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

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 title Supervisors
Arif Almutairi Research poster Remote sensing for crisis and maritime disaster management Dr M Mourshed
Prof Y Rezgui
Eissa Alreshidi Research poster A cloud service to outsource and manage built environment data Dr 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 Dr 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 Dr M Mourshed
Prof Y Rezgui
Muhammad Faizal Research poster Model based optimization for zero carbon buildings Dr M Mourshed
Dr M Bray
Shang Gao   Using BIM to enhance construction safety Dr H Li
Dr M Mourshed
Simeon Gow   Research on BIM based robotics Dr H Li
Dr 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 Dr M Mourshed
Dr M Bray
Layth Kraidi Research poster ND building information modelling for lifecycle management Dr 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
Yu Li Research poster Modelling and developing ‘smart and environmentally friendly' engineering materials Dr H Zhu
Prof Y Rezgui
Marwah Mahdi Mohsin   BIM based cost optimisation of green buildings Dr 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
Dr A S K Kwan
Guoqian Ren   BIM based approach for sustainable urban planning and eco-cities Dr H Li
Prof Y Rezgui
Jonathan Reynolds Research poster Smart algorithms, models, interfaces for virtual and self-learning semantic building management systems Prof Y Rezgui
Dr A S K Kwan
Balsam Shallal Research poster Sustainable housing in Iraq.  Specialisation - architectural engineering Dr M Mourshed
Dr H Li
Julia Terlet Research poster Water behaviour modelling for efficient ICT-based water management in urban environments Prof Y Rezgui
Dr T Beach

Admissions

For information about postgraduate research admissions, please contact:

Peter Cleall

Dr Peter Cleall

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email:
cleall@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5795