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Engineering Research – Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentship

PGRs working on engineering projects are housed in the Department of Computer Science.

Advances in engineering are helping to develop the economy, protect our environment and shape the information society in the 21st Century. Our research in engineering is focused on six core themes, reflecting the interests of the engineering staff. Engineering is currently hosted by the Department of Computer Science, which provides the ideal opportunity for research of an interdisciplinary nature. Further information on the department’s research activities can be found on the research area webpage

The University particularly welcomes applications for studentships in the project areas outlined below. All PGRs will be supported by a supervisory team with appropriate expertise. Also, see the University’s research repository for further information on the research outputs of each member of staff.

Please direct all enquiries about proposed projects on topics related to engineering Professor Ray Sheriff, Graduate School research degree contact for engineering, by emailing [email protected] stating the specific research theme/s of interest from the research themes list.

Research themes

Energy systems

  • Energy harvesting
  • Fuel cells
  • Hybrid technologies
  • Net zero
  • Renewable energy

Healthcare engineering

  • Bio-medical sensors and bio-electronic devices
  • Computer-aided clinical monitoring and diagnosis
  • Healthcare informatics and data analysis
  • Internet of Medical Things and SMART healthcare

Instrumentation and control engineering

  • Autonomous systems
  • Cooperative control
  • Intelligent systems
  • Robotics

Power engineering

  • Electric and hybrid cars 
  • High voltage DC and AC transmission and distribution systems 
  • Microgrids 
  • Renewable energy and sustainable engineering
  • Smart grids  

Signals and systems

  • Electromagnetism
  • Hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing
  • Image processing
  • Optical theory
  • Signal processing 

Telecommunications engineering

  • Antennas and radio-wave propagation
  • Artificial intelligence-enabled networks and cognitive radio
  • Beyond 5G and 6G communications
  • Green communications
  • Internet of things and wireless sensor networks
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite communications