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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

PhD Studentship: Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD scholarship – Waterjet Controlled-Depth (Milling) Machining of Aerospace Materials with Stratified Structures

Advanced Manufacturing UK and EU students 31 March 2018
PhD Studentship: Modelling the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Polymeric Materials   UK and EU students 13 March 2018
PhD Studentship: Computer simulation and optimisation of multilayer quantum structures produced by state-of-the-art 3D printing Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 13 March 2018
PhD scholarship: Design of freeform conformable fixtures with selective passive reacting capabilities Advanced Manufacturing UK and EU students 31 March 2018
PhD Studentship: Microstructural and surface integrity in machining of specialist composite materials for next generation aero-engine applications Advanced Manufacturing UK and EU students 31 March 2018

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

Advanced Manufacturing UK and EU students 31 March 2018

PhD studentship on the computer game programming of asphalt roads

Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre UK and EU students 31 March 2018

PhD Studentship: Capacity Aggregation for Additive Manufacturing

Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing UK and EU students 31 March 2018

PhD Studentship: Airborne Ultrasound for Real-time measurement of physical structures

Food, Water and Waste UK and EU students 16 April 2018

PhD: Studentship: Thermally-driven solar air conditioning

The Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 22 April 2018

PhD Studentship: Analysis and Design of Short Track Speed Skating Components, A Collaboration with Team GB Short Track Speed Skating

Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
PhD Studentship: Advanced Rolling Element Bearing Lifing Methods: The Quantification of Surface and Subsurface Damage using Surface Roughness Data   UK and EU students 27 April 2018
Rolls-Royce sponsored international PhD scholarship: Laser Ablation Controlled-Depth (Milling) Machining for on-wing repair of Safety Critical Aerospace Components Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology UK and EU students 30 April 2018
PhD Studentship: Designing new materials for next-generation solid oxide fuel cells Fuel Cells and their Fuels: Centre for Doctoral Training UK and EU students 7 March 2018
PhD Studentship: Thin film coatings of novel alloy membranes for hydrogen purification Fuel Cells and their Fuels: Centre for Doctoral Training UK and EU students 7 March 2018

PhD Studentship: Novel nanocomposite hydrogen storage materials

Fuel Cells and their Fuels: Centre for Doctoral Training UK and EU students 7 March 2018
PhD Studentship: Underground hydrogen storage Fuel Cells and their Fuels: Centre for Doctoral Training UK and EU students 7 March 2018
PhD Studentship: Hydrogen purification via next generation MOF-polymer mixed matric membranes Fuel Cells and their Fuels: Centre for Doctoral Training UK and EU students 7 March 2018
PhD Studentship Sponsored by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl): investigation strategies for the controlled deposition and performance of functional fillers in polymeric matrices Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK students 28 April 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 Additive Manufacturing UK students 28 April 2018
PhD Studentship: Machining of new aerospace materials Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing Technology UK and EU students 20 March 2018

Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD scholarship: Waterjet Controlled-Depth (Milling) Machining of Aerospace Materials with Stratified Structures

Advanced Manufacturing UK and EU students 31 March 2018

EPSRC iCASE PhD studentship, Multi-scale, multi-modal imaging of nanoporous catalysts

Fluids and Thermal Engineering UK and EU students 31 December 2017

4-year PhD studentship - Additive Manufacturing for critical application

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing UK and EU students 27 April 2018

4 year PhD studentship, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing: Scalability of Additive Manufacturing

Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
4 year PhD studentship, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing: Capacity Aggregation for Additive Manufacturing Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
4-year PhD studentship, Additive manufacturing of RF metamaterials using ionic hydrogel inks Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
4-year PhD studentship, Novel component design using multiple cellular structures Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
4-year PhD studentship, Design of Novel Alloys for Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
4-year PhD studentship, Additive manufacturing of biodegradable implants Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
4-year PhD studentship, Development of 3D printed enzymatic biofuel cells for powering implantable biomedical devices Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 27 April 2018
3 year PhD Studentship in Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM): Modelling the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Polymeric Materials Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 30 April 2018
3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing: Computer simulation and optimisation of multilayer quantum structures produced by state-of-the-art 3D printing Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 30 April 2018
4 year PhD studentship - investigation into strategies for the controlled deposition and performance of functional fillers in polymeric matrices Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 30 April 2018
4 year PhD studentship - Embedding structural health monitoring (SHM) capabilities into additive manufactured (AM) metallic parts for military applications Centre for Additive Manufacturing UK and EU students 30 April 2018
Additive manufacturing of graded metallic parts Advanced Manufacturing UK and EU students 20 May 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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