The University of Southampton is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, and in the Research Excellence Framework (2014) Southampton was ranked the most powerful University for General Engineering research in the UK.
The School of Engineering is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK. In collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and our industrial partners are offering a range of fully-funded doctoral studentships.
Joining the School of Engineering as a PhD student means working on awe-inspiring research projects, learning from world class academics and developing cutting edge science and technology.
If you have an upper second class or first class degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences or Mathematics you are eligible for our PhD programme. Within the four years of the programme you will become an expert in your field by carrying out original research, publishing papers and presenting your results to the academic community. But it’s not just about gaining your PhD, we want you to invest in your research career. Our programme ensures you benefit from both technical and personal training as well as professional development through placements in industry, mentoring, conference attendance. Our scope extends well beyond the boundaries of the University with a comprehensive outreach and engagement programme so your research can reach the wider community.
Change the world for the better. As a PhD student you will be the expert but you will not be working alone. Each student has a team of academic supervisors who are on hand to guide the research and provide advice and support. Many of our PhD projects have strong links with industry ensuring your research is current and relevant with a real world impact. Furthermore you will join a thriving postgraduate community at the University. With over five hundred PhD students in the School of Engineering there is no shortage of new friends to make, clubs to join and experience to be had.
All the PhD projects listed below are competition funded with start date of 23 September 2019. New projects will be added up to July 2019.
|Aerodynamics of Static and Dynamic Stall – An Experimental Study||Details|
|Artificial Intelligence and Road Traffic Signal Control||Details|
|Combined Effects of Force and Vibration on the Human Hand||Details|
|Computational Catalytic Modelling for the Conversion of CO2 to Higher-Value Synthetic Fuels||Details|
|Computational Design of Advanced Battery Materials Interfaces via Nano-Structuring||Details|
|Electrostatic Array Sensor Correlation with Known Wear and Contact Distress Mechanisms||Details|
|Electrostatic Array Sensor Development for Wear and Contact Distress Detection in Machines||Details|
|Evolution Inspired Development of Multi-Level Selection Genetic Algorithm for General Applications||Details|
|Fiber Integrated 2D-materials||Details|
|High Fidelity Simulation of Atmospheric Dispersion||Details|
|Hydrodynamic Drag Reduction for Underwater and Surface Vehicles||Details|
|Laser-engineered silicon photonic devices||Details|
|Light confinement in disordered photonic crystals as an alternative platform for quantum photonics||Details|
|New DIC-Based Material Test Standards: Design and Validation||Details|
|On-chip single-photon sources for quantum information technology applications||Details|
|Planar photonics for ion-based quantum information processing||Details|
|Semiconductor devices for nonlinear photonics and applications||Details|
|Ultrafast Imaging of Cell-Nanobubble Interactions for Bone Repair||Details|
|Ultra-precision machining for ion trap quantum computing||Details|
|Uncertainty Quantification in Aeroelasticity Using Reduced Order Models||Details|
When you’re studying for a PhD with us you will be producing new science and technology and making a difference to the academic community from day one. That's why we want to make sure you are properly rewarded for the hard work you do.
* Due to eligibility restrictions some studentships are only available for UK nationals or students from EU countries meeting EPSRC eligibility criteria (www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/).
**Stipend Levels are based on previous experience and qualifications and are project specific.
The next step in becoming a PhD researcher with us is completing a formal application form online here.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School Office via email at [email protected] or telephone at: 02380 597 387