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A-Z of Research Opportunities

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen’s is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study.

This is not an exhaustive list of Postgraduate Research Opportunities. If you cannot find a project you are interested in, please use the Subjects Search tab or the Find A PhD Supervisor tab.

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Project name School Funding Subject Status Sort Timestamp
Social Participation and Quality of life in disabled young adults.
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Disability, Young People Dr Mark Linden, Dr Claire Kerr
Supervisor
Dr Mark Linden, Dr Claire Kerr
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
30 June 2021
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1625007600
Diameter bounds for irreducible linear groups generated by long root elements
School of Mathematics and Physics | PHD Dr Sean Eberhard
Supervisor
Dr Sean Eberhard
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
26 January 2024
School of Mathematics and Physics Funded Mathematics Open 2 1706227200
Topics in tensor-triangular geometry
School of Mathematics and Physics | PHD Dr Scott Balchin
Supervisor
Dr Scott Balchin
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
26 January 2024
School of Mathematics and Physics Funded Mathematics Open 2 1706227200
Microneedle delivery of non-ribosomal antimicrobial peptides to treat multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections
School of Pharmacy | PHD Antibiotics; peptide synthesis; antimicrobial peptides; microneedles; organic synthesis Professor Ryan Donnelly.
Supervisor
Professor Ryan Donnelly.
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Chemical Tools to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
School of Pharmacy | PHD Antibiotics; peptide synthesis; chemical probes; organic synthesis; chemical biology Professor Gerd Wagner.
Supervisor
Professor Gerd Wagner.
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
ENERGY - Enhanced Nanoparticles Engineered fRom Gold for multi-modal therapY
School of Pharmacy | PHD Nanomedicine, Cancer, SERS, radiotherapy, photothermal therapy Dr Jonathan Coulter.
Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Coulter.
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
High resolution solid state NMR as a tool for analysis of polymeric controlled release drug delivery systems
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug delivery, materials science, analytical chemistry, polymers, solid state NMR Professor Karl Malcolm.
Supervisor
Professor Karl Malcolm.
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Cohesive and Ecologically Coherent EU-UK fisheries management after Brexit
School of Law | PHD marine fisheries Brexit Professor Richard Collins
Supervisor
Professor Richard Collins
Funding
Funded
Marine Institute
Application deadline
23 November 2023
School of Law Funded Law Closed 2 1700697600
Efficient RISC-V Chips with future-proof Security
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Post quantum cryptography, Hardware security, High speed applications. Dr Ayesha Khalid
Supervisor
Dr Ayesha Khalid
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
6 October 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Closed 2 1696546800
Sensor-Based Control of Bowed Virtual-Acoustic Instruments
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD bowed string instruments, virtual reality, sensor interface, physical modelling, physical computing Dr Maarten Van Walstijn
Supervisor
Dr Maarten Van Walstijn
Funding
Funded
DFE
Application deadline
6 October 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Closed 2 1696546800
Early warning systems for tropical diseases using Artificial Intelligence
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dengue Fever, Diarrhoea, Tropical diseases, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Time-series prediction Dr Son Thai Mai
Supervisor
Dr Son Thai Mai
Funding
Funded
DFE
Application deadline
6 October 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Closed 2 1696546800
Predicting User Performance for Enhanced Brain-Computer Interfaces
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Algorithm, Brain-Computer Interface, Data Analysis, Engineering, Machine Learning, Predictive Model Dr Alain Desire Bigirimana
Supervisor
Dr Alain Desire Bigirimana
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Leveraging Advanced Machine Learning Methods for Brain-Computer Interface-Based Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation.
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Brain-Computer Interface, Engineering, Machine Learning, Neurofeedback, Neurorehabilitation Dr Alain Desire Bigirimana
Supervisor
Dr Alain Desire Bigirimana
Funding
Funded
3 years
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Responsible and explainable AI for precision medicine
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Responsible AI, explainable AI, data science, machine learning, healthcare, precision medicine Dr Anna Jurek-Loughrey
Supervisor
Dr Anna Jurek-Loughrey
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Advancing understanding of rare diseases via AI driven methods
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, healthcare, rare diseases Dr Anna Jurek-Loughrey
Supervisor
Dr Anna Jurek-Loughrey
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Lightweight Post Quantum Cryptography on modern open-source RISC-V processors
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Post quantum cryptography, Hardware security, IoT security, Learning with errors, RISC-V, ISE Dr Ayesha Khalid
Supervisor
Dr Ayesha Khalid
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Fault tolerant post quantum cryptography systems for satellite communications
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Post quantum cryptography, Hardware security, IoT security, Learning with errors, Space security. Dr Ayesha Khalid
Supervisor
Dr Ayesha Khalid
Funding
Unfunded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Unfunded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Secure satellite constellation system
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Trusted Execution Environment, legacy embedded system, hardware-software co-design Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Supervisor
Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Remote Healthcare Security
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Computer architecture, security, hardware-software co-design, FPGA, network security Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Supervisor
Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Information security establishment using computer architectural solution
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Computer architecture, security, hardware-software co-design, FPGA Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Supervisor
Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
A Trusted Execution Environment based framework for securing legacy embedded systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Trusted Execution Environment, legacy embedded system, hardware-software co-design Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Supervisor
Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Efficient Computing with Software-Defined Computer Arithmetic
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Computing systems, Computer Arithmetic, Software-Defined Computer Arithmetic. Dr Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini
Supervisor
Dr Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Efficient Machine Learning on Encrypted Data via Low-Level Arithmetic Optimizations
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Homomorphic Encryption, Machine Learning, Computer Arithmetic. Dr Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini
Supervisor
Dr Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Side-channel analysis and countermeasure on Lightweight Post Quantum Cryptographic
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Lightweight Post Quantum Cryptographic, Side-channel analysis, Machine learning, Hardware security Dr Anh-Tuan Hoang
Supervisor
Dr Anh-Tuan Hoang
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Integrated Side-channel analysis in Physical Uncloneable Function
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Side-channel analysis, Integrated side-channel information measurement tools, Machine learning Dr Anh-Tuan Hoang
Supervisor
Dr Anh-Tuan Hoang
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Advanced Beamforming Hardware at Millimeter-waves: Antenna Design Choice & Characterization
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Antenna, antenna array, B5G, beamformer, beamforming, multi-antenna, and mmWave. Dr Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi
Supervisor
Dr Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Getting to know your GPT: Investigating the Representation and Retrieval of Semantic Knowledge in Foundation Models of Language
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Large language models, semantics, conceptual knowledge, interpretability, explainability, NLP Dr Barry Devereux
Supervisor
Dr Barry Devereux
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Using AI and High Performance Computing in Marine Engineering
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, computational modelling, ocean waves, marine en Dr Charles Gillan
Supervisor
Dr Charles Gillan
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Explainable AI for Hardware Security
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Approximate computing, hardware security, machine learning Dr Chongyan Gu
Supervisor
Dr Chongyan Gu
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Hardware Security for Approximate Computing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Approximate computing, hardware security, intrinsic, IoT Dr Chongyan Gu
Supervisor
Dr Chongyan Gu
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Homomorphic encryption: Approximating and Accelerating Privacy-Preserving computation
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Encryption, privacy, cryptography, hardware design, encrypted data analysis Dr Ciara Rafferty
Supervisor
Dr Ciara Rafferty
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Using Quantum-safe technologies to improve Cyber security
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Cryptography, hardware design, digital signatures, advanced cryptography Dr Ciara Rafferty
Supervisor
Dr Ciara Rafferty
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Digital Twins for Empirical Elasticity between the Edge and Cloud
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Edge and Cloud computing, elasticity, Digital Twins, service deployment, Kubernetes and KubeEdge. Dr Dionysios Athanasopoulos
Supervisor
Dr Dionysios Athanasopoulos
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Chatbot for Dynamic Data-Oriented Serverless Edge Computing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Edge computing, nanoservices, chatbot, serverless computing. Dr Dionysios Athanasopoulos
Supervisor
Dr Dionysios Athanasopoulos
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Tools and techniques for educating educators of developers
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Software Engineering, Software Evolution, Mining of Source Code Repositories, MSR Dr David Cutting
Supervisor
Dr David Cutting
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Understanding Software Evolution Data (USED)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Software Engineering, Software Evolution, Mining of Source Code Repositories, MSR Dr David Cutting
Supervisor
Dr David Cutting
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Fact-checking with a Conscience: Towards Responsible Fake News Detection
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Fake news detection, responsible AI, human-like AI, fairness, ethics Dr Deepak Padmanabhan
Supervisor
Dr Deepak Padmanabhan
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Advanced manufacturing of mm-wave lens antennas for future wireless technologies
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Advanced manufacturing, wireless communications, future wireless Dr Dmitry Zelenchuk
Supervisor
Dr Dmitry Zelenchuk
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Intelligent AI electromagnetic environment for communication and sensing within 6G
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Reconfigurable RF hardware, wireless communications, 6G, AI, sensing, future wireless Dr Dmitry Zelenchuk
Supervisor
Dr Dmitry Zelenchuk
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Energy-Scalable Bio-Signal Analysis and Embedded AI for Smart Health Monitoring
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Heath monitoring, Energy-Efficient Systems, Embedded-Systems, Wearables, Artificial-Intelligence Dr Georgios Karakonstantis
Supervisor
Dr Georgios Karakonstantis
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Energy-Scalable AI Architectures for Resource-Constrained Edge Devices
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Energy-Efficiency, Artificial-Intelligence, Neural-Networks, Fault-Prediction, Accelerators Dr Georgios Karakonstantis
Supervisor
Dr Georgios Karakonstantis
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
3D manufacturing of glass microstructures using direct laser writing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD 3D printing, fused silica, functional materials, Micro-nano manufacturing Dr Hamza Shakeel
Supervisor
Dr Hamza Shakeel
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Transprecise Analytics on Dynamic Graphs
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Graph analytics, transprecision, anytime algorithms Prof Hans Vandierendonck
Supervisor
Prof Hans Vandierendonck
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Online performance optimisation through algorithmic choice
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Prof Hans Vandierendonck
Supervisor
Prof Hans Vandierendonck
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Vitality Quest: Unravelling the Secrets of Super Agers
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Healthy ageing, super agers, machine learning, longitudinal studies, omics data analysis. Prof Hui Wang
Supervisor
Prof Hui Wang
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Multimodal Video Retrieval based on Deep Learning
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Multimodal video retrieval, multimodal representation, multimodal indexing, multimodal ranking Prof Hui Wang
Supervisor
Prof Hui Wang
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Exploring Security and Privacy Risks of Large Language Models
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Large Language Models, LLM, Security, Privacy, Jailbreaks, Safeguard Evasion, Data Privacy Attacks Dr Ihsen Alouani
Supervisor
Dr Ihsen Alouani
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Bio-Artificial Vision: Building an Artificial Vision System Using Biological Retinal Ganglion Cell Spike Train
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Computer Vision, Bio-inspired Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neuromorphic Architectures Dr Ihsen Alouani
Supervisor
Dr Ihsen Alouani
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Secure Record Linkage
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Private set intersection, mutable trapdoor PEKS, privacy preserving searching Dr Indranil Ghosh Ray
Supervisor
Dr Indranil Ghosh Ray
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Precomputation Attack Resilient Password based Authentication System Design
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Private set intersection, mutable trapdoor PEKS, privacy preserving searching Dr Indranil Ghosh Ray
Supervisor
Dr Indranil Ghosh Ray
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Self supervised learning for information extraction and anomaly detection in scientific images
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Deep learning, machine learning, self-supervised learning, computer vision, imaging, Prof Iain Styles
Supervisor
Prof Iain Styles
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Learning to engineer drugs
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD machine learning, drug discovery, GPCR, receptor, graph neural network Prof Iain Styles
Supervisor
Prof Iain Styles
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Event-Driven Computer Vision: Algorithms & Programmable Hardware
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Event-driven, computer vision, neuromorphic, embedded systems, programmable hardware. Dr John McAllister
Supervisor
Dr John McAllister
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Evolving Computer Hardware for Machine Learning
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Event-driven, computer vision, neuromorphic, embedded systems, programmable hardware. Dr John McAllister
Supervisor
Dr John McAllister
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Edge Intelligence: AI/ML-based Resource Scheduling for Edge Computing Platforms
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Edge and Cloud Computing, AI, ML, Algorithms, Resource Scheduling Prof Javid Taheri
Supervisor
Prof Javid Taheri
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
AI/ML-based Content Caching for Mobile Edge Computing Platforms
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Edge and Cloud Computing, AI, ML, Algorithms, Content Caching Prof Javid Taheri
Supervisor
Prof Javid Taheri
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
A Secure Networking Platform for IoT Data Streams
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Cyber security, networks, IoT Dr Kieran McLaughlin
Supervisor
Dr Kieran McLaughlin
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Enhancing Chronic Disease Prediction Through AI-Driven Clinical Information Extraction from Electronic Health Records
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Deep learning, healthcare, electronic health records, natural language processing, artificial intell Dr Lu Bai
Supervisor
Dr Lu Bai
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Data and knowledge dual-driven artificial intelligence in remote sensing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Data driven algorithm, domain knowledge, artificial intelligence, remote sensing. Dr Lu Bai
Supervisor
Dr Lu Bai
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Trustworthy and Explainable AI for Autonomous Vehicles (AV)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Autonomous Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Trustworthy AI, Explainable AI Prof Mehrdad Dianati
Supervisor
Prof Mehrdad Dianati
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Effective Digital Twin and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Model for Autonomous Vehicle Technology 2.0
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Autonomous Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Trustworthy AI, Explainable AI Prof Mehrdad Dianati
Supervisor
Prof Mehrdad Dianati
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Responsibility Debt and SE Practice (ResponSE)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Software engineering, requirements engineering, SE methods and tools Dr Maria Angela Ferrario
Supervisor
Dr Maria Angela Ferrario
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Resilience and Burnout: A Game-Play, Solution-Focused Approach For Software Practitioners
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Software engineering, Human Computer Interaction, teamwork health, play, game-based design Dr Maria Angela Ferrario
Supervisor
Dr Maria Angela Ferrario
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Causal Representation Learning for Decision Support Systems: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Management Empowerment via Interventions
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD AI for Social Good, Causal Machine Learning, NCDs Dr Mohammed Hasanuzzaman
Supervisor
Dr Mohammed Hasanuzzaman
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
End-To-End Sign Language Translation into spoken language
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dr Mohammed Hasanuzzaman
Supervisor
Dr Mohammed Hasanuzzaman
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Beyond diagonal reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD RIS, wireless communications, communications signal processing, 6G Prof Michalis Matthaiou
Supervisor
Prof Michalis Matthaiou
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Integrated sensing and communications for massive MIMO
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Massive MIMO, wireless communications, communications signal processing, 6G. Prof Michalis Matthaiou
Supervisor
Prof Michalis Matthaiou
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Digital Twins for Human-Robot Collaboration in Remanufacturing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Digital twins, human-robot collaboration, safe interaction, control, reinforcement learning Dr Mien Van
Supervisor
Dr Mien Van
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Resilient Risk-Aware Autonomy for Legged Robots
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Legged robot, quadrupedal robot, robotics control, trustworthy autonomous systems, machine learning Dr Mien Van
Supervisor
Dr Mien Van
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Reachability-driven safe planning in robotics
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD mobile robots, robotic manipulators, planning, control, data-driven algorithms, set-based methods Dr Nikolaos Athanasopoulos
Supervisor
Dr Nikolaos Athanasopoulos
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Resilience and Safety for Cybersecure Industrial Control Systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Cybersecurity, control, cyber-physical systems, safety, resilience, Dr Nikolaos Athanasopoulos
Supervisor
Dr Nikolaos Athanasopoulos
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Ultrawideband Antenna Arrays for 5G/6G applications
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Antennas, Antenna Arrays, Ultra wideband antennas, 5G mobile communication, 6G mobile communication Dr Neil Buchanan
Supervisor
Dr Neil Buchanan
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Secure Satellite Retrodirective Communications using Post-quantum Cryptography
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Antenna arrays, Phased arrays, Satellite antennas, Steerable antennas, Communication system security Dr Neil Buchanan
Supervisor
Dr Neil Buchanan
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Malware detection beyond labelled datasets
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Malware, Cybersecurity, Deep Learning, Self-supervised learning Dr Niall McLaughlin
Supervisor
Dr Niall McLaughlin
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Automated Security of AI using Explainable AI
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dr Niall McLaughlin
Supervisor
Dr Niall McLaughlin
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Vulnerability Prioritization & Contextualization
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Security, Vulnerability & Threat Management, Attack Graph, Business Process Dependency, ATT&CK, CVE Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Supervisor
Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Approximate Matching Algorithm for Digital Forensics and Threat Hunting
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Approximate matching, Similarity hashing, Fuzzy hashing, Similarity digest algorithm Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Supervisor
Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Drone Security Assurance
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Drone Security, UAV, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Analysis, Threat Modelling, AI, Drone Forens Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Supervisor
Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Understanding the Effect of Digital Evolution on Threat Design for Cross-Platform Malware Detection
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Malware, Operating System, Reverse Engineering, Cross-Platform, Ransomware, Deep Learning, CPU archi Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Supervisor
Dr Oluwafemi Olukoya
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Antennas for Integrated Communications and Sensing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Antennas, microwave, electromagnetics, imaging, communications, holography. Dr Okan Yurduseven
Supervisor
Dr Okan Yurduseven
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
4D Printed Electromagnetic Structures
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Antennas, microwave, electromagnetics, additive manufacturing, 4D printing, imaging, communications. Dr Okan Yurduseven
Supervisor
Dr Okan Yurduseven
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Understanding Over-Parameterized ML Models
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Computational Learning, Complexity, Large-Scale data. Dr Pourya Shamsolmoali
Supervisor
Dr Pourya Shamsolmoali
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Design of safe autonomous heavy equipment
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Autonomous Systems, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), Collaborative Robotics, Control Dr Pantelis Sopasakis
Supervisor
Dr Pantelis Sopasakis
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Analysing physical security vulnerabilities in Hybrid systems with QKD and PQC (Post quantum Cryptography)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Post quantum cryptography, Quantum Key Distribution, Hardware security, Quantum resistant cryptograp Dr Ayesha Khalid
Supervisor
Dr Ayesha Khalid
Funding
Funded
EPSRC (National Quantum Communications Hub)
Application deadline
10 November 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Closed 2 1699574400
Provision of Dynamic Distribution System Services from Battery Energy Storage
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Distribution System Operation, Power System Services, Battery Energy Storage, Dynamic Power System S Dr Robert Best
Supervisor
Dr Robert Best
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Synchronous Inertia Response from Inverter Connected Energy Sources
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Power System Inertia, Power System Stability, Battery Energy Storage Dr Robert Best
Supervisor
Dr Robert Best
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Developing true gigapixel analysis of whole slide histopathology images using deep learning
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Computer Vision, AI, Deep learning, HPC Dr Richard Gault
Supervisor
Dr Richard Gault
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Millimeter wave superdirective antenna arrays printed on lightweight, flexible materials.
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Millimetre wave, superdirective antennas, satellite antenna systems, flexible antennas, inkjet print Dr Stylianos Asimonis
Supervisor
Dr Stylianos Asimonis
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Intelligent systems techniques for improving manufacturing competitiveness and sustainability
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Machine Learning, manufacturing informatics, process optimisation, Industry 4.0. Prof Sean McLoone
Supervisor
Prof Sean McLoone
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
AI enabled automated detection and assessment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Deep learning, biomedical, image analysis, ROP, automated assessment. Prof Sean McLoone
Supervisor
Prof Sean McLoone
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Open 2 1709164800
Drought patterns: Analysing drought situation in Mekong River Delta
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Salinity intrusion, Climate Change, Drought, Mekong River Delta, Deep Learning, Machine Learning Dr Son Thai Mai
Supervisor
Dr Son Thai Mai
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Early warning systems for tropical diseases using Artificial Intelligence
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dengue Fever, Diarrhoea, Tropical diseases, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Time-series prediction, Dr Son Thai Mai
Supervisor
Dr Son Thai Mai
Funding
Funded
Funding TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Security of 6G-enabled Unified Traffic Management (UTM) Systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Drone Security, Autonomous Systems, Unified Traffic Management, Authentication and Authorisation Dr Vishal Sharma
Supervisor
Dr Vishal Sharma
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Evaluating adversarial strengths of the AI algorithms
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD AI, Security, Adversarial agents, Intelligent systems, Network security Dr Vishal Sharma
Supervisor
Dr Vishal Sharma
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Quantifying uncertainty for risk assessment in cyber-physical systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Cybersecurity, Cyber-Physical Security, Uncertainty, Risk Assessment Dr Vishal Sharma
Supervisor
Dr Vishal Sharma
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Energy Efficient Accelerator for Autonomous Systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Autonomous Systems, Convex Optimization, Approximate Computing, Hardware Accelerator Dr Yun Wu
Supervisor
Dr Yun Wu
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Energy Efficient and Trustworthy in Multi-modal Federated Learning
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Federated Learning, Approximate Computing, Neural Network Compression Dr Yun Wu
Supervisor
Dr Yun Wu
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Approximate Versatile Tensor Accelerator on Heterogeneous Systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Versatile Tensor Accelerator, Artificial Intelligence, Approximate Computing, Design Automation Dr Yun Wu
Supervisor
Dr Yun Wu
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Resilient, Real-Time, Approximate AI Accelerators Design
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Versatile Tensor Accelerator, Artificial Intelligence, Approximate Computing, Design Automation Dr Yun Wu
Supervisor
Dr Yun Wu
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
AI-Assisted Accelerator Design for FPGA technologies
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Design Automation, Approximate Computing, Unum Posit Dr Yun Wu
Supervisor
Dr Yun Wu
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Software Engineering for Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning (SE4AI/ML)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Design Pattern Dr Zheng Li
Supervisor
Dr Zheng Li
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
IoT-native Software Engineering
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Software Engineering, Internet of Things, “4+1” View Model Dr Zheng Li
Supervisor
Dr Zheng Li
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Big Data Gravity and Friction Management
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Big data analytics, big data management, data gravity, data friction, quantum computing Dr Zheng Li
Supervisor
Dr Zheng Li
Funding
Funded
TBC
Application deadline
29 February 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1709164800
Optimising Speed, Energy, and Quality of Machine Learning Models with Transprecise Computing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Transprecise computing, distributed machine learning model serving, resource-constrained machine lea Prof Hans Vandierendonck
Supervisor
Prof Hans Vandierendonck
Funding
Funded
DfE through project SWEET (USI 226)
Application deadline
31 January 2024
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1706659200
Physical-Layer Security for 6G Cell-Free Massive MIMO
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD 6G, Cell-Free Massive MIMO, Physical-Layer Security, Signal Processing, Wireless Communications. Dr Hien Quoc Ngo
Supervisor
Dr Hien Quoc Ngo
Funding
Funded
DfE US-Ireland R&D Partnership
Application deadline
24 November 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Electrical & Electronic Engineering Closed 2 1700784000
Democracy and Workplace Democracy
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics | PHD Work, democracy, workplace democracy, economic democracy, political theory, philosophy Dr Keith Breen
Supervisor
Dr Keith Breen
Funding
Unfunded
unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics Unfunded Politics Open 2
Work and Freedom: Ethical and Political Perspectives
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics | PHD Work, ethics, freedom, employment, political theory, philosophy. Dr Keith Breen
Supervisor
Dr Keith Breen
Funding
Unfunded
unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics Unfunded Politics Open 2
The responsible use of generative AI when working with creative stories of lived experience
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Prof Austen Rainer
Supervisor
Prof Austen Rainer
Funding
Funded
LINAS
Application deadline
4 December 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1701648000
Using stories to evaluate the limits of generative AI and large language models, and to promote the continued value of human-interference
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Prof Austen Rainer
Supervisor
Prof Austen Rainer
Funding
Funded
LINAS
Application deadline
4 December 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1701648000
Responsible Algorithms for Platform Cooperativism
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dr Deepak Padmanabhan
Supervisor
Dr Deepak Padmanabhan
Funding
Funded
LINAS DTP
Application deadline
4 December 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1701648000
Can we have it all? Exploring the trade-offs to achieve trustworthy AI in future networks
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward
Supervisor
Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward
Funding
Funded
LINAS
Application deadline
4 December 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1701648000
Security, Privacy and Governance in AI-assisted Unmanned Aerial Surveillance
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | PHD Dr Vishal Sharma
Supervisor
Dr Vishal Sharma
Funding
Funded
LINAS
Application deadline
4 December 2023
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Funded Computer Science Open 2 1701648000
Tailored Digital Operations Strategies for Production Planning in Materials Handling
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Simulation, Production Planning Dr Joe Butterfield
Supervisor
Dr Joe Butterfield
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Harnessing the Power of Wind: the Data-Driven Revolution for Wind-Farm Optimisation
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Fluid dynamics, wind energy, wind turbine, computational, high performance computing, aerodynamics Professor Ben Thornber
Supervisor
Professor Ben Thornber
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Multiscale diagnostics and modelling of novel high-power lithium-ion batteries
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD lithium-ion battery, niobium oxides, battery characterisation, multi-physics modelling Dr Jie Lin
Supervisor
Dr Jie Lin
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
HIGH STRENGTH BEARING ALLOYS BY RECYCLING ZN ALLOYS
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Metal Casting, Materials properties, Alloys, Metallurgy, corrosion Dr Mohammed Asmael
Supervisor
Dr Mohammed Asmael
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Sustainable Cryptocurrency Ecosystems: Unveiling the Interplay of Blockchain Technology, Energy-Efficient Banking Transactions, and Economic Development
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Sustainable Cryptocurrency, Energy-Efficient Banking, Blockchain Technology, Economic Development, F Dr Dimitrios Pappas
Supervisor
Dr Dimitrios Pappas
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Modelling the effect of extreme thermal events on lightweight structures
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Finite Element Modelling Thermal modelling Extreme Events Structural Design Lightweight Mate Dr Scott Millen
Supervisor
Dr Scott Millen
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Transport fleet decarbonisation: exploring the challenges and benefits of operating zero emission bus fleets
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Sustainable transportation systems Zero emission bus Environmental impact assessment Life cy Dr Teresa McGrath
Supervisor
Dr Teresa McGrath
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Aerospace Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Tailored Digital Operations Strategies for Production Planning in Materials Handling
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Simulation, Production Planning Dr Joe Butterfield
Supervisor
Dr Joe Butterfield
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Harnessing the Power of Wind: the Data-Driven Revolution for Wind-Farm Optimisation
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Fluid dynamics, wind energy, wind turbine, computational, high performance computing, aerodynamics Professor Ben Thornber
Supervisor
Professor Ben Thornber
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Sustainable Cryptocurrency Ecosystems: Unveiling the Interplay of Blockchain Technology, Energy-Efficient Banking Transactions, and Economic Development
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Sustainable Cryptocurrency, Energy-Efficient Banking, Blockchain Technology, Economic Development, F Dr Dimitrios Pappas
Supervisor
Dr Dimitrios Pappas
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Multiscale diagnostics and modelling of novel high-power lithium-ion batteries
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD lithium-ion battery, niobium oxides, battery characterisation, multi-physics modelling Dr. Jie Lin
Supervisor
Dr. Jie Lin
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
HIGH STRENGTH BEARING ALLOYS BY RECYCLING ZN ALLOYS
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Metal Casting, Materials properties, Alloys, Metallurgy, corrosion Dr Mohammed Asmael
Supervisor
Dr Mohammed Asmael
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Modelling the effect of extreme thermal events on lightweight structures
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Finite Element Modelling Thermal modelling Extreme Events Structural Design Lightweight Mate Dr Scott Millen
Supervisor
Dr Scott Millen
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Transport fleet decarbonisation: exploring the challenges and benefits of operating zero emission bus fleets
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | PHD Sustainable transportation systems Zero emission bus Environmental impact assessment Life cy Dr Teresa McGrath
Supervisor
Dr Teresa McGrath
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
15 December 2023
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Funded Mechanical Engineering Open 2 1702598400
Real-time patient flow management in hospital emergency departments
School of Mathematics and Physics | PHD Dr Laura Boyle
Supervisor
Dr Laura Boyle
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
26 January 2024
School of Mathematics and Physics Funded Mathematics Open 2 1706227200
Machine Learning for Computational Water Treatment
School of Mathematics and Physics | PHD Dr David Wilkins
Supervisor
Dr David Wilkins
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
1 February 2023
School of Mathematics and Physics Funded Physics Open 2 1675209600
Supervisor
Dr Hannah Mitchell
Funding
Funded
DfE CAST Studentship
Application deadline
17 February 2023
School of Mathematics and Physics Funded Mathematics Open 2 1676592000
Photon-Mediated Collective Effects in Quantum Optics
School of Mathematics and Physics | PHD Dr Hamidreza Siampour Ashkavandi
Supervisor
Dr Hamidreza Siampour Ashkavandi
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
30 November 2023
School of Mathematics and Physics Funded Physics Open 2 1701302400
Social inclusion for children and young people with complex support needs
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD social inclusion, disabled children and young people Dr Claire Kerr
Supervisor
Dr Claire Kerr
Funding
Funded
DfE CAST
Application deadline
10 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1675987200
Identification, assessment, and interventions for sexual dysfunction in chronic kidney disease
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Sexual dysfunction, kidney disease, pharmacy, psychology Clare McKeaveney
Supervisor
Clare McKeaveney
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Brief interventions for parents of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties: an evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Evidence synthesis, parenting, intervention, cost-effectiveness, stakeholder engagement Dr Fiona Lynn
Supervisor
Dr Fiona Lynn
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Suicide bereavement support
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Suicide Prevention Suicide Bereavement Mental Health Promotion Dr Karen Galway
Supervisor
Dr Karen Galway
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Relationships and sexuality Education (RSE) for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Intellectual and developmental disabilities, relationships, sexuality, education, programme Professor Michael Brown
Supervisor
Professor Michael Brown
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
The influence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health on young people’s involvement with the criminal justice system
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Traumatic brain injury mental health criminal justice adolescents mixed methods Dr Mark Linden
Supervisor
Dr Mark Linden
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Developing and validating eye-tracking based Executive Functions tests for children with Cerebral Palsy
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Cerebral Palsy; Executive functions; Neurodevelopmental disorder; Cognitive development; Motor impai Dr Oliver Perra
Supervisor
Dr Oliver Perra
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Very preterm infants’ day-to-day interactions with caregivers: A data-driven approach to investigate the role of short-term processes in promoting social learning
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Developmental psychology; Data-driven approach; Longitudinal study; Social learning; Infancy. Dr. Oliver Perra
Supervisor
Dr. Oliver Perra
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
The development of a cancer action plan to respond to the health inequities faced by LGBT patients and their families:
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Supportive Cancer Care, Psychononcology , Families, LGBT Dr Olinda Santin
Supervisor
Dr Olinda Santin
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Web-based intervention to improve physical functioning of the shoulder following surgery for breast cancer.
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Web-based resource, Surgery for Breast Cancer, Rehabilitation Iseult Wilson
Supervisor
Iseult Wilson
Funding
Funded
CAST DfE
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Supporting a holistic approach to personalised care for patients with kidney disease
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Kidney disease, personalised care, community-based support, integrated care Julie Doherty
Supervisor
Julie Doherty
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
Co-designing a digital educational resource to improve medication adherence for people living with Parkinson’s Disease
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Parkinson's Disease, older people, chronic illness, nursing Dr Patrick Stark
Supervisor
Dr Patrick Stark
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
28 February 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1677542400
DfE CAST - Living with Pancreatic Cancer in Northern Ireland: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Mixed Methods Research, Pancreatic Cancer, Lived Experience, Healthcare Professionals, Inequalities. Dr Gary Mitchell
Supervisor
Dr Gary Mitchell
Funding
Funded
DfE CAST
Application deadline
31 May 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1685487600
The influence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health on young people’s involvement with the criminal justice system.
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Mental Health, Youth Justice, Forensic managed care Mark Linden
Supervisor
Mark Linden
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Nursing and Midwifery Unfunded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2
(International DfE competition) - Development of a trauma-informed sexual and reproductive health intervention for adolescents in Southern Africa
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Relationships and Sexuality Education, Trauma, Adoles Dr Áine Aventin
Supervisor
Dr Áine Aventin
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(International DfE competition) - Experiences and needs of children who have a parent who has mental illness
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Parental mental illness, children’s experiences and needs, intervention, psycho education, peer supp Anne Grant
Supervisor
Anne Grant
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(International DfE competition) - Supporting School Transitions and School Mental Health in the Early Years.
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD School Transitions, School Mental Health Parental Involvement Aideen Gildea
Supervisor
Aideen Gildea
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(International DfE competition) - The cost-effectiveness of music therapy for children and young people with behavioural and emotional problems
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Children, health economics, cost, music therapy Fiona Lynn
Supervisor
Fiona Lynn
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(Internationl DfE competition) - Exercise as a radiosensitiser: improving efficacy and reducing toxicity of radiotherapy treatment in lung cancer
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Exercise, Oncology, Lung Cancer, Radiotherapy Gillian Prue
Supervisor
Gillian Prue
Funding
Funded
International DfE – competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(International DfE competition) - Co-Design for online suicide bereavement support
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Postvention Suicide prevention Bereavement Co-production Digital mental wellbeing Karen Galway
Supervisor
Karen Galway
Funding
Funded
International DfE competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(International DfE Competition) - Healthcare professionals understanding of paediatric acquired brain injury in low and middle income countries.
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Brain Injury, Children, Low and Middle Income Countries Dr Mark Linden (Director of Research)
Supervisor
Dr Mark Linden (Director of Research)
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competitiion
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
(International DfE competition) - Codesigning a community education intervention to reduce cancer related stigma in Vietnam.
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Vietnam, cancer, stigma, interventions Olinda Santin
Supervisor
Olinda Santin
Funding
Funded
International DfE - competition
Application deadline
2 February 2024
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Open 2 1706832000
A mixed methods study to determine the key reasons for individuals with dementia attending the Emergency Department, and recommendations for a best practice approach
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Dementia; nursing home; care home; emergency department; GPs; Out of hours; dementia carers; inappro Dr Gillian Carter
Supervisor
Dr Gillian Carter
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Nursing and Midwifery Unfunded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2
A mindfulness mobile application to promote psychological health in patients receiving unit haemodialysis
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Mindfulness, kidney, feasibility. Dr Helen Noble
Supervisor
Dr Helen Noble
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
13 January 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Unfunded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1673568000
Identification and Management of cardiovascular risk factors during and after pregnancy
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Cardiovascular risk factors, risk management, disease during pregnancy, maternal morbidity Professor Donna Fitzsimons
Supervisor
Professor Donna Fitzsimons
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
30 June 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1656543600
Co-designing a sexual health e-resource to support patients undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT) and their partners within the United Kingdom
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Sexual health, renal replacement therapy, Kidney Disease Dr Clare McKeaveney
Supervisor
Dr Clare McKeaveney
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
1 March 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1646092800
Co-design an innovative intervention with key stakeholders to support clinical assessments using a case study methodology
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Workplace-based assessments, effective person-centred care Dr Amy
Supervisor
Dr Amy
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
1 March 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1646092800
EMDR to minimise the development of PTSD on the NICU: a feasibility study
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD EMDR, PTSD, NICU, Neonatal unit Dr Breidge Boyle
Supervisor
Dr Breidge Boyle
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
1 March 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1646092800
Co-designing a peer-led digital resource to support people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis to improve adherence with medication
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Rheumatoid Arthritis, medication adherence, co-design, chronic illness Dr. Gillian Carter
Supervisor
Dr. Gillian Carter
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
14 March 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Unfunded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1647216000
Building capacity of health professions students to work effectively in digital-enabled workplaces
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Healthcare, digital literacy, health professions, co-design, education Dr. Amy Wong
Supervisor
Dr. Amy Wong
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
13 January 2023
School of Nursing and Midwifery Unfunded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1673568000
Cryotherapy for the management of chemotherapy induced side effects
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD cryotherapy, chemotherapy Dr Gillian Prue
Supervisor
Dr Gillian Prue
Funding
Funded
NI Dept for the Economy (DfE) & Paxman Coolers Ltd
Application deadline
4 July 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1656889200
Exploring public perceptions and understanding about Parkinson’s Disease: An all-Ireland study
School of Nursing and Midwifery | PHD Parkinson's Dr Gillian Carter & Dr Gary Mitchell
Supervisor
Dr Gillian Carter & Dr Gary Mitchell
Funding
Funded
Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE)
Application deadline
10 June 2022
School of Nursing and Midwifery Funded Nursing & Midwifery Closed 2 1654815600
QUADRAT DTP: Bronze Age upland settlement dynamics in Ireland and northern Britain: environmental vs. non-environmental drivers
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD climate, archaeological science, GIS, archaeology Dr Dirk Brandherm
Supervisor
Dr Dirk Brandherm
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
1 December 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1638316800
Torture and its aftermaths in Northern Ireland
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD human geography, political geography social geography; historical geography; politics; criminology; Dr Merav Amir
Supervisor
Dr Merav Amir
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
31 March 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1648681200
QUADRAT DTP: Human-Animal-Environmental Interactions at Late Medieval Religious Foundations in Ulster
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD archaeological science, forensic and archaeological sciences, archaeology Prof Eileen Murphy
Supervisor
Prof Eileen Murphy
Funding
Funded
NERC Quadrat
Application deadline
9 December 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1670544000
QUADRAT DTP: A Late Glacial and Holocene tephrostratigraphy for Antarctica
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD environmental sciences, geochemistry, geoscience, volcanology Dr Gill Plunkett
Supervisor
Dr Gill Plunkett
Funding
Funded
NERC Quadrat
Application deadline
9 December 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1670544000
Quadrat DTP CASE: Soils as an effective carbon sink? Rates of carbon sequestration and long-term storage in soils across Northern Ireland
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD ecology, soil science, agricultural geography, physical geography Dr Maarten Blaauw
Supervisor
Dr Maarten Blaauw
Funding
Funded
NERC Quadrat
Application deadline
9 December 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1670544000
QUADRAT DTP: Source-to-sink dynamics and palaeo-environment reconstruction from a dynamically evolving glacial foreland
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Climatology and Climate Change, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Environmental Science, Hydrology Dr Alastair Ruffell
Supervisor
Dr Alastair Ruffell
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
31 March 2020
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1585609200
QUADRAT DTP: Landscapes of Production: Exploring the Palaeaoenvironmental Context of Stone Tool Quarrying, Manufacture, Use and Deposition on Neolithic Shetland
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Botany, Plant Science, Climatology, Climate Change, Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Science Dr William Megarry
Supervisor
Dr William Megarry
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
22 January 2020
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1579651200
QUADRAT DTP: The impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on cyanobacteria blooms in lakes
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Climatology and Climate Change, Ecotoxicology and Pollution, Environmental Chemistry Prof Helen Roe
Supervisor
Prof Helen Roe
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
22 January 2020
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1579651200
QUADRAT DTP: Investigation of the growth of molds (fungi and bacteria) in bio-based materials made from agro-waste food
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Agronomy, Soil Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Hydrology Dr Mohammed Sonebi
Supervisor
Dr Mohammed Sonebi
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
22 January 2020
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1579651200
QUADRAT DTP: Assessing the restoration of UK Carbon sinks using geophysics and microbiology
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Agronomy, Soil Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Hydrology Dr Rory Doherty
Supervisor
Dr Rory Doherty
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
22 January 2019
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1548115200
QUADRAT: Multidisciplinary Quantification Ecosystem Services to Streams, Provided by Formerly Afforested Blanket Bog.
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Agricultural Sciences, Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering Dr Raymond Flynn
Supervisor
Dr Raymond Flynn
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
22 January 2020
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1579651200
Human-environment dynamics through the Holocene in the Mourne region, Northern Ireland
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Environmental Science, Environmental geography, geoscience, archaeology, cultural heritage Dr Gill Plunkett
Supervisor
Dr Gill Plunkett
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
30 April 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1619737200
QUADRAT DTP: Dynamics of carbon capture in Scottish and Irish peatlands over the past centuries
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Botany/Plant Science, Climatology & Climate Change, Ecology & Conservation, Environmental Science, G Dr Maarten Blaauw
Supervisor
Dr Maarten Blaauw
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
18 January 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1610928000
Decision Support Framework for Reliable and Cost-effective Repowering of Bottom-fixed Offshore Wind Farms
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Marine, Mechanical, structural, offshore Dr Madjid Karimirad
Supervisor
Dr Madjid Karimirad
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
31 March 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1617145200
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
30 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1625007600
Urban agroecology: Risks and Benefits
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Environmental Engineering, Pollution, Soil Science, Environmental Geography, Geochemistry Dr Rory Doherty
Supervisor
Dr Rory Doherty
Funding
Funded
EPSRC
Application deadline
30 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1625007600
QUADRAT DTP CASE: Modelling the fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Northwest European Shelf ecosystem with a suite of high-resolution numerical models
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Climatology & Climate Change, Ecotoxicology & Pollution, Environmental Chemistry Dr Kieran O'Driscoll
Supervisor
Dr Kieran O'Driscoll
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
18 January 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1610928000
QUADRAT DTP CASE: Quantifying kelp detrital pathways: what is potentially locked away as Blue Carbon?
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany/Plant Science, Climatology & Climate Change, Ecology & Conservation Dr Louise Kregting
Supervisor
Dr Louise Kregting
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
16 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1623798000
QUADRAT DTP: Repurposing fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composite waste for marine renewable energy
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Climatology & Climate Change, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Marine Biology Dr Madjid Karimirad
Supervisor
Dr Madjid Karimirad
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
16 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1623798000
QUADRAT DTP: Development of artificial reefs: design, scientific monitoring, environment impact and management in North/Irish Seas
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Scien Dr Mohammed Sonebi
Supervisor
Dr Mohammed Sonebi
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT-DTP
Application deadline
16 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1623798000
Socio-economic, religious and spatial inequalities in healthy ageing and cognitive health
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Dr Gemma Catney
Supervisor
Dr Gemma Catney
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
9 August 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1628463600
Response of testate amoebae to peatland drain blocking: implications for biomonitoring of peatland restoration efforts
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Environmental Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Hydrology, Soil Science, Environmental Geography Prof Graeme Swindles
Supervisor
Prof Graeme Swindles
Funding
Funded
QUB DfE
Application deadline
31 May 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1622415600
QUADRAT DTP: Glacial meltwater evolution during the deglaciation of Fennoscandian Ice Sheet
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology Dr Andrew Newton
Supervisor
Dr Andrew Newton
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
18 January 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1610928000
QUADRAT DTP: Resilience and adaptation of First Nations Communities in Canada to Disappearing Winter Road Infrastructure in a Changing Climate
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Climatology & Climate Change, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology Dr Donal Mullan
Supervisor
Dr Donal Mullan
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
18 January 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1610928000
Neighbourhood inter-ethnic/religious mixing in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Geography, Sociology Dr Gemma Catney
Supervisor
Dr Gemma Catney
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
31 March 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1617145200
QUADRAT DTP: Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of global peatland fire
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Botany/Plant Science, Climatology & Climate Change, Ecology & Conservation, Environmental Science, G Prof Graeme Swindles
Supervisor
Prof Graeme Swindles
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
18 January 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1610928000
QUADRAT DTP: Air Quality and Environmental Impact on Human Health
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Climatology & Climate Change, Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Geography Professor Jennifer McKinley
Supervisor
Professor Jennifer McKinley
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
16 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1623798000
QUADRAT DTP: Properties of Glacial Tills: Engineering, Environmental and Glaciological Applications
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Geography, Geology, Geophysics Dr David Hughes
Supervisor
Dr David Hughes
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
16 June 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1623798000
SALine INtrusion in coastal Aquifers (SALINA): Hydrodynamic Assessment and Prediction of Dynamic Response
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Civil & Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology Professor Gerard Hamill
Supervisor
Professor Gerard Hamill
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
1 May 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1619823600
Fluid Structure Interactions due to Scouring at Bridges
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Civil & Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Professor Gerard Hamill
Supervisor
Professor Gerard Hamill
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
1 May 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1619823600
QUADRAT DTP CASE: Multi-proxy investigation of the effects of a drying climate on peatlands and human activity
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD climate, environmental geography, geoscience Dr Gill Plunkett
Supervisor
Dr Gill Plunkett
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
1 December 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1638316800
Radiocarbon dating of single tree-rings – annual precision records of environmental change
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD climate science, environmental geography, physical geography, geoscience, archaeology Dr Maarten Blaauw
Supervisor
Dr Maarten Blaauw
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
29 April 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Closed 2 1651186800
Population based Structural health monitoring for bridges
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Civil engineering, mechanical and structural engineering, data science, machine learning, dynamics Dr David Hester
Supervisor
Dr David Hester
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
31 March 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1648681200
QUADRAT DTP: Air Quality and Environmental Impact on Human Health
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD data science, pollution, soil science, environmental geography, GIS, physical geography, geochemistr Professor Jennifer McKinley
Supervisor
Professor Jennifer McKinley
Funding
Funded
NERC QUADRAT DTP
Application deadline
1 December 2021
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1638316800
Younger Dryas Apocalypse and Archaeological Conspiracism
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Archaeology, climate Dr Maarten Blaauw
Supervisor
Dr Maarten Blaauw
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
31 July 2023
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Archaeology & Palaeoecology Open 2 1690758000
Population based Structural health monitoring for bridges
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Civil engineering, electrical engineering Dr David Hester
Supervisor
Dr David Hester
Funding
Funded
DfE
Application deadline
31 March 2023
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Civil Engineering Closed 2 1680217200
Diversity and Inequalities in Ethnicity and Religion in the UK, 2001-2022
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD statistics, diversity, inequality, ethnicity Dr Gemma Catney
Supervisor
Dr Gemma Catney
Funding
Funded
Queen's University and the ONS
Application deadline
14 August 2023
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Open 2 1691967600
Crack-inducing thermal stresses in safety-critical concrete structures
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Thermal stresses, safety critical structures, cement hydration, supplementary cementitious materials Professor Marios Soutsos
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Natural and Built Environment Unfunded Civil Engineering Open 2
Impact Resistance of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC), impact and blast resistance, Professor Marios Soutsos
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Natural and Built Environment Unfunded Civil Engineering Open 2
Structural Behaviour of Concrete Block Pavements: Finite Element Modelling of the effect of construction pattern and unit interlock
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Structural behaviour, concrete block pavements, construction pattern, unit interlock Professor Marios Soutsos
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Natural and Built Environment Unfunded Civil Engineering Open 2
Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Access Floor Tiles
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Professor Marios Soutsos
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Natural and Built Environment Unfunded Civil Engineering Open 2
Cementless “Geopolymer” Concrete for Sustainable Construction
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Alkali-activated binders (AABs), geopolymer concrete, supplementary cementitious materials Professor Marios Soutsos
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Natural and Built Environment Unfunded Civil Engineering Open 2
The use of decommissioned wind turbine blades as girders in bridges
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP), wind turbine blades, bridges, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Professor Marios Soutsos
Supervisor
Professor Marios Soutsos
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Natural and Built Environment Unfunded Civil Engineering Open 2
Placing Astronomy: Landscape, Space and Science at Armagh Observatory, 1790-1916
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Dr Oliver Dunnett
Supervisor
Dr Oliver Dunnett
Funding
Funded
Northern Bridge Consortium
Application deadline
13 January 2020
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1578873600
Theatre of the Cosmos: Performance, Space and Science at Armagh Planetarium, 1968–2016
School of Natural and Built Environment | PHD Dr Oliver Dunnett
Supervisor
Dr Oliver Dunnett
Funding
Funded
AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium
Application deadline
12 January 2022
School of Natural and Built Environment Funded Geography Closed 2 1641945600
Investigating the impact of electronic cigarette vapour on respiratory microbiota and inflammation.
School of Pharmacy | PHD Electronic cigarettes, smoking, vaping, microbiology, respiratory, infection Dr Deirdre Gilpin
Supervisor
Dr Deirdre Gilpin
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Monitoring antimicrobial resistance in wastewater in Northern Ireland.
School of Pharmacy | PHD Microbiology, infection, antimicrobial resistance Dr Deirdre Gilpin
Supervisor
Dr Deirdre Gilpin
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
To investigate novel interacting drug combinations in the treatment of Ovarian Cancer
School of Pharmacy | PHD Ovarian Cancer, cell biology, cell signalling, pharmacology, drug action Dr Fiona Furlong
Supervisor
Dr Fiona Furlong
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Utilising data linkage to estimate antimicrobial resistance burden in paediatric populations
School of Pharmacy | PHD Pharmacoepidemiology, data linkage, antimicrobial resistance, children Dr Yingfen Hsia
Supervisor
Dr Yingfen Hsia
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections through microneedle delivery of antimicrobial peptides
School of Pharmacy | PHD Antibiotics, peptide synthesis, antimicrobial peptides, microneedles, organic synthesis Prof Ryan Donnelly
Supervisor
Prof Ryan Donnelly
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Production of super small nanocrystals for drug delivery to target tissues
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug nanocrystals, media milling, infectious diseases, nanoparticle, targeting Dr Alejandro J. Paredes
Supervisor
Dr Alejandro J. Paredes
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Antibiotic Resistance and Biofilm Formation in Clinical Isolates of Enterococcus faecium – a WHO High Priority Pathogen
School of Pharmacy | PHD Microbiome, extremophile, enzymes, biocatalysis, biotechnology Professor Brendan Gilmore
Supervisor
Professor Brendan Gilmore
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Cold Plasmas for Enhancement of Intracellular Delivery of Macromolecules
School of Pharmacy | PHD Microbiome, extremophile, enzymes, biocatalysis, biotechnology Professor Brendan Gilmore
Supervisor
Professor Brendan Gilmore
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Measurement of outcomes for medicines management interventions for people living with dementia in primary care
School of Pharmacy | PHD Dementia, core outcome set, interventions, outcome measurement instruments, systematic review Professor Carmel Hughes
Supervisor
Professor Carmel Hughes
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Self-regulating, self-cleaning biomaterials
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug delivery, antimicrobial, AMR, polymer, materials science, surface modification, surface chemist Professor Colin McCoy
Supervisor
Professor Colin McCoy
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Dr Carole Parsons
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Microfluidic technologies for the production of Nanomedicines
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug Delivery, Microfluidics, Nanomedicine, Biopharmaceutics Professor Dimitrios Lamprou
Supervisor
Professor Dimitrios Lamprou
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
3D & 4D printing in cancer management
School of Pharmacy | PHD 3D Printing, 4D printing, Bioprinting, Drug Delivery, Cancer treatment, Implants Professor Dimitrios Lamprou
Supervisor
Professor Dimitrios Lamprou
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Dr Eneko Larrañeta
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Peptide-based nanoparticles for brain targeted gene delivery
School of Pharmacy | PHD Cell Penetrating Peptides, Gene Delivery, Gene Therapy, Nanomedicine, Targeted Treatments Dr Emma McErlean
Supervisor
Dr Emma McErlean
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Dr Fiona Furlong
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of antifungal nanotherapeutics containing AmB+ drug combinations using an advanced continuous manufacturing technology
School of Pharmacy | PHD Antifungal, Pharmaceutical Technology, nanomedicine, liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles Professor Gavin Andrews
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of paediatric-centred anti-malaria nanotherapeutic formulations using an advanced continuous manufacturing technology
School of Pharmacy | PHD ACT, Malaria, Pharmaceutical Technology, nanomedicine, nanoparticles, continuous manufacturing Professor Gavin Andrews
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of Innovative Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Strategies using Photodynamic Therapy + Combination Delivery Systems
School of Pharmacy | PHD Diabetes, Diabetic Foot ulcer, Pharmaceutical Technology, Photodynamic therapy Professor Gavin Andrews
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Developing magneto-electric nanoparticles for advanced drug delivery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of neurological tuberculosis and HIV
School of Pharmacy | PHD Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles, Central nervous system, Drug delivery Professor Gavin Andrews
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of Solid-state Therapeutic Protein Formulations for Oral Delivery via Advanced and Continuous Manufacturing Technologies
School of Pharmacy | PHD Therapeutic proteins, solid-state protein formulations, oral protein delivery, hot melt extrusion Professor Gavin Andrews
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of Variable Dose Combination Products Using FDM 3D Printing
School of Pharmacy | PHD Personalised medicine, precision medicine, stratified therapy, fixed dose combination Professor Gavin Andrews
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Professor Gavin Andrews
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Enzyme-responsive peptide hydrogel as in situ forming long-acting drug delivery implants
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug Delivery, Peptides; Hydrogels; Controlled Release Dr Garry Laverty
Supervisor
Dr Garry Laverty
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Chemical glycoengineering of therapeutic antibodies
School of Pharmacy | PHD drug design, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, antibodies Professor Gerd Wagner
Supervisor
Professor Gerd Wagner
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Novel P2Y receptor ligands for drug discovery
School of Pharmacy | PHD drug design, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, nucleoside, nucleotide, GPCR Professor Gerd Wagner
Supervisor
Professor Gerd Wagner
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Professor Gerd Wagner
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
The role of carers in medicines management for people living with dementia
School of Pharmacy | PHD Older people, dementia, carers, primary care, healthcare professionals, medicines management Dr Heather Barry
Supervisor
Dr Heather Barry
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Structure-based design of allosteric modulators for G protein-coupled receptors using molecular modelling and pharmacology experiments
School of Pharmacy | PHD computational biology, protein-coupled receptors, molecular modelling Dr Irina Tikhonova
Supervisor
Dr Irina Tikhonova
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Investigating the role of USP17 in EMT
School of Pharmacy | PHD Protease, ubiquitin, deubiquitinase, USP17 Dr James Burrows
Supervisor
Dr James Burrows
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Countering the proteinase-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) pro-tumour phenotype using a novel nanotherapeutic approach
School of Pharmacy | PHD Cancer biology, Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery, metastasis Dr Jonathan Coulter
Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Coulter
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Digital design and advanced processing technologies for antimicrobial nanotherapeutics
School of Pharmacy | PHD Antifungal, antibacterial, nanomedicine, liposomes, Dr Justin Tian
Supervisor
Dr Justin Tian
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
High throughput screening models for intracellular delivery of antimicrobial nanotherapeutics
School of Pharmacy | PHD Antifungal, antibacterial, liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, rational design, Dr Justin Tian
Supervisor
Dr Justin Tian
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Dexamethasone-releasing cochlear implants for fibroblast growth inhibition
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug delivery; pharmaceutics; medical devices Professor Karl Malcolm
Supervisor
Professor Karl Malcolm
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Novel poly(acrylic acid) complexes for enantioselective drug delivery and chiral separation
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug delivery, materials science, analytical chemistry, polymers, solid state NMR Professor Karl Malcolm
Supervisor
Professor Karl Malcolm
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Dip-coating as a strategy to modify drug release from silicone elastomer drug delivery devices
School of Pharmacy | PHD Drug delivery, materials science, analytical chemistry, polymers, drug release kinetics Professor Karl Malcolm
Supervisor
Professor Karl Malcolm
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Multifunctional Biomaterials to Combat Infection and Modulate Inflammation
School of Pharmacy | PHD Biomaterials, Medical Device, Infection, Biofilm, Inflammation, Immunomodulatory, Implant, Regenerat Dr Louise Carson
Supervisor
Dr Louise Carson
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Selective targeting of proteases for the treatment of chronic airways disease.
School of Pharmacy | PHD Chronic airways diseases to include protease biochemistry & airway physiology. Professor Lorraine Martin
Supervisor
Professor Lorraine Martin
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Investigation of novel protease-antiprotease imbalances associated with chronic airways disease.
School of Pharmacy | PHD lung, respiratory, airways, COPD, proteases, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, electrop Professor Lorraine Martin
Supervisor
Professor Lorraine Martin
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Dr Laura Sherrard
Funding
Unfunded
Microbiome, biofilm, infection, intensive care
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Relationship between antibiotic therapy and development of antimicrobial resistance in patients with bronchiectasis and COPD
School of Pharmacy | PHD Infection, antimicrobial resistance, PCR, next-generation sequencing, metagenomics Professor Michael Tunney
Supervisor
Professor Michael Tunney
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing
School of Pharmacy | PHD Infection, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial susceptibility testing Raman spectroscopy Professor Michael Tunney
Supervisor
Professor Michael Tunney
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of Nanomaterials for Targeting the Bacteria–Host Interface in Cystic Fibrosis Airways
School of Pharmacy | PHD Infection, antimicrobial resistance, cystic fibrosis, mucin glycoproteins, liposome, micelle Professor Michael Tunney
Supervisor
Professor Michael Tunney
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development and evaluation of a lung-on-a chip device for screening novel antimicrobials
School of Pharmacy | PHD Infection, antimicrobial resistance, cystic fibrosis, microbiota, lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics Professor Michael Tunney
Supervisor
Professor Michael Tunney
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Designing next-generation urinary catheter materials for clean intermittent self-catheterisation through control of the urinary microbiome
School of Pharmacy | PHD Biomaterials, urinary catheters, stimuli-responsive, infection, device coatings Dr Matthew Wylie
Supervisor
Dr Matthew Wylie
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of carbohydrate-functionalised materials for detection and prevention of medical device-associated infections
School of Pharmacy | PHD Materials science, glycochemistry, medical devices, antimicrobial coatings Dr Matthew Wylie
Supervisor
Dr Matthew Wylie
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Advanced manufacturing of paediatric formulations with poorly water soluble drugs
School of Pharmacy | PHD Advanced manufacturing; poorly water-soluble drugs; in situ amorphization; paediatric formulation Dr Min Zhao
Supervisor
Dr Min Zhao
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Microwave-induced in situ amorphization as a strategy for modulating drug release from silicone elastomer devices for controlled release drug delivery
School of Pharmacy | PHD Poorly water-soluble drugs; Drug delivery, materials science, analytical chemistry, polymers Dr Min Zhao and Prof Karl Malcolm
Supervisor
Dr Min Zhao and Prof Karl Malcolm
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Developing novel therapeutic strategies to better treat Triple Negative Breast Cancer
School of Pharmacy | PHD Breast Cancer, biomarkers, personalised medicine Dr Niamh Buckley
Supervisor
Dr Niamh Buckley
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Investigating the clinical and molecular significance of the microbiome in breast cancer
School of Pharmacy | PHD Breast cancer, personalised medicine, microbiome, biomarkers, novel therapies Dr Niamh Buckley
Supervisor
Dr Niamh Buckley
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
3D printing of drug delivery implants
School of Pharmacy | PHD Bone, biomaterials, hydroxyapatite, additive manufacturing, 3D printing Dr Peter Boyd
Supervisor
Dr Peter Boyd
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Assessing the molecular mechanisms by which Cathepsin V promotes breast cancer growth and metastasis.
School of Pharmacy | PHD Cancer, Proteases, Cathepsins, Therapeutics, Personalised Medicine Dr Roberta Burden
Supervisor
Dr Roberta Burden
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Microneedle delivery systems for next-generation antibody therapeutics
School of Pharmacy | PHD Microneedles, antibodies, advanced therapeutics, drug delivery Professor Ryan Donnelly
Supervisor
Professor Ryan Donnelly
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Development of long-acting injectable (LAI) drug delivery systems to treat ocular diseases
School of Pharmacy | PHD long-acting drug delivery, sustained release, polymer implants, glaucoma, ocular drug delivery Professor Raghu Raj Singh Thakur
Supervisor
Professor Raghu Raj Singh Thakur
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Polymer-engineering nanocages for protein delivery
School of Pharmacy | PHD Protein delivery, biotherapeutics, stimuli-responsive polymers, bioconjugation, nanocages, polymer Dr Sheiliza Carmali
Supervisor
Dr Sheiliza Carmali
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Enhancing Protein Thermal Stability for Melt Processing
School of Pharmacy | PHD Proteins, biotherapeutics, hot-melt extrusion, continuous manufacturing, bioconjugation Dr Sheiliza Carmali
Supervisor
Dr Sheiliza Carmali
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Investigating the role of the microbiome in infection and health outcomes following renal transplantation
School of Pharmacy | PHD Microbiome, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), infection, clinical, renal Dr Stephen Kelly
Supervisor
Dr Stephen Kelly
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Mechanochemical synthesis of polymer-drug conjugates via reactive extrusion
School of Pharmacy | PHD Polymer-drug conjugates, solvent-less mechanochemical conjugation, mechanochemistry Dr Shu Li
Supervisor
Dr Shu Li
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Dr Shu Li
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Bio-inspired liquid-like coatings for medical devices to combat biofilms and associated infections
School of Pharmacy | PHD Biomaterials; Infection; Surface; Medical devices Dr Shuai Zhang
Supervisor
Dr Shuai Zhang
Funding
Funded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Funded Pharmacy Open 2
Safer, scalable, and modifiable polymer-based lipid nanocapsules for drug delivery
School of Pharmacy | PHD Lipid nanocapsules, drug delivery, nanotechnology, green chemistry, polymer science. Dr Taher Hatahet
Supervisor
Dr Taher Hatahet
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Dr Timofey Skvortsov
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Improved delivery of bacteriophages and phage-derived antibacterial agents
School of Pharmacy | PHD Bacteriophage, endolysins, skin, biofilms, deep eutectic solvents, formulation Dr Timofey Skvortsov
Supervisor
Dr Timofey Skvortsov
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Nanoparticle delivery of antibiotics for treatment of pulmonary infection
School of Pharmacy | PHD inhaled, nanoparticles, drug delivery, mucosal, pharmaceutical, bacteria Dr Vicky Kett
Supervisor
Dr Vicky Kett
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Self-Navigating Nanocarriers for Intracellular Protein Delivery
School of Pharmacy | PHD Biologics, protein delivery, nanomedicine, intracellular delivery Dr Wafa Al-Jamal
Supervisor
Dr Wafa Al-Jamal
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Antibiotic use and lower respiratory tract infections burden in children during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
School of Pharmacy | PHD Pharmaco-epidemiology, children, machine learning, infection disease, COVID-19 Dr Yingfen Hsia
Supervisor
Dr Yingfen Hsia
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
In-cell quantification of drug concentrations by using advanced nano-sensor
School of Pharmacy | PHD Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Sensing, Senor, Biosensor, Bioengineering Dr Yi Ge
Supervisor
Dr Yi Ge
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Developing cost-effective and eco-friendly antiviral nano-agents
School of Pharmacy | PHD Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, COVID-19, Antiviral agents, Virus Dr Yi Ge
Supervisor
Dr Yi Ge
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Pharmacy Unfunded Pharmacy Open 2
Supervisor
Professor Cherie Armour
Funding
Unfunded
Application deadline
None specified
School of Psychology Unfunded Psychology Open 2
Identifying psychological mechanisms which promote resilience post-trauma.
School of Psychology | PHD Professor Cherie Armour
Supervisor
Professor Cherie Armour
Funding
Unfunded