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PhD topics for research students

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

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Do Cas9 induced increases in chromosome instability in cancer cells have therapeutic potential?
Many common cancer treatments such as radiotherapy and some chemotherapy agents function by inducing DNA damage and chromosomal instability in cancer cells at high enough levels to cause cell death. H...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
AI-based End-to-End (E2E) Directional network slicing with guaranteed QoS over a highly dynamic network
The purpose of this research is to develop autonomously managed slicing of network resources in 5G/6G Networks that are expected to support many use cases ranging from autonomous vehicles, e-health, i...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Interplay between lifestyle factors and genetic factors modulating coagulation in risk of myocardial infarction
Cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes of mortality worldwide and are expected to keep rising. Modifiable and non-modifiable risk fac...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Studying the immune systems first responders: neutrophils and platelets. Friends of foes?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide particularly in developed countries, with inflammation being central to its pathophysiology. Hence, inflammation is currently ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating microvascular dysfunction in sickle cell disease (SCD)
Cerebrovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, with numbers on the rise. It is a serious complication of a number of disease states, including sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherit...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Materials for 4D Printing (Df4DP)
The next generation of Additive Manufacturing technologies will utilise the combination of different smart materials with Computer-Aided Design to produce multi-functional structures. The aim of this ...
27/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Fast implementation of Deep Neural Networks for IoT devices
Deep neural networks (DNNs) have found great success in many computer vision-related tasks. However, most of the existing DNNs require high computation and storage cost. In this project, the student w...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial Neural Network-informed Process Modelling in Optimisation of Post-combustion Carbon Capture
In June 2019, the UK government declared a climate emergency and announced a target of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to the 1990 emission levels by the year 2050. Carbon dioxide is ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Autoignition and Turbulent Flame Structure of Jets under Cross Flow Conditions
The impact of thermos-physical-chemical property variations of drop-in-fuels on mixing, ignition and flame structure will be rigorously investigated under cross-flow conditions using various optical a...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing. It marked the beginning of a golden age in an...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded