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University of Birmingham Mechanical Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 10 University of Birmingham Mechanical Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Assessing the condition of roads and buried infrastructure using geophysical technologies
  Prof D N Chapman, Prof N Metje
Applications accepted all year round

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With a growing urban population around the world, we are more than ever reliant on a healthy and functional infrastructure system.
  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  Development of a gas turbine engine as a range extender
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has a worldwide reputation in developing microengines. We are currently looking for a student to a radical microturbine engine as a range extender for electric cars.
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Exploiting Nonlinearities for Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting
  Dr P Alevras
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description. Ever larger quantities of sensors, microcontrollers and data transmitters are installed in buildings and machinery, supplying data and information that is key for a wide range of applications, such as healthcare, energy and transport to name but a few.
  Production of two-dimensional materials with multiphase flows
  Dr J Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials have received significant scientific attention due to their exceptional properties. The most well-known of this class of nanomaterial is graphene, however, there are numerous 2D materials which have the potential to transform existing and future technologies across a wide range of sectors.
  Self-lifting air bearings
  Prof K Jiang
Applications accepted all year round

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Funding availability. Scholarships are available for students worldwide, and will be awarded on first come first served basis. Self-funded applications are welcome.
  The mitral valve: next generation of cardiovascular engineering replacement devices and materials
  Dr D Espino
Applications accepted all year round

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Severe heart valve failure can require surgical repair or replacement of the mitral valve. Current medical devices do not fully exploit the next generation of materials, or their design, for targeted patient treatment and monitoring.
  The development of a fuel cell stack (power generator) for APU applications
  Dr A El-Kharouf, Prof R Steinberger-Wilckens
Application Deadline: 3 September 2019

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This project focuses on the development of a low weight, low volume portable fuel cell device that can be used either as an APU system for small military vehicles or as a power supply for soldiers’ operation.
  Funded PhD position in variable autonomy Human-Robot systems in extreme environments
  Dr M Chiou, Prof R Stolkin
Applications accepted all year round

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Robotics systems used in time- and safety-critical domains (e.g. disaster response, nuclear decommissioning) are often remotely teleoperated, with little or no autonomy used to assist the human operator.
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