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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.

Using deep learning for weed detection
Although the deep learning area has made a major breakthrough in the latest developments, there are still numerous challenges that have to be resolved when working with real-world data. In this partic...
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User experience in Extended Reality environments and applications
Extended Reality (XR), which covers Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), is already in the rise with applications from manufacturing to health to gaming, to name but ju...
Self Funded
Exploring the potential of serious games to enhance user engagement with real-world applications
Serious games, which are defined as digital games that do not have entertainment as their main focus, have been shown to be an effective platform for improving training, education or modifying objecti...
Self Funded
Development of personalised services and applications for healthcare
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality and is increasingly getting more integrated in our everyday lives. Its interplay with Mobile Computing is a key ingredient in this. Smartphones are e...
Self Funded
Building Information Model Development Using Generative Adversarial Networks
Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN’s), are an approach to generative modelling using deep learning methods, such as convolutional neural networks. Generative modelling is an unsupervised learning ta...
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Developing Sustainable Decarbonised Polygeneration System Concept for the Production of Hydrogen, Chemicals and Energy
Polygeneration system is a highly integrated, flexible and robust system design concept that is capable of generating a spectrum of products such as chemicals, fuels, hydrogen, heat and power. This re...
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Developing Sustainable Waste Management Strategies through Innovative Resource Recovery and Valorisation Technologies
Resources embedded in waste streams are often not properly recovered and are mostly ended up in landfills or only recovered as energy via energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities. Innovative resource recove...
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A Systems Approach to Promoting Sustainable Bioeconomy through International Development of Novel Biorefinery System Concepts
Background At present, most industries are heavily relying on fossil fuels and this has caused severe damage to the environment. Transitioning from a fossil based economy to a more sustainable, renewa...
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Energy and CO2 Awareness during Software Design and Development
An ever-critical topic is the emergence of Green Software Engineering and how software engineering influences the environment. This project aims to advance the state of the art by defining an approach...
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A Machine Learning Approach for Migrating to Microservices
This project aims to advance the state of the art by defining an approach that uses machine learning techniques to automate the migration of monolithic software into microservice architecture. The pur...
Self Funded