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EAS PhD

We are pleased to announce the below studentships for 2016 research opportunities in our School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Studentships

  • PhD Studentship - Computer aided feedback generation for novice programmers (R160221)
    School of Engineering and Applied Science PhD Studentship (4 years) including teaching assistant role within the Computer Science Research Group. This studentship is combined with a teaching assistant role. The successful candidate will be required to provide teaching support for a distance learning programme under the direction of the project supervisor; therefore the student must be...
  • PhD Studentship - Models and Tools for Advanced Big Data Management (R160222)
    School of Engineering and Applied Science PhD Studentship (4 years) including teaching assistant role within the Computer Science Research Group. Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Computer Science Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an...
  • Postgraduate Research Studentship (3 years) in Automated University Time Tabling (R160223)
    Applications are invited fora three year Postgraduate Research studentship, to be undertaken within theMathematics & Computer Science Research Groups atAston University. The studentship is offered specifically to develop an automated time tabling software system for Aston University, andoffers a fantastic opportunity to obtain a PhD while developing a substantial software system with the support...
  • Postgraduate Research Studentship for 3 .5 years in quality management of highly flexible production lines. (R160224)
    As part of the BMW-Aston University Strategic Collaboration Programme, we are seeking to appoint a PhD student to work in quality management of highly flexible production lines in collaboration with the BMW plant at Hams Hall, Warwickshire. The student will be employed by BMW and will be based for the majority of their time embedded with the management team at Hams Hall and the remainder with...
  • PhD Studentship - Fibre parametric and Raman amplifiers for long reach PONs (R160146)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Optical Communications Research Groupat Aston University under the supervision of Prof Nick Doran. The successful applicant will join an established optical communications group which has research covering all aspects of optical...
  • PhD Studentship - Cross Layer capacity increase for Multi-service PON (R160147)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Optical Communications Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on optical communications over length scales ranging from a few metres to thousands of kilometres. The...
  • PhD Studentship - Digital Coherent Transceivers for “Super-channel” Optical Fibre Communication Systems (R160148)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Photonics Technologiesat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established group working on Optical Fibre Communications. The studentship is offered in collaboration with Oclaro, a global leader in...
  • PhD Studentship - Study on characterisation techniques to predict the industrial performance of ion exchange resins (R160149)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Catalysis Research Groupfrom the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on catalysis and reaction engineering. The position is available to...
  • PhD Studentship - Long distance transport of analogue RF signals on digital optical networks (R160150)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Photonics Technologiesat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established group working on Optical Fibre Communications. The studentship is offered in collaboration with Pulse Power and Measurement, a fully independent privately owned company and market leader in...
  • PhD Studentship - Probabilistic Neural Topic Models for Topic Extraction from Text (R160151)
    Applications are invited for a three-year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the System Analytics Research Instituteat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on natural language processing and statistical topic modelling. The studentship is offered in collaboration...
  • PhD Studentship - ECG-Derived Biosignals (R160152)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Non-linearity and Complexity Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on signal processing and probabilistic modelling and control of complex dynamical systems. The...
  • PhD Studentship - Surprise” in Smart City Data Analytics (R160153)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Non-linearity and Complexity Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on signal processing and probabilistic modelling and control of complex dynamical systems. The...
  • PhD Studentship - Smart Elbow Prosthesis for Loosening Detection (R160154)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Biomedical Engineering Research Unit, Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on biomedical engineering and orthopaedics. The position is available to start in October 2016/January 2017...
  • PhD Studentship - Spatially Orthogonal Catalysts for Sustainable Chemistry (R160155)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Surfaces, Materials & Catalysis Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on the development of novel, high performance heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable chemical...
  • PhD Studentship -Dynamic Architectures for Computational Self-Awareness (R160156)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the ALICE Research Group, Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established group working on computational intelligence and self-aware computing. The position is available to start in October 2016 (subject to...
  • PhD Studentship - Metal/carbon/TiO2 hybrid nanomaterials for photocatalytic water splitting (R160157)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science,to be undertaken within the Polymers and Advanced Materials Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working in Advanced Materials. The position is available to start in October 2016. Financial Support This...
  • PhD Studentship - Novel Catalytic Hydrothermal Process for Valorisation of Biorefinery Lignin (R160158)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the European Bioenergy Research Institute(EBRI) at Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on catalytic process design for bioenergy. The position is available to start in October, 2016...
  • PhD Studentship - Modelling and Analysis of Temporal Graphs (R160159)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Computer Science Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join the recently established System Analytics Research Institute. The aim of the Institute is to become a leading centre for research in applicable methods for...
  • EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship - Calibration Phantoms for Optical Coherence Tomography (R160160)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologiesat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on the design and fabrication of calibration phantoms for optical coherence tomography using femtosecond...
  • PhD Studentship - Multi-purpose fibre optic systems for rail infrastructure (R160161)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologiesat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on the design of communications and sensing systems. The studentship is offered in collaboration with...
  • PhD Studentship - Membrane Chromatography using polymer nanofibers for the separation of human therapeutic cells (R160162)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Polymers and Advanced Materials Research Group, Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working in Polymer Science. The position is available to start in October 2016. Financial Support This...
  • PhD Studentship - Silicone Hydrogels: Structure, Properties and Applications - (Exploration of a Novel Family of Materials) (R160163)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science to be undertaken within the Polymers and Advanced Materials Research Group, Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working in Polymer Science. The position is available to start in October 2016. Financial Support This...
  • PhD Studentship - Nonlinear Fourier transform in application to optical (R160164)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken jointly within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies(AIPT) and System Analytics Research Institute(SARI) at Aston University. The successful applicant will join the world-renowned Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and will be working at...
  • PhD Studentship - Advanced fibre Bragg grating fabrication with applications in astrophysics (R160165)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies(AIPT) at Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on fibre Bragg gratings. The position is available to start in October 2016 (subject to...
  • PhD Studentship - Ultra-short pulse laser inscribed fibre Bragg grating sensors in polymer optical fibre (R160166)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT). The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on optical fibre sensors and devices. The position is available to start in October 2016 (subject to...
  • PhD Studentship - Catalyst design for tandem bio-chemo transformations (R160167)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Surfaces Materials & Catalysis Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on the rational design of heterogeneous catalysts for the tandem conversion of bio-derived...
  • PhD Studentship - A Unified Energy based Damage Model for Viscoelastic Construction Materials (R160168)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Engineering Systems and Management Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join a research group led by Dr Yuqing Zhangworking on engineering mechanics, viscoelastic construction materials and highway/road...
  • PhD Studentship (3 years) - Time-delay feedback methods and their application in power electronic systems (R160135)
    Time-delay feedback methods and their application in power electronic systems Applications are invited for a three year postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Non-linearity and Complexity Research Group http://www.aston.ac.uk/ncrgat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established theoretical group...
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science PhD Studentship (3 years) - Sustainable Bio-binder based Construction Materials (R160099)
    Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Engineering Systems and Management Research Group http://www.aston.ac.uk/eas/about-eas/academic-groups/esm/ at Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established research group led by Dr Yuqing Zhang...
  • PhD Studentship (3 years) in the area of Software Engineering for Self-adaptive, Autonomous and Self-aware Systems and other related areas (R160024)
    To be undertaken within the Computer Science Research Group at Aston University and to start in October 2016 (or earlier by agreement). This studentship is combined with a teaching assistant role. The successful candidate will be required to provide teaching support for a distance learning programme under the direction of the project supervisor; therefore the student must be capable of teaching...