Postgraduate study

The School of Engineering offers postgraduate research opportunities within its research themes.

Research activities in the School of Engineering take place within research themes which cover most of the major research areas across engineering. Prospective applicants should contact members of academic staff working in their area of interest to discuss ideas for their proposed research project.

Current funded opportunities

  • PhD Studentship in Resilient and Sustainable Urban Infrastructures

Sustainable construction

We are working to augment Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques to deliver dynamic multi-aspect simulation and real-time characterisation of buildings and to improve governance and regulatory compliance of BIM.

One of the main priorities is to develop sustainable buildings and future cities via multi-objective energy optimisation in buildings and districts. Find out more by exploring our Energy and Environment research theme.

Research areas

Our PhD students study a wide range of areas relating to sustainable engineering. Examples of current and past areas of research for our students include:

Student PhD titleSupervisors
Arif Almutairi Research poster Remote sensing for crisis and maritime disaster management Prof M Mourshed
Prof Y Rezgui
Eissa Alreshidi Research poster A cloud service to outsource and manage built environment data Prof M Mourshed
Prof Y Rezgui
Saud Alshehri   Biological Preparedness and Disaster Management Prof Y Rezgui
Dr H Li
Raed Ameen Research poster BIM based sustainable city planning - architectural engineering Prof M Mourshed
Dr H Li
Calin Boje Research poster BIM based holistic modelling for sustainable development decision making Dr H Li
Prof Y Rezgui
Alex Bradley   Infrastructure-BIM: A contractor's perspective of infrastructure information modelling Dr H Li
Prof R Lark
Keyu Chen Research poster A strategic decision making framework for organisational BIM implementation Dr H Li
Prof Y Rezgui
Kumar Debnath Research poster 2050 energy and carbon emissions pathways: modelling the cost of decarbonisation Prof M Mourshed
Prof Y Rezgui
Muhammad Faizal Research poster Model based optimization for zero carbon buildings Prof M Mourshed
Dr M Bray
Shang Gao   Using BIM to enhance construction safety Dr H Li
Prof M Mourshed
Simeon Gow   Research on BIM based robotics Dr H Li
Prof A S K Kwan
Shangjie Hou Research poster Integrated implementation of building information modelling in building life cycle Dr H Li
Prof Y Rezgui
Shaun Howell Research poster Ontological representations for integrated smart cities modelling and data analytics Prof Y Rezgui
Dr H Li
Bejay Jayan Research poster Ontological approach applied in building sustainable design Dr H Li
Prof Y Rezgui
Nada Kadhim Research poster The Automated Creation of 3D City Models from Satellite Imagery for Integrated Assessment and Forecasting of Solar Energy Potential Prof M Mourshed
Dr M Bray
Layth Kraidi Research poster ND building information modelling for lifecycle management Prof M Mourshed
Dr T Beach
Corentin Kuster Research poster Distributed cloud-based semantic energy management at district level Prof Y Rezgui
Dr A S K Kwan
Simon Lamb Research poster BIM based decision making system for highways asset management Dr H Li
Prof R J Lark
Marwah Mahdi Mohsin   BIM based cost optimisation of green buildings Prof A S K Kwan
Dr T Beach

Luis Molinos Priegue

  Testing the efficiency of a tidal turbine in an unblocked, natural environment Prof T Stoesser
Prof A S K Kwan
Guoqian Ren   BIM based approach for sustainable urban planning and eco-cities Dr H Li
Prof Y Rezgui
Yu LiResearch posterModelling and developing 'smart and environmentally friendly' engineering materialsDr H Zhu
Prof Y Rezgui
Balsam Shallal Research poster Optimal zero energy housing in Iraq   Prof M Mourshed
Dr H Li
Julia Terlet   Water behaviour modelling for efficient ICT-based water management in urban environments Prof Y Rezgui
Dr T Beach
Raed AlelwaniResearch posterThe development of vernacular architecture as linked to timeline of the history of the Arabian peninsulaProf Y Rezgui
Prof A S K Kwan
Ateyah AlzahraniResearch posterSmart energy management system for fish processing industriesProf Y Rezgui
Prof A S K Kwan
Kui WengResearch posterEmbedded control and optimisation in buildings for energy efficiency Prof M Mourshed
Prof A S K Kwan
Giulia Cere Research posterDisplacement-based formulation of resilienceProf Y Rezgui
Dr W Zhao
Jaliya GoonetillakeResearch posterA framework for the integration of information requirements within infrastructure digital construction Prof R Lark
Dr H Li
Jonathan ReynoldsResearch posterReal-time and semantic energy management across buildings in a district configurationProf Y Rezgui
Prof A S K Kwan

Admissions

For information about postgraduate research admissions, please contact:

Dr Hanxing Zhu