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Systems Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 101 Systems Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

Modelling and performance evaluation of an electromagnetic self-reversing screw-based regenerative shock absorber

Supervisory Team.   Mohamed M. Torbati, Tim Waters. Project description. Only a small fraction of the available vehicles’ fuel energy is used for driving the car itself and the rest is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies or used to power accessories. Read more

Thermo-electric materials for tab cooling of advanced batteries

Supervisory Team.   Prof Richard Wills, Dr Iris Nandhakumar. Project description. Effective thermal management of lithium-based battery systems is important for optimising cell efficiency, reducing cell degradation and preventing catastrophic failure. Read more

QUADRAT DTP: Assessing the Feasibility of a Hydrogen Economy in Scotland: Implications for Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability

This fully funded, 42-month PhD project is part of the QUADRAT Doctoral Training Partnership. The concept of a hydrogen economy has been gaining traction in recent years as a potential accelerator towards decarbonization and achieving net-zero carbon societies [1]. Read more

Diode-pumped frequency combs for classical and quantum applications

The Ultrafast Optics Group at Heriot-Watt University has available a fully-funded PhD position in the development of novel diode-pumped infrared laser sources, ideal platforms for free-space telecommunications and vibrational spectroscopy. Read more

Robust modelling and identifiability of complex biochemical systems

  Research Group: Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering
Mechanistic mathematical models are powerful tools for describing complex biological systems and can significantly aid in improving the understanding of their underlying intricate (biochemical) interactions, predicting their dynamic responses and optimising their performance. Read more

Wearable multimodal sensors at loaded body interfaces to assist remote healthcare

Supervisory Team.   Professor Liudi Jiang. Project description. Millions of people globally suffer from various physiological disorders and thus require long term sometimes lifelong rehabilitation and care. Read more
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Locomotion and navigation strategies for quadrupedal robots

Robotic systems can be used in remote or hazardous environments to perform tasks that would be harmful for human beings. Several modes of locomotion are available, but the majority of surface-based robots use either wheels or legs. Read more

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D.

The mechanical and industrial engineering doctorate program produces graduates with a depth of knowledge in mechanical or industrial engineering while allowing students to engage in cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research. Read more

Domain-Specific Languages for Collaborative Human-Robot Laboratory Experiments (ALBERT CDT)

What is ALBERT?. Doctoral Training in Autonomous Robotic Systems for Laboratory Experiments. A cohort of students will be part of a mini, pilot Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) focused on developing the science, engineering, and socio-technology that underpins building robots required for laboratory automation, e.g. Read more

Efficient performance prediction tools for wind assisted ships

Supervisory Team.   Dr Joseph Banks, Prof Dominic Hudson, Dr Martyn Prince. Project description. One of the most promising ways to rapidly decrease the CO2 emissions from commercial ships is thorough the use of wind to directly generate thrust. Read more

Innovations in Waste Energy Minimisation from Maritime Engineering Power and Propulsion Systems

Supervisory Team.   Prof Alan J Murphy & Prof Dominic Hudson. Project description. Although maritime transport is one of the most energy efficient, the cumulative carbon footprint from global shipping is equivalent a large industrialised nation (~3% of global total). Read more

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