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PhD Opportunities

The EPIC cluster seeks PhD candidates to work within our research domains and interests, which include:

  • Electric power
  • Future electrical energy systems
  • Smart grids
  • Renewable and green energy
  • Immersive environments
  • Autonomous systems
  • Unmanned mobile systems
  • Manufacturing informatics
  • Intelligent systems and control
  • Nonlinear system modelling and control
  • System identification and cooperative control
  • Virtual reality
  • 3D graphics
  • Computational intelligence techniques




From prospective students who are self-funded or who have a scholarship, we welcome expressions of interest in PhD research at any time of year. Expressions of interest should be submitted to along with a personal CV.

There are also opportunities to apply for funded PhD projects in EPIC. All currently available funded projects are listed on this page, with closing dates for applications as specified.

Please note that funding for these projects is available only to applicants from the UK (full funding) and EU (fees only funding) unless otherwise indicated. To see detailed funding conditions for individual projects, please click on the project title.


Projects with potential funding (also suitable for students who can fund their own research)


Robotics icon Distributed Learning for Cooperating Mobile Robots

Supervisor: Professor Sean McLoone

Robotics icon Semi-Supervised Learning for Soft Sensors in Advanced Manufacturing

Supervisor: Professor Sean McLoone