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Engineering

We offer a 3 year PhD programme, a 4 year integrated PhD programme, an EngD programme, and a 1 year MPhil degree programme.

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Geo-environmental Engineering

Self-healing of plant-stabilised geotechnical structures.

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Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

The wide ranging research theme of Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing incorporates cutting edge research which fosters innovation and sustainability, supports social and economic development, and contributes to improvements in health and quality of life by ensuring the safety and best performance of materials and structures.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Area

Biomedical Engineering

Opportunities available in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group.

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Advanced electroactive soft material devices: smart actuation and energy harvesting

Dielectric elastomers (DEs) are a class of soft electroactive materials that can be exploited for large strain electrical-induced actuation.

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Numerical modelling of multiphase flows

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Numerical Simulations of Local Scour around Hydraulic Structures

The objective of this research project is to reveal the immediate link between the turbulent hydrodynamics and the occurrence of local erosion (scour) around hydraulic structures, in particular bridge scour.

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Designing 3D printed materials with novel thermo-mechanical properties

Cellular materials are light in weight and can be designed to have different types of desired thermo-mechanical properties.

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Biomedical smart fabric wearable devices

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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QUASI-METAMATERIALS: quasicrystalline metamaterial concepts for advanced engineering applications

A microstructured quasicrystalline (or quasiperiodic) material is constructed combining basic unit cells with a lack of perfect periodicity.

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Semantic SLAM and Ontological Representation for Robot Navigation and Decision Making in Unstructured Environment

LAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) allows robots to operate in an unknown environment by incrementally building a map, while simultaneously localising itself with reference to the map.

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Enhancing the predictability and reliability of mechanical machining on the nanoscale via a novel modelling approach

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on mechanics, materials and advanced manufacturing.

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Micro-pitting failure of gear tooth surfaces – the influence of running-in and residual stress

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on mechanics, materials and advanced manufacturing.

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Numerical modelling of three-dimensional multiphase flows

This PhD project will focus on research in the areas of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for multiphase flows in environmental and industrial applications

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A futuristic science based approach to enhance quality and durability of High Performance Pre-cast Concrete Products

Concrete infrastructure projects are currently designed for delivery on time and budget through efficient management of construction processes.

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Advanced Materials and Computational Mechanics

Opportunities available within the field of Materials, and Advanced and Computational Mechanics.

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Ammonia-methane power generation for CO₂ mitigation in steelwork processes

This project seeks to establish a new NH₃/CH₄ cycle and a laboratory-based device for the recovery and use of ammonia produced during the steel-making process in the blast furnaces located at Port Talbot, Wales.

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Towards Printing and Packing Energy Storage Devices

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Intelligent remote monitoring of knee implants

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Development of Graphene/ceramic composites with damage self-monitoring capabilities

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Resilient Materials for Life - Self-confining concrete

The aim of this PhD is to develop the concept of using shape memory polymer (SMP) tendons for the self-prestressing and self-healing of concrete elements.

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Response of plant roots to mechanical and hydraulic stresses – implications for geotechnical performance

Geotechnical structures such as engineered slopes often include the presence of plants of various types.

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Phytoremediation of light non-aqueous phase liquids in soils

Phytoremediation uses natural processes in plants to remove or destroy harmful contamination in soils.

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Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for photocatalysis

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on mechanics, materials and advanced manufacturing.

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Bio-geotechnical engineering of natural and engineered slopes using biofilm

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Modelling of the impact of typhoons on morphological changes of tidal radial sand ridges

Radial sand ridges are commonly found in the coastal areas where complex tidal circulations are strongly present, particularly along the China’s coasts of the Yellow Sea and East China Sea.

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Modelling Method and Design of Dynamic Inductive Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles

Inductive power transfer technology is the most promising alternative way for charging Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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Numerical Modelling of Turbulent Interfacial Flows and Fluid-Structure Interaction

This PhD project will focus on research in the areas of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for interfacial and multiphase flows in environmental & industrial applications.

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Modelling infiltration and runoff erosion of hydrophobic soils

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on energy and environment.

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Radiomics as an imaging biomarker in Head and Neck cancer

Head and neck (H&N) cancer is the sixth most common tumour worldwide. In the curative setting, radiation therapy (RT) is a commonly used treatment for H&N cancer.

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