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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

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

Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Rotor Blades During Full-scale Testing


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:2 May 2018

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.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), International

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering, Physics, Civil and environmental engineering, Mathematics and statistics, Psychology

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

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

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


Deadline:31 October 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 New Hyperspectral Imaging Processing Techniques to Detect the Early Onset of Plant Disease


Deadline:16 September 2018 Opens:16 August 2018

36-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by University and faculty funds, 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 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:31 August 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 Imaging the sound of light: laser ultrasonic phased arrays for remote sensing in extreme environments.


Deadline:15 September 2018 Opens:26 January 2018

A 42-month full-time, fully-funded PhD, supported by EPSRC, focusing on remote ultrasonic imaging in extreme environments using laser ultrasonics.

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

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:31 August 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

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

Building resilience to compound natural hazards


Deadline:1 October 2018 Opens:31 July 2018

The PhD will explore the complex compounding relationships between natural hazards, such as flood, drought and heatwaves, as well as with their respective causes, and quantify the likelihood and impact of more than one high-impact event occurring coincidentally with another.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Development and modelling of innovative devices for the seismic protection of non-structural components in buildings


Deadline:1 October 2018 Opens:25 July 2018

The aim of the project is to investigate innovative techniques for protecting non-structural components from earthquakes while enhancing the seismic performance of buildings. In particular, the effectiveness of specially shaped rubber joints in the construction of masonry infill walls.

Fee status

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

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Through life assessment of design for lightweighting


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:24 July 2018

The concept of lightweighting is driven by benefits gained from the automotive industry in terms of using materials other than steel, as a basis for reducing the overall vehicle weight, and subsequently reducing the operating costs and operational environmental impact.

Fee status

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

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Forming of Aluminium and Titanium Panel Parts with a Flexible Multi-Points-Tool Forming Technique


Deadline:31 August 2018 Opens:24 July 2018

Multi-points-tool forming (MPF) is one of the special categories of sheet metal forming techniques with good operational flexibilities due to using two sets of adjustable pins along the machine-ram direction (vertical direction usually), which represent the acting points of desired forming-tool surface contours

Fee status

Home (Scottish), International

Subject

Design manufacture and engineering management

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Control of organic gels for tailored applications


Opens:12 February 2018

The application of gel materials is linked to their unique characteristics, which can be manipulated through control of the synthetic procedure used; by further understanding the underpinning science of gel formation, these materials can be extended to new frontiers.

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

Gelation in suspensions and porous materials with complex interactions


Opens:12 February 2018

Many porous materials and ‘soft’ solids consist of gels of particles. The project will use computer modelling to analyse how particles with complex interactions aggregate to form solid gels. Applications include porous adsorbents, ‘smart’ rheological materials, foods and biomaterials.

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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:12 February 2018

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