accounting research
Market-based accounting research (MBAR) involves the application of capital market theories in areas of finance and accounting, typically using large volumes of share market data. I am interested in s...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Science communication and comedy
Humorous popular science books such as Terry Pratchett’s “Science of Discworld” or Ben Miller’s “It’s not rocket science” as well as various stand-up performances, radio shows and TV programmes demons...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Synthesis and Modelling of Robust Processes for Desalination of Shale-gas Produced Water
Shale gas extraction via hydraulic fracking is a technique in which gas is extracted from the shale layers of rock under the ground. One of the key challenges associated with fracking, however, is the...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded