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Postgraduate Opportunities

The University of Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK for overall research power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and is ranked 3rd for research power in general engineering.

More than 98% of engineering research is of international quality, with 85% graded as world leading or internationally excellent. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, as an engineering PhD student you could be working alongside leading scholars from around the world.

Male PhD student using a laser for an experiment.
 
 

Currently available PhD projects

Engineering
Title Research Group  Eligibility Closing date

Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD Scholarship – Design and simulation of stiffness-adjustable robotic systems for performing on-wing repair of aero-engines

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology UK and EU students 3 December 2018

Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology UK and EU students 4 September 2018

AMSCI funded project in partnership with Rockwell Collins: GNSS Signal Authentication

 

  UK, EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand  4 September 2018

AMSCI funded project in partnership with Rockwell Collins: Multi-Constellation, Multi Frequency GNSS Advanced RAIM

  UK, EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 4 September 2018

PhD Studentship Sponsored by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl): investigating strategies for the controlled deposition and performance of functional fillers in polymeric matrices)

Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing UK students 31 August 2018
PhD studentship Sponsored by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl): Embedding structural health monitoring (SHM) capabilities into additive manufactured (AM) metallic parts for military applications Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing UK students 31 August 2018

PhD studentship sponsored by Defence Science and Technology laboratory (Dstl)

  UK students 31 August 2018

Predicting the impact of an increased reliance on renewable energy using mathematical modelling techniques

 

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 1 August 2018

Future for Additive Manufacturing Platform Grant - Ultrafast AM of Novel Materials

Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) UK and EU students 15 August 2018

Next-generation high capacity metal hydrides for hydrogen storage

 

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and Their Fuels UK and EU students 23 August 2018

Thin film coatings of novel alloy membranes for hydrogen purification

Advanced Materials Research Group UK and EU students 23 August 2018

Designing new materials for next-generation solid oxide fuel cells – 4 year PhD

Advanced Materials Research Group UK and EU students 23 August 2018

Ultrasonic Sensors and Machine Learning for Digital Food and Drink Manufacturing

  UK and EU 4 September 2018 

Unconventional energy sources

  UK and EU 28 August 2018

EPSRC centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

    31 August 2018

Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications

  UK and EU  4 September 2018

Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD Scholarship - Design and simulation of stiffness-adjustable robotic systems for performing on-wing repair of aero-engines

  UK and EU students 4 September 2018

AMSCI funded project in partnership with Rockwell Collins: GNSS Signal Authentication

  UK, EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand  4 September 218
AMSCI fudned project in partnership with Rockwell Collins: Multi-Constellation, Multi Frequency GNSS Advanced RAIM   UK, EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 4 September 2018
3 year PhD studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing      4 September 2018
3 year PhD studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing    UK and EU 4 September 2018
Developing ultrasonics operating at the nanoscale      4 September 2018
Ultrasonic Sensors and Machine learning for Digital Food and Drink Manufacturing   UK and EU  4 September 2018
3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling next Generation Additive Manufacturing    UK and EU 4 September 2018
Novel Porous Calcium Phosphate Microspheres and Stem Cell Interactions for Bone Regeneration     15 September 2018
Industrially Funded PhD Studentship in Chemical/ process Engineering   UK and EU 15 September 2018
Monitoring High-Speed Road Surface Friction Using Vehicle Braking Sensors   UK and EU 31 August 2018

Modelling of road surface pothole formation

  UK and EU 31 August 2018

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

  UK and EU 15 September 2018

Photo-Electro: Transforming Chemical Synthesis, Discovery and Manufacture

  UK and EU 27 September 2018

EPSRC DTP CASE - Hyperpolarised, Gas-phase Magnetic Resonance Imaging of a non-flow through Filter

    10 October 2018

Delivering the next generation of hybrid porous materials (3 years)

  UK and EU 7 September 2018

EPSRC PhD I CASE Award – Industrially Supported PhD in Biomedical Electronic Engineering

 

  UK and EU 17 August 2018

Delivering the next generation of hybrid porous materials

  UK and EU  7 September 2018

Evaluation of Variations in Clinical Staff Performance using Reliability Engineering and Computer Vision

 

  UK and EU  24 October 2018

PhD- Development of mesoscale hydro-chemo-mechanical (HMC) modeling approach for concrete deterioration. (3 Years)

  UK and EU 30 September 2018

 

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How to apply

The online application is the quickest and easiest way of applying and allows you to follow the progress of your application.

There are no fees for PhD applications. The application fee only applies to postgraduate taught courses.

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Fees and funding

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