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The School of Engineering and Materials Science is pleased to announce it will be supporting a generous number of CONACyT PhD studentships for Mexican students wishing to commence studies from academic year 2021/22.

The School is seeking CONACyT applicants for the following Projects/Supervisors:

Medical Engineering Projects

Project Title Primary Supervisor Research Degree Programme Project Reference
Soft computing techniques for interpretable and reliable gene network inference Dr Jun Chen PhD FT Medical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MJC1
New Approach to Repair Fetal Membranes May Prevent Preterm Birth Dr Tina Chowdhury  PhD FT Medical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MTC1
Design of inherently viricidal surfaces based on polymer brushes Prof Julien Gautrot PhD FT Medical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MJG1
Design of next generation RNA delivery vectors Prof Julien Gautrot PhD FT Medical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MJG2
Nanobioarrays for studying the role of receptor crosstalk in vascular smooth muscle Dr Thomas Iskratsch PhD FT Bio-Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MTI1
Developing a novel high throughput platform for evaluation of extracellular matrix-shear stress interactions on endothelial cells Prof Rob Krams PhD FT Bio-Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MRK1
Developing novel epigenetic therapies for Atherosclerosis on basis of Data Centred Artificial Intelligence Prof Rob Krams PhD FT Bio-Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MRK2
Testing a new theory of cellular signal interaction using a novel CRISPR platform Prof Rob Krams PhD FT Bio-Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MRK3
PEEK Membranes for Molecular Separations in Organic Systems Prof Andrew Livingston PhD FT Biomedical Materials 2021MAL1
Precise Macrormolecules – A New Molecular Frontier Prof Andrew Livingston PhD FT Biomedical Materials 2021MAL2
Novel Muscle-on-a-Chip models for the preclinical investigation of therapeutics Prof Hazel Screen PhD FT Medical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021MHS1
Load bearing bioactive scaffolds for bone tissue engineering Prof Elizabeth Tanner PhD FT Biomedical Materials MET1

Energy-themed projects

 

Project Title Primary Supervisor Research Degree Programme Project Reference
Hydrogen energy: quantifying leakage rates and the impact on the climates Dr Paul Balcombe PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EPB1
Global low carbon hydrogen and ammonia supply chains: how to minimize emissions and costs Dr Paul Balcombe PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EPB2
What is the role of methane emissions abatement in reaching net-zero climate targets? Dr Paul Balcombe PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EPB3
Towards High Energy Density and Low Loss Polymers Capacitors Dr Emiliano Bilotti PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EEBI1
Rational design of novel materials for flow battery and fuel cell applications Dr Edo Boek PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EEB1
Fluidisation of Granular Activated Carbons (GAC) for sustainable drinking water treatment applications Dr Edo Boek PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EEB2
Multi-scale simulation of reactive-multiphase transport in porous media for geo-energy applications Dr Edo Boek PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EEB3
Specialised Stability Testing of Perovskite Solar Cells Dr Zhe Li PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EZL1
Stability and Degradation of Organic Solar Cells Fabricated via Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition Dr Zhe Li PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EZL2
Eco-Toxicity Analysis of Perovskite Solar Cells Dr Zhe Li PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EZL3
Solar-powered UAV/quadrotor based intelligent sensing/monitoring of disasters for
awareness and management
Dr Hasan Shaheed PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021EHSD1
Electrospinning as a Route to Design New Freestanding Materials for Flow Battery Application Dr Ana Sobrido PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EAS1
New Sustainable Materials for CO2 Electrochemical Reduction Dr Ana Sobrido PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021EAS2
The crashworthiness of batteries or supercapacitors used in electric vehicles Dr Wei Tan PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021EWT1
Experimental and theoretical investigation of condensation and flow boiling of green refrigerants in microchannels Dr Huasheng Wang PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021EHW1

General projects

Project Title Primary Supervisor Research Degree Programme Project Reference
3D printing by drop on demand Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GRCP1
The effect of surfactants on the dynamics of liquid droplets Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GRCP2
Holographic Velocimetry of Liquid Droplets Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GRCP3
Multi-Objective Multigraph Shortest Path Algorithms for Scalable and Flexible Routing and Scheduling Dr Jun Chen PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GJC1
Halide perovskite thermoelectric materials Dr Oliver Fenwick PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021GOF1
Composite thermoelectric materials for energy generation Dr Oliver Fenwick PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021GOF2
High performance polymer thermoelectrics by morphological control Dr Oliver Fenwick PhD FT Materials Science – Semester 1 start 2021GOF3
Hydrodynamic fabrication of complex soft matter Dr Ahmed Ismail PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GAI1
Generation and deposition of liquid fragments Dr Ahmed Ismail PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GAI2
Micro-Scale jetting dynamics from cavity collapse Dr Ahmed Ismail PhD FT Aerospace Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GAI3
Miniature intelligent robot for inspection and monitoring in extreme environment Dr Hasan Shaheed PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GHSD2
Machine learning optimised models for rainwater purification powered by renewable energy Dr Hasan Shaheed PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GHSD3
Swarm UAVs: Networked Multirotors for Precision Agriculture Dr Ketao Zhang PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GKZ1
Computational Design of Reconfigurable Lower-Limb Rehabilitation Exoskeleton Robots Dr Ketao Zhang PhD FT Mechanical Engineering - Semester 1 start 2021GKZ2

 

Application Method

If you are able to identify a listed project that matches with your own research interests, the next step is to complete the online application process to the appropriate Engineering PhD programme, please click on the programme link included in the projects table.

The programme application form includes:

  1. A section titled ‘Funding’, please state you plan to fund your studies via the "CONACyT" scheme.
  2. A section titled ‘Research Degree Programmes - Additional Questions’, please include the project reference (as per the project table) for the project you wish to apply to as well as the name of the project Supervisor, to associate your application with that studentship opportunity. If you are interested in being considered for more than one studentship project you must list each project’s reference in order of preference (mulitple applications are not necessary).

Candidates will need to demonstrate their proficiency in English equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each of the other test components). For further details see https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/postgraduateresearch/

If successful in securing an offer from QMUL, candidates will need to apply to CONACyT to secure a scholarship.

Further guidance on how to apply for a PhD in general is available via http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/applyresearchdegrees/