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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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Astronomy Instrumentation

Astronomy Instrumentation is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

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Physics and Astronomy

The wide range of expertise within the School of Physics and Astronomy enables the School to offer a variety of opportunities for higher degrees by research.

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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

Data mining at the South Galactic Pole

Automated methods of extracting the properties of millions of galaxies from survey data and identifying new classes of rare objects.

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Machine learning to extract gravitatonal wave transients

Identifying astrophysical gravitational wave transients from events such as supernovae.

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Biomedical Engineering

Opportunities available in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group.

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Machine learning to maximise the impact of ALMA

Development of new, automated methods for identifying sources in data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

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Extracting weak Gravitional Wave events

Use of machine learning techniques to identify and classify weak gravitational wave events in data from the LIGO and Virgo detectors.

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Searching for Cosmic Anomalies

This project will involve developing, testing and applying innovative statistical analysis techniques to real and simulated data sets.

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Numerical modelling of multiphase flows

This project aims to develop a numerical framework which can be applied to various multiphase flow problems (gas-liquid, gas-liquid-solid, etc) in engineering and scientific research fields such as energy, environment and manufacturing.

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Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries

Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries.

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Automated Searches for Ultra-Diffuse Emission from Stars

We are particularly interested in the fraction of stars that lie outside of easily recognised galactic structures as a means of tracing the assembly history of dark matter haloes of various masses.

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Revealing Astronomical and Archaeological Information from Satellite Imaging Data (AA - Reveal)

The proposed project is to look at the further development of the astronomical software and to particularly consider its application to archaeological surveys.

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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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The origin of galaxies and proto-clusters

This project will allow us to find the counterparts for a much larger fraction of the sources thanks to the access we have to a much deeper optical and near-infrared images.

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Simulating star formation triggered by cloud/cloud collisions

The aim of this project is to construct realistic clouds, simulate collisions between them.

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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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Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers for miniature atomic clocks

This research project is available as part of the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) Doctoral Training Partnership.

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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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Natural Flood Processes for Flood Risk Management

This project aims to develop a novel methodology to assess the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management (NFM) interventions at catchment reach levels.

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Towards Printing and Packing Energy Storage Devices

The goal of this project is to investigate the development of novel inks based on graphene and ceramic nanoparticles and to achieve multimaterial 3D printing for assembling on energy storage devices such as batteries or supercapacitors.

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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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Single crystal analysis of frustrated magnetic systems, using the world's leading powder diffraction instrument

This project would extend the use of WISH to cover robust single crystal analysis of diffuse scattering and weak Bragg peak data with in-situ measurements to extend our fundamental understanding of frustrated magnetic systems.

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