We're home to award-winning and internationally recognised research centres spanning energy, aerospace, fluids, structures and materials. Our work involves both the creation of new knowledge and understanding, and translating that new knowledge into the technologies of tomorrow.
The department’s research, teaching and industrial support work is underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratories and local-access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.
You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over three.
You can study either degree in any of our four research groups:
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme
As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.
It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:
- the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
- the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
- the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
- working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences
All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.
Shape Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices
Development and application of optimisation methods and tools to find the best shape of existing hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to maximise one or more predefined perfomance based on CFD/FEM modelling
Topology Optimisation of Hydraulic Devices
Development and application of topology optimisation methods and tools to find the best configuration of innovative hydraulic devices – or some of their components - to achieve the best structural design
Turbulence, Plumes and Transport of Pollutants in Gases at Very High Temperatures
With this project, we propose an investigation into a variety of flow configurations driven by gravity (buoyancy convection) at very high temperatures and/or driving temperature gradients
Multiscale Digital Rock Analysis for Shale Gas Exploration
This project is to develop a multiscale computational tool to quantify gas transport in shale rocks, and is part of the Partnership Project with University of Edinburgh and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUP), Saudi Arabia.
Deadline:31 May 2018
Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Rotor Blades During Full-scale Testing
The project aims at developing Structural Health Monitoring methodologies to monitor global response and damage evolution in large-scale wind turbine rotor blades during full-scale testing. To integrate data-driven techniques for describing and predicting structural damage behaviour and evaluating structural integrity.
Deadline:31 July 2018
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids
Are you interested in addressing the global energy challenge? The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids - a partnership between Strathclyde and Imperial College - has 10 funded four-year PhD studentships on offer.
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy
Are you interested in the application of renewable energy technology and policy? The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems - a partnership between Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh - has 10 funded four-year PhD studentships on offer.
PhD Advanced Algorithms for Breast Cancer Diagnosis from Tactile Images
A 42-month fully-funded PhD project, supported by EPSRC and industry partner PPS, focused on developing a system for automatically diagnosing and classifying lesions associated with breast cancer from tactile images.
PhD Laser Gas Sensor Development for Combustion Processes using Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscropy.
A 36-month full-time, fully-funded PhD in collaboration with a number of industry partners, including Rolls-Royce, to further support the research work in laser gas sensors currently being carried out in an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Platform Grant.
Deadline:30 September 2018
PhD Power Systems Dynamic Security Assessment using machine learning.
This 42-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by EPSRC focusing on the area of power system stability and dynamics using powerful machine learning tools that enable informative and fast online dynamic security assessment.
Deadline:30 June 2018
PhD Imaging the sound of light: laser ultrasonic phased arrays for remote sensing in extreme environments.
A 42-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by EPSRC, focusing on remote ultrasonic imaging in extreme environments using laser ultrasonics.
Deadline:31 May 2018
PhD Automated Defect-Free Fusion Welding - "Inspect while you weld".
A 42-month, full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by EPSRC focusing on sensor enabled robotics and quality control inspection during welding operations, directly aligned and supported by Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Marine, Defence and High-Value Manufacturing companies.
Deadline:31 August 2018
PhD Inspection of Nuclear Assets using Robotically Deployed Techniques
A 42-month fully-funded PhD, supported by the Nuclear Decommission Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory focusing on the automated inspection of waste package dimensions and deformations through life, using novel optical sensor and inspection strategies, aligned to current and future nuclear requirements.
Deadline:30 June 2018
PhD Automated Quantitative Inspection of Nuclear Canisters and Assets
An exciting 42-month fully-funded PhD, supported by a leading Nuclear Reprocessing Site, focusing on the automated inspection of nuclear canisters in challenging and hostile environments, using novel sensor and inspection strategies, directly aligned to current and future Nuclear requirements.
Deadline:30 June 2018
Direct numerical simulation of polymeric-fluid flows
The purpose of this project is to apply a formulation to polymeric turbulent boundary layer flows and, in this way, to make some first, yet decisive, steps in the physics and algorithmics of fully-coupled polymeric boundary layer turbulence.
Direct Numerical Simulation of Ferrofluid flows
The project aim is to investigate particle-flow interactions in ferrofluids in both mesoscopic and macroscopic domains, paying equal emphasis on particle aggregation and structure formation and their possible effects on turbulence structures in flows through pipes and other devices.