We have 30 Acoustics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

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Acoustics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 30 Acoustics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

Combining laser and ultrasound based molecular delivery strategies for enhanced drug delivery

Overview. This project addresses the critical area of delivering therapeutics to the skin. If successful, the approach will have direct and positive consequences for the treatment of a range of skin diseases, but may also be viewed as a more generic means of drug delivery for treating a much wider range of disease. Read more

Programming Colloidal Self-Assembly for Advanced Materials

A PhD place is available with Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham on a project themed on designing and developing colloidal advanced materials, using high-performance computing, underpinned by theories of statistical mechanics and wave propagation in periodic structures. Read more

Improvements in headphone based 3-D audio using adaptive binaural signal processing and robust head-tracking

Design of immersive binaural surround systems requires an understanding of the perceptual cues for sound source localisation. Any source at a given angle of incidence to the head will create subtle time and level difference cues at the ears and is subject to spectral shaping due to the pinnae. Read more

Influence of listener movement on tonality and spatial quality in adaptive immersive surround sound systems

Whilst there is a significant body of work that focuses on the spatial quality and tonality of immersive surround sound systems for a sweet spot position, these qualities under a dynamic listening scenario (i.e. Read more

Real-time Networked based Musical Interaction in virtual immersive environments

There is a high demand for making and consuming live music over networked based systems. Virtual recording studios, performance venues and rehearsal spaces are within our technological grasp, bridging gaming technologies, low latency networking and immersive audio strategies. Read more
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Estimating spatial and temporal patterns in density of harbour porpoises in the North Sea using datasets from passive acoustic ocean observation networks with data flow to EU Digital Twin Ocean database

  Research Group: Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
A fundamental question in animal ecology is how and why the abundance of populations changes with space and time. Estimates of abundance are also critical for monitoring the conservation status of populations. Read more

Computational Acoustics: Predicting, Simulating and/or Auralising how the world sounds

  Research Group: Acoustics Research Centre
Information on this PhD research area can be found further down this page under the details about the Widening Participation Scholarship given immediately below. Read more

Cutting-edge microphone arrays for improving smart device performance in adverse environments

PhD Supervisor. Jiahong Zhao. Project description. This project aims to explore the design of an alternative class of microphone arrays, so-called co-prime microphone arrays, for recording and processing speech in adverse environments. Read more

3D sound recreation and noise reduction for home environment

PhD Supervisor. Jihui (Aimee) Zhang. Project description. The aim of this project is to create a better spatial hearing experience for users in a large region without the need to wear headphones. Read more

Developing optical beamshaping approaches for optical trapping and optical tweezering of aerosols

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Smart Low-frequency Noise Control With Adaptive Acoustic Meta-surfaces

Supervisory Team.   Dr Felix Langfeldt; Prof Jordan Cheer. Project description. Explore the forefront of Acoustical Engineering with this PhD opportunity at the University of Southampton. Read more

Low-noise Ducted Propulsion Systems for Next-Gen eVTOL Platforms

Supervisory Team.   Phillip Joseph, Sergi Palleja Cabre and Chaitanya Paruchuri. Project description. Overview. Electrically-powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are poised to revolutionize transportation, contributing significantly to the UK economy. Read more

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