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An Investigation into Droplet Splashing and Levitation Phenomena in Multiphase Systems


Opens:22 November 2017

With this project, we propose an investigation into a variety of dynamics and effects produced by the interaction of a droplet or a group of droplets with a solid or liquid surface. Related technological applications abound in the fields of thermal, mechanical and chemical engineering.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, International

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Developing Practical Pervasive Energy Monitoring and Data Analytic Solutions for Housing


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:5 December 2017

This project will research new, energy-related applications and interfaces, making use of data from emerging technologies to provide tailored information to housing stakeholders. Applications could include personalised energy and environmental information via a mobile device or tools for facilities mangers.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Architecture, Computer and information sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

High Resolution Methods for Assessment of Heat loss From Plants and Arrays of Buildings


Opens:19 December 2017

With this project, we propose an investigation into a variety of dynamics and effects produced by the interaction of an array of buildings (or a set of heat sources in an industrial plant or in a power plant) with a cross flow (horizontal wind).

Fee status

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Civil and environmental engineering, Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids


Opens:10 May 2017

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

PhD Fine and ultra-fine particles in air: electromagnetic and low temperature plasma decontamination


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:1 June 2017

A three year PhD project offered by the High Voltage Technologies (HVT) Research Group, focused on the development of advanced impulsive non-thermal plasma systems for air cleaning and aerosol decontamination operations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

PhD Non-thermal transient plasma discharges for environmental applications


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:1 June 2017

A three year PhD investigating the efficiency of transient non-thermal plasma discharges for different environmental applications is offered by the High Voltage Technologies (HVT) Research group within the Institute for Energy & Environment.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy


Opens:1 October 2016

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend, Equipment costs

PhD Advanced Algorithms for Breast Cancer Diagnosis from Tactile Images


Opens:1 June 2017

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU

Subject

Biomedical engineering, Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

PhD Optimising Maritime System Operations through Asset Health Diagnostics


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:1 June 2017

A 3-year fully-funded PhD project, offered by the Institute for Energy & Environment in collaboration with the Maritime Safety Research Centre, in the area of prognostics and health management methods for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) of maritime systems.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering, Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

PhD Developing a new branch of power systems metrology, to support the quantification of ancillary service provision such as power quality improvement and provision of inertia.


Deadline:31 January 2018 Opens:21 December 2017

A four-year fully-funded PhD position offered in partnership with The National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, London, focused on the development of a new branch of power systems metrology.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

PhD Automated microfluidic anticancer drug screening of human tumour biopsies.


Deadline:2 March 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

A 36-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by the University of Strathclyde and AMS Biotechnology (Europe) Ltd, focusing on the automation of a microfluidic platform for screening human tumour tissue biopsies and developing in vitro immunotherapy assays.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Biomedical engineering, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

PhD Synthetic and Natural Ester liquids: The Roadmap Towards Practical Use of Environmentally Friendly Liquid Dielectrics in the Pulsed Power Industry


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

A 36-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by the University of Strathclyde and our major Pulsed Power industrial partner, focusing on the use of environmentally friendly non-toxic dielectric liquids (natural and synthetic ester fluids) in advanced power and pulsed power systems for high voltage insulation.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, International fee, Stipend, Equipment costs

PhD Automatic annotation of subsea survey video and auxiliary data for the Oil & Gas Industry


Deadline:30 April 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

A 42-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, offered by the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Communications of the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, in collaboration with the industry partner N-Sea in the area of deep learning video analytics focusing on annotation of subsea survey data.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

PhD New Hyperspectral Imaging Processing Techniques to Detect the Early Onset of Plant Disease


Deadline:30 June 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

A 36-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by the University of Strathclyde, focusing on developing new Hyperspectral Imaging Data Processing Techniques for the agri-tech sector.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Physics, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, International fee, Stipend, Equipment costs

PhD Miniaturised 3D biomedical imaging: multimodal miniature microscope development


Deadline:31 March 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

A 42-month fully-funded PhD, offered by the University of Strathclyde and working within a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship programme, focusing on the development of miniaturised biomedical imaging systems using a combination of MEMS micromirrors, fluorescence microscopy and photoacoustic microscopy.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Biomedical engineering, Physics, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

PhD Laser Gas Sensor Development for Combustion Processes using Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscropy.


Deadline:30 September 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Chemical and process engineering, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, International fee, Stipend

PhD Power Systems Dynamic Security Assessment using machine learning.


Deadline:30 April 2018 Opens:17 January 2018

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

PhD Automated Defect-Free Fusion Welding - "Inspect while you weld".


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:18 January 2018

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management, Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Physics, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend, Equipment costs

PhD Effective EEG analysis for advanced AI-driven BMI/BCI systems


Deadline:30 April 2018 Opens:18 January 2018

A 36-month full-time, fully funded PhD project aiming to analyse and understanding EEG signals and how they are linked to our human brain activities. Modelling such mechanisms can further help strengthen BCI and BMI systems.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Physics, Computer and information sciences, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, International fee, Stipend, Equipment costs

PhD Microfluidic technologies for investigating vascular cell physiology


Deadline:2 March 2018 Opens:18 January 2018

A 36-month full-time, fully funded PhD, supported by the University of Strathclyde in partnership with AMS Biotechnology (Europe) Ltd, focusing on microfluidic technologies for investigating vascular call physiology

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Biomedical engineering, Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences, Chemical and process engineering, Electronic and electrical engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Travel costs, Stipend

Advanced BioMaterials for Construction and Civil Engineering


Opens:6 September 2017

This PhD will explore how bacterially generated materials can be modified by incorporation of polymers and nanoparticles to enhance their mechanical properties. In this way, bacterially generated materials could be modified for specific tasks, such as earthquake and weather resistance.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Civil and environmental engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

bio-deterioration of concrete and conservation of architectural heritage


Opens:18 October 2017

Bio-deterioration of concrete strongly affects much of our built heritage and is particularly notable in wet territories like the UK or South East Asia. How to effectively solve bio-deterioration of concrete sculptures and buildings is an environmental, societal and scientific challenge.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering, Chemistry

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Near Net Shape Manufacturing


Deadline:30 June 2018 Opens:16 November 2017

The Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) and the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) are working in conjunction to research the Identification of near net shape manufacturing technologies, to reduce manufacturing costs and lead time through the elimination of some manufacturing processes and raw material usage.

Fee status

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management, Mechanical and aerospace engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Novel porous materials for gas separation and storage


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:19 July 2017

This project aims to use current understanding of framework and materials engineering, along with characterization of sorption properties to synthesize, test and retro-engineer porous materials for selective gas uptake and storage.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Production of hydrocarbon fuels from biomass waste


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:19 July 2017

This project studies the process and technology required to convert solid waste into a range of hydrocarbons via pyrolysis, involving intensive process modelling with experimental tests to analyse the waste to energy process and fuel properties of the hydrocarbons produced.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Designing novel systems for clean, sustainable heat production from biomass


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:19 July 2017

This project aims to develop a novel heat production system which negates the need for expensive cleaning or upgrading of syngas prior to combustion thereby creating a technically-feasible and cost-effective option for the use of syngas in small-medium scale operations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Modelling the structural statistics of jamming to enable predictive formulation and flow of high solids content suspensions


Opens:4 August 2017

Improved understanding of the structural causes of jamming is the focus of this PhD project, using novel computer-simulation based structural methods linked to experimental statistical measurements.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Disruptive technologies in chemical engineering education and training


Opens:4 August 2017

The project will focus on how chemical engineering education and training may change in the next decade, comparing with other areas of engineering, science and related industry. Where are the opportunities or threats, what are the barriers and encouragers?

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Inhibiting amyloid development using natural compounds: a molecular dynamics study


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will utilise molecular dynamics simulation, exploiting the ARCHIE_WeSt supercomputer at Strathclyde to understand how the inhibitors interact with protein aggregates; how they interfere with the nucleation and growth pathway of the fibrils, and if aggregation can be reversed.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Investigation of pharmaceutical crystallisation using small angle x-ray scattering


Opens:4 August 2017

The project will focus on the applications of latest Small-angle X-ray scattering system in CMAC (EPSRC Centre of excellence in continuous manufacturing and crystallisation) to provide mechanistic understanding of interparticle interaction in dense system under repulsive or attractive interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Development of multi-sensor measurement for characterizing biological suspensions and tissue


Opens:4 August 2017

The project will focus on the development of novel multi-sensor measurement-analysis platform which integrate optics (instrument configuration) and theories of light propagation through particulate media to extract physical and chemical information of biological suspensions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Modelling the effect of the electric double layer on electron transfer kinetics


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will combine recent theories for the influence of charge correlations on the structure of the electric double layer with a simple quantum description of charge transfer to to develop a new model for electrochemical reactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Developing a multiscale description of complex fluids from the molecular to the continuum scales


Opens:4 August 2017

This ambitious project attempts to build a single, unified description of complex fluids that incorporates molecular-level detail but can be applied on a wide range of length and time scales that extends to the continuum scale.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Modelling the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for continuous manufacture


Opens:4 August 2017

The project aims to develop new models for predicting the performance of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) in adsorption applications and in computational design of nanoporous silica materials, as well as obtaining experimental insight into the synthesis of MOFs.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Production of membranes using green, safe and sustainable alternative solvents


Opens:4 August 2017

This research project aims to develop polymer membranes produced via “green” polymer solutions. The selection of acceptable alternative solvents will follow a “holistic” approach that will take into consideration both experimental data and molecular simulations.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Nucleation of organic crystals in flows


Opens:4 August 2017

This project investigates how crystals nucleate and how fluid flows can be used to influence crystallisation, using cutting edge experimental facilities, including high speed high resolution imaging, Brownian microscopy, static and dynamic light scattering and small angle X-ray scattering.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Development of learner autonomy in student-centred learning environments in engineering


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will investigate behavioural and performance characteristics of students when working in Problem-Based and Enquiry-based learning activities in order to elucidate the link between the use of these approaches and the development of learner’s autonomy.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Investigating the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will investigate the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries, in particular in the oil and gas industry, and the context in which these occur (e.g. company safety culture, Process Safety Management Systems).

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Fabrication and development of hollow fibre membranes for advanced gas separation applications


Opens:4 August 2017

This project will focus on polymer science, rheology, material/fibre science, gas separation, gas transmission modelling and spectroscopy for the manufacture of advanced performance gas separation hollow fibre membranes.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Chemical and process engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

PhD Student Excellence Awards 2018/19


Deadline:10 March 2018 Opens:12 December 2017

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications from excellent students with original research proposals for the University of Strathclyde Student Excellence awards commencing in October 2018.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), Rest of UK

Subject

Physical activity for health, Modern languages, Law, Creative writing, Journalism, Education, Social work and social policy, Psychology, Speech and language therapy, English

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Studies of the interaction of intense laser pulses with plasma as ultra-compact accelerators, plasma-based laser amplifiers, and coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources


Opens:1 January 2017

PhDs are available in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Microscopic mapping and spectroscopy of III-nitride semiconductors and devices


Opens:1 August 2017

This project involves different microscopic techniques to investigate semiconductor heterostructures and light-emitting diode devices, performed on our suite of scanning electron microscopes, providing information on material properties at length scales ranging from nanometres to centimetres.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

High throughput optical mesoscopy for quantitative screening of novel antimicrobial compounds


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:10 January 2018

This studentship will involve extending the capability of the Mesolens to support super-resolution imaging modes using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy and structured illumination microscopy to resolve the mode of action of antimicrobial peptides in thousands of cells simultaneously.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Physics

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

A multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the mechanism of ammonium transport by the ubiquitous family of Amt/Rhesus protein


Opens:31 May 2017

What are the functional features that are important for the ion specificity and ion permeation? What are the structural features that explain the mechanistic difference between Amt (transporter) and Rh (channel)? What are the conformational changes associated with the transport cycle?

Fee status

Subject

Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Hybrid health systems simulation modelling: controlling healthcare-associated infections


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:10 January 2018

The healthcare system is an interconnected ecosystem where patients encounter multiple providers both within and across facilities. Finding solutions to problems to improve quality and cost of care and to reduce morbidity and mortality in the healthcare setting requires systems thinking.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Business, Management science

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, International fee, Stipend

Developing Analytical Graduates who have real impact in business, industry and society


Deadline:28 February 2018 Opens:12 January 2018

Data/Business Analysis is one of the fastest growing areas in business. This research aims to identify some of the key skills required to become an effective analyst/modeller and the innovative teaching practices that can support development of these skills.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Business, Management science

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Strathclyde Business School Student Excellence Awards


Deadline:19 March 2018 Opens:11 January 2018

Under the Strathclyde Research Studentship scheme, Strathclyde Business School will award six PhD studentships for students commencing their postgraduate studies in October 2018.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International

Subject

Business, Marketing, Management science, Hospitality and tourism, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and finance, Management, Human resource management, Economics, Strategy and organisation

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend