Faculty of Engineering
   
   
  

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 30 June 2018

PhD Studentship - 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 30 June 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 28 July 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 28 July 2018

Rolls-Royce and Seco Tools sponsored international PhD scholarship – Machining of new aerospace materials

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology UK, EU and international students 20 June 2018

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

Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing UK and EU students 28 July 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, EU and international students 31 July 2018

PhD Studentship on the application of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for the design of grain-based materials (Computational Engineering/Civil Engineering/Physics)

Faculty of Engineering and the School of Computer Science UK, EU and international students 31 May 2018

PhD Studentship: Unconventional energy sources

Chemical Engineering UK and EU students 27 May 2018

 

PhD Studentship: Multiscale simulation of composite materials for life-cycle analysis and assessment

 

Centre of Structural Engineering and Informatics UK and EU students 12 June 2018

PhD Studentship - The laser processing of diamond materials for cutting tool performance enhancement

  UK and EU students 9 July 2018

PhD Studentship: Discrete Multiphysics modelling of self-healing infrastructure materials

  UK, EU and international students 9 July 2018

PhD studentship in Human Factors of Digital Manufacturing

Human Factors Research Group UK and EU students 31 May 2018

PhD Studentship: Realisation of a metrological characteristics approach to calibration of X-ray computed tomography

Manufacturing Metrology UK and EU students 11 July 2018

PhD studentship: Digital use of satellite observations in offshore wind energy

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 10 July 2018

PhD studentship: Reversible hydrogen storage in ionic liquid-based devices

Energy Research Accelerator UK students 12 July 2018

PhD studentship: Thermal management of energy storage

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 13 July 2018

 

PhD Studentship: Developing an Institutional Size Thermal Uplift Gasifier Cookstove

 

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 17 July 2018

 

 

PhD Studentship: Remote Monitoring of Small-Scale Biogas Production

 

 

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 17 July 2018

PhD Studentship: A Climate of Change, or Conserving the Status Quo? An investigation of energy policies and design issues in UK National Parks

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 23 July 2018

 

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

 

Energy Research Accelerator UK and EU students 1 August 2018

3 year PhD Studentship in Future for Additive Manufacturing Platform Grant - Ultrafast AM of Novel Materials

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

 

PhD studentship - 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

PhD studentship - Thin film coatings of novel alloy membranes for hydrogen purification

Advanced Materials Research Group UK and EU students 23 August 2018

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

Advanced Materials Research Group UK and EU students 23 August 2018

 

 Visit the University's jobs website to see a full list of studentships

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

Find out more about our fees and funding whilst you study.

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