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Self-funded PhD projects

The projects listed below are interdisciplinary. Candidates are invited to discuss the project they are interested in with the proposed First Supervisor.

Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

Civil Engineering and Construction

Computing and Information Systems

Computing and Information Systems PhD projects listed by first supervisor

Dr Sarah Barman

Dr Jarek Francik

Dr Jay Kiruthika

Professor Dimitrios Makris

Professor Maria Martini

Dr Robert Mellor

Dr Jean-Christophe Nebel

Dr Eckhard Pfluegel

Dr. Nada Philip

Dr Christos Politis

Professor Paolo Remagnino

Dr Martin Tunnicliffe

Professor David Wertheim

Geography, Geology and Environment

Life Sciences

Life Sciences PhD projects listed by first supervisor

Dr Judith Allgrove

Dr Hossein Ashrafi

Dr Jess Buxton

Dr Athina-Myrto Chioni

Phil Crilly

Dr Terry Gaymes

Dr Natasha Hill

Professor Andrey Karlyshev

Dr Alison Kelly

Dr Mouhamad Khoder

Yujing Lin

Professor Helmout Modjtahedi

Dr Hannah Moir

Professor Declan Naughton

Dr Elizabeth Opara

Professor Andrea Petroczi

Dr Elena Polycarpou

Dr Sianne Schwikkard

Dr Lori Snyder

Dr Owen Spendiff

Dr Nicola Swann

Professor Tony Walker

Mathematics

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Title: Investigation of optical properties of the cornea
First Supervisor: Professor Andy Augousti

Title: Feasibility studies for novel desalination plant designs
First Supervisor: Professor Andy Augousti

Title: Fire suppression capabilities of gas-like micromist
First Supervisor: Dr Siaka Dembele

Title: Chemical Detection Using Intelligent UAV system
First Supervisor: Dr Olga Duran

Title: Mechanical Properties of Interfaces in 3D Printed Single- and Multi-Material Parts
First Supervisor: Dr Marzio Grasso

Title: Effect of Induced Plasticity on the Very High Cycle Fatigue of aluminium alloy under biaxial stress field.
First Supervisor: Dr Marzio Grasso

Title: Enhancement of electrical conductivity of carbon fibre composite for resisting lightening strike on aircrafts
First Supervisor: Dr Homayoun Hadavinia

Title: Additive manufacturing of metal components using FDM technology
First Supervisor: Dr Hany Hassanin

Title: Graphene/ceramic nanocomposites for fireproof applications
First Supervisor: Dr Hany Hassanin

Title: Numerical simulation of Deflagration, Detonation and DDT in large scale inhomogeneous reactive mixtures
First Supervisor: Dr Ali Heidari

Title: Computational modelling and simulation of bio-inspired structures
First Supervisor: Dr Payam Khazaeinejad

Title: Shape optimisation for aesthetics/functional requirements in the context of additive manufacturing
First Supervisor: Dr Payam Khazaeinejad

Title: Hybrid-type finite elements for thermomechanical problems
First Supervisor: Dr Payam Khazaeinejad

Title: An investigation into transonic flows over high pressure gas turbine blade tip
First Supervisor: Dr Zinab Saleh

Title: Combustion and detonation of hydrogen with suspended particles and droplets
First Supervisor: Dr Konstantin Volkov

Title: Design and optimisation of wind farms built-in to existing buildings and civil objects
First Supervisor: Dr Konstantin Volkov

Title: Particulate systems in fire safety engineering
First Supervisor: Dr Konstantin Volkov

Title: Tap water treatment with a laser pulse
First Supervisor: Dr Konstantin Volkov

Title: Knowledge based process planning using manufacturing big data
First Supervisor: Dr Xianzhi Zhang

Title: Resilient and Lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Extreme Environment
First Supervisor: Dr Yahya Zweiri

Pharmacy and Chemistry

Pharmacy and Chemistry PhD projects listed by first supervisor

Dr James Barker

Dr Stephen Barton

Dr Ian Beadham

Dr Joseph C Bear

Dr Miyyada Boumechache

Dr Gianpiero Calabrese

Dr Mark Carew

Philip Crilly

Dr Amr ElShaer

Dr John Fletcher

Dr Francesca Mackenzie

Dr Ayomi Perera

Dr Gemma Shearman

Dr Anil Vangala

Dr Stephen Wren

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