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PhD topics for research students

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

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The role of meiotic telomeres in successful gametogenesis
Our telomeres shorten with age. Epidemiological studies suggested that telomere length has an inverted correlation with fertility. In fact, telomere shortening or dysfunction causes meiotic defects, b...
05/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Behaviour of stainless steel reinforced concrete structures in fire
Premature deterioration and failure of concrete buildings and infrastructure due to corrosion of the reinforcement is a severe challenge facing the structural engineering community from a technical pe...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Power system optimisation under intermittent energy sources
The project will address optimisation of power distribution under intermittent energy sources (such as wind power) with unpredictable output. The intermittency and unpredictability of renewable energy...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Geometric deep learning
Deep learning has had tremendous success in a variety of applications. Nevertheless, many data don’t follow a euclidean underlying structure: for example social networks, sensor networks, types of bra...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
The Development of an Artificial Heart
Background: Heart failure is defined as the inability of the heart to pump and circulate blood around the body to provide nutrients to the various organs. Heart failure is therefore catastrophic if no...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Microwave assisted local heating for biomedical applications
Many biomedical applications require DNA amplifications and isothermal amplification is a technique used to address these requirements. Currently many research groups around the world are looking into...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Pattern Reconfigurable Antennas for future wireless communication systems
Wireless communication systems expanding at a very high rate with high capacity requirements. Social media applications and life style choices have resulted in very high data rates. Frequency re-use t...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Machine learning for biometric identification
Biometric identification aims to recognize people's identity through the use of signals or images from which one can extract features that are distinctive to each person. This PhD project will focus o...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
A linear peristaltic pump for biological media
Established methods used to transport biological media such as axial, centrifugal and peristaltic pumps can cause damage to micro organisms due to shear stress, crushing and high velocity movement. An...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Comparative studies and benchmarking machine learning algorithms
Machine learning algorithms are employed in a myriad of applications in almost any domain, being it industrial, commercial, scientific or academic. Many techniques have been developed to tackle such a...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded