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University of Southampton, England invites online Application for number of  Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at University of Southampton, England.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.

 

(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Innovations in waste energy minimisation from maritime engineering power and propulsion systems

This PhD project, in association with BAE Systems, seeks to reveal and investigate novel solutions to deliver significant improvements in overall energy efficiency in maritime transport.

Maritime transport is one of the most energy efficient, however the cumulative carbon footprint from global shipping is equivalent to a large, industrialised nation, approximately 3% of global total. Imaginative solutions, delivered at pace are required to meet the ambition of fully decarbonising shipping by 2050, as agreed at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

This challenge is at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation because ships’ power and propulsion systems are highly complex energy networks. They integrate thermal, mechanical, fluid and electrical energy components for propulsion, preservation of life in comfort, cargo and numerous mission-critical systems

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Multilevel multiport power electronic converters integrating energy storage and renewable generation into ultra-fast EV charging stations

This project will focus on developing new, grid independent, 100% renewable energy supplied electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Rapid electrification of the transport sector is being driven by the recognition that this sector is now the largest single source of carbon emissions in the UK. The purchase and use of new battery and plug-in hybrid EVs is increasing however, the publicly available re-charging infrastructure is lagging. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Artificial intelligence in flood inundation modelling

As a researcher on this project you will work at the forefront of Artificial intelligence (AI) methods to develop and test a purely AI-driven model used to simulate the propagation of flood inundation at high-performance. 

Floods are the most devastating and costly among all natural hazards. The risk of flooding is expected to rise substantially in the coming decades due to the following:

  • population growth increasing the exposure of people and assets
  • the climate emergency changing the intensity and frequency of storms 
  • accelerating sea level rise

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Development and manufacturability of metamaterials for large shallow cavity noise suppression

As a researcher on this project your key aims will be to design novel cavity geometries and to establish the feasibility of using metamaterials to permit efficient low-frequency attenuation in a much-reduced space envelope. You will begin this project by:

  • testing scaled 3D-printed cavities using the ISVR’s Doak Resonance Rig
  • measuring the noise levels generated throughout the cavity at differing flow conditions
  • performing computational aero-acoustic modelling of the flow-induced source

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Efficient experimental methods for vessel performance

Despite an increase in the use of CFD for predicting the forces acting on a vessel, or maritime structure, experiments still play an essential role in improving our predictions and assessing complex hydrodynamic phenomena. 

Experiments are often needed to validate numerical simulations and can provide the only viable method for including all of the necessary flow physics for some fluid dynamic problems. 

The recently commissioned Boldrewood towing tank provides a unique opportunity to develop efficient experimental methods for assessing the performance of vessels, improving our understanding of the hydrodynamics involved and increasing the fidelity of measurements taken.

This project will work closely with the Wolfson Unit for Maritime Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics, who are a leading engineering consultancy for yacht and small craft technology at the University of Southampton. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Investigation of the lifetime limiting effects within electrospray thruster spacecraft propulsion

Investigate the lifetime limiting effects occurring in electrospray thrusters, how they occur, and methods to alleviate them. This project will build upon the successful electrospray thruster development completed at the University of Southampton, developing one of the highest thrust electrospray thrusters in the world.

Deadline : 31 Jul 2024

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(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Gesture-agnostic radar-based hand tracking for VR/AR systems

As a researcher on this project you will contribute to the development of a radar-based system, named “Radar-Pointer.” This will track hand movements in a way that is both non-intrusive and secure. 

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are rapidly becoming integral to our digital experiences, necessitating the need for interfaces that are both non-intrusive and safeguard user privacy. Our innovative project, “Radar-Pointer,” is at the forefront of this movement. It uses sophisticated radar technology to forge a gesture recognition system that prioritises user privacy and negates the necessity for direct physical interaction or the use of wearable sensors.

Deadline : 15 Jan 2024

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(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 3D sound for multiple listeners

You will investigate the extension of these techniques to enable multiple listeners to simultaneously experience “3D sound”. Computational simulations and preliminary experiments suggest that this is possible for at least three listeners and may even be possible for as many as five. 

You will aim to establish the practical limitations of the proposed techniques. This will involve:

  • computer simulation
  • digital signal processing
  • subjective experiments

Deadline : 31 Jan 2024

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(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Chemically modified therapeutic nucleic acids for neurological diseases

This project will synthesise and investigate different chemical modifications of oligonucleotides. Your aim will be to synthesise modified monomers and incorporate them in modified nucleic acids. You will investigate their biophysical and biological properties. 

Therapeutic oligonucleotides are unique in targeting mRNA, particularly those that cannot be targeted by conventional small molecule drugs or therapeutic antibodies. This has lead to rapid growth in their potential. 

Deadline : 8 Dec 2023

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(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Investigation of the potential of using magnetic reconnection as the method of acceleration within spacecraft propulsion

This PhD project will aim to investigate the potential of using magnetic reconnection within a plasma propulsion thruster for spacecraft, and exciting and novel topic within the field.

Some of the most energetic ejection of plasma observed in the universe draw their energy from magnetic fields. Solar flares, coronal mass ejections and galactic jets all acquire their energy from magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection is a mechanism by which opposing magnetic field lines may break and reconnect converting their stored energy into acceleration of the plasma.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 3D printed porous metamaterials for protective packaging of high-value objects

This project will develop the capability to design and 3D print packaging from so-called metamaterials that derive their mechanical properties in-part from the intricate geometry of their porous architecture.

Delicate objects must be packaged to mitigate against damage due to shock and vibration exposure during transit. Many standard solutions are available for high-volume, comparatively low-value goods. However, some transported objects – such as museum artefacts, instrumentation, or medical goods – are unique, particularly fragile and/or irreplaceable, warranting bespoke packaging solutions.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Convective heat-transfer in turbulent boundary layers

The electrification of aircraft as an enabler for achieving our Net-Zero ambitions has been increasingly studied in recent years. The addition of new electrical components as part of the power train in electric (hybrid) aircraft increases the overall propulsion efficiency, but the heat generated by these additional systems must be removed. In fact, designing an efficient thermal management system poses one of the major challenges for (hybrid)electric aircraft. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Experimental measurements of pressure gradient history effects on turbulent boundary layers

Explore the effects of pressure gradient histories on turbulent boundary layer flow at high Reynolds numbers. We have developed a new optical diagnostic that enables us to capture 3D data over large volumes. The goal is to deploy this technique in wind tunnel experiments and capture the 3D flow information over the entire length of pressure-gradient history. 

Turbulent boundary layers subjected to pressure gradients are found in a wide range of engineering applications and environmental flows. The pressure gradient imposed on the boundary layer can be by design (such as wings or turbine blades) or due to operating conditions (e.g. urban flows or fuselage flow distorted by installation effects).

The interaction between the imposed pressure gradient history and turbulent boundary layer significantly alters the flow structure, which impacts the mean and fluctuations of velocity, pressure and skin friction. This, in turn, affects overall performance, load distributions, vibrations and noise.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Leveraging plant biomechanics under hostile environments

This project aims to find the best method to harness the biomechanical potential of plants to develop farming in hostile ground conditions.

The UK food related activities contribute to a staggering quarter of a trillion pounds, greater than10% of UK gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022. More than half of this value is generated by the agri-food sector, £128 billion. Despite its strategic importance, agriculture remains a sector with the lowest science and technology capital.

Deadline : 15 Dec 2023

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(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic effects of rotational, oscillating wing structures

This project aims to investigate the rotational effects on an oscillating aerodynamic structure, using both experimental and numerical methods. 

Oscillation of aerodynamic structures are widely observed in many engineering applications, such as: 

  • flapping-wing aerial vehicles
  • drone or helicopter propellers
  • wind turbine blade

Deadline : 31 Jan 2024

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(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Aerostructural optimisation with active flow control

This project will focus on an approach for aerostructural analysis and optimisation of Ultra-High Aspect Ratio Wings (UHARW). You’ll develop and apply active flow control to the design of next generation low emission transport aircraft. Advanced optimisation approaches, such as coupled-adjoint sensitivity analysis will be integrated with medium to high fidelity aerodynamic and structural analysis tools to achieve this goal.

Deadline : 15 Jan 2024

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(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Regenerating freshwater ecosystems: chalk stream restoration in the UK

This collaborative project led by the University of Southampton in partnership with The Piscatorial Society, Southern Water, and Wessex Rivers Trust will adopt an innovative approach to monitor a unique river and wetland restoration and regeneration project on the River Anton, Hampshire.

Deadline : 31 Mar 2024

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(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: The role of Antarctic sea ice in configuring the global ocean

This project will determine the mechanisms by which Antarctic sea ice regulates the PP’s establishment across the world ocean, the time scales over which this happens, and the ways in which the PP structures the meridional overturning circulation and ventilation of the global ocean. The student will achieve this by performing and analysing a suite of numerical experiments with perturbed surface forcings (e.g., Antarctic sea ice seasonality or Southern Ocean winds) in an idealised global ocean model (based on Munday et al., 2013), and re-casting the most revealing experiments in a realistic Southern Ocean model constrained by observations (Verdy and Mazloff, 2017). The results will provide new fundamental understanding of the long-term, planetary-scale consequences of the dramatic retreat currently being experienced by Antarctic sea ice. 

Deadline : 3 Jan 2024

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(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Development of a detection system for ocean hydrocarbons based on hollow core optical fibres (HCFs)

The aim of this innovative project is to develop a sensing system for dissolved hydrocarbons (mainly methane, ethane, and butane), using a specialty optical fibre, known as hollow core optical fibre, as both the fluidic channel and sensing medium. Selective gas extraction techniques to separate the dissolved hydrocarbons from water will also be investigated. Integration of the sensor with miniaturised subsea electronics within an autonomous sea vehicle will be carried out to enable field tests towards the end of the project, with opportunities to carry out a sea-based sensor deployment trial in the North Sea.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Intelligent electromechanical systems for biomedical devices

Are you passionate about advancing healthcare technology through exploring innovative materials and cutting-edge devices? Does your enthusiasm extend to wearables, point-of-care testing, soft robotics, and their healthcare applications? If so, we wholeheartedly welcome you to embark on an exhilarating research voyage with us. 

Deadline : 31 Jan 2024

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(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Experimental measurements of turbulent flow over porous liners

Aircraft engines are the primary source of noise during take-off and landing. To mitigate this noise, modern engines are built with porous liners that consist of a honeycomb core sandwiched between a solid plate at the bottom and a perforated sheet at the top that is exposed to the flow. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(22) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Efficient manoeuvres for vortex-foil interactions

In this exciting experimental project, we aim to explore the feasibility of model-based prediction and control of coordinated swimming of multiple flapping foils in a water facility. We aim to use simple predictive models coupled with sensors to provide robust predictions of the performance envelope for downstream foils. Then, these predictions should be integrated into the flapping foil setup where the goal is to optimise the performance of the flapping foils under extreme variations of the oncoming flow. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(23) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Deepfake detection with continual learning

As AI-generated deepfakes pose significant threats to truth and authenticity, this PhD project stands at the forefront of technological innovation and ethical responsibility. Focusing specifically on detecting deepfakes crafted using advanced methods like DALL-E3, this project’s objective is to address the pressing need to safeguard digital integrity. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(24) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Generative modelling in computer vision

This PhD project aims to level up the current generative modelling techniques in computer vision. You’ll address challenges related to language-vision integration and the transition from specialized task-oriented approaches to adaptable generalist models. Our research is aimed at unlocking the potential of generative models that combine expertise and versatility through language-vision integration.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(25) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: An integrated predictive tool for short-distance dispersion and uncertainty quantification

This project will build on work conducted in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (AFM) Group to develop the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods to short-distance dispersion problems. This has demonstrated how to set up city-scale dispersion simulations and that results can be generated in real-time based on UK LIDAR Composite Digital Surface Model (DSM) data and the open-source PALM-4U code. 

Deadline : 30 Jan 2024

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(26) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Active noise control on controllable flexible surfaces

Active noise control (ANC) has been developed over many years to mitigate unwanted noise in various environments. It finds applications in areas such as noise-cancelling headphones, car cabins, aircraft interiors, and even in windows for creating quieter spaces. However, the performance of an ANC system remains limited by its acoustic design, which necessitates customising the placement of electroacoustic components for each specific ANC application.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(27) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Development of formable magnesium alloys for automotive applications

This project aims to develop magnesium (Mg) alloys as the lightest structural material for automotive industries. This will promote the reduction of carbon emissions towards net zero by addressing one main challenge in industrial applications: poor formability.

In response to escalating environmental regulations, industrial sectors have to take action and curtail carbon emissions. Magnesium (Mg) alloys, as the lightest structural metallic material, are becoming more popular in research and application in areas to reduce weight. For example lightweight automotive roof panels and seat frames. 

Deadline : 30 Jun 2024

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(28) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Co-development of a primary care intervention to support patients prepare for pregnancy

People who are healthy before pregnancy are more likely to have a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. In this project, you’ll work with people of childbearing age, primary care professionals, and other stakeholders to co-develop an intervention to support patients prepare for pregnancy and parenthood through primary care settings.

Deadline : 31 Jan 2024

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(29) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: High-bandwidth implantable brain processing: From theory to practice

To understand the brain at the cellular level, we need large-scale neural interfacing. Developing more advanced prosthetic devices will facilitate the next generation of brain machine interfaces (BMIs).

This project will focus on high bandwidth implantable brain processing techniques using Utah Arrays with over 1000 recording channels.

Observing a larger number of recording sites generates significant data for interpretation. Increased data throughput has led to challenges with computational efficiency, particularly for on-chip algorithms in which power budgets cannot be readily increased. 

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(30) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Up, up and away – the fate of upwelled nutrients in an African upwelling system and the biogeochemical and phytoplankton responses

This project will combine outputs from biological laboratory analyses, autonomous sensors (on moorings, floats and gliders) to investigate how physical and biological processes sustain ecosystem productivity in an Eastern Boundary Upwelling System off the west coast of Africa.

The Canary Current upwelling ecosystem constitutes one of the four main eastern boundary upwelling systems (EBUS) in the world. Hosting high productivity and socioeconomically-important fisheries, it is key in transferring biogeochemical (BGC) properties from the coastal upwelling eutrophic region towards the interior oligotrophic subtropical gyre, where the strength of the biological carbon pump is strongly controlled by macro-nutrient bioavailability. Recent observations over the last decades show a progressive warming, with an accompanying decrease in productivity, potentially due to changing nutrient supply. A lack of systematic information on how physical and biological processes sustain ecosystem productivity hampers our understanding of how it will respond in the future. This project will combine new in situ high-resolution autonomous biogeochemical observations with laboratory analyses of ecosystem activity and model-based understanding in relation to environmental forcings (e.g. productivity, circulation patterns, biogeochemical processes, etc.). This will provide a step-change in our understanding of the nature and impacts of these interactions on upwelling system nutrient transports and ecosystem response.

Deadline : 3 Jan 2024

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(31) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Intelligent biosensing systems for healthcare

This research project aims to develop advanced technologies and systems that integrate biological sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence. These will be used to monitor, diagnose and manage health conditions and diseases. 

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(32) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Greenhouse gas detection using silicon photonics platform

This project aims to to develop a new class of marine sensors based on cutting-edge MID-IR silicon photonics research. 

The ocean acts as an environmental buffer by absorbing heat and carbon dioxide (CO2). This includes  human activites such as burning fossil fuels and changing land use, for example, deforestation. 

Ocean heat is at record levels and there have been widespread marine heatwaves. The past decade has been exceptional in terms of global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Sea water is 26% more acidic than at the start of the industrial era, this poses an extreme hazard. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(33) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle data analysis: is it the key to the many:1 ratio, or are we missing a step?

Within the context of ground military operations, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are commonly deployed for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The decision-making that ensues based on UAV data can range from collecting further intelligence, to more extreme courses of action such as air strikes and weapon deployment.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(34) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Cellular mechanisms of equal chromosome segregation and genome stability

This PhD project will investigate how chromosomes segregate equally in each cell division through epigenetic regulation of the centromere, and how cells respond in stress conditions to maintain genome instability. The project use a variety of methods in the studies, including cell and molecular biology, genetics, genomics, imaging, and multi-omics analyses.

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(35) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Learning to swim with ray-inspired sensing and morphing

As a researcher on this project, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • engineer a novel bio-inspired propulsion and control system inspired by rays
  • produce efficient and effective swimming by integrating ray-inspired sensory information and movement
  • learn how to test concepts with mechanical models and work with neural networks to interpret sensory information
  • work in the Maritime Robotics Lab and Experimental Fluids Lab located at Highfield and Boldrewood Innovation campuses
  • interact with other students in your cohort, organise industry facing workshops, and report your progress to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Deadline : 1 Jan 2024

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(36) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Aerostructural optimisation of ultra-high aspect ratio wings

To meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement, aviation (~3% of human global CO2 emissions) must do its share. The target for air transportation is a 75% reduction in CO2 and 90% reduction in NOx by 2050. The European Green Deal even aims at climate neutrality by 2050. To achieve such goals, the path forward is minimising aircraft weight and drag and moving towards emissions-free energy sources, storage and conversion systems. 

Deadline : 15 Dec 2023

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(37) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Multimodal large language models for audio-aware argument extraction

For any democratic society, access to news and engaging in online debate are critical for the public to shape opinions and make informed decisions. Modern consumption has moved away from traditional broadcaster mediated content and towards unmoderated social media.

 In these unmoderated environments, accurate and balanced arguments are directly challenged by the proliferation of misinformation, toxicity, and polarised viewpoints. Use of multimodal Natural Language Processing (NLP) can scale up our ability to extract arguments from online content, both to see key issues and evidence and helping online moderators facilitate healthier online discourse.

Deadline : 31 Jan 2024

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(38) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Flexible framing for robust and efficient steel construction in seismic regions

Flexible framing involves flexible steel connections and composite steel-concrete decks that are cheap to fabricate and erect. They are abundantly used in construction worldwide in conventional and light-weight structures. Past research showed that these flexible systems possess an appreciable stiffness, strength, and ductility under different loading scenarios. As such, it has been suggested that they can potentially be used directly in seismic regions.  

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(39) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Stochastic data driven modelling for complex and large-scale dynamical systems

The engineering design process for next generation aerospace engineering products is being revolutionised by the rapid development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Data-driven reduced order models have a significant influence and are increasingly integrated into the design and manufacture of aerospace engineering systems. This improves their automation, resilience, and efficiency.

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(40) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Help hearing impaired listeners to understand speech better by audio-visual integration in wearable devices

This project will address the research questions how can audio-visual fusion be used to improve the performance of wearable devices for people with hearing loss? 

Wearable assistive hearing devices have improved our daily lives over the past two decades. Personal sound amplifiers (like the Apple Airpod Pro) are now able to increase speech intelligibility for people with hearing loss in noisy situations. Combining sound amplifiers with visual devices promises future breakthroughs for the next generation of wearable assistive devices. 

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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(41) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: How do foraminifera grow? Determining the role of cellular ion transport processes in biogenic marine calcite formation

The shells of single-celled calcifying zooplankton (foraminifera) are a crucial archive of past climate change and an important component of the global carbon cycle. This project will combine state-of-the-art geochemistry, microscopy, spectroscopy, and marine culturing techniques to mechanistically understand how these important organisms biomineralise.

Deadline :1 Aug 2024

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(42) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Trustworthy human-AI collaboration based on reinforcement learning and foundation models

In this project, you will explore the development of intelligent agents capable of trustworthy collaboration with human end users. 

The focus extends beyond technical reliability to include the agents’ ability to provide assurances, explanations, and address user feedback and preferences. Leveraging reinforcement learning techniques, you will investigate the potential of foundation (language) models for capturing individual-level preferences as well as collective-level norms and conventions. 

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(43) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Power scaling strategies for continuous-wave and short pulse fibre lasers operating in the two-micron wavelength band

The research programme will study the physics of thulium and holmium doped fibre gain media to formulate new strategies for scaling laser output power whilst simultaneously achieving high efficiency and good beam quality. Thulium and holmium doped glasses offer access to a wide range of wavelengths in the two-micron band, so an important aspect of the programme will be to develop lasers with flexibility in operating wavelength driven by the needs of emerging applications in areas such as medicine and materials processing. Laser architectures that are compatible with coherent beam combination to allow scaling beyond the fundamental limits of a single fibre will be a main theme. Finally, the project will consider a range of novel applications made possible by the improved laser performance.

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(44) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Novel transceiver design for integrated sensing and communications

This project will focus on designing a transceiver for Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC) in future mobile radio systems. Supported by the advanced connectivity and bandwidth capabilities of future 6G technology, ISAC will enable a range of innovative services and applications, including intelligent transportation, security, healthcare and air quality monitoring.

Deadline : 15 Dec 2023

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(45) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Development of RF MEMS for 6G communication

This Industrial PhD studentship is a collaboration between Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Analog Devices Inc. in Limerick, Ireland. The research will be in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies Group and you will use fabrication and design tools at the University of Southampton and Analog Devices.

Deadline : 29 Apr 2024

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(46) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Next generation of high power fibre lasers in the visible and ultraviolet wavelength bands

This project will investigate a new strategy for generating kilowatt-class laser power in the visible band and >100 W in the ultraviolet (UV) band. Traditional methods for accessing this wavelength regime are not compatible with operation at high power levels and so a different approach is needed. 

Deadline : 31 Dec 2023

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(47) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: High performance flexible piezoelectric transducers for non-invasive ultrasonic health monitoring

With their outstandingly large penetration depth, ultrasonic waves allow safe and non-invasive detection and imaging in deep tissue of human body with acoustic contrast. Light-induced ultrasonic waves can also identify various biomolecules and biofunctions in and beneath the skin without the need for acoustic contrast. Continuous and non-invasive detection and imaging for various vascular and cardiac functions and conditions would enable more effective monitoring of human health. This demands for next generation ultrasonic technology.

Deadline : 30 Jun 2024

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(48) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Improving propulsive efficiency in Swimming and Rowing

The sports of Swimming and Rowing present the engineer with a complex multi-physics challenge where marginal performance gains can make the difference between success and failure. 

The cyclic nature of rowing and swimming propulsion make it very difficult to accurately determine how changes in technique and equipment selection affect an athletes overall performance. The Performance Sports Engineering laboratory has worked closely with the English Institute of Sport Research & Innovation. Their research has contributed to Olympic successes in London, Rio and Tokyo. 

Deadline : 1 Jun 2024

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(49) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Efficient performance prediction tools for wind assisted ships

This PhD will focus on fundamental research into predicting the aero and hydrodynamic forces acting on a wind assisted ship and understanding the complex interactions between the wing sails, hull, propeller and rudder. This will ultimately help the development of efficient methods for predicting wind assisted vessel performance.

The project will start by assessing the gaps in understanding in this area and develop a research project plan which could include (but is not limited to): wing sail aerodynamic interactions; investigating the trade-off between simulation fidelity and required computational resources needed to provide accurate force predictions in various sailing conditions; the hydrodynamic balance of a vessel when sailing and the required rudder forces to maintain a course or investigate how a ships propeller design could be improved for efficiency when motor-sailing.

Deadline : 1 Jun 2024

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(50) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: High-fidelity adjoint-based aero-structural optimisation

We are looking for someone to develop innovative solutions to revolutionise the design, analysis, and optimisation of aircraft. We need driven, creative thinkers to help engineer solutions to current outstanding challenges in aircraft multi-disciplinary design optimisation. You will work on this PhD studentship on high-fidelity adjoint-based aero-structural optimisation of aircraft wings.

Deadline : 31 Aug 2024

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About University of Southampton, England – Official Website

The University of Southampton (abbreviated as Soton in post-nominal letters) is a public research university in Southampton, England. Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom, and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.

The university has seven campuses. The main campus is located in the Highfield area of Southampton and is supplemented by four other campuses within the city: Avenue Campus housing the School of Humanities, the National Oceanography Centre housing courses in Ocean and Earth Sciences, Southampton General Hospital offering courses in Medicine and Health Sciences, and Boldrewood Campus housing an engineering and maritime technology campus and Lloyd’s Register. In addition, the university operates a School of Art based in nearby Winchester and an international branch in Malaysia offering courses in Engineering. Each campus is equipped with its own library facilities. The annual income of the institution for 2021–22 was £666.8 million of which £114 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £733.7 million.

 

 

 

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