Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Project Description Co-supervised with Professor Peter Hutchinson. Although mild Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion) is the commonest form of brain injury, patient pathways are poorly defined, and patients sometimes lack the support required to deal with post-traumatic symptoms. This project will explore the healthcare systems required to deliver high-quality care to patients with mild Traumatic Brain […]

PhD in Biomedical Engineering – Development of a next generation nanoindentation platform for soft mechanobiology and mechanomedicine

Project Description In recent years it has been recognized that mechanical (viscoelastic) properties can be used as a marker to obtain important information on the state of a biological systems (single cells, cell layers, tissues), either physiological or pathological (for example to diagnose emerging conditions from blood tests or as a prognostic tool in cancer). […]

Decoherence due to flux noise in superconducting qubits at microkelvin temperatures

Project Description Decoherence in superconducting qubits is one of the main obstacles to realising fault-tolerant quantum computing for real-world applications. Many different physical mechanisms contribute to the decoherence of a qubit; some of which are still poorly understood. One of the main sources of noise and decoherence are material defects which are naturally present in […]

DemoBECCS: The potential and demonstration feasibility of BECCS

Project Description Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at DTU Chemistry is seeking a talented PhD student to contribute to this DemoBECCS project. The project aims to tackle bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), a CCS technology to achieve negative carbon emissions. The storage research in this project will focus on the challenges posed […]

Safe Augmented Reality Interactions for Cultural Heritage Sites

Project Description This project will improve the safety of visitors to cultural heritage sites throughout Scotland by examining how Augmented Reality (AR) interaction methods can be created to promote site safety by combining research within the areas of HCI, interface design, and safety related systems. Over 50 million visits are made to Heritage sites throughout […]

Application of artificial intelligence to multiphysics problems in materials design

Project Description Development, design or assessment of materials with better performance, better durability and lower carbon footprints are among the main current challenges of many engineering disciplines including the construction sector. Experimental or computational modelling approaches have been traditionally used for this purpose. The experimental approaches are often based on trial-and-error methods, which are lengthy, […]

In-situ disposal of cementitious wastes at UK nuclear sites

Project Description This fully funded UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) PhD bursary provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research relating to waste management during the decommissioning of UK nuclear sites. The successful candidate will develop skills in waste characterisation using methods from geochemistry, environmental mineralogy and radiochemistry, utilising state of the art synchrotron and […]

From Text to Tech: Shaping the Future of Physics-Based Simulations with AI-Driven Generative Models

Project Description In the contemporary industry, multiphysics and molecular dynamics simulations are not just tools – they are the catalysts for breakthrough innovations. They empower engineers and scientists to analyze complex physical phenomena, optimize designs, and predict real-world performance with unprecedented accuracy. From aerospace engineering to groundbreaking drug discovery, the applications are boundless. However, the […]

Maximising the Potential of Waste Heat Recovery

Project Description The University of Exeter’s Department of Engineering is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to commence as soon as possible. The project aims to develop an optimisation toolbox that can maximise the potential of heat recovery from sewer networks. The Climate Change Act commits the UK to a net zero carbon […]